Reed earns 1st win as starter, Reds top Marlins 4-2

MIAMI (AP) Cody Reed is enjoying his starter's role.

After spending the majority of his three-year career in the bullpen, Reed joined the Cincinnati Reds rotation last month, and on Thursday night the left-hander won his first decision as a starter.

Reed pitched six shutout innings and Scooter Gennett homered and doubled to lead the Reds to a 4-2 victory over the Miami Marlins.

''I was happy I got the first but the team got the win, that's the most important thing,'' Reed said. ''I feel good.''

Reed (1-2) scattered five hits and struck out six and extended his scoreless streak to 11 innings.

''I was just throwing the ball over the plate,'' Reed said. ''Getting those quick outs and getting the team off the field and back swinging the sticks was good.''

Gennett's two-run home run in the seventh gave Cincinnati a 4-0 lead. Gennett's blast off Miami reliever Elieser Hernandez landed in the upper deck in right field and was his 23rd homer.

''I knew I got that one,'' Gennett said.

The Marlins threatened in the sixth as Starlin Castro and J.T. Realmuto singled, but Reed retired Peter O'Brien on a double-play grounder and Austin Dean on a fly to center.

''He could be a real weapon for us as we face our division where none of those left-handed hitters sit,'' Reds manager Jim Riggleman said of Reed. ''We talk about it all the time. In our own division, we have to find somebody to get those left-handed hitters out and we're hoping he can be one of the guys that can do it.''

Realmuto's two-out RBI double off reliever Jared Hughes cut Cincinnati's lead to 4-1. Raisel Iglesias inherited Realmuto and allowed a run-scoring single by O'Brien before retiring pinch hitter Derek Dietrich on a fly to center.

''Everybody went up there and tried to compete,'' Castro said. ''There is nothing more important than coming in here and try to finish strong.''

Iglesias walked two in the ninth before Gennett made a diving stop on a hard grounder by Miguel Rojas and threw him out at first for the final out. Iglesias earned his 29th save in 33 opportunities.

''I was just trying to get to the clubhouse and shower, quickest way to do it,'' Gennett said of his game ending play. ''I was kind of playing more straight up rather than pull. If I was, I probably wouldn't have been able to get to it.''

The Reds struck early on Gennett's two-run double off Miami starter Jeff Brigham in the third. Gennett drove in Billy Hamilton and Scott Schebler, who had reached on walks.

Brigham (0-3) allowed two runs, three hits, four walks and struck out six in his third major league start since being promoted from Triple A New Orleans on Sept. 1

''I think I learned a lot again in this start,'' Brigham said. ''Every start is a step forward.''

REALMUTO VOTED TEAM MVP:

Realmuto, the Marlins' leader in home runs, runs batted in and OPS, has been selected the team's Most Valuable Player in a vote by the South Florida chapter of the Baseball Writers Association. 3B-RF Brian Anderson won the Rookie of the Year award. . The Marlins named OF Austin Dean the organization's Minor League Player of the Year and Nick Neidert Pitcher of the Year. A September call-up, Dean hit .345, 12 home runs and had 68 RBI, in stops at Double-A Jacksonville and Triple-A New Orleans. Neidert, acquired from Seattle for Dee Gordon in the offseason, finished 12-7 with a 3.26 ERA at Double A Jacksonville.

FAMILIAR LINEUPS AHEAD:

The Reds just completed three series against playoff contending teams but Riggleman said he will continue using offensive leaders Gennet, Joey Votto, Eugenio Suarez and Jose Peraza now that the club will play Miami and Kansas City, last in their respective divisions. ''I don't anticipate looking at too many different lineups,'' Riggleman said. ''I've been using them as I have to this point.''

TRAINER'S ROOM:

Reds: RHP Tyler Mahle, bothered by right shoulder fatigue, will miss his next scheduled start on Sunday and Riggleman is uncertain if he will pitch again this season. ''If I had an update as to when he will pitch in a game, I will say so,'' Riggleman said. ''We don't even know if he will pitch in a game between now and the end of the year. He feels fine but we're just going to make a determination - do we want to do it in a controlled simulated situation or putting him a game for two innings?''

UP NEXT:

Reds: RHP Luis Castillo (10-12, 4.52), a former Marlins prospect, will start the second game of the series Friday. Castillo, acquired for RHP Dan Straily before the 2017 season, pitched eight innings, allowed one run and three hits and got the victory in his other previous start against his former team on July 30, 2017.

Marlins: LHP Wei-Yin Chen (6-11, 4.93) will attempt to continue his home success on Friday. Chen has a 1.77 ERA in 12 home starts while his road ERA in 12 starts balloons to 9.29.

