This Day in Marlins History: April 6
Marlins 1, Giants 0, 10 innings
A fantastic performance by Kevin Brown pushed the Marlins to 2-3 in the early going versus Mark Leiter and the Giants with 34,002 present at Joe Robbie Stadium.
Brown lasted eight frames, striking out three and allowing seven hits with zero walks. He earned no decision, while reliever Robb Nen (1-0, 0.00) struck out four in two perfect innings of relief.
Charles Johnson collected a single and a double, and Terry Pendleton also had a pair of hits, including the walk-off homer in the bottom of the 10th inning off Giants reliever Mark Deway.
Marlins 3, Reds 2
The Florida Marlins continued to get a good jump on their first winning record with a victory over the Reds with 36,146 on hand at Pro Player Stadium. The win pushed their record to 5-1.
Kevin Brown (2-0, 0.64) struck out five and allowed two runs (one earned) in seven innings of work. Felix Heredia pitched a clean eighth, and Robb Nen earned his second save of the year with a scoreless ninth.
Brown actually opened the scoring in the bottom of the second by drawing a bases-loaded walk. Then, trailing by one in the sixth, he drove home Charles Johnson on a single. Jeff Conine drove the winning run in with two outs and the bases loaded in the seventh, getting Gary Sheffield home with another bases-loaded walk.
Brewers 8, Marlins 5
After a season-opening victory, the Marlins dropped their sixth-straight game to drop to 1-6 with 17,940 on hand at Pro Player Stadium.
Edgar Renteria collected a pair of singles to lead the Marlins offense. Mark Kotsay connected for his first home run of the season, and Josh Booty collected the last of his four career RBI with a double.
Felix Heredia (0-2, 8.38) took the loss, allowing seven runs (five earned) in 4 2/3 innings on eight hits and four walks. He struck out five.