The Miami Marlins fell to the Cincinnati Reds 5-2 on Friday in what was their third straight loss.
Jarred Cosart made his debut for the Marlins and took the loss to fall to 9-8 on the season with a 4.51 E.R.A. Things started well for Cosart for three perfect innings but unraveled soon after. The right-hander allowed four runs on four hits in 5.1 innings. Cosart struck out three and walked a pair along the way.
Chris Hatcher, and A,J, Ramos combined for 3.2 innings of scoreless relief to keep Miami in the game. In the ninth, Daniel Jennings surrendered a run to make it a three-run game after the Marlins had cut it to two in the eighth.
Miami's first run came across the plate in the fifth inning on Jordany Valdespin's fifth run batted in of the season. The inning ended on a replay challenge that reversed a safe call into an out to end the inning. The Marlins would've plated at least one additional run without the reversal but replays clearly showed that the hitter Garrett Jones was indeed out at first.
In the eighth inning, the Marlins doubled their run total on Giancarlo Stanton's 26th home run of the year. Stanton now has 143 home runs in his career which is tied for third-most in Marlins history. The man he is tied with is former third baseman, Mike Lowell. It was also the third straight game that the slugger hit a home run in.
The Marlins will try to snap the losing streak on Saturday when Nathan Eovaldi takes the mound for Miami.