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Cincinnati won the series opener with four solo homers, three of them in a row. Todd Frazier's solo shot in the ninth on Wednesday night sent them to a 2-1 win, the first game-ending homer of his career.
Frazier got a face full of shaving cream, then a dousing from the dugout water cooler, to celebrate his winning homer.
Frazier also doubled home the first run off Delgado, who gave up seven hits and three walks in 5 1-3 innings. Delgado hasn't won since April 17, going 0-5 with two no-decisions.
Cincinnati's third grand slam of the season provided the finishing touch.
Mesoraco, who hadn't homered since April 27, pulled a 2-0 pitch that stayed just inside the left-field foul pole. He walked a few feet down the line, holding his bat while watching to see if the ball stayed fair, then put his head down and rounded the bases on his fourth major league homer.
The 23,312 fans also made him come out for a curtain call.
Bourn hit a two-run homer in the fifth off Bailey, his third homer of the series. He also had his first multihomer game during the series. Juan Francisco added a solo homer.
The Reds honored Jones before the game, presenting him with one of the bases as a memento of his last trip to Cincinnati. Jones plans to retire after the season. He got a standing ovation from the crowd after highlights of his career were shown on the videoboard.
NOTES: The Braves return home for a six-game series against Washington and St. Louis. The Reds conclude a weekend homestand with a weekend series against Colorado. ... Reds reliever Nick Masset made about 30 throws before the game, the first time he's thrown a ball while recovering from an inflamed right shoulder. He's scheduled to throw again on Friday. The setup man has been on the DL since spring training.
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