Saturday, July 29, 2017

Marlins Roll By Reds

     The Miami Marlins stopped the Cincinnati Reds 7-3 at Marlins Park on Saturday night. The Marlins extended their winning streak to three games and won seven of their last nine games.
     Cincinnati(41-63) moved out to a 1-0 lead in the first inning. Joey Votto hit the first pitch over the center-field fence for a solo home run.
     Miami(49-53) bounced back during the bottom of the third. Christian Yelich belted a three-run homer to center field on a 0-2 count. Dee Gordon and Giancarlo Stanton scored in front of him on the play.
     The Reds cut the margin to 3-2 in the top of the fourth. Adam Duvall blasted a solo home run to left on a 2-0 pitch.
     The Marlins put up a rally in the fifth inning. Stanton doubled to deep center field for Adam Conley and Gordon to score. Two batters later, Marcell Ozuna picked up a double to left-center field and Stanton crossed the plate. The Fish added another run to make it 7-2 as J.T. Realmuto drove in Ozuna with a base hit into left.
     In the ninth inning, the Red Legs got on the scoreboard again. Tucker Barnhart grounded out to second for Patrick Kivlehan to score.

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