The Cincinnati Reds Beat the Miami Marlins During Dayton Day at Great American Ballpark. Here Are the Big Moments

July 27 was a big evening at Great American Ballpark with a pregame celebration of the Reds' single-A affiliate team, the city of Dayton and a win against the Miami Marlins.

The pregame celebrations included visits from the Dayton Dragons's mascots and Dayton city manager Shelley Dickstein. Dayton mayor Jeffrey Mims threw out the ceremonial first pitch.

The Reds beat the Marlins 5-3 and cranked out four runs in the first inning. Starter Luis Castillo threw eight strikeouts to nab the win.
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Cincinnati Reds catcher Michael Papierski signs autographs at the Cincinnati Reds' game against the Miami Marlins on July 27, 2022.
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Cincinnati Reds catcher Michael Papierski signs autographs at the Cincinnati Reds' game against the Miami Marlins on July 27, 2022.
Dayton Dragons mascots hang out at Great American Ball Park before the Dayton Day game at Great American Ballpark on July 27, 2022.
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Dayton Dragons mascots hang out at Great American Ball Park before the Dayton Day game at Great American Ballpark on July 27, 2022.
Dayton Dragons mascots greet the crowd at the Cincinnati Reds' game against the Miami Marlins on July 27, 2022.
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Dayton Dragons mascots greet the crowd at the Cincinnati Reds' game against the Miami Marlins on July 27, 2022.
Dayton Dragons mascots meet Cincinnati Reds mascot Mr. Redlegs at the game against the Miami Marlins on July 27, 2022.
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Dayton Dragons mascots meet Cincinnati Reds mascot Mr. Redlegs at the game against the Miami Marlins on July 27, 2022.
Dayton Dragons general manager Robert Murphy (left) and Dayton mayor Jeffrey Mims appear before the Cincinnati Reds' game against the Miami Marlins on July 27, 2022.
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Dayton Dragons general manager Robert Murphy (left) and Dayton mayor Jeffrey Mims appear before the Cincinnati Reds' game against the Miami Marlins on July 27, 2022.
Dayton's Emmanual Christian Academy sings "The Star-Spangled Banner" at the Cincinnati Reds' game against the Miami Marlins on July 27, 2022.
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Dayton's Emmanual Christian Academy sings "The Star-Spangled Banner" at the Cincinnati Reds' game against the Miami Marlins on July 27, 2022.
Dayton city manager Shelley Dickstein smiles at the Cincinnati Reds' game against the Miami Marlins on July 27, 2022.
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Dayton city manager Shelley Dickstein smiles at the Cincinnati Reds' game against the Miami Marlins on July 27, 2022.
Retired U.S. Air Force colonel and Dayton hometown hero Dr. Cassie B. Barlow waves before the Cincinnati Reds' game against the Miami Marlins on July 27, 2022.
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Retired U.S. Air Force colonel and Dayton hometown hero Dr. Cassie B. Barlow waves before the Cincinnati Reds' game against the Miami Marlins on July 27, 2022.
The Reds' Joey Votto (left) and Jonathan India head to the field for the 3rd inning of the Cincinnati Reds' game against the Miami Marlins on July 27, 2022.
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The Reds' Joey Votto (left) and Jonathan India head to the field for the 3rd inning of the Cincinnati Reds' game against the Miami Marlins on July 27, 2022.
Cincinnati Reds pitcher Luis Castillo (center) returns to the dugout after his final inning of the Cincinnati Reds' game against the Miami Marlins on July 27, 2022. Castillo threw eight strikeouts during the game.
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Cincinnati Reds pitcher Luis Castillo (center) returns to the dugout after his final inning of the Cincinnati Reds' game against the Miami Marlins on July 27, 2022. Castillo threw eight strikeouts during the game.