Offseason Activities: The 10 Best Marlins Games of 2019

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 24: Starlin Castro #13 of the Miami Marlins reacts in the third inning of their game against the New York Mets at Citi Field on September 24, 2019 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 24: Starlin Castro #13 of the Miami Marlins reacts in the third inning of their game against the New York Mets at Citi Field on September 24, 2019 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images) /
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CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – MAY 07: Jorge Alfaro #38 of the Miami Marlins. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) /

Miami Marlins (9-24) at Chicago Cubs (19-12)

The Cubs welcomed Marlins starter Sandy Alcantara with an Anthony Rizzo two-run shot and a Willson Contreras RBI-single in the first inning. That score held until the third inning, when Brian Anderson drove home Miguel Rojas with a double, and Martin Prado scored on a Starlin Castro sacrifice fly to cut the lead down to one.

In the sixth inning, Marlins surprise rookie Jon Berti tied the score with a solo home run, his first career homer. Unfortunately, relief pitcher Nick Anderson surrendered the lead back to the Cubs on a Kyle Schwarber single to score Contreras.

Drew Steckenrider and Adam Conley each followed with a scoreless inning of relief. In the top of the ninth inning, Rosell Herrera drew a bases-loaded walk from Cubs reliever Pedro Strop to take Miami’s first lead of the game. Berti scored on a Rojas groundout, then Neil Walker crossed the plate on a wacky inning-ending double-play.

The bottom of the ninth would see Sergio Romo surrender a solo home run to Kris Bryant, but also struck out the side for his sixth save of the season. The Marlins took home just their 10th victory of the season with a 6-5 win.

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