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MIAMI (AP) -- NL RBI leader Brandon Phillips homered in the sixth inning and drove in the go-ahead run with a sacrifice fly in the 10th, helping the Cincinnati Reds complete their second three-game sweep in a row by beating the Miami Marlins 5-3 Thursday night.
Mat Latos and two relievers combined on a six-hitter. Aroldis Chapman (3-1) blew a save for the first time in nine chances.
J.J. Hoover gave up a run in the 10th but earned his third save.
Pinch-hitter Donald Lutz led off the 10th with a single against Steve Cishek (1-4). Following a walk, a bunt and an intentional walk, Phillips lifted a flyball for his second RBI of the night and 36th of the season.
Jay Bruce followed with a two-run double and finished with three RBIs.
The Marlins trailed 2-1 when Adeiny Hechavarria tripled with one out in the ninth off Latos. Chapman came on to strike out pinch-hitter Placido Polanco on a 100 mph fastball, but rookie Marcell Ozuna connected with a 98 mph fastball for an RBI triple.
Chapman then struck out pinch-hitter Justin Ruggiano to send the game into extra innings.
Juan Pierre led off Miami's first with his first homer since June 23.
Latos threw only 91 pitches in 8 1-3 innings. He allowed four hits and two runs, but his streak of wins in four consecutive starts ended.
Marlins rookie Jose Fernandez allowed two runs in seven innings and threw a career-high 99 pitches. The Marlins have scored 23 runs in his eight starts.
The Reds swept a series in Miami for the first time since 2004. They've won a season-best six in a row to climb nine games above .500 for the first time.
The Marlins, who have the NL's worst record, lost their fifth consecutive game and were swept for the fourth time this year. They rank last in the majors in runs and totaled five in the series.
Latos preserved a 2-1 lead when he pitched out of a bases-loaded, one-out jam in the seventh. Jeff Mathis, playing in his first game this year after coming off the disabled list, bounced into a 5-2-3 double play.
The game was the finale this season between the two teams. Cincinnati went 6-1 against the Marlins, outscoring them 40-16.
The Marlins fell to 0-11 with the retractable roof open in their ballpark. They're 5-3 with the roof closed.
Pierre began the game with a slugging percentage of .278, but he needed only one swing in the first to put Miami ahead. He let out a whoop when his homer barely cleared the fence just inside the right field foul pole.
Pierre also robbed the Reds of two extra-base hits in left field. He made a diving catch of Joey Votto's drive to the warning track in the first, and made a diving, backhanded grab of Todd Frazier's fly in the sixth.
Cincinnati made it 1-all in the fourth when Bruce's two-out single scored Votto, who had doubled. Phillips sent a 95-mph fastball over the fence with two out in the sixth to put the Reds up 2-1.
NOTES: Reds C Ryan Hanigan has thrown out five of eight runners attempting to steal, including Hechavarria in the fourth inning. ... The first pitch for the Reds' game on Sunday, June 9 against the St. Louis Cardinals has been changed to 8:05 p.m.
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