Reds’ Aquino breaks NL rookie mark for HR in month with 14th


Cincinnati Reds' Aristides Aquino hits a double during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019, in Miami. The Reds defeated the Marlins 5-0. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Cincinnati Reds' Aristides Aquino hits a double during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019, in Miami. The Reds defeated the Marlins 5-0. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)


Cincinnati Reds' Aristides Aquino (44) celebrates as he heads to third base past Miami Marlins third baseman Starlin Castro (13) after hitting a home run scoring Eugenio Suarez and Joey Votto during the first inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)


MIAMI (AP) — The Reds’ Aristides Aquino has broken the National League rookie record for homers in a month with his 14th in August.

Aquino hit a two-run homer in the first inning Thursday night against the Marlins’ Robert Dugger. Aquino broke the rookie mark of 13 in a month set by the Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger in June 2017.

The major league rookie record is 18 by the Tigers’ Rudy York in August 1937. Sammy Sosa holds the record for homers in a month by any major leaguer with 20 in June 1998.

Aquino tied the Reds record for homers in a month held by Frank Robinson (1962) and Greg Vaughn (1999).

Promoted from the minors Aug. 1, Aquino was already the first major leaguer in the modern era to reach 13 homers in his first 100 career plate appearances.

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Cincinnati Reds’ Aristides Aquino hits a double during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019, in Miami. The Reds defeated the Marlins 5-0. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2019/08/web1_123462742-31e27a481bbf4f1e9b51487673204e31.jpgCincinnati Reds’ Aristides Aquino hits a double during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019, in Miami. The Reds defeated the Marlins 5-0. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Cincinnati Reds’ Aristides Aquino (44) celebrates as he heads to third base past Miami Marlins third baseman Starlin Castro (13) after hitting a home run scoring Eugenio Suarez and Joey Votto during the first inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2019/08/web1_123462742-782559227e4244dd9e25940fe1f4a962.jpgCincinnati Reds’ Aristides Aquino (44) celebrates as he heads to third base past Miami Marlins third baseman Starlin Castro (13) after hitting a home run scoring Eugenio Suarez and Joey Votto during the first inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)