Sunday, July 16, 2017

Dodgers Sweep Marlins

     The Los Angeles Dodgers swept the Miami Marlins with a 3-2 win at Marlins Park on Sunday. The Marlins have now lost five straight home games. Ichiro Suzuki tied Rickey Henderson with his 3,055th base hit for 23rd place in Major League Baseball history.
     The Dodgers won their ninth consecutive game and have been victorious in 29 of their last 33 games. L.A. swept a three-game series against the Marlins in Miami for the first time since 2008.
     Los Angeles(64-29) jumped on the Fish for the third straight game during the top of the first. Justin Turner smacked a home run to left-center field on a 2-1 pitch for his 11th homer of the season.
     The Dodgers expanded their margin to 2-0 in the third inning. Turner hit a sacrifice fly to right field which brought in Logan Forsythe.
     The Marlins fell behind by three runs in the top of the fourth. Austin Barnes connected with a base hit to center for Chris Taylor to cross the plate.
     Miami(41-49) responded in the fifth inning to make it 3-1. Ichiro Suzuki hit the ball off Dodgers starting pitcher Rich Hill for an infield hit as former Dodger A.J. Ellis scored from third.
     The Marlins made it a one-run game during the bottom of the eighth inning. Christian Yelich slapped a single up the middle for Marcell Ozuna to score.

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