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  • W: C. Reed (1-2)L: J. Brigham (0-3)S: R. Iglesias (29)
  • HR: CIN - S. Gennett (23)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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S. Schebler RF41100111.270.345.466.8112.5
J. Peraza SS51100003.290.328.419.7472.0
J. Votto 1B40000024.286.420.426.846-1.0
S. Gennett 2B31241101.318.367.503.87012.0
E. Suarez 3B40200001.285.370.529.8992.0
M. Williams LF30100103.295.331.411.7412.0
T. Barnhart C40000014.243.327.361.688-0.5
C. Reed P20000122.000.091.000.0910.0
D. Hernandez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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B. Hamilton CF31100102.236.299.325.6245.0
  • a-grounded out for Hernandez in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
M. Rojas 3B31100102.249.295.344.6394.0
S. Castro 2B40200012.282.333.407.7401.5
J. Realmuto C41210003.284.348.499.8475.0
P. O'Brien 1B40210014.333.417.7331.1502.5
A. Dean LF30000003.204.245.344.5890.0
a- D. Dietrich PH-LF10000001.264.331.424.7540.0
L. Brinson CF30000100.199.241.347.5871.0
I. Galloway RF20000010.204.306.407.714-0.5
b- R. Ortega PH-RF10000101.238.295.279.5741.0
J. Riddle SS40000021.232.279.389.668-1.0
J. Brigham P10000010.333.333.333.667-0.5
c- C. Bostick PH10000010.182.250.273.523-0.5
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B. Graves P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
e- B. Anderson PH00000100.268.352.391.7431.0
  • a-flied out for Dean in the 8th
  • b-grounded into a double play for Galloway in the 7th
  • c-struck out for Brigham in the 5th
  • d-lined out for Guerrero in the 8th
  • e-walked for Graves in the 9th
BATTING
  • 2B - S. Gennett (30)
  • HR - S. Gennett (23)
  • RBI - S. Gennett 4 (92)
  • 2-Out RBI - S. Gennett 4 (39)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - S. Gennett, M. Williams 2 (2), C. Reed 2 (2), B. Hamilton 2 (2)
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Realmuto (29)
  • RBI - J. Realmuto (73), P. O'Brien (7)
  • 2-Out RBI - J. Realmuto (29), P. O'Brien (3)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Rojas 2 (2), P. O'Brien 2 (2), A. Dean 3 (3), D. Dietrich
BASERUNNING
  • SB - B. Hamilton (32)
FIELDING
  • DP - 2 (Suarez-Gennett-Votto; Peraza-Gennett-Votto)
FIELDING
  • DP - 2 (Castro-Riddle-O'Brien; Realmuto-Riddle-O'Brien)
  • E - J. Realmuto (7)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
C. Reed (W, 1-2)6.05000603.661.3226.0
D. Hernandez1.00001002.561.012.0
J. Hughes0.21221002.041.04-4.0
R. Iglesias (S, 29)1.11002102.381.077.5
PITCHERSIP
C. Reed (W, 1-2)6.0
D. Hernandez1.0
J. Hughes0.2
R. Iglesias (S, 29)1.1
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Brigham (L, 0-3)5.03224605.841.704.0
E. Hernandez2.03221015.291.450.0
T. Guerrero1.01000005.631.642.0
B. Graves1.01000004.601.502.0
PITCHERSIP
J. Brigham (L, 0-3)5.0
E. Hernandez2.0
T. Guerrero1.0
B. Graves1.0
PITCHING
  • WP - R. Iglesias (2)
  • HBP - C. Reed (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - C. Reed 71-51, D. Hernandez 16-9, J. Hughes 16-11, R. Iglesias 28-14
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Reed 8-3, D. Hernandez 1-1, J. Hughes 1-1, R. Iglesias 1-2
  • Batters Faced - C. Reed 23, D. Hernandez 3, J. Hughes 4, R. Iglesias 7
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Brigham 86-49, E. Hernandez 31-19, T. Guerrero 14-7, B. Graves 9-4
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Brigham 1-8, E. Hernandez 1-5, T. Guerrero 2-0, B. Graves 1-1
  • Batters Faced - J. Brigham 22, E. Hernandez 10, T. Guerrero 3, B. Graves 3
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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S. Schebler RF41100111.270.345.466.8112.5
J. Peraza SS51100003.290.328.419.7472.0
J. Votto 1B40000024.286.420.426.846-1.0
S. Gennett 2B31241101.318.367.503.87012.0
E. Suarez 3B40200001.285.370.529.8992.0
M. Williams LF30100103.295.331.411.7412.0
T. Barnhart C40000014.243.327.361.688-0.5
C. Reed P20000122.000.091.000.0910.0
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R. Iglesias P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
B. Hamilton CF31100102.236.299.325.6245.0
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  • a-grounded out for Hernandez in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
M. Rojas 3B31100102.249.295.344.6394.0
S. Castro 2B40200012.282.333.407.7401.5
J. Realmuto C41210003.284.348.499.8475.0
P. O'Brien 1B40210014.333.417.7331.1502.5
A. Dean LF30000003.204.245.344.5890.0
a- D. Dietrich PH-LF10000001.264.331.424.7540.0
L. Brinson CF30000100.199.241.347.5871.0
I. Galloway RF20000010.204.306.407.714-0.5
b- R. Ortega PH-RF10000101.238.295.279.5741.0
J. Riddle SS40000021.232.279.389.668-1.0
J. Brigham P10000010.333.333.333.667-0.5
c- C. Bostick PH10000010.182.250.273.523-0.5
E. Hernandez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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  • a-flied out for Dean in the 8th
  • b-grounded into a double play for Galloway in the 7th
  • c-struck out for Brigham in the 5th
  • d-lined out for Guerrero in the 8th
