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After an 11-day demotion to the minors, Morrison homered in his first game back to help Florida to a 6-5 win over the Cincinnati Reds in the opener of a doubleheader Wednesday.
"It means a lot," Morrison said. "It doesn't matter what jersey I have on, I just want to contribute. I'm happy."
Morrison started the scoring with his 18th homer for the Marlins, who snapped a six-game losing streak.
"It was a different ballclub with Lo-Mo in there," Marlins manager Jack McKeon said. "He's a threat, he did a great job. He played hard. It was a different attitude. The whole energy level was different."
The Marlins scored three runs in the eighth to break a 3-all tie. Emilio Bonifacio tripled off reliever Jose Arrendondo (3-4) before Omar Infante drove him in. Greg Dobbs followed and hit a two-run double to give the Marlins a 6-3 lead.
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"Maybe this will be the start, a 10 or 12 game winning streak," McKeon said.
Bonifacio's triple over the head of center fielder Drew Stubbs with one out in the eighth keyed the pivotal inning.
"It was hit harder than he thought," Reds manager Dusty Baker said. "The wind was wreaking havoc out there too. Usually Stubby catches that ball."
Ryan Webb (2-4) struck out the only batter he faced.
Javier Vazquez fanned 11 in seven innings for the Marlins. He allowed three runs and six hits.
McKeon was ejected in the third inning for arguing balls and strikes with first base umpire Todd Tichenor during an at-bat with Homer Bailey.
"No question about it [I was right]," McKeon said. "He told me I had rabbit ears. 'Run me."'
Reds starter Homer Bailey allowed three runs in seven innings. He struck out four and picked up two hits at the plate.
"As the game went on I felt I kept getting a little bit better and I wanted to go out there for the eighth, but (Baker) wouldn't let me," Bailey said.
Joey Votto put the Reds on the scoreboard in the third with a two-run home run to left field, his 23rd of the season.
Jose Lopez also homered for the Marlins.
|Players of the Game|
|Brandon Phillips, 2B||4||0||1||1||0||1||2||.293|
|Dave Sappelt, LF||5||0||0||0||0||0||4||.226|
|Joey Votto, 1B||3||1||2||2||1||0||0||.324|
|Jay Bruce, RF||4||0||0||0||0||3||3||.267|
|Ramon Hernandez, C||4||0||0||0||0||3||0||.288|
|Drew Stubbs, CF||4||1||1||0||0||1||0||.250|
|Todd Frazier, 3B||4||1||2||2||0||2||0||.224|
|Edgar Renteria, SS||1||1||0||0||1||1||1||.243|
|Paul Janish, SS||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||.216|
|a- Fred Lewis, PH||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.240|
|Homer Bailey, P||2||1||2||0||0||0||0||.231|
|Jose Arredondo, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1.000|
|Bill Bray, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Sam LeCure, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.143|
|b- Yonder Alonso, PH||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||.448|
|Miguel Cairo, PR||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.269|
|a-grounded out for Janish in the 9th|
|b-walked for LeCure in the 9th|
|2B - Brandon Phillips (28, Vazquez), Drew Stubbs (18, Mujica), Todd Frazier (4, Vazquez), Homer Bailey (2, Vazquez)|
|HR - Joey Votto (23, Vazquez), Todd Frazier (5, Mujica)|
|SH - Brandon Phillips (4), Homer Bailey (4)|
|RBI - Brandon Phillips (70), Joey Votto 2 (82), Todd Frazier 2 (11)|
|2-OUT RBI - Joey Votto 2 (26)|
|Team LOB - 6|
|Jose Arredondo (L,3-4)||0.1||2||2||2||0||1||0||3.49|
|Pitches-Strikes - Homer Bailey 102-67, Jose Arredondo 12-9, Bill Bray 7-3, Sam LeCure 6-5|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Homer Bailey 8-9, Sam LeCure 1-0|
|Batters Faced - Homer Bailey 26, Jose Arredondo 3, Bill Bray 3, Sam LeCure 1|
|Emilio Bonifacio, SS||4||1||1||0||0||0||1||.284|
|Omar Infante, 2B||4||1||2||1||0||0||1||.277|
|Logan Morrison, LF||4||2||2||1||0||0||1||.251|
|Alfredo Amezaga, LF||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.189|
|Mike Stanton, RF||4||1||1||0||0||0||3||.259|
|Greg Dobbs, 3B||4||0||1||2||0||1||1||.281|
|Jose Lopez, 1B||4||1||1||2||0||0||1||.213|
|Edward Mujica, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Steve Cishek, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Mike Cameron, CF||3||0||0||0||0||3||0||.179|
|Ryan Webb, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Gaby Sanchez, 1B||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.266|
|John Buck, C||3||0||1||0||0||0||0||.231|
|Javier Vazquez, P||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.195|
|Mike Dunn, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Bryan Petersen, CF||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||.274|
|2B - Omar Infante (16, Bailey), Mike Stanton (23, Bailey), Greg Dobbs (16, Bray)|
|3B - Emilio Bonifacio (5, Arredondo)|
|HR - Logan Morrison (18, Bailey), Jose Lopez (5, Bailey)|
|SH - Javier Vazquez (6)|
|RBI - Omar Infante (36), Logan Morrison (61), Greg Dobbs 2 (39), Jose Lopez 2 (14)|
|2-OUT RBI - Greg Dobbs 2 (14), Jose Lopez 2 (9)|
|Team LOB - 3|
|Ryan Webb (W,2-4)||0.1||0||0||0||0||1||0||3.72|
|Edward Mujica (H,14)||0.1||2||2||2||1||0||1||3.03|
|Steve Cishek (S,2)||0.2||0||0||0||0||0||0||2.63|
|Pitches-Strikes - Javier Vazquez 112-75, Mike Dunn 9-7, Ryan Webb 3-3, Edward Mujica 11-5, Steve Cishek 7-5|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Javier Vazquez 5-5, Edward Mujica 1-0, Steve Cishek 1-1|
|Batters Faced - Javier Vazquez 29, Mike Dunn 2, Ryan Webb 1, Edward Mujica 4, Steve Cishek 2|
|Attendance - 0|
|Game Time - 2:41|
|Temperature - 91|
|Umpires - Home - Greg Gibson, First Base - Todd Tichenor, Second Base - Mike Estabrook, Third Base - Manny Gonzalez|