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Cincinnati at Florida

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Cincinnati (41-56)000100100261
Florida (46-51) «00300133x10120

Marlins 10, Reds 2

CBS SportsLine.com wire reports
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MIAMI -- Scott Olsen was back on his best behavior Friday night for the Florida Marlins, pitching seven innings and no fits.

Olsen won in his first start after a two-game suspension for insubordination and conduct detrimental to the team, helping to beat the Cincinnati Reds 10-2.

Olsen (8-7) limited the Reds to four hits and two runs, the result of solo homers by Jeff Conine and Brandon Phillips.

"There was a little different guy on the mound -- a calmer guy on the mound," Florida manager Fredi Gonzalez said.

So did the suspension have something to do with Olsen's poised performance?

"If that's the case, I'll suspend everybody," Gonzalez said. "We'll take turns."

Said Olsen: "I don't think we want to be doing that."

Miguel Cabrera and Dan Uggla homered and drove in three runs apiece for the Marlins, who ended a four-game Cincinnati winning streak. Hanley Ramirez had three doubles and two RBI, and Miguel Olivo hit a two-run homer in the eighth.

Olsen's suspension without pay came after a confrontation with teammate Sergio Mitre on Sunday, when he made his most recent start. Olsen scuffled with at least two teammates as a rookie last year, coming away from one incident with a black eye, but limited his hostilities Friday to throwing 93 mph fastballs.

"He pitched in and out real well," Reds interim manager Pete Mackanin said. "You tip your hat to him."

Olsen said the suspension had no effect on his focus.

"I wasn't thinking about it when I was out there," Olsen said. "I focus every game."

The left-hander walked one -- the first batter he faced -- and struck out five. He threw 93 pitches before leaving for a pinch-hitter with a 4-2 lead, and lowered his ERA to 4.99.

"I felt in control," Olsen said. "That's probably the best way to describe it. I'm going to use it as a steppingstone. We need to start making a run here."

Armando Benitez bounced back from a loss Thursday to pitch a scoreless eighth. Justin Miller pitched the ninth, extending his scoreless streak to 13 1/3 consecutive innings to complete a six-hitter.

Kyle Lohse (5-12) allowed seven runs, four earned, in 6 2/3 innings.

"It's just frustrating, because I made a lot of good pitches, and the ones I left over the plate got crushed," Lohse said. "They've got some good hitters over there. You can't do that."

The right-hander hurt himself with an errant throw to second after fielding a sacrifice bunt, which led to three unearned runs in the seventh.

"Like my second error ever," Lohse said.

Florida scored three runs in the third. Alfredo Amezaga led off with an infield single, advanced on a sacrifice and came home on Ramirez's double. The Reds decided to pitch to Cabrera with two out, and his 23rd homer made the score 3-0.

A spectator in the first row of the right-field seats used his cap in the sixth inning to catch a deep drive by Cabrera, who was ruled out because of fan interference. Right fielder Norris Hopper leaped at the wall in an attempt to make the catch, but spectator David Fridkin leaned over to snare the ball instead.

"The first thing I said was, 'We're going to get kicked out,'" Fridkin said. He did, but said before departing that his favorite player was Cabrera.

Hopper said he would have made the play if not for Fridkin.

"He just basically took it out of my glove," Hopper said. "That's a good catch."

Conine hit his fifth home run with two out in the fourth for Cincinnati's first hit.

Uggla's 18th homer leading off the sixth put Florida ahead 4-1. Phillips hit his 20th homer with one out in the seventh.

Uggla hit a two-run double and scored on Cabrera's single in the seventh.

Notes

Conine has 63 home runs in Miami, more than at any other ballpark. He helped the Marlins win two World Series championships. ... Marlins RHP Josh Johnson (strained forearm) pitched 3 1/3 scoreless innings Friday for Single-A Jupiter. He's expected to make at least one more rehabilitation start before rejoining the Marlins. ... Lohse fell to 2-9 on the road with an ERA of 6.42.

