Saturday, July 22, 2017

Marlins Beat Reds

     The Miami Marlins held off the Cincinnati Reds 5-4 on Saturday night at Great American Ballpark. The Fish have won three of their last five games.
     The Marlins took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first. Giancarlo Stanton grounded out to second for Dee Gordon to score.
     Cincinnati(40-57) compiled two runs in the bottom of the frame. Adam Duvall walked with the bases loaded and Billy Hamilton scoring. Zack Cozart would then cross the plate on an infield double-play.
     Miami(44-51) would regain the lead immediately in the second inning. J.T. Realmuto cracked a two-run homer to left field on a 3-2 pitch that scored Justin Bour for a 3-2 margin.
     In the fifth inning, the Red Legs tied it up 3-3. Patrick Kivlehan hit a solo home run to left on a 2-1 count.
     The Fish scored in the same fashion in the sixth inning as they did in the second. Realmuto powered a two-run home run to left on the pitch with Bour again scoring on the play.
     The Reds cut into the deficit during the bottom of the eighth. Scooter Gennett drove in Duvall with a single into center field to make it 5-4.

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