Miami 6, Cincinnati 4

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, September 15, 2012 7:10 PM
Location - Marlins Ballpark
Temperature - Indoors
Umpires - Home Plate - Chad Fairchild, First Base - Alfonso Marquez, Second Base - Tom Hallion, Third Base - Brian O'Nora,
Attendance - 27502

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Cincinnati 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 4 8 2
Miami 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 6 10 2

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Cincinnati 87-59 47-28 40-31 L2
Miami 65-81 34-37 31-44 W2

Recap

Marlins 6, Reds 4: Carlos Lee had a homer and three RBIs, Giancarlo Stanton had two hits and drove in two runs and Mark Buehrle tossed pitched into the eighth as Miami beat visiting Cincinnati for the second straight night. 

The Marlins knocked out Reds ace Johnny Cueto (17-9) early, getting to him for six runs on nine hits in 4 1/3 innings. Miami jumped on Cueto for three in the first inning - sparked by Stanton's two-run triple - and chased him with a three-run fifth. Lee capped the onslaught with his ninth home run. 

The Reds remained 11 games ahead of St. Louis in the National League Central after the Cardinals dropped a 4-3 decision to the Los Angeles Dodgers later on Saturday.

Buehrle (13-12) struck out seven and allowed four runs on seven hits. The Reds chased him in the seventh, when Joey Votto doubled with two outs and Ryan Ludwick followed with a two-run homer - his 26th of the season and his first since Aug. 18. Mike Dunn recorded the final out in the eighth and Steve Cishek struck out two in the ninth for his 14th save. 

Jose Reyes went 3-for-4 with an RBI double and scored twice for the Marlins, who clinched their first series win at home since taking two of three from San Diego from July 27-29. 

GAME NOTEBOOK: Cincinnati OF Jay Bruce snapped an 0-for-18 skid with a triple in the fourth inning. … Reyes made the 500,000th error in major-league history, according to baseball-reference.com, when he bobbled a chopper by Drew Stubbs in the seventh inning. … Cueto has an 8.82 ERA in his last three starts, all losses. He has failed to last five innings in his last two outings after doing so only once in his first 27 starts.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Cincinnati   Miami
Johnny Cueto Player Mark Buehrle
Loss W/L Win
4.1 IP 7.2
2 Strikeouts 7
9 Hits 7
12.46 ERA 4.70
Hitting
Cincinnati   Miami
Wilson Valdez Player Jose Reyes
2 Hits 3
1 RBI 1
0 HR 0
2 TB 4
.500 Avg .750

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Cincinnati 8 1 14 .229 9 9 4 0 0 2
Miami 10 1 20 .303 17 8 6 4 0 2

Upcoming Games

  • Miami will play their next game at home against Cincinnati. The Marlins have a W/L % of .469 after a win and .427 after a loss.
  • Cincinnati will play their next game on the road against Miami. The Reds have a W/L % of .580 after a win and .621 after a loss.