Reds fall to Marlins for fifth straight loss

MIAMI (AP) — J.T. Realmuto had three hits, including a tie-breaking home run, to spark a four-run seventh inning and help the Miami Marlins to a 7-4 victory over the reeling Cincinnati Reds on Friday night.

Mike Aviles added a pinch-hit two-run homer and Tyler Moore had an RBI double in the pivotal seventh for the Marlins, who have won six of eight.

Dustin McGowan (6-1) pitched an inning in relief for the victory.

Realmuto’s home run to left field off Wandy Peralta (3-2) was his 12th of the season, a new career-high, and his sixth game with at least three hits.

Cincinnati has dropped five straight and has lost 13 of 15 since the All-Star break.

The Reds took an early lead scoring three runs off Vance Worley in the first on an RBI single by Joey Votto and a two-run homer by Adam Duvall, his 22nd.

It was Votto’s 800th RBI tying him for 11th with Frank McCormick on the Reds’ all-time list.

The Marlins cut the deficit to 3-2 on a throwing error by pitcher Sal Romano and a sacrifice fly by Dee Gordon.

Giancarlo Stanton’s groundout tied the game at 3 in the sixth scoring Miguel Rojas, who walked to lead off the inning and advanced to third on a double to right by pinch-hitter Ichiro Suzuki.

It was Suzuki’s 3,060th hit tying him with Craig Biggio for 21st on the all-time hit list.

Cincinnati’s Scott Schebler added a solo homer in the ninth to cap the scoring.

Worley allowed three runs in four innings.

Romano allowed two unearned runs in 3 2-3 innings.


Reds: SS Zack Cozart (quadriceps) missed his third consecutive game.

Marlins: RHP Nick Wittgren (right elbow strain) was placed on the 10-day disabled list. . 3B Martin Prado (right knee) had surgery Friday, but the Marlins are hopeful he will return this season.


Reds: RHP Tim Adelman (5-8, 5.11 ERA) will take the mound in the third game of the series Saturday. Adelman has allowed at least three runs in each of his last seven starts going 1-5 in that span.

Marlins: LHP Adam Conley (3-3, 5.62 ERA) will make his third consecutive start since being recalled from Triple-A. Conley is 1-0 with a 1.38 ERA in his previous two outings. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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