Posted April 19, 2013 on AP on Fox
Justin Ruggiano hit a solo homer off Aroldis Chapman in the ninth inning Friday night, sending the Miami Marlins to a 2-1 victory that snapped the Cincinnati Reds' winning streak at four games. It was a stunning moment for the Marlins, who have the worst record in the majors at 4-13 and had only four homers - fewest in the majors - when Ruggiano connected off the Reds' spotless closer for his second homer in two games. Chapman (2-1) hadn't allowed a run in his eight previous appearances, giving up only three hits while fanning 13. Ruggiano connected on a 3-1 pitch, driving it deep to center for his third homer. No one else on the Marlins has more than one. It was only the seventh homer Chapman has allowed during his four seasons in the majors. Left-hander Mike Dunn (1-0) retired the last two batters in the eighth. Steve Cishek gave up a hit in the ninth while earning the Marlins' first save of the season. Nick Green had three singles and scored the Marlins' first run on a raw, ...
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