Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Marlins Sweep A's

     The Miami Marlins completed a two-game sweep of the Oakland A's with an 11-6 victory at Marlins Park on Wednesday. The Marlins, who have won 12 of their last 17 games, outscored Oakland 19-7 in both games. The A's return home to take on the New York Yankees in a four-game series.
     Oakland(27-38) jumped out to the early lead for the second straight game. Jed Lowrie scored when Stephen Vogt walked with the bases loaded in the first inning. Ryon Healey added a three-run homer on a 1-0 pitch in the top of the second to make it 4-0.
     Miami(29-35) then got solo home runs in the bottom of the second by Marcell Ozuna on a 3-1 count and Tyler Moore on a 1-2 pitch. The Fish tied the contest 4-4 in the third inning. Christian Yelich knocked in Dee Gordon with a base hit to center. Ozuna then grounded out to second for Giancarlo Stanton to score.
     The A's regained the lead 5-4 in the top of the fourth. Oakland starting pitcher Daniel Gossett, who made his major league debut, singled and then scored on a Lowrie double into right-center field.
     The Marlins put up multiple runs in the next four innings. They began to pull away in the bottom of the fourth inning with three runs and were up 7-5. Tomas Telis hit an RBI-double to center and Moore scored. Gordon followed with a single into shallow left field and J.T. Riddle crossed the plate. Stanton later scored with the bases loaded after Yelich was hit by a pitch.
     The Fish extended their margin in the fifth inning. Riddle drove in Derek Dietrich with a single into left. Moore then scored on a sacrifice fly by Gordon to left field.

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