MLB Scores: Miami Marlins 3, Chicago White Sox 5

David Banks

The Miami Marlins finally scored some runs, but Alex Sanabia and the failure of the Fish to score runs at home plate allowed the Marlins to be swept by the Chicago White Sox, 5-3.


Source: FanGraphs

Attendance: 25,464
Hero of the Game: No one
Goat of the Game: Alex Sanabia (-0.190 WPA)
Play of the Game: Alejandro De Aza doubled to center field. Dayan Viciedo and Hector Gimenez scored. (-0.176 WPA)

The Miami Marlins finally scored some runs. The Fish started off with two runs in the second inning against the Chicago White Sox, as Marcell Ozuna, Chris Coghlan, Justin Ruggiano, and Nick Green delivered the team two runs. The problem is that the Marlins still failed to score an extra run when third base coach Joe Espada sent Chris Coghlan home off of a Ruggiano single.

And that was not the first of the runs the Fish lost. In the sixth inning, Ozuna singled and advanced to second base. Ruggiano singled again and the Marlins had a golden opportunity with Ozuna coming home. Unfortunately, he was unable to put his hand down on the plate on an awkward slide. Ozuna's hand was placed on catcher Hector Gimenez's leg and possibly missed on a swipe towards the plate afterwards, failing to score a run.

Unfortunately for the Fish, those two runs would have been the difference between success and failure, as Alex Sanabia and the Fish failed to hold the White Sox back offensively. Adam Dunn hit a two-run home run in the first inning and Sanabia continued to leak runs, to the tune of four runs in four innings. This is in complete opposite of Dylan Axelrod's outing, in which he struck out only one batter with two walks but allowed only three runs.

The White Sox sweep the Marlins and the team will head to Tampa Bay on a five-game losing streak.

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