JT Realmuto homers twice, Marlins beat slumping Reds 5-4

CINCINNATI (AP) On a steamy night, J.T. Realmuto gave the Marlins just enough to win another one.

The catcher hit a pair of two-run homers and a double on Saturday, powering Miami to its second straight victory, 5-4 over the slumping Cincinnati Reds. The Marlins won for only the third time in eight games, getting its first back-to-back wins since the All-Star break.

Realmuto connected in the second and sixth innings off Robert Stephenson (0-3), who made his first start of the season after 13 relief appearances and faded in the heat. It was the catcher's second career multi-homer game - he also had one in 2015.

''He's getting better,'' manager Don Mattingly said. ''He's still working on his swing - that's going to get better. But you see what he can do. He's going to be one of those guys.''

Nick Wittgren (3-1) relieved starter Chris O'Grady in the fifth and got the win. Scooter Gennett singled home a run in the eighth off Junichi Tazawa, cutting it to 5-4. A.J. Ramos pitched the ninth for his 19th save in 21 chances.

The Reds are having a horrific home stand, going 1-8 while getting out-homered 22-7. The 22 homers are the most allowed by a Reds club during a home stand of 10 games or fewer. Also, the Reds have matched another club record by allowing 69 runs during the home stand, which concludes Sunday.

''We needed the big hit and we weren't able to get it,'' manager Bryan Price said. ''We had some unproductive at-bats, but they made some plays, too. We had plenty of chances.''

The high humidity and 87-degree heat got to both starters.

''About the sixth inning, I started getting tired,'' Stephenson said. ''I didn't feel like myself.''

O'Grady struggled in his third career start. The left-hander walked three consecutive batters in the first inning, including Adam Duvall with the bases loaded. Patrick Kivlehan homered in the fifth, tying it 3-3. O'Grady walked six in 4 2/3 innings.

''I had a lot of trouble gripping the ball,'' O'Grady said. ''That's something I've never experienced before. I had to use resin - that's something I've never done in my career. With the humidity, sweat was dripping down my arm and getting onto the ball.''

JUST WAIT

The start of the game was delayed because of a storm in the area, but the forecast was wrong and it never reached the ballpark - the grounds crew didn't even cover the infield. The first pitch came an hour late. Mattingly didn't mind.

''The last thing you want is your starter heats up, you play half an inning, and there's a 45-minute delay,'' Mattingly said.

STATS

Ichiro Suzuki had a pinch-hit single in the ninth, his 3,057th career hit. He's 23rd all-time. Next is Craig Biggio at 3,060. ... The Reds have allowed 168 homers overall this season, most in the majors and on track to break their major league record of 258 allowed last year. ... Joey Votto was 0 for 3 with two walks, hit into a pair of double plays and took a called third strike for the final out. He's 4 for 29 on the home stand and hasn't driven in a run.

REDS MOVE

Cincinnati optioned RHP Ariel Hernandez to Triple-A Louisville to open a roster spot for Stephenson.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Marlins: SS JT Riddle was out of the lineup for the second straight game with a sore left shoulder, reinjured when he dived for a ball on Wednesday. Mattingly said there's no thought of putting him on the DL: ''As long as we can try and buy him a few days, we're OK.''

Reds: RF Scott Schebler was hit by pitches twice on Friday night, but that's not why he was out of the lineup. He got a day of rest to try to help him emerge from a slump. He pinch hit and grounded out, leaving him 1 for 24.

UP NEXT

Marlins: RHP Tom Koehler (1-4) faced the Reds last season, giving up three runs in four innings. He's 0-1 career against the Reds in two starts and two relief appearances.

Reds: RHP Sal Romano (1-2) makes his fourth major league appearance. In his last start Tuesday against the Diamondbacks, he gave up six runs in four-plus innings.

