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Marlins hang on to edge Reds

Aug 24, 2011 - 11:25 PM Miami, FL (Sports Network) - Greg Dobbs' two-run double in the eighth inning provided the difference, as the Marlins rallied before holding on for a 6-5 victory over the Reds in the opening game of a doubleheader.

The Marlins broke a 3-3 tie in the bottom of the eighth inning with Omar Infante's go-ahead single and Dobbs' double. But Edward Mujica had trouble closing the game in the ninth, giving up a two-run homer to Todd Frazier and allowing the tying run to reach base.

However, Steve Cishek recorded the final two outs to secure the win for the Marlins, who snapped a six-game slide.

The Reds have a two-game win streak stopped after their bullpen failed in the eighth inning.

Jose Arredondo (3-4) struck out the first batter he faced before giving up a triple to Emilio Bonifacio and the single to Infante. Bill Bray entered and allowed a single to Logan Morrison.

Two batters later, Dobbs ripped a double to right to chase home Infante and Morrison, giving the Marlins a 6-3 lead.

Mujica got in trouble when Drew Stubbs led off with a double, and Frazier followed with a blast to left-center. He retired the next batter but walked pinch-hitter Yonder Alonso, prompting the pitching change. However, Cishek ended the game by getting Brandon Phillips to fly out and Dave Sappelt to ground out.

Cincinnati got on the board in the third inning, which Reds starter Homer Bailey began with a double. With two away, Votto slugged his 23rd homer of the season over the wall in left for a 2-0 lead.

However, Morrison got one of those runs back in the fourth with a solo shot. The outfielder was recalled from Triple-A Wednesday, reversing a demotion earlier this month that was somewhat controversial -- there were reports that it was due to an off-field incident. Morrison was hitting .249 with 17 home runs and 60 RBI when he was sent down.

Mike Stanton followed Morrison's homer with a double and later scored on Jose Lopez's blast to center, giving the Marlins a 3-2 edge.

But Phillips' RBI double in the next inning tied the game.

Both starters lasted seven innings. Bailey gave up five hits, didn't walk a batter and struck out four, while the Marlins' Javier Vazquez struck out a season-high 11 while giving up six hits and two walks.

Game Notes

The Marlins also designated outfielder Dewayne Wise for assignment Wednesday...Florida interim manager Jack McKeon was ejected in the third inning...The series was originally slated to end Thursday evening, but the finale was moved up a day because of the threat of Hurricane Irene.








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