Worth noting

• In his first inning of work after coming off the disabled list on Friday, Reds left-hander Sean Marshall was the team's most effective pitcher Saturday. He pitched a scoreless eighth inning and struck out two, showing no signs of the shoulder tendinitis that landed him on the DL on April 10.

"He was good," Reds manager Dusty Baker said. "There's not much I can say. We've come to expect that out of Marshall."

• Shin-Soo Choo homered to right field Saturday, the first since he hit home runs in three straight games from April 4-6.

• The Reds have now played a game on 16 consecutive days. They will have played on 20 straight days when they get their next off-day on May 1.

Tom Schad is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.