Miami, FL – Shin-Soo Choo went 4-for-5 with a pair of solo homers and three runs scored, and Mike Leake spun 6 2/3 stellar frames to lead the Cincinnati Reds to a 4-0 shutout over the Miami Marlins in the second tilt of a three-game set.
Leake (3-2) fanned six and scattered nine hits with one walk, while Joey Votto and Brandon Phillips each added two hits and an RBI for the Reds, who have won a season-high five straight games.
Alex Sanabia (2-6) was tagged for all four runs on nine hits and three walks over six innings to absorb his fifth straight loss.
Derek Dietrich, Rob Brantly and Greg Dobbs collected two hits apiece for the Marlins, who finished 1-for-10 with runners in scoring position and stranded 12 men on base in dropping their fourth straight contest.
"We got guys on base, but you've got to keep grinding," Dietrich said. "We just didn't get the hit when we needed to."
Choo got the Reds going early, as he led off the game with a single before Cesar Izturis worked a walk.
After Votto flied out, Phillips belted a double off the wall in left-center field that was just over the glove of Juan Pierre, allowing Choo to score easily from second.
Cincinnati tacked on two more in the fourth, as Choo launched a one-out blast over the wall in left-center to make it 2-0. Izturis followed with a double to left and came around to score on Votto's single to left.
Choo launched his second homer of the night in the sixth, a two-out shot into the home team's bullpen.
"This ballpark is big," Choo said. "Some balls fly, some don't. I'm not thinking about hitting homers. I'm just swinging hard."
It was the ninth multi-homer game of Choo's career ... The victory was Reds manager Dusty Baker's 443rd in Cincinnati, tying him for fourth place on the club's all-time list with Reds Hall of Famer Fred Hutchinson ... Since earning his big league call-up on May 8, Dietrich has recorded at least one hit in each of his five starts.