Recap - Cincinnati Defeats Miami 5-3
The battle wasn't settled until inning No. 10 as Miami was handed a 5-3 defeat against Cincinnati on Thursday at Marlins Park.
Cincinnati was favored by -160 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 7.5.
Cincinnati got 8 1/3 innings from Mat Latos, who gave up 2 earned runs on 4 hits, while striking out 4. Aroldis Chapman earned the victory, while the Reds got 3 RBIs from Jay Bruce in the win.
Miami's starting pitcher Jose Fernandez worked 7 innings, giving up 5 hits and 2 earned runs while striking out 0 in the loss. They got 3 hits from Adeiny Hechavarria in a losing cause.
The battle of the bats favored Cincinnati as they had 8 hits, while Miami only had 6.
J.J. Hoover pitched the final 1 inning for the save. He struck out 1 and allowed 1 hit in his outing.
Next game, Cincinnati takes its act on the road to face Philadelphia looking for another win. For Miami, they head home to face Arizona.