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  • W: N. Wittgren (3-1)L: R. Stephenson (0-3)S: A. Ramos (19)
  • HR: MIA - J. Realmuto 2 (10), CIN - P. Kivlehan (6)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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D. Gordon 2B51200010.290.334.348.6826.5
G. Stanton RF50110022.274.360.585.9450.0
C. Yelich CF30100100.282.362.410.7722.0
M. Ozuna LF40000012.311.368.549.917-0.5
J. Bour 1B42200020.291.368.554.9223.0
J. Realmuto C42342000.305.361.475.83716.0
D. Dietrich 3B40000011.235.311.367.678-0.5
M. Rojas SS30000100.329.381.382.7631.0
C. O'Grady P20000012.000.000.000.000-0.5
N. Wittgren P10000000.000.000.000.0000.0
J. Garcia P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
K. Barraclough P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Tazawa P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- I. Suzuki PH10100000.233.276.302.5781.0
A. Ramos P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-singled for Tazawa in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
B. Hamilton CF51200001.253.301.335.6375.0
Z. Cozart SS21100301.317.401.565.9667.0
J. Peraza PR00000000.253.277.328.6060.0
J. Votto 1B30000213.300.419.5891.0081.5
A. Duvall LF21010122.268.316.522.8393.0
E. Suarez 3B40200002.262.363.460.8231.0
S. Gennett 2B40210021.311.362.584.9462.0
D. Mesoraco C30000123.227.331.437.7680.0
R. Iglesias P000000001.0001.0002.0003.0000.0
P. Kivlehan RF31111103.218.301.416.7177.0
R. Stephenson P20000021.200.200.200.400-1.0
M. Lorenzen P0000-000.125.125.500.000-
a- S. Schebler PH10000002.241.319.494.8130.0
A. Wojciechowski P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
T. Barnhart C10000000.262.320.376.6970.0
  • a-grounded out for Lorenzen in the 6th
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Realmuto (16)
  • HR - J. Realmuto 2 (10)
  • RBI - G. Stanton (65), J. Realmuto 4 (39)
BATTING
  • 3B - Z. Cozart (7)
  • HR - P. Kivlehan (6)
  • RBI - A. Duvall (65), S. Gennett (55), P. Kivlehan (14)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - D. Gordon 2 (34)
  • CS - G. Stanton
BASERUNNING
  • SB - B. Hamilton (41)
  • CS - E. Suarez (3)
FIELDING
  • E - M. Rojas
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
C. O'Grady4.24336615.401.602.0
N. Wittgren (W, 3-1)1.01001104.141.288.5
J. Garcia (H, 11)0.10000003.860.980.0
K. Barraclough (H, 15)1.01000003.381.522.0
J. Tazawa (H, 4)1.02110104.971.210.5
A. Ramos (S, 19)1.00001103.861.269.5
PITCHERSIP
C. O'Grady4.2
N. Wittgren (W, 3-1)1.0
J. Garcia (H, 11)0.1
K. Barraclough (H, 15)1.0
J. Tazawa (H, 4)1.0
A. Ramos (S, 19)1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
R. Stephenson (L, 0-3)5.18552528.101.97-2.5
M. Lorenzen0.20000003.781.280.0
A. Wojciechowski2.00000304.881.157.5
R. Iglesias1.02000001.520.951.0
PITCHING
  • IBB - C. O'Grady
  • HBP - J. Tazawa (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - C. O'Grady 89-46, N. Wittgren 22-13, J. Garcia 1-1, K. Barraclough 8-5, J. Tazawa 13-9, A. Ramos 22-15
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. O'Grady 3-2, N. Wittgren 1-1, J. Garcia 1-0, K. Barraclough 1-1, A. Ramos 2-0
  • Batters Faced - C. O'Grady 21, N. Wittgren 5, J. Garcia, K. Barraclough 3, J. Tazawa 5, A. Ramos 4
  • Balks - C. O'Grady
PITCHING
  • IBB - R. Stephenson (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - R. Stephenson 100-62, M. Lorenzen 7-4, A. Wojciechowski 22-18, R. Iglesias 13-12
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Stephenson 8-2, M. Lorenzen 2-0, A. Wojciechowski 2-1, R. Iglesias 1-2
  • Batters Faced - R. Stephenson 25, M. Lorenzen 2, A. Wojciechowski 6, R. Iglesias 5
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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D. Gordon 2B51200010.290.334.348.6826.5
G. Stanton RF50110022.274.360.585.9450.0
C. Yelich CF30100100.282.362.410.7722.0
M. Ozuna LF40000012.311.368.549.917-0.5
J. Bour 1B42200020.291.368.554.9223.0
J. Realmuto C42342000.305.361.475.83716.0
D. Dietrich 3B40000011.235.311.367.678-0.5
M. Rojas SS30000100.329.381.382.7631.0
C. O'Grady P20000012.000.000.000.000-0.5
N. Wittgren P10000000.000.000.000.0000.0
J. Garcia P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
K. Barraclough P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Tazawa P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- I. Suzuki PH10100000.233.276.302.5781.0
A. Ramos P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-singled for Tazawa in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
B. Hamilton CF51200001.253.301.335.6375.0
Z. Cozart SS21100301.317.401.565.9667.0
J. Peraza PR00000000.253.277.328.6060.0
J. Votto 1B30000213.300.419.5891.0081.5
A. Duvall LF21010122.268.316.522.8393.0
E. Suarez 3B40200002.262.363.460.8231.0
S. Gennett 2B40210021.311.362.584.9462.0
D. Mesoraco C30000123.227.331.437.7680.0
R. Iglesias P000000001.0001.0002.0003.0000.0
P. Kivlehan RF31111103.218.301.416.7177.0
R. Stephenson P20000021.200.200.200.400-1.0
M. Lorenzen P0000-000.125.125.500.000-
a- S. Schebler PH10000002.241.319.494.8130.0
A. Wojciechowski P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
T. Barnhart C10000000.262.320.376.6970.0
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  • a-grounded out for Lorenzen in the 6th
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Realmuto (16)
  • HR - J. Realmuto 2 (10)
  • RBI - G. Stanton (65), J. Realmuto 4 (39)
BATTING
  • 3B - Z. Cozart (7)
  • HR - P. Kivlehan (6)
  • RBI - A. Duvall (65), S. Gennett (55), P. Kivlehan (14)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - D. Gordon 2 (34)
