The Reds played spoiler to the Marlins' playoff run with a 5-4 win over their young ace Jose Fernandez.
Ramon Cabrera slammed a three-run home run in the second inning off Fernandez. It was Cabrera's first of the season.
Brandon Phillips led off the inning with a solid single. Scott Schebler singled out out later. Cabrera unloaded into the right field bleachers.
"We took advantage of Fernandez' strikes early in the count," Bryan Price said.. "But he throws it around 100. He looked like a million bucks but we got the barrel on the ball. Ramon set the tone for us. Most of Ramon's production has come from the right side but he was great from the left today."
The Reds got to Fernandez again in the third using a different tactic, speed.
Fernandez left after four innings, his shortest outing of the year.
Dan Straily shutout the Marlins on two hits through five innings. Ozuna hit his 22nd home run with Prado on base with his seventh hit of the series.
"They are one of those teams that make you fight for each out," Straily said. "The only pitch I'd take back was the change up to Ozuna. When Mack came out to the mound. He just came out to settle me down. He wanted to know what my next pitch was. I said a slider and Ramon said a slider. We were on the same page. Outside of the pitch to Ozunas, it was all about the next pitch."
Straily left after six innings in line for his fifth straight winning decision over six starts. He allowed two runs on six hits and struck out seven with no walks.
"It is a special year for Straily. He is solidifying his career," Price said.
Cabrera nearly hit another home run that missed the right field seats by a couple feet. He ended up with a single as Ichiro Suzuki played it off the wall. He lined out to the shortstop in the fourth and lined out hard to Suzuki in the eighth.
"It was special for me. I talked to the umpire (Pat Hoberg). He said do you remember who the umpire was when you hit your first home run off Lackey? It was me," Cabrera said.."I come in every day and work in the cage to stay ready. I hit everything hard tonight."
Blake Wood took over for Diaz. Wood struck out Christian Yelich to put out the fire.
Wood added a scoreless eighth setting up Raisel Iglesias for his second save.
Iglesias pitched a perfect ninth.