Bryson Stott
Bryson Stott has been outstanding to start the season for the Phillies and he continued that streak on Sunday, hitting a solo shot on the second pitch of the game to jumpstart a nine-run opening frame as the Phillies crushed the Reds at Great American Ballpark, 14-3. 

The homer extended Stott's hitting streak to 16 games, tying the record held by Willie Jones in 1950 for a season-opening hitting streak. Stott's blast was one of eight hits the Phillies piled up in the first inning. The club finished with a season-high 23 hits on the day. 

"Like we've been saying, with the lineup we have," Stott told reporters in Cincinnati, "it was just a matter of time before one of these games happens. It was fun." 

Aaron Nola recorded the win for the Phils, surrendering two earned runs on five hits over six innings. He walked three, whiffed four, and dropped his ERA to 5.91 on the season. 

"He started off really good," Phillies manager Rob Thomson told reporters. "First-pitch strikes, getting ahead. It's tough for a pitcher in that type of game because they sit down [so long] when we're hitting. But he responded pretty well." 

Brandon Marsh finished 4-for-6 for the Phils with a double and three runs scored. 

Trea Turner, J.T. Realmuto, and Alec Bohm collected three hits each in the win. 

The Phillies now will travel to Chicago to open a three-game set with the White Sox on Monday. Zack Wheeler will toe the rubber for the Phils in the opener while the White Sox counter with veteran right-hander Lance Lynn.
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