Marlins lose Gordon to thumb injury in blowout win over Reds

MIAMI (AP) – The Miami Marlins lost All-Star second baseman Dee Gordon to a dislocated left thumb Saturday, and they responded with a franchise-record offensive outburst, beating Cincinnati 14-3.

Gordon was hurt in the seventh inning sliding headfirst into first base for his third infield hit. He left the game for a pinch runner. The hit was the second of nine straight, a Marlins record, and they scored eight runs in the inning.

Gordon, who leads the majors with 122 hits, was chosen to start in the All-Star Game for the first time. The Marlins were already without All-Star right fielder Giancarlo Stanton, sidelined since June 26 because of a broken left hand.

The Marlins totaled a season-high 21 hits, and their run total was also a season high after they had scored just 12 runs in the past seven games.

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