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Here are the Reds' top 10 moments of 2019

@m_sheldon
November 11, 2019

CINCINNATI -- From veterans like Eugenio Suárez to rookies such as Aristides Aquino and several others between, the Reds produced several memorable plays during the 2019 season. One of them hadn’t been done in almost a century. But what were the best moments for Cincinnati? MLB.com has the top 10

CINCINNATI -- From veterans like Eugenio Suárez to rookies such as Aristides Aquino and several others between, the Reds produced several memorable plays during the 2019 season. One of them hadn’t been done in almost a century.

But what were the best moments for Cincinnati? MLB.com has the top 10 right here:

1. Aquino’s three-homer game
Aug. 10 vs. Cubs
An unexpected breakout star, Aquino slugged three home runs in the first four innings of a 10-1 win at Great American Ball Park. He also re-wrote some records. Aquino homered in three consecutive innings, tying a Major League record, and equaled Rockies shortstop Trevor Story's mark with seven homers over his first 10 games. The right fielder also became the second player in history with a three-homer game in his first 10 big league games, joining Bobby Estalella of the Phillies in 1997.

2. Suárez sets homer record for Venezuelans
Sept. 18 at Cubs
During a 3-2 Reds win at Wrigley Field, Suárez hit his 48th home run of the season and broke the single-season home run record by a Venezuelan-born player that previously belonged to Andrés Galarraga from 1996. He finished the season with 49 homers, the second-most ever in a season for a Major League third baseman.

3. Lorenzen’s “Ruth-ian” effort
Sept. 4 vs. Phillies
In an 8-5 victory, Michael Lorenzen became the first player to earn the win, hit a home run and play in the field in the same game since Babe Ruth in 1921. Used as a two-way player all season, Lorenzen pitched the seventh and eighth innings and hit his homer in the bottom of the eighth inning. He finished the game playing center field.

4. Dietrich debuts with pinch-hit homer
March 28 vs. Pirates
When the Reds rallied in the seventh inning on Opening Day for a 5-3 win at GABP, one of their new players, Derek Dietrich, delivered a pinch-hit three-run home run to right-center field. It provided the win in front of 44,049 fans, who demanded a curtain call from Dietrich.

5. A pair with 200 K’s
Sept. 7 and 24
In a 2-0 loss to Arizona, Luis Castillo struck out 10 batters in 7 2/3 innings and became the Reds first pitcher since Johnny Cueto in 2014 to record 200 strikeouts in a season. On Sept. 24 vs. the Brewers in a 4-2 loss, Sonny Gray reached the same plateau to make them the first pair of Reds pitchers ever to notch 200 strikeouts.

6. Suarez’s go-ahead homer
May 24 at Cubs
After they initially trailed early, 4-0, the Reds battled back for a 6-5 win, with a two-run homer from Suárez providing the go-ahead runs. Once the ball landed in the bleachers, he screamed excitedly toward the Reds’ dugout and thumped his chest as he jogged to first base.

7. Winker’s walk-off hit
June 19 vs. Astros
After the Reds capitalized on a defensive mistake to score the improbable tying run with two outs in the bottom of the ninth, Jesse Winker finished the job. Winker connected on a first-pitch fastball from Astros closer Roberto Osuna and singled through the middle to score Nick Senzel for a thrilling 3-2 walk-off victory and a three-game series sweep.

8. Alert Puig scores game-winner on error
July 2 vs. Brewers
As he went from first to third on a soft, two-out single in the bottom of the 11th inning, Yasiel Puig saw right fielder Christian Yelich’s throw to cutoff man Eric Thames take a hop, skip off of Thames' glove and trickle through the infield grass. An alert Puig sprinted for home and gave Cincinnati a thrilling 5-4 walk-off win with a headfirst slide ahead of catcher Yasmani Grandal’s desperation throw to the plate.

9. Winker homers, waves goodbye
April 29 at Mets
In the first game of the four-game series at Citi Field, Winker hit the game-winning home run in the top of the ninth inning for a 5-4 victory. Aware he had been heckled all night by Mets fans seated near his position in left field, Winker had some fun. After Raisel Iglesias closed the game with a strikeout, Winker turned to the fans and waved -- starting a fun storyline that would carry through the week.

10. Lorenzen walks it off
Sept. 8 vs. D-backs
After he fouled off three two-strike pitches in the bottom of the ninth, pinch-hitter Lorenzen slashed an RBI double down the left-field line for a 4-3 Reds win over Arizona -- the first walk-off hit of his career. It capped off a great week of two-way play for Lorenzen just days after his Babe Ruth-esque game vs. Philadelphia.

Mark Sheldon has covered the Reds for MLB.com since 2006, and previously covered the Twins from 2001-05. Follow him on Twitter @m_sheldon and Facebook.