The scoring began in the top of the first; Dee Gordon and Derek Dietrich each singled, leading to a Giancarlo Stanton RBI groundout, bringing Gordon in to score.
However, it wasn't long until Cincinnati struck back. In the bottom half of the frame, David Phelps walked Joey Votto. The next batter was Todd Frazier, who clubbed a line drive homer to right field, giving the Reds a 2-1 lead.
To start off the second inning, Justin Bour would knock a solo home run to right, his sixth on the year, to bring the Fish even with Cincy. This would be the last run the Miami offense would be able to produce, however. Even though they managed nine hits on the game, none were able to be turned into runs.
Phelps had a good grip on the game until the sixth inning. His fall started when he gave up a two-run home run to Jay Bruce. The runs didn't stop there, and Phelps would give up two more singles, to Marlon Byrd and Eugenio Suarez, respectively. Reds pitcher Michael Lorenzen would help out his own cause, knocking an RBI single to right, scoring Byrd from second. This extended Cincinnati's lead to 5-2.
Good news from this loss can be found in the bullpen. Three relievers were used, and each produced flawlessly. Sam Dyson relieved Phelps in the sixth, Steve Cishek gave up one hit in 0.2 innings of work, and Brad Hand went 1.1 strong, only allowing two hits.