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Recap: Marlins 5 Reds 6
- Updated: April 8, 2012
Carlos Zambrano had a rocky start in his debut as a Miami Marlin. Giving up 3 earned runs in the first inning. But, he got better and better each inning. Pitching 4 scoreless inning until he gave up a solo home run in the sixth inning. Big Z finished with 6 struck outs, 2 walks, 4 hits and 4 earned runs in 6 innings pitched.
Omar Infante, who was a single away to bat for the cycle yesterday, started the Marlins offense with a RBI single to center scoring Giancarlo Stanton in the fourth inning.
Later in the 6th inning, Hanley Ramirez leaded of the inning with a line drive single to left. 2 batters later, Ramirez stole second and a throwing error by Reds catcher Ryan Hanigan lets Hanley advance to third base while Logan Morrison was batting. Morrison hit a sac fly that scored Ramirez easily from third base and reduce the lead to 1 run.
Gregg Dobbs was hit by a pitch by Bronson Arroyo to start the 7th inning. Marlins’ backup catcher Brett Hayes singled to left moving Dobbs to second. Chris Coghlan does an excellent job by getting a RBI double off the bench. Jose Reyes grounded out but, Hayes manage to score from third. Bonifacio was up next, he batted in a run by hitting a single to right field and the Marlins took their first lead of the game.
Heath Bell came out to pitch in the 9th inning to try to get the save. But the first batter he faces, in this case was Jay Bruce, belted a solo shot to left center, giving Bell’s first blown save of the season in his first opportunity. But this wasn’t all for the Reds in this inning. Drew Stubbs and Ryan Hanigan get back to back hits off Bell. Scott Rolen was up next and batted a RBI single on a ground ball to Hanley Ramirez, leaving the Marlins on the field.
The Reds defeated the Marlins 6 to 5 and win the series in Cincinnati.
Next Game: The Marlins travel to Philadelphia on Monday for the Philles’ home opener. Anibal Sanchez will get the ball in this one, while he faces Cole Hamels.