Marlins Win First Game Of New Season

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Miami Marlins v Cincinnati RedsHanley Ramirez #2 of the Miami Marlins tracks down a ball at third base during the game against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park on April 7, 2012 in Cincinnati, Ohio.  The Marlins defeated the Reds 8-3
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CINCINNATI (CBS4/AP) — Better late than never, Marlins bats exploded Saturday to give the team it’s first win of the 2012 season. Giancarlo Stanton led Miami out of its early slump, getting three hits and driving in three runs, and the Marlins beat the Cincinnati Reds 8-3.

Barely able to get a hit in the first 3 games of the season, Omar Infante, Hanley Ramirez and John Buck each homered for the Marlins, who managed a total of one run and seven hits while losing their first two games. Infante also had a double and a triple.

Stanton, who went by the name “Mike” when he hit 34 homers last season, provided the go-ahead runs with a bases-loaded single off Mat Latos (0-1).

Ricky Nolasco (1-0) gave up six hits in eight innings, including Joey Votto’s first homer since signing a new contract with an additional 10 years and $225 million.

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