Miami, FL (Sports Network) - Ryan Ludwick knocked in the go-ahead run in the
top of the 11th inning, lifting the Cincinnati Reds to a 5-4 victory over the
Miami Marlins to avoid a three-game sweep on Sunday.
After both teams failed to score with a runner in scoring position in the
10th, Cincinnati took advantage of its opportunity in the 11th.
Chris Heisey singled to start the frame before Carlos Zambrano (7-10) issued a
walk to Joey Votto. Ludwick then ripped a grounder through the left side of
the infield to score Heisey from second for the go-ahead run.
Jonathan Broxton issued a two-out walk in the bottom half, but got John Buck
to fly out to the deepest part of the spacious Marlins Park to secure his
second save with the Reds.
Logan Ondrusek (4-2) earned the victory after striking out Giancarlo Stanton
with runners on first and second to end the 10th.
Ludwick finished with three hits and a pair of RBI, while Dioner Navarro and
Didi Gregorius each registered three hits and an RBI for the Reds, who own an
11 1/2 game lead atop the NL Central.
Gregg Dobbs clubbed a two-run triple and Jose Reyes added an RBI double, but
the Marlins fell for the fourth time in their last six games.
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