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MIAMI -- Regis Philbin's ceremonial first pitch bounced in front of the plate. The game ended 4½ hours later with the same kind of throw by Cincinnati shortstop Paul Janish.
With runners at first and second and no outs, Jorge Cantu grounded to first baseman Joey Votto, who threw to second for a forceout. Janish's relay bounced past pitcher Daniel Herrera, who was covering first, and Ronny Paulino scored without a play.
"It was my fault being late getting over there," Herrera said. "It was a tough double play to turn. I should have just knocked it down instead of trying to make the play."
Hanley Ramirez hit his third home run for the Marlins, who ended a three-game losing streak. The shortstop also made a leaping catch of Brandon Phillips' line drive with two on to end the eighth and keep the score 2-2.
The Marlins, who have been in first place since opening day, lead Philadelphia by a half-game. Florida won despite leaving the bases loaded in the sixth, ninth and 12th innings.
"If you're going to play a ballgame that long, you definitely want to make sure you do everything you can to win it," Marlins second baseman Dan Uggla said. "You don't want to play 14 innings and come out on the other end of it."
Paulino walked against Herrera (0-1) to start the 14th, and Ramirez singled. Then came the error by Janish.
"That was the toughest loss so far," Reds manager Dusty Baker said. "You hate to lose on a mistake and in extra innings."
Janish entered in the 11th when Alex Gonzalez strained his left oblique. Gonzalez is to be examined in Cincinnati on Tuesday.
Philbin, a Marlins fan, started the long night by bouncing the first pitch to Florida's Cody Ross.
"I was disappointed in my pitch," Philbin said jokingly. "I wanted to knock Ross down."
Florida's Josh Johnson and Cincinnati's Aaron Harang then settled into a pitcher's duel, and both left with the game tied at 2. Johnson went 7 1/3 innings, and Harang left for a pinch hitter after seven innings.
The Marlins extended a club-record streak of 17 consecutive games without a victory by a starting pitcher. During that span the starters are 0-6.
Cincinnati has scored 15 runs in Harang's six starts.
The loss ended the Reds' streak of four consecutive road series won to start the season. The best they can do in Miami is 1-1.
"You just want it to be over, be over," Badenhop said. "Finally it was."
When Ramirez hit a solo home run with two outs in the first, the ball was caught by a fan sitting in a section with only two other spectators. The crowd of 10,824 was the smallest for a Marlins home game since last May 20, and by the end only a couple thousand fans remained.
Ramirez has four home runs in 20 career at-bats against Harang.
The Marlins had gone hitless in 21 consecutive at-bats with runners in scoring position before Jeremy Hermida hit a two-out RBI single in the sixth for a 2-0 lead.
The Reds tied it in the seventh, when Phillips, Jay Bruce and Ramon Hernandez hit back-to-back singles to start the inning. Hernandez's hit drove in Cincinnati's first run, and another scored on a double play.
