MIAMI (AP) — Sandy Alcantara threw her major league-leading third full game as the Miami Marlins beat the Cincinnati Reds 3-0 on Wednesday night.
The All-Star right-hander allowed six hits for the third shutout of his career, made a walk and made three hits on 105 pitches. Alcantara (10-4) is the first Marlins pitcher to reach a double-digit victory in a season since Caleb Smith won 10 in 2019.
Alcantara broke the tie with Houston’s Framber Valdez for the league lead throughout the game.
Luke Williams had three hits and stole three bases, while Jess Aguilar held home for the Marlins, who lost a skid nine games home.
The Reds loaded the bases and with two in the first, but Alcantara retired Donovan Solano on a force at home and Aristides Aquino on a fly to left field.
After Cincinnati forced him to throw 22 pitches in the innings, Alcantara needed 83 for his remaining outing.
Aguilar took Miami 1-0 with his single shot in the fourth. He drove a slider from Reds starter Mike Minor into the seats on the left for his 13th homer and the Marlins’ first lead in the series.
Garrett Cooper’s two-run double in the fifth made it 3-0. Williams hit an out single, stalled another and was at the front end of the double stall after Billy Hamilton had run.
Minor (1-8) was withdrawn after 5 1/3 innings. The left-hander conceded three runs, hit five, scored three runs and scored six runs.
The Marlins activated Cooper from the injured list while the Reds recalled SS Jose Barrero from Triple-A Louisville.
Reds: C Aramis Garcia’s return will be delayed as an MRI revealed a fracture of his left middle finger.
Marlins: Avicel Garcia (left hamstring strain) was placed on the 10-day injured list. Garcia was out in the third innings on Tuesday.
No club has announced a starter for their next series opener. The Reds will continue their 10-game road trip to Milwaukee on Friday, while the Marlins will begin a three-game set on Friday at the Chicago Cubs.
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