Reds stop Marlins; take opener

Reds stop Marlins; take opener

The Cincinnati Reds scored all their runs in the first inning as they held on for a 3-2 victory over the Florida Marlins Thursday night in the opener of a four-game series at Great American Ball Park.

Cincinnati won the game as +105 underdogs, while the five runs went UNDER the posted over/under (9.5).

Darnell McDonald went 2-for-3 at the plate, including a solo home run for the Reds. Matt Maloney picked up his first win of the season in five innings of work. Francisco Cordero collected his 38th save.

Hanley Ramirez and Dan Uggla drove in the runs for the Marlins. Anibal Sanchez allowed five hits and three runs over five innings in the loss.