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Miami (AFP) - Cincinnati's rookie slugger Aristides Aquino continues to re-write the record books.
The 25-year-old belted a three-run homer in the first inning of a 5-0 victory over the Marlins in Miami on Wednesday to tie the National League record for most home runs in a calendar month.
Detroit's Rudy York holds the Major League record for home runs by a rookie in a calendar month with 18 in August 1937.
Aquino, who was called up to the major leagues on August 1, also become the first Major League Baseball player of the modern era -- since 1900 -- to reach 13 home runs in his first 100 career plate appearances, according to the Elias Sports bureau.
Miami starting pitcher Sandy Alcantara had issued a one-out walk to Joey Votto, followed by Eugenio Suarez's single, when Aquino pulled a 2-2 pitch to left field that sailed 414 feet and over the fence to give Cincinnati a 3-0 lead.
Aquino also doubled to lead off the fourth inning and scored on a double by Tucker Barnhart. Eugenio Suarez added a solo homer in the eighth inning to cap the scoring for the Reds.