  • CS - G. Stanton
BASERUNNING
  • SB - B. Hamilton (41)
  • CS - E. Suarez (3)
FIELDING
  • E - M. Rojas
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
C. O'Grady4.24336615.401.602.0
N. Wittgren (W, 3-1)1.01001104.141.288.5
J. Garcia (H, 11)0.10000003.860.980.0
K. Barraclough (H, 15)1.01000003.381.522.0
J. Tazawa (H, 4)1.02110104.971.210.5
A. Ramos (S, 19)1.00001103.861.269.5
Total9.0844891---
PITCHERSIP
C. O'Grady4.2
N. Wittgren (W, 3-1)1.0
J. Garcia (H, 11)0.1
K. Barraclough (H, 15)1.0
J. Tazawa (H, 4)1.0
A. Ramos (S, 19)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
R. Stephenson (L, 0-3)5.18552528.101.97-2.5
M. Lorenzen0.20000003.781.280.0
A. Wojciechowski2.00000304.881.157.5
R. Iglesias1.02000001.520.951.0
Total9.01055282---
PITCHERSIP
R. Stephenson (L, 0-3)5.1
M. Lorenzen0.2
A. Wojciechowski2.0
R. Iglesias1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • IBB - C. O'Grady
  • HBP - J. Tazawa (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - C. O'Grady 89-46, N. Wittgren 22-13, J. Garcia 1-1, K. Barraclough 8-5, J. Tazawa 13-9, A. Ramos 22-15
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. O'Grady 3-2, N. Wittgren 1-1, J. Garcia 1-0, K. Barraclough 1-1, A. Ramos 2-0
  • Batters Faced - C. O'Grady 21, N. Wittgren 5, J. Garcia, K. Barraclough 3, J. Tazawa 5, A. Ramos 4
  • Balks - C. O'Grady
PITCHING
  • IBB - R. Stephenson (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - R. Stephenson 100-62, M. Lorenzen 7-4, A. Wojciechowski 22-18, R. Iglesias 13-12
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Stephenson 8-2, M. Lorenzen 2-0, A. Wojciechowski 2-1, R. Iglesias 1-2
  • Batters Faced - R. Stephenson 25, M. Lorenzen 2, A. Wojciechowski 6, R. Iglesias 5
  • 8TH INNING
    Gennett singled to shallow center, Duvall scored, Suarez to third54
  • 6TH INNING
    Realmuto homered to left, Bour scored53
  • 5TH INNING
    Kivlehan homered to left center33
  • 2ND INNING
    Realmuto homered to left center, Bour scored32
  • 1ST INNING
    Suarez grounded into double play third to second to first, Cozart scored, Votto to third, Duvall out at second12
    Duvall walked, Hamilton scored, Cozart to third, Votto to second11
    Stanton grounded out to second, Gordon scored10
  • 9TH INNING
    • Raisel Iglesias pitching
    • Tucker Barnhart catching
    • D. Dietrich: Strike looking, Dietrich grounded out to first
    • M. Rojas: Strike looking, Rojas lined out to right
    • Ichiro Suzuki hit for Junichi Tazawa
    • I. Suzuki: Foul, Foul, Foul, Suzuki singled to shallow left
    • D. Gordon: Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Gordon singled to shallow left, Suzuki to second
    • G. Stanton: Stanton lined out to second
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • AJ Ramos pitching
    • T. Barnhart: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Barnhart grounded out to shortstop
    • B. Hamilton: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Hamilton grounded out to second
    • Z. Cozart: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Cozart walked
    • Jose Peraza ran for Zack Cozart
    • J. Votto: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike looking, Votto struck out looking
    • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • A. Wojciechowski Pitching:
    • M. Ozuna: Ball, Foul, Ozuna popped out to second
    • J. Bour: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Bour struck out swinging
    • J. Realmuto: Strike looking, Foul, Realmuto grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Junichi Tazawa relieved Kyle Barraclough
    • A. Duvall: Ball, Duvall hit by pitch
    • E. Suarez: Ball, Suarez singled to shallow center, Duvall to second
    • S. Gennett: Foul, Foul, Ball, Gennett singled to shallow center, Duvall scored, Suarez to third
    • D. Mesoraco: Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Mesoraco struck out swinging
    • P. Kivlehan: Strike looking, Kivlehan lined into double play first, Gennett out at first
    • End of the 8th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Asher Wojciechowski pitching
    • D. Gordon: Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Gordon struck out swinging
    • G. Stanton: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Stanton struck out swinging
    • C. Yelich: Strike looking, Foul, Yelich grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Kyle Barraclough relieved Jarlin Garcia
    • B. Hamilton: Hamilton singled to shallow right center
    • Z. Cozart: Ball, Ball, Cozart fouled out to first
    • J. Votto: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Votto grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Hamilton out at second
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • R. Stephenson Pitching:
    • J. Bour: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Bour singled to shallow center
    • J. Realmuto: Realmuto homered to left, Bour scored
    • D. Dietrich: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Dietrich flied out to deep center
    • Michael Lorenzen relieved Robert Stephenson
    • M. Rojas: Ball, Strike looking, Rojas grounded out to third
    • N. Wittgren: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Wittgren grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 6th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • N. Wittgren Pitching:
    • E. Suarez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Suarez grounded out to third
    • S. Gennett: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Gennett singled to shallow left
