Ten years and 13 days since his 48th career win for the Marlins, Brad Penny picked up his 49th.

The bullpen made Penny’s five-inning, two-run (one earned) effort stand up in a 4-3 win over the Reds at Great American Ballpark Saturday. Though the Marlins clinched the series, they remain 1½ behind the Reds and 4½ behind the second National League Wild Card spot.

Penny, 36, had not pitched in the majors since Sept. 29, 2012, when he logged the last of three consecutive losses as a member of the Giants. He last appeared with the Marlins on July 28, 2004. They traded him two days later to the Dodgers.

The win tied Penny with A.J. Burnett for fourth on the club’s all-time list behind Ricky Nolasco (81), Dontrelle Willis (68) and Josh Johnson (56). Behind the plate for several of those Penny victories, manager Mike Redmond didn’t enjoy this one any less.

“I know how much it means to him and what he’s gone through the last year to get himself back,” Redmond said. “It was funny. During the course of the game we had a couple of conversations like we would have back when I was catching him. I told him he was nibbling a little bit on the corners. I told him, ‘You’re going to get yourself in trouble if you start nibbling.’ We had a good laugh.”