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Cincinnati gashes Ureña, Chen, Marlins in 14-0 blowout

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The Reds entered this series with MLB’s worst record and lowest-scoring offense, but you wouldn’t know it from watching them tee off against the Fish.

MLB: Miami Marlins at Cincinnati Reds David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports

Here we go again: another José Ureña poor outing. This time, the lowly Cincinnati Reds sent him to the showers early. Miami’s offense mustered just four hits—two from center fielder Lewis Brinson—and Cincinnati starting pitcher Luis Castillo pitched seven shutout innings of baseball, as the Reds pummeled the Marlins Tuesday night at Great American Ball Park, 14-0.

Prior to the start of this three-game series, the Marlins and Reds had a combined total record of 4-15. One ball club was guaranteed to walk away with a rare win.

Ureña was looking for his first victory of 2019 after failing to do so versus the Colorado Rockies and New York Mets. In his first road start of the season, worked five innings, allowing four runs on eight hits, walking three and striking out four batters.

The Marlins were in desperate need of a comeback, trailing 4-0, before reliever Wei-Yin Chen put everything out of reach. Chen entered the bottom of the sixth inning, allowing back-to-back-back homers from Reds’ Matt Kemp, Eugenio Suarez and Scott Schebler.

Chen coughed up 10 runs on seven hits in his two innings. That inflated his earned run average to 24.75.

The veteran lefty remains committed to adjusting to his new role:

Meanwhile, Castillo continues to haunt his former franchise:

Miami's losing skid hits two, after having fallen to the Atlanta Braves in walk-off fashion Sunday afternoon.

The series will continue Wednesday night. Trevor Richards seeks his first victory of 2019. The Reds send Tyler Mahle to the mound, who tossed six scoreless innings last Thursday against the Pittsburgh Pirates. First pitch is scheduled for approximately 6:40 p.m.

Marlins vs. Reds box score (MLB.com)

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