Ludwick Leads Reds Against Marlins In The 11th Inning
MIAMI (CBS Sports) – Ryan Ludwick hit a go-ahead single in the 11th inning to lift the Cincinnati Reds to a 5-4 win over the Miami Marlins on Sunday.
Ludwick, Dioner Navarro, and Didi Gregorius each had three hits for the Reds, who tied a season high with 17 hits.
Jonathan Broxton came on to pitch the bottom of the 11th for his second save with the Reds.
Carlos Zambrano (7-10) was the Marlins’ ninth pitcher of the game when he came on to pitch the 11th. Zambrano issued a lead-off single to Chris Heisey and walked Joey Votto before Ludwick singled through the left side scoring Heisey for a 5-4 lead.
Miami had an opportunity to score in the 10th when Giancarlo Stanton came to the plate with two runners on, but Logan Ondrusek (4-2) struck him out.
Donovan Solano drew a two-out walk from Broxton, who got John Buck to fly out to the deepest part of the ballpark to end the game. Buck’s deep fly to center field was caught by Drew Stubbs.
Jose Reyes hit a tying double off the right-field wall in the eighth inning off Mat Latos.
Reyes had three hits to lead the Marlins, who were searching for their first three-game sweep since June 29-July 1 when they swept Philadelphia.
Latos pitched 7 2-3 innings allowing four runs and seven hits. He struck out eight and walked three.
Gregorius’ RBI single and Brandon Phillips’s RBI ground out gave the Reds an early 2-0 lead.
Miami tied the game at 2-all with a two-run triple by Greg Dobbs.
Navarro’s RBI single allowed the Reds to re-gain the lead at 3-2.
Cincinnati took a 4-2 lead after an RBI single by Ludwick in the sixth. The Marlins cut the deficit to 4-3 on a sacrifice fly by Donovan Solano.
Marlins starter Ricky Nolasco allowed three runs and 10 hits in five innings. Nolasco had won his last three starts including two shutouts over Washington.
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