  • e-walked for Graves in the 9th
BATTING
  • 2B - S. Gennett (30)
  • HR - S. Gennett (23)
  • RBI - S. Gennett 4 (92)
  • 2-Out RBI - S. Gennett 4 (39)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - S. Gennett, M. Williams 2 (2), C. Reed 2 (2), B. Hamilton 2 (2)
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Realmuto (29)
  • RBI - J. Realmuto (73), P. O'Brien (7)
  • 2-Out RBI - J. Realmuto (29), P. O'Brien (3)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Rojas 2 (2), P. O'Brien 2 (2), A. Dean 3 (3), D. Dietrich
BASERUNNING
  • SB - B. Hamilton (32)
FIELDING
  • DP - 2 (Suarez-Gennett-Votto; Peraza-Gennett-Votto)
FIELDING
  • DP - 2 (Castro-Riddle-O'Brien; Realmuto-Riddle-O'Brien)
  • E - J. Realmuto (7)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
C. Reed (W, 1-2)6.05000603.661.3226.0
D. Hernandez1.00001002.561.012.0
J. Hughes0.21221002.041.04-4.0
R. Iglesias (S, 29)1.11002102.381.077.5
Total9.0722470---
PITCHERSIP
C. Reed (W, 1-2)6.0
D. Hernandez1.0
J. Hughes0.2
R. Iglesias (S, 29)1.1
Total9.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Brigham (L, 0-3)5.03224605.841.704.0
E. Hernandez2.03221015.291.450.0
T. Guerrero1.01000005.631.642.0
B. Graves1.01000004.601.502.0
Total9.0844561---
PITCHERSIP
J. Brigham (L, 0-3)5.0
E. Hernandez2.0
T. Guerrero1.0
B. Graves1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • WP - R. Iglesias (2)
  • HBP - C. Reed (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - C. Reed 71-51, D. Hernandez 16-9, J. Hughes 16-11, R. Iglesias 28-14
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Reed 8-3, D. Hernandez 1-1, J. Hughes 1-1, R. Iglesias 1-2
  • Batters Faced - C. Reed 23, D. Hernandez 3, J. Hughes 4, R. Iglesias 7
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Brigham 86-49, E. Hernandez 31-19, T. Guerrero 14-7, B. Graves 9-4
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Brigham 1-8, E. Hernandez 1-5, T. Guerrero 2-0, B. Graves 1-1
  • Batters Faced - J. Brigham 22, E. Hernandez 10, T. Guerrero 3, B. Graves 3
  • 8TH INNING
    O'Brien singled to right, Realmuto scored42
    Realmuto doubled to deep left, Rojas scored41
  • 7TH INNING
    Gennett homered to right, Peraza scored40
  • 3RD INNING
    Gennett doubled to left center, Hamilton and Schebler scored20
  • 9TH INNING
    • Brett Graves pitching
    • B. Hamilton: Hamilton singled to right center
    • S. Schebler: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Schebler grounded out to shortstop, Hamilton out at second
    • J. Peraza: Ball, Ball, Peraza fouled out to first
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • R. Iglesias Pitching:
    • L. Brinson: Ball, Ball, Brinson fouled out to catcher
    • R. Ortega: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ortega walked
    • J. Riddle: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Riddle struck out swinging
    • Brian Anderson hit for Brett Graves
    • B. Anderson: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Anderson walked, Ortega to second
    • M. Rojas: Rojas grounded out to second
    • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Tayron Guerrero relieved Elieser Hernandez
    • M. Williams: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Williams singled to left center
    • T. Barnhart: Ball, Barnhart grounded out to shortstop, Williams out at second
    • Gabriel Guerrero hit for David Hernandez
    • G. Guerrero: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Guerrero grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Jared Hughes pitching
    • Magneuris Sierra hit for Tayron Guerrero
    • M. Sierra: Foul, Sierra lined out to first
    • M. Rojas: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Rojas walked
    • S. Castro: Castro grounded out to pitcher, Rojas to second
    • J. Realmuto: Ball, Strike swinging, Realmuto doubled to deep left, Rojas scored
    • Raisel Iglesias relieved Jared Hughes
    • P. O'Brien: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, O'Brien singled to right, Realmuto scored
    • Derek Dietrich hit for Austin Dean
    • D. Dietrich: Foul, Foul, Ball, O'Brien to second on wild pitch, Foul, Dietrich flied out to deep center
    • End of the 8th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • E. Hernandez Pitching:
    • S. Schebler: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Schebler flied out to deep center
    • J. Peraza: Ball, Ball, Peraza singled to left
    • J. Votto: Votto lined out to right
    • S. Gennett: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Gennett homered to right, Peraza scored
    • E. Suarez: Suarez flied out to deep right
    • Middle of the 7th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • David Hernandez relieved Cody Reed
    • L. Brinson: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Brinson walked
    • Rafael Ortega hit for Isaac Galloway
    • R. Ortega: Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ortega grounded out to second, Brinson out at second
    • J. Riddle: Ball, Strike swinging, Riddle popped out to third
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • Elieser Hernandez pitching
