Reds up 5-2 entering the eighth
Ryan Freel's single scored Jerry Hairston Jr. from third base and gave the Reds their first run Tuesday night.
With bases loaded, Freel connected on a hit near first base that Wes Helms corralled. But Freel slid into the bag before pitcher Mark Hendrickson covered it, and Hairston scampered home.
Hendrickson walked Jeff Keppinger with bases loaded and David Ross crossed home plate for a 2-0 lead in the second inning.
Adam Dunn scored Edwin Encarnacion in the third.
In the top of the fifth, Marlins batters loaded the bases and Hanley Ramirez’s sac fly RBI yielded their first run. Hendrickson tagged up after Freel made a right field catch. Edinson Volquez walked Jorge Cantu, loading the bases again. But Dan Uggla struck out swinging and stranded the runners on base.
The bottom of the inning, Hairston doubled and stole third base. David Ross' bunt brought him in.
Joey Votto hit a solo home run into the left field stands in the seventh.