After a 13-inning marathon last night, The Marlins didn't need extra frames tonight to defeat the Baltimore Orioles Sunday, cursing to a 5-2 victory. Tom Koehler was solid in 6.1 innings of work, only surrendering three hits and an earned run in what turns out to be a strong appearance for Koehler. For the Orioles, starter Miguel Gonzalez was hit often and hard giving up ten hits, and five earned runs in only 4.0 innings of work.
For the Marlins, Brad Hand and Sam Dyson picked up holds out of the bullpen and A.J. Ramos notches his second save of the season. For the Orioles, Chaz Roe and Brian Matuz both worked two inning out of the bullpen, surrendering one hit (off Matuz) between both relievers.
The Marlins offense pieced together five runs, including a two RBI single by Marcell Ozuna, which scored both Solano and Hechavarria in the 4th inning of the game. Martin Prado added a home run in the fifth inning that stretched the lead to 5-0. The Marlins never looked back holding the five run lead to win. Both Jimmy Paredes and Chris Davis added RBIs for the Orioles.
The Marlins take their second straight game, winning the series against the Orioles. The series not only featured the first win for new manager Dan Jennings but his first ever series victory. The Fish are up to 18-27 on the season still 9 games under the .500 mark. Play resumes tomorrow as the Fish take the trip to scenic PNC Park for a three game set with the Pirates.
The Orioles drop their second straight game, losing the series and falling to 19-22 overall on the season. The Orioles return to Camden Yards for an eight game homestand including dates with the Rays, Astros and White Sox.