Marlins Double Up Reds in Penultimate Game of First Half

The Marlins clinched a series win over the Reds with their 4-2 win on Saturday

The Miami Marlins beat the Cincinnati Reds by a final score of 4-2 on Saturday at Marlins Park.

The win gave Miami a 46-41 record which is one of the franchise's best marks heading into an All-Star Game. With only one game left before the Midsummer Classic, the Marlins can finish no worse than four games over .500. With this record, Miami has positioned itself for a playoff run in the second half.

Martin Prado had Miami's biggest offensive day with three hits. Prado doubled twice and now has 19 two-base hits this year. While the third baseman is not headed to the All-Star Game, he easily could have been. Prado is hitting .323 this year with 30 runs batted in after adding two more on Saturday.

Miami's other five hits in the game were all singles, but it was enough to beat the lowly Reds. J.T. Realmuto had two of those hits and also scored three runs while hitting out of the lead off spot. Realmuto could also be going to San Diego, but did not make the roster despite his .319 average and .781 OPS.

Adam Conley ended his first half on a good note with 5.2 innings of two-run ball. The lefty struck out seven and walked one while allowing four hits. Conley finished the first half with a 6-5 record to go along with a 3.62 E.R.A.

Fernando Rodney worked the eighth inning for Miami in scoreless fashion to lower his season E.R.A. to 1.04. Rodney has now been solid in the majority of his appearances for Miami since coming over in a trade.

A.J. Ramos closed out the game in the ninth inning for his 27th save of the year.

Miami will end the first half on Sunday with Tom Koehler getting the ball for the start.

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