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MIAMI -- Jose Reyes made a big contribution from his new spot in Miami's lineup.
Before the game, manager Ozzie Guillen said he planned to keep Reyes and Mike Stanton batting third and fourth, respectively, for the rest of the season. Reyes primarily had been hitting leadoff.
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"Wherever I hit doesn't change how I play the game. I still want to do anything I can to help my team win," Reyes said.
Guillen said one reason for the change was Reyes' ability to put the ball in play.
"I like him there. He's a free swinger. He's not afraid to hit with people on base," Guillen said.
Ricky Nolasco (11-12) gave up three runs, though only one was earned, and nine hits in seven innings. He was coming off his third career shutout, against Washington.
Nolasco hasn't walked a batter in his last two starts.
"Walks are huge. I'd much rather give up a hit than walk somebody," he said. "I'm just trying to challenge them. It keeps your defense on its toes and helps them make better plays."
Mike Fiers (8-7) lasted 3 1/3 innings. He gave up six runs -- four earned -- six hits, walked four and struck out four.
Steve Cishek relieved Mike Dunn with runners on first and second and two out in the ninth and retired Ryan Braun on a chopper to second for his 12th save in 16 chances.
Carlos Gomez hit a two-run home run in the second for the Brewers, who had a three-game winning streak snapped.
The Marlins' built a 6-2 lead with a five-run fourth that ended on a strange play.
Run-scoring singles by Donnie Murphy and Donovan Solano, Fiers' error on Nolasco's squeeze bunt and Reyes' two-run single produced the five runs.
With two out and runners on first and third, Carlos Lee grounded to third baseman Aramis Ramirez, who threw wide of first. Corey Hart caught the ball but missed tagging Lee, who ran past first without stepping on the bag.
Although Solano crossed the plate before Hart tagged Lee, the run did not count because Hart dived and tagged Lee before the diving Marlins runner could touch first base.
"The offense put together a pretty good inning. We did a lot of good things, executed a few plays we put on," Guillen said.
Braun added an RBI single in the seventh to make it 6-3.
Miami scored a run in the eighth when Rob Brantly scored on Gorky Hernandez's force out.
Miami pulled within 2-1 when Reyes' sacrifice fly scored Gorkys Hernandez in the third. Hernandez reached on a bunt single, advanced to second on Fiers' errant pick-off throw and took third when Solano flied out to right.
Guillen began his postgame media session saying he would begin posting on Twitter again. "I'm bored," he said. Guillen stopped Tweeting following the controversy stemming from comments in an interview about Fidel Castro earlier this season. .. The Brewers committed a season-high four errors. ... Marlins LHP Wade LeBlanc (2-3, 2.49) will start against RHP Shawn Marcum (5-4, 3.35). LeBlanc replaces Jacob Turner, who will start Friday in Washington. Guillen said he plans to go with a six-man rotation through September. ... Milwaukee selected the contract of RHP Brandon Kintzler from Triple-A Nashville before the game. Kintzler pitched a scoreless seventh.
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|Norichika Aoki, RF||5||0||2||0||0||0||1||.286|
|Rickie Weeks, 2B||4||0||1||0||1||1||3||.227|
|Ryan Braun, LF||5||0||2||1||0||2||3||.311|
|Aramis Ramirez, 3B||4||0||1||0||0||0||5||.294|
|Corey Hart, 1B||4||0||0||0||0||0||1||.274|
|Jonathan Lucroy, C||4||1||1||0||0||0||0||.325|
|Carlos Gomez, CF||4||1||1||2||0||1||1||.257|
|Jean Segura, SS||4||1||2||0||0||2||0||.208|
|Mike Fiers, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.038|
|Livan Hernandez, P||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|a- Travis Ishikawa, PH||1||0||0||0||0||0||1||.259|
|Brandon Kintzler, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Manny Parra, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|b- Jeff Bianchi, PH||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||.219|
|a-popped out for Hernandez in the 7th|
|b-struck out for Parra in the 9th|
|2B - Norichika Aoki (25, Dunn)|
|HR - Carlos Gomez (16, Nolasco)|
|SH - Mike Fiers (6)|
|RBI - Ryan Braun (96), Carlos Gomez 2 (44)|
|2-OUT RBI - Ryan Braun (36)|
|SB - Aramis Ramirez (7, 2nd base off Nolasco/Brantly)|
|Team LOB - 9|
|E - Mike Fiers 2 (5, Throwing), Rickie Weeks (14, Missed catch of throw)|
|Mike Fiers (L,8-7)||3.1||6||6||4||4||4||0||3.11|
|Pitches-Strikes - Mike Fiers 84-54, Livan Hernandez 36-23, Brandon Kintzler 18-12, Manny Parra 20-13|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Mike Fiers 4-3, Livan Hernandez 4-1, Brandon Kintzler 1-2, Manny Parra 1-2|
|Batters Faced - Mike Fiers 21, Livan Hernandez 8, Brandon Kintzler 4, Manny Parra 6|
|Gorkys Hernandez, CF||4||2||1||1||1||1||0||.161|
|Donovan Solano, 2B||5||0||1||1||0||2||3||.287|
|Jose Reyes, SS||3||0||1||3||1||0||2||.282|
|Giancarlo Stanton, RF||4||0||0||0||0||2||2||.284|
|Carlos Lee, 1B||3||0||1||0||1||0||2||.277|
|Justin Ruggiano, LF||4||1||1||0||0||1||2||.326|
|Rob Brantly, C||4||2||2||0||0||0||0||.263|
|Donnie Murphy, 3B||3||1||1||1||1||1||1||.187|
|Ricky Nolasco, P||2||1||0||1||0||1||2||.170|
|Heath Bell, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|a- Austin Kearns, PH||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||.238|
|Bryan Petersen, PR||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.201|
|Mike Dunn, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Steve Cishek, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|a-walked for Bell in the 8th|
|2B - Rob Brantly (3, Parra)|
|SF - Jose Reyes (3)|
|SH - Ricky Nolasco (9)|
|RBI - Gorkys Hernandez (6), Donovan Solano (15), Jose Reyes 3 (47), Donnie Murphy (10), Ricky Nolasco (6)|
|SB - Jose Reyes (33, 2nd base off Fiers/Lucroy)|
|Team LOB - 8|
|DP - Murphy-Solano-Lee|
|E - Donnie Murphy (1, Misplayed grounder), Jose Reyes (15, Missed catch of throw)|
|Ricky Nolasco (W,11-12)||7||9||3||1||0||4||1||4.64|
|Heath Bell (H,11)||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||5.77|
|Steve Cishek (S,12)||0.1||0||0||0||0||0||0||2.48|
|Pitches-Strikes - Ricky Nolasco 90-62, Heath Bell 15-10, Mike Dunn 19-12, Steve Cishek 2-1|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Ricky Nolasco 10-8, Heath Bell 1-1, Steve Cishek 1-0|
|Batters Faced - Ricky Nolasco 31, Heath Bell 3, Mike Dunn 4, Steve Cishek 1|
|Attendance - 22391|
|Game Time - 3:04|
|Temperature - 77|
|Umpires - Home - Paul Emmel, First Base - Scott Barry, Second Base - Jerry Meals, Third Base - Gary Darling|