MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Marlins lost All-Star second baseman Dee Gordon to a dislocated left thumb Saturday, and they responded with a franchise-record offensive outburst, beating Cincinnati 14-3.
Gordon was hurt in the seventh inning sliding headfirst into first base for his third infield hit. He left the game for a pinch runner. The hit was the second of nine straight, a Marlins record, and they scored eight runs in the inning.
Gordon, who leads the majors with 122 hits, was chosen to start in the All-Star Game for the first time. The Marlins were already without All-Star right fielder Giancarlo Stanton, sidelined since June 26 because of a broken left hand.
The Marlins totaled a season-high 21 hits, and their run total was also a season high after they had scored just 12 runs in the past seven games.
Christian Yelich, J.T. Realmuto and Cole Gillespie had three hits each. Center fielder Gillespie hit his first home run of the year and made a running over-the-shoulder basket catch with his back to the plate to rob Marlon Byrd.
Realmuto hit his fourth homer and drove in four runs. Yelich had two assists in left field.
Casey McGehee, making his first start after signing Friday for a second stint with Miami, had a two-out, two-run single in the fifth.
Rookie Adam Conley (1-0) went five innings in his first major league start and allowed two runs.
Raisel Iglesias (1-2) allowed five runs in 4 1-3 innings. He had been sidelined with a strained left oblique and was activated before the game from the disabled list.
Manny Parra gave up five runs in the seventh without retiring a batter.
Eugenio Suarez hit his fourth home run for the Reds.
Conley made his first career start in place of Mat Latos, who was scratched after bruising his right foot Thursday when he was hit by a foul ball in the dugout. He allowed five hits and walked two.
Major league stolen base leader Billy Hamilton increased his total to 44 by swiping two bases, including one on a delayed steal of third that caught the Marlins in a lackadaisical moment and led to a run. Following a pitch, catcher Realmuto lobbed the ball back to Conley, and Hamilton stole third without a throw.
Marlins: 3B Martin Prado (shoulder), who has been on the DL since June 15, might be activated to play Sunday, the team said. … Opening day starter Henderson Alvarez (shoulder) will likely begin a rehab assignment Sunday or Monday with Single-A Jupiter.
Reds RHP Johnny Cueto (6-5, 2.61) is scheduled to start Sunday against Dan Haren (6-5, 3.34). Cueto is 6-1 with a 4.04 ERA in seven career starts against Miami.
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