The Reds’ Eugenio Suarez hits a solo home run during the seventh inning against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park April 21, 2019 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)
Photo: Staff Writer
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What to know as Braves open series at Reds

Here’s what to know as their seven-day Ohio trip continues:

1. Ronald Acuna will celebrate his one-year major-league anniversary Thursday, coincidentally at the ballpark in which he played his first game. After losing the first two of four last season at Great American Ballpark, the Braves promoted the superstar prospect. Acuna’s first career homer came in his second game.

2. The Reds haven’t lost a season series to the Braves in 2014. They’re 3-0-1 in series, and 15-12 in games, in that span against the Braves.

3. Two ex-Braves, Alex Wood and Matt Kemp, won’t face the team this time around. Kemp is on the injured list with a broken rib, while Wood is sidelined with a lower back injury.

4. The Reds are 8-13, still trying to recover from a horrific start. They started 2-8 despite outscoring opponents, 35-34. They were the first team in MLB history to win two or fewer through 10 games despite outscoring the opposition, per Elias Sports Bureau.

5. The Reds are celebrating their 150th anniversary. Beginning next month, they’ll wear 15 different uniforms commemorating their storied history. It is also the final season for Hall of Fame broadcaster Marty Brennaman, who will be retiring after this season, his 46th.

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