It stinks in the immediate aftermath, but the feeling passes quickly. Heath Bell figured by the time the Marlins' charter flight landed in Philadelphia early Sunday evening, the unpleasantness of blowing his first save would be behind him.

That, in large part, is why Bell has strung together three straight 40-save seasons, and why the Marlins expect a fourth in spite of watching him fall short in his initial opportunity. Bell entered with a one-run lead and served up a solo homer to Jay Bruce, his second of the game and third of the series. Three of the next four batters reached and the Reds had themselves a series-winning, 6-5 walk-off victory at Great American Ballpark.