MIAMI — National League 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 Justin Ruggiano to send the game into extra innings.
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.
The Marlins 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.