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Preview: Marlins (47-52) at Reds (50-50)
BT Movements  ·  Line Movements
Game: 3
Venue: Great American Ball Park
Date: April 20, 2013 1:10 PM EDT
  

The manner in which the Miami Marlins won their latest contest might be what they need to begin a run in the right direction.

Looking to win back-to-back games for the first time this season, the visiting Marlins continue their series with the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday.

Justin Ruggiano hit a tiebreaking solo homer off Cincinnati's Aroldis Chapman in the ninth inning to help Miami (4-13) snap the Reds' four-game winning streak with a 2-1 victory Friday.

The Marlins have scored four runs in their last three games, but bounced back nicely against a Cincinnati team that totaled 11 runs in each of the previous two contests - including Thursday's series opener.

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"We haven't scored a ton of runs,' Miami manager Mike Redmond said. "We're trying to be aggressive in situations when we can be aggressive.'

The hard-throwing Chapman had not allowed a run in his previous eight appearances. Five of the seven homers Chapman has allowed during his four seasons in the majors have come at Great American Ball Park.

"You get so used to him being perfect, but that happens a couple of times a year,' Reds manager Dusty Baker said. "It doesn't happen very often."

Ruggiano, who homered in his second straight game, has hit three of Miami's five home runs on the season. He's 7 for 22 with five RBIs in his last six contests and 8 for 20 in seven career games versus Cincinnati (9-8).

Shortstop Nick Green added three hits Friday for Miami, which hopes more competitive efforts are in the team's future.

"It all came together perfect (Friday),' Redmond said.

Scheduled Miami starter Wade LeBlanc (0-3, 6.75 ERA) has served up eight of the 12 runs he's allowed this season in the first inning. Washington scored four in the first Monday off LeBlanc, who yielded seven and nine hits in 3 2-3 innings of a 10-3 loss.

"I don't know. We're only three starts in, but something has got to change," LeBlanc told the Marlins' official website. "We've got to figure out how to get through that first inning unscathed, and give these guys a chance. That's priority No. 1 at this point."

The left-hander is 2-0 with a 2.25 ERA against the Reds, but last faced them in 2011.

Cincinnati counters with Bronson Arroyo (2-1, 4.05), who allowed a two-run homer and four other hits in eight innings of a 4-2 win over Philadelphia on Monday. That helped the Reds end a five-game skid and rest a bullpen that had been taxed during the slide.

"(Baker) said that he needed me bad," Arroyo told the Reds' official website. "I assumed that meant go deep in the ballgame and have a 'W' next to our name at the end of the night."

The right-hander is 1-4 with a 4.22 ERA in 10 starts against the Marlins.

Cincinnati managed four of its five hits in six innings Friday off Miami starter Kevin Slowey. Joey Votto drove in the Reds' lone run, but is 1 for 12 with five strikeouts in the last four games.

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 SERIES AT A GLANCE
GAME 1
Marlins at Reds
Thu, Apr 18 Final 1 to 11
 Boxscores    Recaps
GAME 2
Marlins at Reds
Fri, Apr 19 Final 2 to 1
 Boxscores    Recaps
GAME 3
Marlins at Reds
Sat, Apr 20 Final 2 to 3
 Boxscores    Recaps
GAME 4
Marlins at Reds
Sun, Apr 21 Final 6 to 10
 Boxscores    Recaps

 CURRENT LAS VEGAS LINE
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 MIA  +205   -105   8 
 CIN  -225   -115   
LAS VEGAS LINE MOVEMENTS

 CURRENT SPORTSBOOK LINE
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 MIA  +210   +105   8 
 CIN  -260   -125   
OFFSHORE LINE MOVEMENTS

 BETTING TRENDS
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 MIA  6%   15%   68% 
 CIN  94%   85%   32% 
BT MOVEMENTS

 MLB HEAD TO HEAD
 Apr 19, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 MIA 2 Cover: +230 
 CIN 1 Under: 3 
 Tools:   Boxscores    Recaps
 Apr 18, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 MIA 1 Over: 12 
 CIN 11 Cover: +100 
 Tools:   Boxscores    Recaps

 MLB PREVIEWS
 Saturday, Apr 20
 
    Yankees at Blue Jays
1:05 PM EDT
    Royals at Red Sox
1:10 PM EDT
    Marlins at Reds
1:10 PM EDT
    Twins at White Sox
3:05 PM EDT
    Tigers at Angels
3:05 PM EDT
    Nationals at Mets
3:05 PM EDT
    Dodgers at Orioles
7:05 PM EDT
    Cardinals at Phillies
7:05 PM EDT
    Braves at Pirates
7:05 PM EDT
    Cubs at Brewers
7:10 PM EDT
    Indians at Astros
7:10 PM EDT
    Athletics at Rays
7:10 PM EDT
    Mariners at Rangers
8:05 PM EDT
    Diamondbacks at Rockies
8:10 PM EDT
    Padres at Giants
9:05 PM EDT
 
 
 
  
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