Aristides Aquino rounds third after hitting a homer on Monday. (DHI Media/Wyatt Richardson)
Aristides Aquino rounds third after hitting a homer on Monday. (DHI Media/Wyatt Richardson)
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CINCINNATI - The Cincinnati Reds open a four-game series against Bryce Harper and the Philadelphia Phillies on Monday.

Even though Cincinnati outhit Philadelphia 7-6, The Phillies had four home runs compared to the Reds solo homer in the second inning.

Philadelphia scored first in the top of the second inning with a two-run home run by Scott Kingery after a walk by Cesar Hernandez. In the Bottom of the inning, Aristides Aquino hit a solo shot that resulted in the only run of the game for the Reds. With the home run, Aquino became the fastest player to hit 15 homers in only 32-games played in the majors.

The Phillies scored again in the top of the third on a two-run bomb by Hoskins to give them a 4-1 lead after three innings.

For the next five frames, only one hit was allowed until the top of the eighth when Harper and Hoskins went yard, back-to-back scoring another three-runs in the top of the inning.

The Reds had a combined three hits through the eighth and ninth inning but failed to score losing 7-1 in the opening series against the Phillies.

Philadelphia’s Drew Smyly went five and one-third innings, allowing four hits on one earned run with three walks and eight strikeouts.

The Reds, Anthony DeSclafani went seven innings and allowed three hits on four earned runs with two walks and struck out eight.