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  • Marlins fume after new home-plate collision rule helps Reds get a win (Big League Stew)

    Baseball's new home-plate collision rule has made another enemy. The Miami Marlins were livid Thursday night after an application of Rule 7.13, often called the Buster Posey rule, overturned a play at the plate and gave the opposing Cincinnati Reds a run in the eighth inning of a 1-0 game. Not only that, but the overturned play at the plate, which would have been the third out, extended the Reds' inning. They went on to score two more runs and win the game 3-1 . We've seen Rule 7.13 cause controversy this season — mostly because no one seems to know how to apply it — but we haven't seen it alter a game as much as it did for the Marlins in this case. There was one out in the eighth when Todd Frazier hit a fly ball to right field, where Giancarlo Stanton caught it and threw home. His throw beat a tagging-up Zack Cosart pretty easily, and Cosart was called out on the field. It was an inning-ending double play. But then the play was reviewed by the umpires in New York and, after six minutes and 10 seconds , the call was overturned and Cosart was safe. The inning continued. The game was tied. And Marlins manager Mike Redmond, an ex-catcher, fumed.

  • Reds-Marlins Preview (The Associated Press)

    The Miami Marlins hadn't been buyers at the trade deadline for a long time before making a deal to improve a rotation that was already performing well of late. A day after obtaining Jarred Cosart, the Marlins look to rebound from a controversial defeat in the second of a four-game home set with the Cincinnati Reds on Friday night. In search of their first postseason since winning the World Series in 2003, the Marlins acquired Cosart, infielder-outfielder Kike Hernandez and outfielder Austin Wates from Houston in exchange for infielder Colin Moran, outfielder Jake Marisnick and right-hander Francis Martes on Thursday. "Cosart will help us win more games and be a better ballclub, and hopefully that winds up with a playoff spot," president of baseball operations Mike Hill said.

  • Reds beat Marlins 3-1 with controversial replay (The Associated Press)

    The Miami Marlins were heated after Thursday night's game when a call from Major League Baseball's new instant replay system and the rule preventing catchers from blocking the plate did not go their way. The Cincinnati Reds thought MLB got it just right. A long delay in the eighth inning resulted in what the Marlins thought was the third out turning into the tying run. Zack Cozart was initially ruled out by home plate umpire Mike Winters on the play at the plate.

  • Overturned call at plate leads Reds past Marlins (The SportsXchange)

    The Miami Marlins called the umpires' decision to reverse a key call "a joke," among other choice words, including expletives. The Cincinnati Reds, the beneficiaries of the decision, obviously disagreed. The end result was that Ryan Ludwick hit a two-run single to cap a highly controversial eighth inning as Cincinnati rallied to defeat Miami 3-1 Thursday night at Marlins Park. Miami (53-55) lost its second consecutive game after winning six in a row.

  • Chris Heisey makes diving catch after replacing contact lens (Yahoo Sports Minute)

    There was more to the outstanding catch Cincinnati Reds right fielder Chris Heisey made during the fourth inning of Thursday's game against the Miami Marlins than meets the eye … literally. Time was mysteriously called by the umpiring crew after Reds starter Johnny Cueto had a 2-2 count on Casey McGehee. Cueto paced around the pitcher's mound, wondering what the deal was. It turns out Heisey lost a contact lens. He raced into the away clubhouse at Marlins Park, quickly replaced the lens and returned to the field. Eight pitches later, after Marcell Ozuna had hit a two-out double, it appeared Miami shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria would drive Ozuna in with a shot to the right-center gap. But Heisey had other ideas. Thank you, Chris Heisey! Glad we waited for you to get that replacement contact! — Susan Hartman (@SuseRedHart) August 1, 2014 The Reds went on to win 3-1 following a controversial replay ruling. Vino in China Moving to NBA news, Kobe Bryant looks fully recovered from the knee injury that forced him to miss the majority of the 2013-14 season. The Los Angeles Lakers star showed off his skills during a Nike RISE event in Shanghai while taking on a fan in a game of 1-on-1. Respect the kicker Finally in college football, Georgia Tech sophomore kicker Harrison Butker made his fifth consecutive field goal of 50 yards or more ( in windy conditions, mind you ) to save his teammates from additional conditioning. Sign up now for Yahoo Fantasy Football . Follow @YSportsMinute on Twitter along with the Yahoo Sports Minute Facebook page .

News from Reds.com

  • Reds don't find right deal before Deadline

    Thursday's non-waiver Trade Deadline was as brisk as it's been in years around the Major Leagues. But for the Reds, it came and went without a deal being made -- or even any strong rumors murmured. While the Reds did not make a transaction, general manager Walt Jocketty insisted on Thursday night that he still was a buyer right up to the Deadline -- but not a buyer at all costs.

  • Obstruction overturned call gives Reds tying run

    A crew-chief review of a play at the plate proved to be a very pivotal change of events between the Reds and Marlins on Thursday night.

  • Reds capitalize after call to sink Marlins

    Even though Johnny Cueto pitched a gem for seven innings Thursday night, the Reds couldn't find a way across home plate until the eighth inning for a 3-1 victory over the Marlins -- and that was after the path was allegedly blocked.

  • Mesoraco sits as Pena remains paired with Cueto

    The Reds' offense has been largely sputtering since the All-Star break and is missing three key players, but manager Bryan Price still decided again on Thursday to not start catcher Devin Mesoraco with ace Johnny Cueto pitching vs. the Marlins.

  • Parra plays catch, remains day to day with spasms

    Reds reliever Manny Parra played catch on the field at Marlins Park on Thursday. It was the first time he resumed throwing since being bothered by back spasms.