CINCINNATI, OH - APRIL 20: Shin-Soo Choo #17 of the Cincinnati Reds bats against the Miami Marlins during the game at Great American Ball Park on April 20, 2013 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
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CINCINNATI (AP) -- Brandon Phillips had a game-ending sacrifice fly in the 13th inning, giving the Cincinnati Reds a 3-2 victory over the Miami Marlins on Saturday.

Facing Steve Cischek (1-2), Miami's seventh pitcher of the game, Shin-Soo Choo led off the 13th with an opposite-field double down the left field line, his sixth time on base in seven plate appearances - he walked three times. Zack Cozart sustained an apparent right-hand injury while trying to bunt, and pinch-hitter Cesar Izturis moved Choo to third with a fly ball to center field. Joey Votto was intentionally walked, and Phillips - on his bobblehead day - lofted the fly to center field.

Alfredo Simon (1-1) retired the Marlins in order to get the win.

Votto led off the third inning against left-hander Wade LeBlanc with a 353-foot line drive into the right field seats adjacent to the visitors' bullpen on a 2-0 pitch, giving the Reds a 1-0 lead. The homer was his second of the season and first at Great American Ball Park since June 24.

Votto lined a two-out single to right field in the fourth inning to drive in Devin Mesoraco for a 2-0 lead. Mesoraco led off with single, moved to second on Arroyo'a sacrifice and, after Choo walked, went to third on Cozart's fielder's choice to shortstop Nick Green.

The Marlins tied it i the fifth against Bronson Arroyo. Miguel Olivo led off with a double down the left field line, went to third on Donovan Solano's single and scored on Joe Mahoney's first major league hit, a single as a pinch-hitter for LeBlanc.

Juan Pierre then lined out to third baseman Todd Frazier, who caught Mahoney off first for a double play, but Placido Polanco came up with a tying double to left.

LeBlanc allowed seven hits and two runs with three walks and two strikeouts in four innings.

Arroyo, who was 1-4 with a 4.28 ERA in 14 career appearances against the Marlins coming in, allowed six hits and two runs with one walk and a season-high six strikeouts in eight innings.

NOTES: The crowd gave Arroyo a standing ovation after a message on the video board said that his second-inning strikeout of Justin Ruggiano was his 1,000th with the Reds. Arroyo finished the game with 1,004 strikeouts in his Cincinnati career, passing 1960s LHP Jim O'Toole for ninth place in franchise history. ... Olivo, who spent most of spring training with the Reds as a non-roster player, started at catcher for Miami. ... Marlins RF Giancarlo Stanton snapped an 0-for-7 skid, five-strikeout slump with an infield single in the fourth inning. ... Mesoraco's fourth-inning throwing error snapped at 10 the Reds streak of consecutive error-free games, dating back to the sixth inning on April 8 at St. Louis.

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