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Reds beat Marlins 5-3 in 10 to complete sweep

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.