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Casali homers in first at-bat for Reds

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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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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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He tied the game at 1 with the 20th home run of his career.

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.

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.

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