Marlins Walk-Off In 9th To Take The Series 2-1
Mike Dunn blew the lead in the 8th inning on Wednesday, but the Marlins weren’t about to let that stop them as the team rallied for a walk-off victory in the 9th.
Now just a game and a half separate the Marlins from the first place Braves.
Henderson Alvarez got the start and earned a no-decision as he pitched 7 innings allowing no runs on 4 hits and 2 walks while striking out 3, dropping his ERA to 3.21 on the season.
Marcell Ozuna went deep again on Wednesday to extend the Marlins lead in the bottom half of the 7th inning to 3-1, giving him two home runs and seven runs batted in in the last 24 hours:
A.J. Ramos came in for the hold in the 8th inning, but recorded just one out and allowed a base runner to reach on a leadoff walk to Jimmy Rollins.
Dunn then came in to get the left-handed bats of Chase Utley and Ryan Howard out but allowed a double to Utley, making it runners on second and third with one out.
Howard delivered a sacrifice fly, making it 3-1 before veteran outfielder Marlon Byrd tied the game at 3 with a two-run shot.
In the 9th, Ozuna singled with one out and Jeff Mathis followed up with a single of his own after Adeiny Hechavarria lined out to left. Reed Johnson then singled on a ball that deflected off Phillies pitcher Jake Diekman, loading the bases with 2 out.
Cue Christian Yelich: