Marlins Fall Again To Reds 7-4 As Cincinnati Takes The Series

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CINCINNATI (AP) — Nick Castellanos deed a two-run homer and drove successful 4 runs, and the Cincinnati Reds bushed the Miami Marlins 7-4 connected Saturday night.

Tyler Naquin deed 3 doubles and scored 3 times arsenic Cincinnati won for the 5th clip successful 7 games. The Reds began the time successful a necktie with San Diego for the 2nd NL chaotic card.

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Castellanos drove successful Naquin with his 22nd homer successful the first. He added a run-scoring groundout during the Reds’ four-run sixth and an RBI azygous successful the eighth.

Miami dropped its sixth consecutive game. Jorge Alfaro had 2 hits and drove successful a run, and Zach Thompson pitched 5 innings of three-hit ball.

The crippled was tied astatine 2 earlier Cincinnati pushed crossed 4 runs successful the sixth against Anthony Bender (2-2). Tyler Stephenson had the large blow, a pinch-hit treble that drove successful 2 runs.

Cincinnati right-hander Wade Miley cruised into the fifth, but Miami loaded the bases with 2 out. Miley past deed Jazz Chisholm Jr. with a transportation and walked Jesús Aguilar to unit successful different run.

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Luis Cessa (4-2) came connected and escaped the jam erstwhile Shogo Akiyama made a sliding drawback connected a shallow alert shot from Lewis Brinson.

Alfaro deed a two-run azygous successful the eighth to trim Miami’s shortage to 6-4, but Bryan De La Cruz bounced into a inning-ending treble play, the 4th of 5 turned by Cincinnati connected the night.

Michael Lorenzen got 5 outs for his 2nd save.

TRAINERS ROOM
Marlins: RHP Pablo Lopez (shoulder) started a rehab duty astatine Triple-A Jacksonville. He hasn’t pitched for the Marlins since July 11.

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The Marlins nonstop right-hander Sandy Alcantara (7-11, 3.39 ERA) to the mound for the finale of the four-game series, and Vladimir Gutierrez (8-4, 3.87 ERA) pitches for the Reds. Alcantara pitched 8 effectual innings successful Tuesday’s nonaccomplishment to Atlanta, allowing a tally and 5 hits. Gutierrez gave up 9 hits and 2 runs successful 6 1/3 innings successful Tuesday’s nonaccomplishment to the Cubs.

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