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MLB Scores: Miami Marlins 6, Philadelphia Phillies 1

The Miami Marlins win their fourth game of the year thanks to a comedy of errors by the Philadelphia Phillies.

Isn't it darling when they try?
Isn't it darling when they try?
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Given that the offense has struggled so much up to this point, it is perhaps fitting that it took some extra help from the Phillies to give the Marlins a 6-1 victory today.

In the top of the second inning after Marcell Ozuna had singled and Ichiro had walked, Adeiny Hechavarria grounded into a fielder's choice, forcing Ichiro out at second base and putting runners on first and third. Jarred Cosart then reached on an error by Cole Hamels, which also allowed Ozuna to score from third. 1-0 Marlins.

Cody Asche immediately followed with a solo shot in the bottom of the second. It would be the lone blemish for Cosart, who avoided the big inning this go-around, scattering four hits and striking out four over six innings. Cole Hamels went six innings himself, giving up five hits and the one run, striking out five but also tacking on three walks.

The Marlins' second run of the game came off of Luis Garcia, who had relieved Hamels to start off the seventh inning. Hechavarria singled and stole second, advancing to third on Dee Gordon's infield single. Garcia, likely terrified of Flash Gordon Jr.'s blazing speed, balked and sent Hechavarria scampering happily across homeplate. 2-1 Fish.

But the Phillies weren't done being generous quite yet. In the eighth, after Ken Giles had recorded two quick outs, the bases became loaded after an error by second baseman Chase Utley, and then became unloaded courtesy an error by Center Fielder Odubel Herrera,  a 5-1 Marlins lead. Martin Prado followed up with a double to score Gordon from third giving the Marlins a 6-1 lead and their first legitimate RBI of the night.

It should be noted that the pen was effective in relief tonight. A.J. Ramos struck out the side in his frame and Morris gave up only the single and induced a couple of ground balls. Steve Cishek rounded out the trio with an uneventful ninth inning to end the ball game and give the Marlins the win.

The Marlins will go for their second series victory of the year tomorrow in game three. Meanwhile, enjoy the win Fish Stripers!

Source: FanGraphs

Attendance: 23,417

Hero of the Game: Jarred Cosart (.200 WPA)

Goat of the Game: Ken Giles (-.200 WPA)

Play of the Game: Odubel Herrera Error (.182 WPA)