Ruggiano homers off Reds' Chapman to lift Marlins

9:07 PM, Apr 19, 2013   |    comments
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Cincinnati, OH (Sports Network) - Justin Ruggiano's homer in the ninth inning lifted the Miami Marlins to a 2-1 win over the Cincinnati Reds in the second installment of a four-game set at Great American Ball Park.

With one out, Ruggiano clobbered a 3-1 changeup from Aroldis Chapman (2-1) over the left-center field wall. It was the first run and only the fourth hit Chapman had allowed all season.

Placido Polanco also had an RBI and Nick Green collected three hits to go with one run for the Marlins, who picked up just their fourth win of the season.

Mike Dunn (1-0) earned the win after recording the final two outs of the eighth inning and Steve Cishek stranded a runner in the ninth to earn his first save of the season.

Starter Kevin Slowey worked six innings of one-run ball, scattering four hits while fanning four.

Joey Votto knocked in the Reds' lone run with a sacrifice fly in the first inning. Mat Latos also had a strong start, allowing just one runs on six hits while striking out 10 batters over seven frames.

Cincinnati lost for the first time in five games.

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