Reds 15, Nationals 0: Cincinnati hit six home runs, including two apiece by Todd Frazier and Zack Cozart, as the Reds routed visiting Washington.
Shin-Soo Choo also homered and Xavier Paul hit his first career grand slam for the Reds, who had 19 hits and ruined Dan Haren’s debut with the Nationals. The Reds hit four of their homers off Haren (0-1), who allowed six runs in four innings.
Homer Bailey (1-0) cruised through six innings, giving up two hits and striking out six. The Nationals were held to five hits and suffered their most lopsided loss since the franchise returned to Washington in 2005.
Joey Votto went 3-for-4 and Cozart drove in five runs for the Reds, who led 7-0 before sending 11 batters to the plate and scoring seven more runs in the seventh. Paul capped the rally with a two-out, pinch-hit grand slam off Henry Rodriguez.
Frazier had a career-high four hits and knocked in five runs, including a run-scoring single in the eighth off Ryan Mattheus. Cincinnati has won three straight since opening the season with a 3-1, 13-inning loss to the Los Angeles Angels.
GAME NOTEBOOK: Choo has reached base 10 times in his first 20 plate appearances. … Washington lost by double digits once last season and allowed double-digit runs only eight times. … LF Bryce Harper went 0-for-4 after opening the season with two hits in each of the Nationals' first three games.