MLB Scores: Miami Marlins 3, Seattle Mariners 2

Rob Foldy

The Miami Marlins swept their first series of the 2014 season with a 3-2 win over the Seattle Mariners on Sunday afternoon. Miami tied the game in the eighth inning on a play that replay overturned.

Coming off of an extensive losing streak and losing a pair of games to the Washington Nationals to begin the homestand, the Miami Marlins swept the Seattle Mariners with a 3-2 victory on Sunday afternoon.

Christian Yelich led off the bottom of the eighth with a double, and Tom Wilhelmsen intentionally walked Giancarlo Stanton and lost Casey McGehee to load the bases with one out in a 2-1 game before a Justin Smoak throw home on a Garrett Jones ground ball was reviewed and did not beat Yelich to the plate, tying the game at two.

Adeiny Hechavarria hit a sac fly to right field which gave the Marlins a 3-2 lead that wouldn't be lost.

Kevin Slowey made his first start of 2014 after Brad Hand struggled in a pair of starts, and was efficient in five innings. In both the second and fourth innings, the Mariners led the inning off with a double and after moving the runner to third, scored on Justin Smoak (2nd inning) and Dustin Ackley (4th inning) sac flys to take an early 2-0 lead.

In his five innings, Slowey gave up three hits and two runs while striking out three and not walking a batter.

Miami struggled to manufacture runs against Seattle starter Brandon Maurer until the fifth inning, when Donovan Solano put the Marlins on the board with an RBI-single.

Arquimedes Caminero, Mike Dunn, Dan Jennings, and Carlos Marmol all pitched scoreless innings in relief of Slowey.

Steve Cishek worked around a leadoff double in the bottom of the ninth to secure the sweep for the Marlins. Miami begins a three game series in Atlanta starting on Monday night.


Source: FanGraphs

Attendance: 20,228

Hero of The Game: Garrett Jones (.174 WPA)

Goat of The Game: Reed Johnson (-0.76 WPA)

Play of The Game: Garrett Jones reached on a fielder's choice in the eighth, tying the game at two. (.243 WPA)

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