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Jonathan India hit his first profession grand slam and Brandon Drury linked for a three-run shot, serving to the Cincinnati Reds pound the banged-up Miami Marlins 11-2 on Monday evening.
India and Donovan Solano every had three hits as last-place Cincinnati improved to 9-Four in its final 13 video games. Since beginning the season Three-22, the Reds have gone 34-36.
“India and Drury are a giant a part of our success on a regular basis however with out the house runs tonight, it’s a completely completely different sport,” supervisor David Bell mentioned. “Solano, he’s very regular. He is aware of precisely what he’s doing. No scenario is just too huge for him. We missed him initially of the 12 months.”
India returned to the lineup because the designated hitter after he was scratched forward of Sunday’s 6-Three victory over St. Louis due to a bruised left thigh. He bought damage on a headfirst slide on Saturday.
“The longer you play the higher you’re going to get on this sport,” India mentioned. “The extra video games I log the extra I get going. Hopefully, that’s an indication. I’m prepared. I really feel good proper now.”
Miami had 15 gamers on its injured listing, hurting its probabilities for staying within the NL wild-card race. The Marlins dropped to Three-12 in opposition to the Reds since 2019.
Cincinnati rookie Nick Lodolo (Three-Three) struck out a career-high 9 over six innings. The left-hander allowed two unearned runs and 5 hits.
“I labored on simply throwing down the center and let my stuff work,” Lodolo mentioned. “I simply tried filling up the strike zone, throwing every thing center and let it play.”
The Marlins loaded the bases with none out within the third and failed to attain. Jesús Aguilar struck out swinging earlier than Avisaíl García lined to first baseman Joey Votto, who caught Miguel Rojas off second to finish an inning-ending double play.
The Reds then went forward to stick with three runs within the backside half. Kyle Farmer singled in Drury and Solano doubled residence two extra.
Drury, who could possibly be on the transfer forward of the Aug. 2 commerce deadline, hit his 19th homer within the fourth — a two-out drive to left in opposition to Trevor Rogers that made it 6-2.
Rogers “gave the impression to be in hassle all evening,” Marlins supervisor Don Mattingly. “He simply wasn’t capable of put anyone away. We need to keep optimistic with him, however you need to see outcomes.”
Rogers (Four-10) was charged with six runs and eight hits in Three 2/Three innings. He was emotional after the sport and requested a couple of minutes to compose himself earlier than talking with reporters.
“This positively wasn’t my plan for the second half of the season,” mentioned Rogers, final 12 months’s runner as much as India for NL Rookie of the 12 months. “Tremendous annoyed proper now. That is what huge league hitters do, they alter. I’ve to do my half and alter again. Simply making an attempt to remain mentally robust.”
India went deep within the fifth. It was India’s sixth homer this season. A triple shy of the cycle, he lined out to left in his remaining at-bat within the seventh.
“After all I thought of a cycle that entire at-bat,” India mentioned. “I had one in highschool.”
Marlins second baseman Willians Astudillo took over on the mound within the eighth and pitched a scoreless inning with a stroll.
TOP PICK SIGNED
Cam Collier, the Reds’ prime decide and 18th total choice within the 2022 first-year participant draft, confirmed on his Instagram account that he has signed with the workforce. The 17-year-old third baseman is the son of former main leaguer Lou Collier.
Marlins: RHP Max Meyer, positioned on the 15-day injured listing on Sunday with a proper elbow sprain, is awaiting the outcomes of an MRI he had Monday morning. … LHP Jesus Luzardo (left forearm pressure) is anticipated to throw 5 innings and 75 pitches at Triple-A Jacksonville on Wednesday. … RHP Zach Pop left within the fifth with a blister beneath his fingernail.
Exhausting-throwing rookie Hunter Greene (Three-11, 5.78 ERA) makes his 19th begin for Cincinnati. Greene leads the majors with 23 residence runs allowed. Pablo López (6-5, Three.14 ERA) pitches Tuesday evening for Miami. López is Zero-2 with a 7.45 ERA in two profession begins in opposition to Cincinnati, each in 2019.