Cincinnati 8, Miami 6

Boxscore | Recap
Tuesday, August 23, 2011 7:10 PM
Location - Sun Life Stadium
Temperature - 84°
Umpires - Home Plate - Mike Estabrook, First Base - Greg Gibson, Second Base - Angel Hernandez, Third Base - Todd Tichenor,
Attendance - 21204

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Cincinnati 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 4 8 13 1
Miami 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 1 0 6 8 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Cincinnati 63-65 34-30 29-35 W2
Miami 57-71 25-42 32-29 L6

Recap


Rookie Yonder Alonso broke a tie with a two-run double in a four-run ninth inning in his first major league game in his hometown as the Cincinnati Reds defeated the host Florida Marlins 8-6 on Tuesday.

The Reds took an early lead behind the former University of Miami star Alonso, who hit a solo home run in the second and added an RBI single in the third for a 2-0 lead. Alonso is hitting .448 since being called up July 26.

Florida rallied to take a 6-4 lead into the ninth before Dave Sappelt hit a two-run double with one out and Alonso delivered a two-out double off closer Leo Nunez (1-4), who blew his sixth save.

Florida starter Ricky Nolasco moved past Dontrelle Willis to become the Marlins' all-time strikeout leader. He finished with eight strikeouts and has 765 for his career. Nolasco allowed four runs over 6 2/3 innings.

Jay Bruce hit a two-run homer for the Reds, while Emilio Bonifacio had a two-run shot and a sacrifice fly for the Marlins.

Florida, which has the second-worst home record in the majors at 24-40, has lost 14 of 17 at home and 16 of 18 overall.

The three-game series will conclude with a doubleheader starting at 4:10 p.m. ET Wednesday. The series was scheduled to run through Thursday, but the final game was pushed up a day because of the threat of heavy rains expected to accompany Hurricane Irene.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Cincinnati   Miami
Johnny Cueto Player Ricky Nolasco
No Decision W/L No Decision
5.0 IP 6.2
3 Strikeouts 8
4 Hits 9
5.40 ERA 5.40
Hitting
Cincinnati   Miami
Yonder Alonso Player Emilio Bonifacio
3 Hits 2
4 RBI 3
1 HR 1
7 TB 5
.750 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Cincinnati 13 2 21 .333 19 11 8 3 3 1
Miami 8 1 12 .258 15 8 6 6 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Miami will play their next game at home against Cincinnati. The Marlins have a W/L % of .509 after a win and .394 after a loss.
  • Cincinnati will play their next game on the road against Miami. The Reds have a W/L % of .397 after a win and .585 after a loss.
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