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Marlins 6, Reds 5

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MIAMI -- Logan Morrison didn't waste any time to produce upon his return to the Florida Marlins.

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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They needed the extra runs after Todd Frazier hit a two-run homer in the ninth off Edward Mujica. Steve Cishek relieved Mujica to get the final two outs to record his second save.

"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.

Notes

  • Marlins closer Leo Nunez was given the day off after blowing a save on Tuesday.
  • Vazquez struck out 10 or more batters for the 43rd time in his career and the third time this season. The 11 strikeouts were the most since he struck out 12 on June 11, 2009 against Pittsburgh.
  • RHP Bronson Arroyo will start the second game for the Reds and the Marlins will counter with RHP Chris Volstad. Arroyo is 0-3 in seven starts against the Marlins. Volstad is 0-2 with a 6.55 ERA in two starts since being recalled from Triple-A New Orleans.
 
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Florida

L. Morrison
AB 4
R 2
H 2
HR 1
RBI 1
Cincinnati

T. Frazier
AB 4
R 1
H 2
HR 1
RBI 2
 

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Cincinnati Reds
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Brandon Phillips, 2B4011012 .293
Dave Sappelt, LF5000004 .226
Joey Votto, 1B3122100 .324
Jay Bruce, RF4000033 .267
Ramon Hernandez, C4000030 .288
Drew Stubbs, CF4110010 .250
Todd Frazier, 3B4122020 .224
Edgar Renteria, SS1100111 .243
    Paul Janish, SS1000010 .216
   a- Fred Lewis, PH1000000 .240
Homer Bailey, P2120000 .231
    Jose Arredondo, P00000001.000
    Bill Bray, P0000000 .000
    Sam LeCure, P0000000 .143
   b- Yonder Alonso, PH0000100 .448
    Miguel Cairo, PR0000000 .269
Totals33585312  
a-grounded out for Janish in the 9th
b-walked for LeCure in the 9th
Batting
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
Cincinnati Reds
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Homer Bailey 7533042 4.44
Jose Arredondo (L,3-4) 0.1222010 3.49
Bill Bray 0.1211000 2.95
Sam LeCure 0.1000000 3.59
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
Florida Marlins
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Emilio Bonifacio, SS4110001 .284
Omar Infante, 2B4121001 .277
Logan Morrison, LF4221001 .251
    Alfredo Amezaga, LF0000000 .189
Mike Stanton, RF4110003 .259
Greg Dobbs, 3B4012011 .281
Jose Lopez, 1B4112001 .213
    Edward Mujica, P0000000 .000
    Steve Cishek, P0000000 .000
Mike Cameron, CF3000030 .179
    Ryan Webb, P0000000 .000
    Gaby Sanchez, 1B0000000 .266
John Buck, C3010000 .231
Javier Vazquez, P1000000 .195
    Mike Dunn, P0000000 .000
    Bryan Petersen, CF1000010 .274
Totals3269605  
Batting
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
Florida Marlins
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Javier Vazquez 76332111 4.63
Mike Dunn 0.2000000 3.47
Ryan Webb (W,2-4) 0.1000010 3.72
Edward Mujica (H,14) 0.1222101 3.03
Steve Cishek (S,2) 0.2000000 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
Game Information
Attendance - 0
Game Time - 2:41
Temperature - 91
Umpires - Home - Greg Gibson, First Base - Todd Tichenor, Second Base - Mike Estabrook, Third Base - Manny Gonzalez