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Recap: Marlins 8 Reds 3
- Updated: April 8, 2012
It took 22 inning for the Miami Marlins to get their first lead in 2012 with a RBI double by Giancarlo Stanton that scored Bonifacio from second base. But, that lead didn’t take so long because Reds All-Star first baseman Joey Votto hit a 2 run shot of Ricky Nolasco the next inning.
That wasn’t all for Marlins, Omar Infante started a big 5th inning for the Fish with a solo home run to left field to tie up the game. Two batters later, Jose Reyes hits a double to deep center. Up next was Bonifacio, as Mat Latos walked him. Hanley Ramirez was also walked. Base loaded for Giancarlo Stanton. He did the basic, a single to left field to score Reyes and Bonifacio. Latos was taken out of the game after the play, but nothing else really happen in that inning.
In the 7th inning, Bonifacio singled to left field and the next batter was Ramirez, who belted a 2 run shot to center field. Hanley snaps an 0 for 10 slump with that h0mer.
And you thinks thats all for Fish? No it wasn’t! In the 8th, Infante tripled on a fly ball to left field. At this point, Infante had a home run, triple and a double. He only needs single to hit for the cycle and make history, but first John Buck was up next after Infante’s triple and he knew what to do. He hit a 2 run shot left center and now the Marlins were beating the Reds 8 to 2.
Ricky Nolasco looked solid despite giving up 2 home runs. He pitched a total of 8 innings as he struck out 5, no walks, 6 hits and 3 earned runs. Nolasco got the first win for the Marlins this season and also the first win for the re-branded Miami Marlins.
Infante got the opportunity to bat again and try to hit for the cycle. With runners on first and second two outs, Infante hit a fly ball to center field but it was caught by Reds center fielder Drew Stubbs. So the Marlins have played 3,010 games with out any player hitting for the cycle.
Final Score: The Marlins defeated the Reds 8 – 3
Next Game: The Marlins look to win the series in Cincinnati on Sunday at 1:10 ET. As Carlos Zambrano will make his debut as a Marlin, while he faces Bronson Arroyo.