Miami 6, Cincinnati 5

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, August 24, 2011 4:05 PM
Location - Sun Life Stadium
Temperature - 91°
Umpires - Home Plate - Greg Gibson, First Base - Todd Tichenor, Second Base - Mike Estabrook, Third Base - Manny Gonzalez,
Attendance -

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Cincinnati 63-66 34-30 29-36 L1
Miami 58-71 26-42 32-29 W1

Recap


Greg Dobbs' two-run double in the eighth inning lifted the host Florida Marlins past the Cincinnati Reds 6-5 Wednesday in the opener of a doubleheader.

Dobbs' heroics overshadowed a triumphant return from Logan Morrison, who had two hits - including a long homer - in his first game since being recalled from the minors. Jose Lopez also homered while Omar Infante added a run-scoring single in the pivotal three-run eighth inning.

Cincinnati star Joey Votto had a two-run homer in the third inning while Todd Frazier added a two-run shot in the ninth to make things interesting in the matinee affair, which was rescheduled after hurricane warnings prompted the teams to move the contest up a day.

Royce Webb (2-4) picked up the victory despite recording just one out. Steve Cishek retired both Reds batters he faced in the ninth to earn his second save.

Jose Arredondo (3-4) took the loss after allowing a pair of Marlins to reach base in the fateful eighth.

Morrison, the subject of a stunning demotion to Triple-A earlier in the month, lofted a pitch from Reds starter Homer Bailey over the right-field wall in the fourth inning to draw the Marlins to within a run. Lopez added a two-run shot to put Florida ahead later in the inning.

Florida starter Javier Vazquez had his sixth straight quality start, allowing three runs on six hits while striking out a season-high 11 over seven frames.

Bailey was equally strong, charged with three runs on five hits during his seven-inning stint.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Cincinnati   Miami
Homer Bailey Player Javier Vazquez
No Decision W/L No Decision
7.0 IP 7.0
4 Strikeouts 11
5 Hits 6
3.86 ERA 3.86
Hitting
Cincinnati   Miami
Homer Bailey Player Logan Morrison
2 Hits 2
0 RBI 1
0 HR 1
3 TB 5
1.000 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Cincinnati 8 2 18 .242 10 12 5 3 0 0
Miami 9 2 20 .281 8 5 6 0 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 .403 after a loss.
  • Cincinnati will play their next game on the road against Miami. The Reds have a W/L % of .391 after a win and .585 after a loss.
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