Alcantara Fans 12, Sánchez Homers As Marlins Beat Reds 6-1

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MIAMI (AP) — Sandy Alcantara enjoyed a large pb aboriginal and finished with a flourish.

Buoyed by uncharacteristic tally support, Alcantara had a career-high 12 strikeouts  successful 7 innings Saturday nighttime to assistance the Miami Marlins bushed the Cincinnati Reds for the archetypal clip successful six meetings this year, 6-1.

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Alcantara (8-12) allowed 1 tally and retired the past 11 batters helium faced, 7 by strikeout.

The Marlins had totaled 1 tally successful Alcantara’s past 2 starts and person struggled to people for him each season. But Jesús Sánchez deed a three-run homer against Vladimir Gutiérrez arsenic Miami gave Alcantara a 5-0 lead  aft 1 inning.

“That means a lot, due to the fact that erstwhile they people runs for maine I consciousness happy,” Alcantara said. “I consciousness much aggressive. When I get runs, I conscionable fastener successful and onslaught the hitter.”

Alcantara achieved a vocation precocious successful strikeouts for the 2nd commencement successful a row, with some coming against the Reds. He accrued his play strikeout full to 158, surpassing his erstwhile vocation high.

“He’s got immoderate of the champion worldly successful the crippled — not lone the stuff, but his full presence,” Reds manager David Bell said. “He knows however to pitch.”

The stats bespeak the mode Alcantara, 25, is processing into a strikeout pitcher arsenic helium adds much options to his repertoire, manager Don Mattingly said.

“This is the improvement of a guy,” Mattingly said. “This feline is simply a beast. This is six, seven, 8 innings conscionable astir each clip out. This is our horse, and it’s going to support getting amended and better.”

Jorge Alfaro besides drove successful 3 runs to assistance Miami amended to 2-11 against Cincinnati implicit the past 3 seasons. Jazz Chisholm Jr. had the archetypal three-hit crippled of his vocation and scored twice.

Tyler Naquin doubled location the Reds’ tally successful the third. He has the longest progressive hitting streak successful the majors astatine 17 games.

Cincinnati 3rd baseman Mike Moustakas near the crippled successful the 2nd inning owed to a choky close hip. His presumption is time to day, and helium won’t commencement Sunday for the Reds, who began Saturday 2 games up of San Diego successful the contention for the 2nd NL chaotic card.

ROUGH OUTING

The archetypal 8 Marlins reached basal against Gutiérrez (9-5), who needed 35 pitches to discontinue a batter. Alfaro drove successful the archetypal 2 runs with a single, and Sánchez made it 5-0 with his 5th homer.

It was the Marlins’ highest-scoring archetypal inning since 2017.

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“The interaction from their hitters wasn’t hard, but it was interaction good placed,” Gutiérrez said. “They had the results.”

Gutiérrez allowed 5 runs successful 3 innings, the rookie’s shortest outing this year.

NOISY CROWD

An enthusiastic assemblage of 10,407 cheered loudly for Dominicans Alcantara and Sánchez connected Dominican practice night.

“This is what our assemblage should consciousness like,” Mattingly said. “Maybe we person Dominican nighttime each night.”

ASSESSING DAMAGE

Chisholm broke the concatenation connected his necklace moving the bases. The Reds’ Tucker Barnhart angrily busted his bat implicit his thigh aft helium struck out.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Reds: RHP Art Warren (left oblique strain) volition study to Louisville adjacent week to commencement a rehab assignment. … RHP Brad Brach (right enarthrosis impingement) threw different broadside Saturday and appears adjacent to being activated.

Marlins: The rehab progression for RHP Pablo López (shoulder) astatine Triple-A Jacksonville has been slowed down arsenic a precaution. He hasn’t pitched for the Marlins since July 11, but they inactive anticipation to get him backmost earlier the extremity of the season, Mattingly said.

ROSTER MOVES

The Reds optioned to Triple-A Louisville and assigned to the taxi squad INF Jose Barrero to marque country connected the roster for INF Asdrúbal Cabrera, who was claimed disconnected waivers from the Diamondbacks.

UP NEXT

RHP Tyler Mahle (10-4, 3.69) is scheduled to commencement successful the rubber crippled of the bid Sunday for the Reds against LHP Jesús Luzardo (4-7, 7.91).

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