Choo was on base six times Saturday with three walks, two singles and a double. Alfredo Simon (1-1) earned the victory for Cincinnati. Steve Cishek (1-2) took the loss. Miami had the go-ahead run at second base in the 10th inning, but Sam LeCure retired Chris Coghlan and Juan Pierre to end the inning. Cincinnati went 1-for-12 with runners in scoring position with a season-high 17 runners left on base. Joey Votto hit his second home run for Cincinnati, which improved to 9-3 at home this season, the best mark in the majors. Votto went 4-for-6 with a homer and two RBI. Cincinnati's starting pitching was dominant again, having allowed two runs or fewer in five straight games. On Saturday, Arroyo allowed two earned runs and six hits with six strikeouts through eight innings. The Reds had six base runners in the first two innings but went 0-for-5 with runners in scoring position. They had the bases loaded with two outs in the second inning, but Placido Polanco scooped up Zack Cozart's high chopper and his throw just beat Cozart to first ending the inning. After two innings, LeBlanc had thrown 42 pitches. He would last just four innings, allowing two earned runs and seven hits. LeBlanc (0-3) remained winless this season in four starts. In the third, Votto hit a line-drive homer to right on a 2-0 pitch from LeBlanc.
Votto's RBI single drove home Devin Mesoraco with the Reds' second run in the fourth. The Marlins tied the score in the fifth on an RBI single by Joe Mahoney and an RBI double by Polanco. The hit for Mahoney was the first of his career. The inning could've been more fortuitous for Miami had it not been for poor base-running play. Todd Frazier snared a liner from Pierre then doubled-off Mahoney who had strayed off first. Right-hander Tom Koehler pitched two hitless innings for the Marlins to keep the score tied. Cincinnati loaded the bases in the seventh, but Chad Qualls retired Chris Heisey and Mesoraco to end the threat. Arroyo retired the final 10 batters he faced and pitched into the eighth in consecutive games for the first time since 2011. Aroldis Chapman, who allowed his first earned run this season on Justin Ruggiano's solo homer Friday night, pitched a perfect ninth with two strikeouts. Marlins right-hander A.J. Ramos struck out four batters in two innings, including three straight in the ninth. Cincinnati's LeCure pitched a scoreless 10th and 11th innings. NOTES: Arroyo recorded his 1,000th strikeout as a member of the Reds in the second inning. In the sixth he moved into sole possession of ninth place on the Reds' all-time list with 1,003 Ks. .. Ryan Hanigan did not start Saturday due to a sore right thumb that's been nagging him since it was struck by a foul tip last week. Mesoraco caught Arroyo for the first time since Sept. 27, 2011. .. Entering Saturday's action, LeBlanc had a career-long six-game losing streak, dating back to Aug. .22, 2012.
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