The Miami Marlins play the third game of a four-game series on the road Saturday against the Cincinnati Reds. Miami is 51-71 following a 6-1 loss to Cincinnati in the opening game of the series on Thursday. The Marlins have lost four straight and Miami is last in the National League East 14 ½ games behind the first-place Atlanta Braves.
Miguel Rojas is batting .276 to lead Miami and the shortstop has a team high .333 on-base percentage. Jesus Aguilar is leading Miami in home runs with 22, RBIs with 86 and hits with 107. Miami has hit 122 home runs in 122 games. Miami has not yet released the name of its starting pitcher for Saturday's game on the road against the Cincinnati Reds.
Cincinnati improved to 66-57 following its five-run victory over Miami on Thursday. The Red have won four of the last six. In the victory on Thursday, Joey Votto blasted a three-run homer and Luis Castillo allowed one run over seven innings. Cincinnati is second in the National League Central 8 ½ games behind the first place Milwaukee Brewers.
Outfielder Nick Castellanos is batting .315 to lead Cincinnati, while first baseman Joey Votto is the leader in home runs with 27 and RBIs with 79. Right fielder Jesse Winker is leading Cincinnati in hits with 129 and on-base percentage at .395. On Saturday, Cincinnati will send Wade Miley to the mound. The left-hander is 10-4 with an ERA of 2.84, 104 Ks and 42 BBs.