Marlins End First Half With Sweep of Reds

The Marlins completed a sweep of the Reds on Sunday in their final game of the first half

The Miami Marlins completed a sweep of the Cincinnati Reds with their 7-3 win on Sunday at Marlins Park.

Tom Koehler had a short day in his final start of the first half. Manager Don Mattingly went to the bullpen after only four innings from Koehler. In those four innings, Koehler allowed three runs on seven hits while walking one.

With a short start from Koehler, it meant a long day for the bullpen. That wasn't much of an issue however with four days off coming up for the team. Nearly every pitcher in the pen saw action in the win.

Giancarlo Stanton who will take part in Monday's Home Run Derby, hit a blast on Sunday. It was Stanton's 20th home run of the year and it gave Miami the lead. Stanton ended the first half with 50 runs batted in and a .233 batting average.

Christian Yelich went 3-5 in his final game of the first half to lift his batting average to .317. Yelich also had an RBI which gave him 45 on the year.

Makign a rare start, Miguel Rojas doubled for the sixth time this season and also scored a pair of runs. Martin Prado (2) and Marcell Ozuna (12) also added two-base hits.

Miami will be off until Friday and has not named a starter as of yet. The second half will begin with a series in St. Louis against the Cardinals.

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