CINCINNATI, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- Jose Valentin knocked in the winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning Friday night as the Cincinnati Reds beat Florida, 5-3.
The RBI put Cincinnati up, 4-3, and the Reds made the lead stand up.
Cincinnati got a solo homer from Brandon Phillips in the fifth, and a two-run shot from Jeff Keppinger in the sixth. Phillips had three hits, Valentin had two hits and two RBI, and Edwin Encarnacion also had two hits as the Reds won their fourth straight game.
Winner Aaron Harang (13-3) yielded three earned runs and eight hits over seven innings.
David Weathers earned his 28th save.
Florida’s Mike Jacobs hit a solo homer and Matt Treanor added a two-run shot, both in the sixth. Three players, including starter and loser Dontrelle Willis, had two hits each for the Marlins, who have lost four of five.
Willis (8-13) surrendered five earned runs and eight hits in 7 2/3 innings.