Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez (12-7) gave up five runs in a season low four innings Fernandez, who had never suffered more than two consecutive decisions, has now lost three straight starts. His ERA in his last four starts is now 6.00. However Fernandez finish with six strikeouts which pushed him over two hundred strikeouts for the first time in his career.
While Fernandez is trending downwards the Reds Dan Straily (9-6) is trending upwards. He is now 5-0 over is his last six starts and opened tonight's game pitching five shutout innings before Marcell Ozuna's two run home run in the sixth inning. Overall Straily struck out seven and gave up six hits in six innings of work.
Ramon Cabrera gave the Reds the lead with his first home run of the season, it was a three run home run in the third inning. The Reds added two more runs in the third when Billy Hamilton scored from second after a ball thorwn by Marcell Ozuna skipped away from Martin Prado and Eugenio Suarez hit a RBI double.
The Marlins did rally to make it a one run game after the Ozuna home run, Prado in the seventh inning hit a two run single off Jumbo Diaz. However the comeback ended after Raisel Iglesias came in and pitched a perfect ninth for his second his save.
After winning the series opener the Marlins dropped the next three to the Reds. The Marlins fell to two and half games behind the St. Louis Cardinals for the wildcard and are now 5-11 in August. Up next for the Marlins is Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday.
Hero of the game: Marcell Ozuna
Goat of the game: Jose Fernandez
Play of the game: Marcell Ozuna's two run home run