|Florida's welcoming committee pounces on Ronny Paulino after he lumbers home in the 14th inning. (AP)|
|Players of the Game|
|Willy Taveras, CF||6||0||1||0||0||2||0||.262|
|Chris Dickerson, LF||6||0||2||0||0||2||0||.218|
|Joey Votto, 1B||5||0||2||0||1||1||2||.365|
|Brandon Phillips, 2B||6||1||1||0||0||1||6||.205|
|Jay Bruce, RF||4||1||1||0||2||0||3||.253|
|Ramon Hernandez, C||5||0||1||1||0||1||2||.257|
|Adam Rosales, 3B||6||0||1||0||0||1||3||.333|
|Alex Gonzalez, SS||4||0||0||0||0||0||2||.176|
|Paul Janish, SS||2||0||2||0||0||0||0||.412|
|Aaron Harang, P||2||0||0||0||0||1||1||.000|
|a- Laynce Nix, PH||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.323|
|David Weathers, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Arthur Rhodes, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Nick Masset, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|b- Jerry Hairston Jr., PH||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.156|
|Jared Burton, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|c- Darnell McDonald, PH||1||0||0||0||0||0||1||.250|
|Mike Lincoln, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|d- Ryan Hanigan, PH||1||0||0||0||0||0||1||.389|
|Danny Herrera, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|a-fouled out for Harang in the 8th|
|b-lined out for Masset in the 10th|
|c-grounded into a double play for Burton in the 12th|
|d-lined out for Lincoln in the 14th|
|SH - Ramon Hernandez (2)|
|RBI - Ramon Hernandez (8)|
|CS - Chris Dickerson (2, 2nd base by Johnson/Baker)|
|Team LOB - 10|
|E - Paul Janish (1, Throwing)|
|Danny Herrera (L,0-1)||0.1||1||1||0||1||0||0||3.12|
|IBB - Maybin by Aaron Harang, Uggla by Mike Lincoln|
|Pitches-Strikes - Aaron Harang 117-70, David Weathers 12-7, Arthur Rhodes 16-11, Nick Masset 7-2, Jared Burton 21-15, Mike Lincoln 35-22, Danny Herrera 9-4|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Aaron Harang 7-5, Jared Burton 1-2, Mike Lincoln 2-2, Danny Herrera 1-0|
|Batters Faced - Aaron Harang 31, David Weathers 3, Arthur Rhodes 4, Nick Masset 2, Jared Burton 6, Mike Lincoln 9, Danny Herrera 3|
|Emilio Bonifacio, 3B||7||0||3||0||0||1||0||.268|
|John Baker, C||4||0||1||0||0||2||1||.299|
|a- Ronny Paulino, PH-C||2||1||0||0||1||1||2||.297|
|Hanley Ramirez, SS||5||2||3||1||2||1||1||.299|
|Jorge Cantu, 1B||7||0||1||0||0||1||7||.317|
|Dan Uggla, 2B||4||0||0||0||2||1||0||.202|
|Jeremy Hermida, LF||4||0||1||1||0||2||0||.235|
|Brett Carroll, LF||2||0||1||0||0||0||0||.125|
|Cody Ross, RF||6||0||2||0||0||1||4||.229|
|Cameron Maybin, CF||3||0||0||0||1||3||2||.208|
|Matt Lindstrom, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Renyel Pinto, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|b- Ross Gload, PH||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.200|
|Burke Badenhop, P||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Josh Johnson, P||3||0||0||0||0||2||3||.071|
|Dan Meyer, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Leo Nunez, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|c- Wes Helms, PH||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||.281|
|Alfredo Amezaga, PR-CF||2||0||1||0||0||0||0||.244|
|a-struck out for Baker in the 9th|
|b-grounded out for Pinto in the 11th|
|c-singled for Nunez in the 9th|
|2B - Jorge Cantu (6, Lincoln), Cody Ross (4, Harang)|
|HR - Hanley Ramirez (3, Harang)|
|RBI - Hanley Ramirez (13), Jeremy Hermida (11)|
|2-OUT RBI - Hanley Ramirez (7), Jeremy Hermida (6)|
|CS - Emilio Bonifacio (1, 2nd base by Lincoln/Hernandez)|
|PK - Alfredo Amezaga (1, Burton)|
|Team LOB - 15|
|DP - Uggla-H. Ramirez-Cantu, H. Ramirez-Cantu|
|E - Hanley Ramirez (1, Misplayed grounder)|
|Burke Badenhop (W,2-1)||3||2||0||0||1||1||0||5.14|
|Pitches-Strikes - Josh Johnson 103-75, Dan Meyer 2-1, Leo Nunez 22-13, Matt Lindstrom 12-9, Renyel Pinto 20-12, Burke Badenhop 42-25|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Josh Johnson 7-8, Leo Nunez 1-3, Matt Lindstrom 1-1, Renyel Pinto 1-1, Burke Badenhop 6-1|
|Batters Faced - Josh Johnson 29, Dan Meyer 1, Leo Nunez 5, Matt Lindstrom 3, Renyel Pinto 5, Burke Badenhop 11|
|Attendance - 10825|
|Game Time - 4:31|
|Temperature - 78|
|Umpires - Home - Chuck Meriwether, First Base - Eric Cooper, Second Base - Mike Reilly, Third Base - Laz Diaz|