    • E. Suarez: Strike looking, Suarez singled to shallow right
    • M. Williams: Foul, Williams flied out to left
    • T. Barnhart: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Barnhart flied out to deep right
    • C. Reed: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Reed walked, Suarez to second
    • B. Hamilton: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Hamilton grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, Suarez out at third
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • C. Reed Pitching:
    • S. Castro: Ball, Castro singled to center
    • J. Realmuto: Ball, Realmuto singled to left center, Castro to second
    • P. O'Brien: Strike looking, O'Brien grounded out to second, Castro to third, Realmuto out at second
    • A. Dean: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Dean flied out to center
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • J. Brigham Pitching:
    • S. Schebler: Ball, Schebler singled to right
    • J. Peraza: Ball, Peraza lined out to center
    • J. Votto: Foul, Strike looking, Votto flied out to left
    • S. Gennett: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Gennett grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • C. Reed Pitching:
    • J. Riddle: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Riddle struck out swinging
    • Christopher Bostick hit for Jeff Brigham
    • C. Bostick: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Bostick struck out swinging
    • M. Rojas: Rojas grounded out to third
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • J. Brigham Pitching:
    • T. Barnhart: Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Barnhart struck out swinging
    • C. Reed: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Reed struck out looking
    • B. Hamilton: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Hamilton lined out to center
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • C. Reed Pitching:
    • A. Dean: Ball, Ball, Dean grounded out to third
    • L. Brinson: Strike looking, Brinson flied out to deep center
    • I. Galloway: Galloway grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • J. Brigham Pitching:
    • B. Hamilton: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Hamilton walked
    • S. Schebler: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Hamilton stole second, Hamilton stole third, Ball, Schebler walked
    • J. Peraza: Ball, Strike looking, Peraza flied out to right
    • J. Votto: Strike looking, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Votto struck out swinging
    • S. Gennett: Ball, Gennett doubled to left center, Hamilton and Schebler scored
    • E. Suarez: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Suarez singled to right, Gennett to third
    • M. Williams: Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Williams lined out to right
    • Middle of the 3rd (4 Runs, 4 Hits, 1 Error)
    • C. Reed Pitching:
    • J. Brigham: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Brigham struck out swinging
    • M. Rojas: Strike looking, Ball, Rojas hit by pitch
    • S. Castro: Strike looking, Ball, Castro singled to left, Rojas to second
    • J. Realmuto: Strike looking, Ball, Realmuto reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Rojas to third, Castro out at second
    • P. O'Brien: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike swinging, O'Brien struck out swinging
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • J. Brigham Pitching:
    • S. Gennett: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Gennett walked
    • E. Suarez: Ball, Suarez flied out to right
    • M. Williams: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Williams walked, Gennett to second
    • T. Barnhart: Barnhart flied out to deep right
    • C. Reed: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Reed struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • C. Reed Pitching:
    • L. Brinson: Ball, Strike swinging, Brinson lined out to left
    • I. Galloway: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Galloway struck out swinging
    • J. Riddle: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Riddle grounded out to pitcher
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • J. Brigham Pitching:
    • S. Schebler: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Schebler struck out swinging
    • J. Peraza: Ball, Ball, Peraza flied out to deep right
    • J. Votto: Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Votto struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • C. Reed Pitching:
    • M. Rojas: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Rojas singled to center
    • S. Castro: Strike (foul tip), Strike looking, Strike swinging, Castro struck out swinging
    • J. Realmuto: Strike looking, Realmuto reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Rojas out at second
    • P. O'Brien: O'Brien singled to center, Realmuto to third
    • A. Dean: Ball, Ball, Dean grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, O'Brien out at second
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)