• In his first game on a rehab assignment with Triple-A Louisville, outfielder Chris Heisey (strained right hamstring) went 2-for-4 as the designated hitter. During the 16-3 loss at Durham, catcher Corky Miller pitched the final two innings in his third relief appearance of the season. Miller, a knuckleballer, allowed four runs and three hits, including a home run.
• The Reds held Police and Fire Appreciation Night during Tuesday's game. The honorary captains were Parker and Hunter Ellis, the children on slain Bardstown, Ky., officer Jason Ellis. On May 25, Ellis, a Cincinnati native who spent one season in the Reds' Minor League system, was killed in the line of duty.
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