A great day on the mound for Tom Koehler led to good things for the Marlins and all the fans at Marlins Park. No Giancarlo Stanton didn't hold Miami's offense back too much, as Koehler was aided by run support throughout his start.
The road team struck first in the first inning, as Tom Koehler gave up a solo home run to Justin Turner to left field. This was one of Koehler's few blips in his start tonight.
In the bottom of the inning, Adeiny Hechavarria would knock in Christian Yelich from first on a single, aided by a throwing error by right fielder Andre Ethier. Hechavarria would advance to third on the error. Thanks to a wild pitch to Marcell Ozuna from Clayton Kershaw, Adeiny would score from third.
The scoring continued in the next inning for the Marlins, as starting pitcher Tom Koehler helped his own cause by reaching first on a fielding error by Joc Pederson. This two-out fielding error would score J.T. Realmuto from third, extending Miami's lead to 3-1.
Koehler had an all-around quality start, even after allowing another run in the top of the fourth. Adrian Gonzalez would earn an RBI by singling to left, driving in Howie Kendrick. However, Koehler would continue to go seven innings strong, giving up only two runs on six hits.
Clayton Kershaw also produced a quality start, but couldn't garner enough offensive support to overcome the deficit. Kershaw went seven innings strong as well, allowing three runs off seven hits. His record falls to 5-6, while Koehler's improves to 6-4.