    • D. Mesoraco: Mesoraco flied out to deep center
    • P. Kivlehan: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Kivlehan walked, Gennett to second
    • Scott Schebler hit for Michael Lorenzen
    • Jarlin Garcia relieved Nick Wittgren
    • S. Schebler: Schebler grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • R. Stephenson Pitching:
    • D. Gordon: Gordon grounded bunt out to third
    • G. Stanton: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Stanton reached on an infield single to shortstop
    • C. Yelich: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Stanton caught stealing, catcher to shortstop, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Yelich walked
    • M. Ozuna: Ozuna grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • C. O'Grady Pitching:
    • P. Kivlehan: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Kivlehan homered to left center
    • R. Stephenson: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Stephenson struck out swinging
    • B. Hamilton: Hamilton grounded out to first
    • Z. Cozart: Strike looking, Ball, Cozart tripled to shallow right
    • J. Votto: Votto intentionally walked
    • Nick Wittgren relieved Chris O'Grady
    • A. Duvall: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Duvall struck out looking
    • End of the 5th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • R. Stephenson Pitching:
    • J. Bour: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Bour struck out swinging
    • J. Realmuto: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Realmuto doubled to left center
    • D. Dietrich: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul tip, Dietrich struck out on foul tip
    • M. Rojas: Rojas intentionally walked
    • C. O'Grady: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, O'Grady struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • C. O'Grady Pitching:
    • E. Suarez: Ball, Suarez singled to shallow left
    • S. Gennett: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Suarez picked off at second, pitcher to first to shortstop to first, Strike swinging, Gennett struck out swinging
    • D. Mesoraco: Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Mesoraco struck out looking
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • R. Stephenson Pitching:
    • D. Gordon: Ball, Ball, Gordon grounded out to second
    • G. Stanton: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Stanton struck out swinging
    • C. Yelich: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Yelich singled to shallow center
    • M. Ozuna: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ozuna grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • C. O'Grady Pitching:
    • Z. Cozart: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Cozart walked
    • J. Votto: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Votto grounded into double play first to shortstop to pitcher, Cozart out at second
    • A. Duvall: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Duvall struck out swinging
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • R. Stephenson Pitching:
    • J. Bour: Ball, Strike looking, Bour singled to shallow center
    • J. Realmuto: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Realmuto homered to left center, Bour scored
    • D. Dietrich: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Dietrich grounded out to first
    • M. Rojas: Strike looking, Rojas grounded out to third
    • C. O'Grady: Strike looking, O'Grady grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 2nd (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • C. O'Grady Pitching:
    • D. Mesoraco: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Mesoraco walked
    • P. Kivlehan: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Kivlehan flied out to center
    • R. Stephenson: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Stephenson struck out swinging
    • B. Hamilton: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Mesoraco to second on balk, Hamilton lined out to right
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • R. Stephenson Pitching:
    • D. Gordon: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Gordon singled to shallow right
    • G. Stanton: Ball, Gordon stole second, Strike swinging, Ball, Gordon stole third, Stanton grounded out to second, Gordon scored
    • C. Yelich: Ball, Ball, Yelich fouled out to left
    • M. Ozuna: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ozuna struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 1st (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • C. O'Grady Pitching:
    • B. Hamilton: Hamilton reached on an infield single to shortstop, Hamilton to second on 3rd baseman Rojas fielding error
    • Z. Cozart: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Cozart walked
    • J. Votto: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Hamilton stole third, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Votto walked, Cozart to second
    • A. Duvall: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Duvall walked, Hamilton scored, Cozart to third, Votto to second
    • E. Suarez: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Suarez grounded into double play third to second to first, Cozart scored, Votto to third, Duvall out at second
    • S. Gennett: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Gennett struck out looking
    • End of the 1st (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)