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Play Ball! 'Reds Replay' Games Return To Fox Sport Ohio

John Kiesewetter
Opening Day 2019 at Great American Ballpark repeats on Fox Sports Ohio Thursday March 26.

Play ball! Fox Sports Ohio will repeat four 2019 Reds games to fill the void from Major League Baseball's shut-down due to the coronavirus pandemic.

On Thursday March 26 – which was supposed to be Opening Day – FSO will air a tripleheader, including the 2019 Opening Day game against the Pirates.

The games start Sunday, March 22, with rookie Aristides Aquino hitting three homers last August against the Cubs at Great American Ball Park.

Credit Courtesy Cincinnati Reds

Fox Sports Ohio, the television home of the Reds, plans to replay games throughout the coming weeks, says Kate Zelasko, FSO publicist. Games will also stream on Fox Sports GO.

The schedule will be updated over the coming weeks with additional games and programming, she says. Updates will be made on Twitter (@FOXSportsCincy) Facebook (FOXSportsCincy) and Instagram (@FOXSportsOH). Here's the lineup for now:

Sunday, March 22, 8 p.m.: Reds vs. Cubs from Aug. 8, 2019 – Aristides Aquino homered in his first three at-bats, tying an MLB record for a rookie, as the Reds beat the Cubs 10-1. His third homer brought a curtain call and standing ovation when he returned to the field.

Wednesday, March 25, 8 p.m.: Reds vs. Astros from June 19, 2019 – Down to their final out, Nick Senzel and Jesse Winker hit back-to-back RBI singles to complete a dramatic 3-2 walk-off win at Great American Ball Park.

Thursday, March 26, 1 p.m.: Reds vs. Pirates on Opening Day March 25, 2019 – The Reds were trailing by a run in the bottom of the 7th inning when José Peraza hit a game-tying, solo home run and Derek Dietrich hit a three-run homer to give the Reds a 5-3 victory in front of a sellout crown on Opening Day.

Credit Courtesy Fox Sports Ohio

Thursday, March 26, 4 p.m.: Repeat of Reds-Astros from June 19, 2019.

Thursday, March 26, 7 p.m.: Repeat of Reds-Pirates from Opening Day 2019.

Sunday, March 29, 1 p.m.: Repeat of Reds-Astros from June 19, 2019.

Sunday, March 29, 4 p.m.: Reds at Brewers from July 22, 2019 – Eugenio Suárez's two-run home run in the ninth – his second homer of the night – lifted the Reds to a 6-5 victory over the Brewers.

Sunday, March 29, 7 p.m.: Repeat of Reds-Cubs from Aug. 8, 2019.

John Kiesewetter joined the WVXU news team as a TV/Media blogger on July 1 2015, after nearly 30 years covering local and national broadcasting for The Cincinnati Enquirer. He’ll be posting news about Greater Cincinnati TV, radio and movies; updating your favorite former local TV/radio personalities or stars who grew up here; and breaking news about national TV, radio and media trends. You’ll also learn about Cincinnati’s rich broadcasting history.