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Ruggiano's HR in 9th sends Marlins over Reds 2-1

Published On: Apr 19 2013 09:30:33 PM CDT
Great American Ballpark, Cincinnati Reds baseball stadium

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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. Ruggiano connected on a 3-1 pitch, driving it deep to center for his third homer.
    
Left-hander Mike Dunn (1-0) retired the last two batters in the eighth. Steve Cishek pitched the ninth for the Marlins' first save of the season.