Catcher Ryan Jorgensen's first career grand
slam helped 29-year-old Tom Shearn win his long-awaited major
league debut today as the Cincinnati Reds beat the Florida Marlins
It's the sixth straight win for the Reds. Since interim manager
Pete Mackanin took over on July 3, Cincinnati has the NL's best
record at 29-19.
Shearn limited the Marlins to four hits and a pair of walks in
Dan Uggla hit a three-run homer in the third inning to supply
Florida's only offensive punch of the day.
Cincinnati's Jorgensen hit his grand slam in the first inning
off rookie right-hander Daniel Barone to help Shearn settle in.
Brandon Phillips and Edwin Encarnacion also homered for the Reds.