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Thursday, April 18th (All times eastern)

Cincinnati Reds (6-7) at Miami Marlins (3-12), 7:10 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: Miami - Jose Fernandez (0-0, 0.82) Cincinnati - Tony Cingrani (0-0, 0.00)

(Sports Network) - Left-hander Tony Cingrani makes the first start of his big- league career on Thursday night when the Cincinnati Reds host the Miami Marlins in the opener of a four-game series at Great American Ball Park.

Cingrani, a 24-year-old from Illinois, was third-round pick of the Reds in 2011 and reached the majors a year later while making three relief appearances and tossing five innings in 2012. He allowed four hits and a run in that brief stint, walking two batters and striking out nine in meetings with Houston, the Marlins and St. Louis.

The visit to Miami came in a 6-4 Reds loss on Sept. 15 and Cingrani allowed a single hit in 1 1/3 innings while recording three strikeouts.

Cingrani's getting the starting call as a fill-in for Johnny Cueto, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained muscle on his right side.

For Miami, 20-year-old phenom Jose Fernandez makes his third start of his rookie year. The Cuban-born export was the 14th overall selection by the Marlins in the 2011 draft and debuted on April 7 in New York against the Mets.

Fernandez picked up a no-decision in the Marlins' 4-3 loss, then got another in Miami's 2-1 win over Philadelphia six days later.

In the two appearances - which made him the youngest starting pitcher in Marlins history - he allowed just five hits and a run in 11 innings, with three walks and 13 strikeouts.

On Wednesday in Miami, Kurt Suzuki homered, tripled and drove in two runs and a healthy Bryce Harper went 4-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored as the Washington Nationals downed the Marlins, 6-1, in the rubber match of a three- game installment.

Miami scored its lone run in the fifth with Donovan Solano's RBI single. Starter Ricky Nolasco (0-2), who picked up the loss in a 2-0 defeat versus the Nationals on Opening Day, lasted six innings and gave up four runs on seven hits while striking out six in defeat.

The Marlins have lost nine of their last 11 games.

Meanwhile in Cincinnati, the Reds quickly ended Tuesday's suspended game with a 1-0 win and rode the momentum into the regularly scheduled series finale against the slumping Philadelphia Phillies, winning 11-2.

Mike Leake (1-0) hurled seven scoreless innings and struck out seven while allowing as many hits as he recorded himself, as he went 3-for-4, scored three times and knocked in a run with a triple.

Zack Cozart also had three of Cincinnati's 15 hits and belted a two-run homer, while Brandon Phillips had three RBI in the rout.

"It seemed like the hitting just kept on going," Cozart said.

The teams have split their season series, 3-3, for each of the last two years. Cincinnati won five of the seven games played in 2010.

04/18 10:19:32 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
CHR 9
DUR 1
 
Final
MIA 101
CHA 97
7:05pm Tonight
CHR
DUR
 
Final
ATL 3
MIA 1
Final
CHC 5
ARI 7
Final
COL 10
SFG 12
Final
OAK 0
TEX 3
Final
SEA 5
HOU 3
Final
PIT 2
CIN 5
Final
CLE 5
KAN 3
Final
WAS 5
ANA 4
Final
TOR 8
BAL 10
Final
DET 4
CWS 6
Final
TAM 4
MIN 6
Final
BOS 5
NYY 1
Final
NYM 3
STL 2
Final
MIL 5
SDP 2
Final
LOS 5
PHI 2
12:05pm Today
CLE
KAN
 
12:35pm Today
PIT
CIN
 
1:08pm Today
DET
CWS
 
1:10pm Today
TAM
MIN
 
1:10pm Today
NYM
STL
 
2:20pm Today
CHC
ARI
 
7:05pm Tonight
WAS
SDP
 
7:07pm Tonight
TOR
BAL
 
7:10pm Tonight
BOS
NYY
 
8:10pm Tonight
HOU
OAK
 
10:10pm Tonight
LOS
PHI
 
Final
MIA 101
CHA 97
Final
SAN 92
DAL 113
Final
HOU 105
POR 112
7:00pm Tonight
ATL
IND
8:00pm Tonight
MEM
OKC
10:30pm Tonight
GSW
LAC
Final
CLB 4
PIT 3
Final
DAL 4
ANA 2
Final
CHI 4
STL 3
8:00pm Tonight
DET
BOS
9:30pm Tonight
MIN
COL
10:30pm Tonight
LOS
SJS
Final
CHR 9
DUR 1
 
7:05pm Tonight
CHR
DUR