MIAMI (AP) — Scott Rolen homered twice and drove in the go-ahead run in the 10th inning, helping the Cincinnati Reds beat the Florida Marlins 6-5 on Monday night.
The Marlins twice erased deficits but left the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth and went down in order in the 10th against Francisco Cordero, who earned his third save in three chances.
Orlando Cabrera hit a two-run homer for the Reds. Rolen hit solo drives in the second and fourth, and has three homers after hitting 11 last year.
Joey Votto started the 10th with a walk against Burke Badenhop (0-1). He advanced on a sacrifice and scored on Rolen's one-out single.
Florida's Jorge Cantu hit a two-run double in the third, increasing his RBI total to 12. He has at least one hit and one RBI in each of the first seven games, the longest such streak to start a season in the NL since 2005.
Dan Uggla went 4 for 4 with two doubles, an RBI and scored a run for Florida.
Both starters labored. The Reds' Johnny Cueto needed 110 pitches to get through five innings, and he gave up four runs. Ricky Nolasco gave up all three homers and allowed five runs in six innings.
The Marlins earned consecutive comeback wins last weekend, but as usual, plenty of room remains on their bandwagon. The announced attendance was 10,119, and the actual crowd totaled about 3,000. Florida has finished last in the NL in attendance every year since 2005.
The Marlins scored three times in the third to take a 4-2 lead. Cantu doubled in a pair of runs and scored on Uggla's double.
Pinch-hitter Paulino's infield single with two out in the seventh tied it at 5.
The Reds went ahead 2-0 in the second inning when they bunched three consecutive hits — Rolen's homer, a double by Jay Bruce and Laynce Nix's RBI single.
The Marlins, last in the majors in fielding, made one costly defensive mistake. Drew Stubbs reached on a single to start the fifth when shortstop Hanley Ramirez slipped fielding his routine grounder. Two pitches later, Cabrera homered for a 5-4 Cincinnati lead.
Florida loaded the bases in the second but scored only once — when Gaby Sanchez grounded into a double play.
NOTES: Rolen had his 20th multihomer game but his first since Sept. 15, 2006. ... Reds RHP Bronson Arroyo, scheduled to start Tuesday, is 0-1 with a 6.75 ERA in four career games in Miami. ... Marlins CF Cameron Maybin robbed Votto with a diving catch in the seventh.