With 25,547 in attendance with the roof closed at Marlins Park, the Miami Marlins earned a split with the powerful New York Yankees.
The Miami Marlins fell in 12 innings last night, then for the second time this season came back to earn a two-game split with the Bronx Bombers.
Trevor Richards kept the Yankees hitless through the first 3 2/3 innings before Neil Walker doubled home Aaron Hicks for a 1-0 fourth inning New York lead. In the sixth, Walker drove Brett Gardner home with a sacrifice fly to make it 2-0.
The Marlins tacked a five-spot on the board in their half of the sixth, taking a lead they wouldn’t relinquish. Austin Dean knocked in Brian Anderson, Miguel Rojas clobbered a three-run shot to left field, and Yadiel Rivera doubled home Magneuris Sierra from first.
With the Miami Marlins holding on to that 5-2 lead, Giancarlo Stanton singled to the left side of the infield, scoring Gardner to get one back. Miami regained their three-run advantage in the bottom of the inning, when Derek Dietrich brought home Anderson on a force out.
- Richards struck out nine in his 5 1/3 innings of work. He didn’t stick around long enough to earn a win or even a Quality Start. Despite that, he limited the Yanks to two runs on three hits and three walks, earning a 63 GameScore and plating 57-of-94 pitches.
- Jarlin Garcia was credited with the win in relief after bailing Richards out in the sixth inning. With one out and the bases loaded, he allowed Walkers sacrifice fly before getting Gleyber Torres to fly out.
- Adam Conley earned a hold despite allowing a run in his 2/3 of an inning. He walked one, struck out one, and allowed one hit.
- Tayron Guerrero was effective for his second night in a row. He whiffed one and allowed a hit in 1 1/3 scoreless innings.
came in to close the game in a non-save situation. After getting
to ground out, he allowed consecutive singles to
. After a mound visit, Guerra induced Gardner into a game-ending double play.
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- Rafael Ortega went one-for-four with a walk to drop his average to .300.
- Austin Dean continued to impress, going three-for-five with an RBI.
- Magneuris Sierra was two-for-four to raise his average to .173. Sierra has yet to draw a walk in his Miami Marlins career, going 14-for-81 with 21 strikeouts.
- Rojas’ homer was his 10th of the season, bringing his career total to 14.
- Riddle’s home run was his eighth this year and his 11th overall. He has went deep in three of his last four games.
- Brian Anderson’s two-for-four day was his 40th multi-hit game of the season. He’s only hitting .230 in August, but now has gone six-for-18 in his last four games.
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