 
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Players of the Game
Florida

D. Uggla
AB 5
R 2
H 3
HR 1
RBI 3
Florida

S. Olsen
IP 7.0
H 4
ER 2
BB 1
K 5
 
Cincinnati Reds
Ryan Freel, CF2000101 .245
Norris Hopper, RF3000012 .268
Jeff Conine, 1B4121000 .262
Brandon Phillips, 2B4111011 .284
Adam Dunn, LF3010110 .257
Edwin Encarnacion, 3B4000002 .261
David Ross, C3000001 .188
Pedro Lopez, SS3010010 .240
Kyle Lohse, P1000010 .156
    Jared Burton, P0000000 .000
   a- Scott Hatteberg, PH1010000 .307
    Ricky Stone, P0000000 .000
Totals2826225  
a-singled for Burton in the 8th
Batting
HR - Jeff Conine (5, Olsen), Brandon Phillips (20, Olsen)
SH - Norris Hopper (4), Kyle Lohse (6)
RBI - Jeff Conine (26), Brandon Phillips (60)
2-OUT RBI - Jeff Conine (10)
CS - Ryan Freel (8, 3rd base by Olsen/Olivo)
Team LOB - 4
Fielding
DP - B. Phillips-Lopez-Conine, Ross-B. Phillips
E - Kyle Lohse (1, Throwing)
Cincinnati Reds
Kyle Lohse (L,5-12) 6.2874152 4.71
Jared Burton 0.1100000 3.65
Ricky Stone 1333011 12.46
HBP - Willingham (by Kyle Lohse), Willingham (by Ricky Stone)
Pitches-Strikes - Kyle Lohse 86-54, Jared Burton 5-3, Ricky Stone 26-15
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Kyle Lohse 8-6, Ricky Stone 1-1
Batters Faced - Kyle Lohse 29, Jared Burton 2, Ricky Stone 7
Florida Marlins
Hanley Ramirez, SS5132012 .332
Dan Uggla, 2B5233002 .249
Miguel Cabrera, 3B4123012 .330
Mike Jacobs, 1B4000002 .269
    Jason Wood, 1B0000000 .246
Josh Willingham, LF2100000 .256
    Justin Miller, P0000000 .000
Jeremy Hermida, RF4000012 .240
Miguel Olivo, C3212100 .244
Alfredo Amezaga, CF4220010 .280
Scott Olsen, P1000011 .242
   a- Joe Borchard, PH1000012 .200
    Armando Benitez, P0000000 .000
   b- Todd Linden, PH-LF1110000 .235
Totals3410121016  
a-struck out for Olsen in the 7th
b-tripled for Benitez in the 8th
Batting
2B - Hanley Ramirez 3 (28, Lohse, Lohse, Stone), Dan Uggla (35, Lohse)
3B - Todd Linden (1, Stone)
HR - Dan Uggla (18, Lohse), Miguel Cabrera (23, Lohse), Miguel Olivo (9, Stone)
SH - Scott Olsen (6)
RBI - Hanley Ramirez 2 (42), Dan Uggla 3 (58), Miguel Cabrera 3 (69), Miguel Olivo 2 (41)
2-OUT RBI - Hanley Ramirez (13), Dan Uggla 2 (13), Miguel Cabrera 3 (23)
CS - Alfredo Amezaga (6, 2nd base by Lohse/Ross)
Team LOB - 4
Fielding
DP - Uggla-H. Ramirez-Wood, H. Ramirez-Uggla-Wood
Florida Marlins
Scott Olsen (W,8-7) 7422152 4.99
Armando Benitez 1100000 5.11
Justin Miller 1100100 2.01
HBP - Freel (by Armando Benitez)
Pitches-Strikes - Scott Olsen 93-62, Armando Benitez 13-7, Justin Miller 15-10
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Scott Olsen 5-10, Armando Benitez 1-1, Justin Miller 2-0
Batters Faced - Scott Olsen 25, Armando Benitez 4, Justin Miller 4
Game Information
Attendance - 15313
Game Time - 2:17
Temperature - 79
Umpires - Home - Tom Hallion, First Base - James Hoye, Second Base - Adam Dowdy, Third Base - Phil Cuzzi