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MLB Scores: Miami Marlins 4, New York Yankees 9

The Yankees ride a couple of homers and a Sam Dyson meltdown to a second straight victory over the Fish, effectively evening the score following the two game sweep in Miami.

Not on my watch A-Rod!
Not on my watch A-Rod!
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On a night where Alex Rodriguez came within a hit of joining the 3,000 club, Mat Latos and Mike Dunn couldn't keep the Bronx Bombers in the yard when it counted the most and the Marlins fell to the Yankees 9-4.

Rodriguez got the first of his two hits off of Latos in the first, singling in Brett Gardner from third, making it 1-0 Yankees. In the fourth, Dee Gordon tripled to deep right and Christian Yelich drove him in with a sharp ground-out, tying things up at one a piece. The Marlins would take the lead 2-1 after Jeff Mathis sacrificed Jeff Baker in from third.

In the sixth, Giancarlo Stanton, feeling like our fearless leader Michael Jong deserved something for attending this game in person, reached down and launched a CC Sabathia slider into the pinstriped masses. The ball appeared as if it would've kept traveling had it not thudded into a gelatinous New Yorker. 3-1 Fish at this point.

Latos was spreading out the hits without much damage but it finally caught up to him in the sixth. With two outs and Mason Williams on 2nd, Gardner hit a two run shot to again tie the game at three. Latos left having pitched five and two thirds innings, giving up three earned runs on nine hits, with two walks and six strikeouts. Not a terrible outing but certainly falling short of his dominance from last time out. The Yanks played add on with one on and one out in the seventh, as Carlos Beltran crushed one to center field off of Mike Dunn, giving the Yankees the 5-3 lead.

In the eighth inning, Alex Rodriguez strolled to the plate with one more chance at history, but Sam Dyson didn't want any part of it, throwing four straight inside balls, nearly nicking Rodriguez twice before walking him. The crowd, denied a chance at seeing the history unfold in person, booed lustily the remainder of the inning. To be fair to Dyson, he may not have walked A-Rod on purpose as he continued to struggle to locate against the remaining Yankees batters, allowing three to score before being given the hook by Dan Jennings. Vin Mazzaro let another couple pass and the score was now 9-3 Yankees.

The Marlins' man in pursuit of 3,000, Ichiro Suzuki, got a hit and scored from third courtesy a Jeff Mathis single to bring the score a run closer 9-4, but Chris Martin subsequently settled down..

Dee Gordon meanwhile had three hits and now sits at .357, Stanton hit his 25th homerun, and Ichiro brought his hit total up to 2,886. Lastly, I'd like to think that part of Hech's magic this season is that the Marlins have not asked him to bat any higher than eighth, thus keeping the "pressure" off him to perform. Perhaps Jennings will agree after Adeiny's four strikeout performance in the two hole this evening.

The Marlins kick things off against the Reds in Cincinnati at 7:10 EST tomorrow night.

Source: FanGraphs

Attendance: 38,239

Hero of the Game: Brett Gardner (+.285)

Goat of the Game: Mike Dunn (-.293)

Play of the Game: Brett Gardner two run homerun off of Mat Latos in the 6th (+.310)