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Mike Minor allows 5 runs in season debut, Reds fall 8-5 to Nationals Fans

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Mike Minor has been on the IL since Spring Training and, after a mishap, he at long last made his Reds' presentation this evening against the Washington Nationals. Tragically for the Reds, that didn't go as well as we as a whole trusted. He permitted 5 sudden spikes in demand for 6 hits in 4 innings of work without any strolls and 4 strikeouts. The Reds, as they did yesterday, got on the board in the lower part of the primary inning on a 2-show grand slam to Tommy Pham that went all through the glove of Nationals' middle defender Anthony Robles. That lead didn't keep going long, in light of the fact that a large number of fair hits and homers saw the Nationals up 5-2 toward the third inning's end. The Nats weren't finished as it didn't take long for them to build that lead to 8-2, because of the exhibition of Lane Thomas who hit 3 dingers on the evening. The Reds made it somewhat more decent, as Joey Votto followed up singles by Nick Senzel and Brandon Drury with a 3-run dinger to left to slice the lead to 3 runs. Tragically that is every one of the Reds could assemble and would wind up falling 8-5.