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Reds RHP Homer Bailey goes 5 2⁄3 Innings in rehab start for Louisville

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Major league vet hits 94 MPH in Triple-A game

MLB: Cincinnati Reds-Workouts Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

LOUISVILLE, KY – Cincinnati Reds RHP Homer Bailey made his third rehab start of the 2017 season - and first for the Triple-A affiliate Louisville Bats - on Monday night against the Columbus Clippers.

In the first inning, the top of the order produced back-to-back singles, one on a bunt and another on a chopper that went over the third baseman Hernan Iribarren’s head that would have been an out had he not been playing up the line preparing for a sacrifice bunt. Bailey struck out the next two batters and got a fielder’s choice ground out to end the inning.

He retired the batters in order in the second – including two strikeouts – before damage came in the third when he went through the lineup for the second time. With two outs, Columbus’s Josh Wilson hit a solo home run, Giovanny Urshela tripled, and Richie Shaffer drove in Urshela.

He finished the night with 91 pitches (58 strikes), topped off around 94 on his fastball and was pulled from the game after a single and back-to-back walks loaded the bases in the sixth.

His final line: 5.2 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 6 K.