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Casali homers in first at-bat for Reds

June 2, 2018

SAN DIEGO -- Reds catcher Curt Casali didn't take long to even the ledger against the Padres in Saturday's 8-2 loss at Petco Park.Casali, who was acquired from the Rays on Thursday, homered in his first at-bat for his new club in the second inning.He tied the game at 1

SAN DIEGO -- Reds catcher Curt Casali didn't take long to even the ledger against the Padres in Saturday's 8-2 loss at Petco Park.
Casali, who was acquired from the Rays on Thursday, homered in his first at-bat for his new club in the second inning.
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<p. 2="" 2016="" 2017="" also="" at="" bay.="" first="" game="" he="" his="" homer="" it="" multi-hit="" oct="" oct.="" orioles="" produced="" since="" tampa="" texas.="" the="" versus="" was="" when="" with="">But in the first inning, Casali's wild throw led to a Padres run. His high toss to first baseman Joey Votto allowed Travis Jankowski to reach safely. Jankowski came around on a stolen base, wild pitch and a sacrifice fly. </p.>
Casali also walked and singled, finshing the night 2-for-3.
His role with the Reds will be as Tucker Barnhart's backup.

Jay Paris is a contributor to MLB.com based in San Diego.