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MLB Scores: Miami Marlins 3, Tampa Bay Rays 1

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The Miami Marlins topped the Tampa Bay Rays 3-1 on Monday night. Randy Wolf was solid in his second start as a Marlin, and Miami was able to score early.

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After being swept at home by the division-leading Atlanta Braves, the Miami Marlins defeated the Tampa Bay Rays 3-1 in the first game of a four game home/away series on Monday night.

Miami was able to get off to a quick start against Tampa Bay starter Alex Cobb, who was 2-0 against the Marlins heading into the start. Christian Yelich opened the bottom of the first with a walk, and advanced to third on an Ed Lucas single that gave Rays third baseman Sean Rodriguez difficulty up the line.

Giancarlo Stanton subsequently walked, and Casey McGehee followed with a bases loaded, two-RBI single to give the Marlins a two run advantage. Garrett Jones grounded into a double play, allowing Stanton to score and giving Miami a three run edge.

Randy Wolf was solid in his second start as a Marlin, going six innings and giving up three hits and one run while walking one and striking out seven. Wolf's lone prolonged inning was the fifth, which began with a walk to Rodriguez and was followed by a Desmond Jennings RBI double to left field.

Miami struggled to add on late, but the first inning rally proved to be enough. Chris Hatcher pitched a scoreless inning of relief, and A.J. Ramos worked around a pair of base runners that reached against Mike Dunn.

Steve Cishek pitched a scoreless ninth for the Marlins.

Source: FanGraphs

Attendance: 18,155

Hero of The Game: Randy Wolf (+.181 WPA)

Goat of The Game: Mike Dunn (-.077 WPA)

Play of The Game: Casey McGehee singled to center field in the first inning, allowing Christian Yelich and Ed Lucas to score. (+.126 WPA)