The Cincinnati Reds avoided a three-game sweep with a 6-3 victory over the Miami Marlins on Sunday at Great American Ballpark. The Fish head to Texas to face the Rangers to end their road trip.
Cincinnati(41-57) moved ahead during the bottom of the second. Billy Hamilton knocked in Scott Schebler with a base hit into right field.
Miami(44-52) was put up their first run in the top of the fourth. A.J. popped a solo home run to left field on a 3-1 count.
The Reds were able to regain the lead 2-1 in the bottom of the frame. Scooter Gennett connected with a solo homer to right field on a 0-2 pitch.
In the fifth inning, Cincinnati added two more runs. Hamilton scored on a throwing error by Miami staring pitcher Tom Koehler during a Joey Votto at-bat. Gennett followed with an RBI-single to right for Zack Cozart to cross the plate and make it 4-1.
The Red Legs extended their margin to 6-1 in the sixth inning. Eugenio Suarez and Tucker Barnhart both smacked a solo home runs.
The Marlins made the contest more respectable in the top of the seventh. Miguel Rojas drove in Ellis with a single into right field. Marcell Ozuna later got a base hit to center for Rojas to score.