Miami Marlins ace Jose Fernandez struggled in his team's 5-4 loss to the Cincinnati Reds on Thursday.
Fernandez spent only four innings on the mound, before being lifted in favor of a pinch-hitter. The right-hander ran into trouble in the second inning, and the Reds added more runs in the third. In all, Fernandez allowed five runs on seven hits in his four innings. Fernandez took the loss when the Marlins were unable to erase the deficit.
Down by five in the sixth inning, the Marlins scored a pair of runs. Miami would add two more in the seventh as well. That would be where the scoring would end on the day for the Marlins however. The comeback attempt ended up falling a run short and the Reds took the four-game series.
Marcell Ozuna stayed hot with his third home run of the series. Ozuna now has 22 home runs on the year and 64 runs batted in. The homer in this one was of the two-run variety, as Ozuna continued to excel in the cleanup spot of the order.
Miami's seven other hits in the game were all singles with Martin Prado picking up two of them. Prado added a run scored and two runs batted in during the loss.
Tom Koehler will get the ball on Friday for a start of a three-game series in Pittsburgh against the Pirates.