MIAMI -- A ten run sixth inning lifted the Marlins to a 14-6 victory over the Red Sox in front of 26,041 at Marlins Park on Wednesday night. The Marlins are riding a three game winning streak and face St. Louis and Milwaukee on the road following an off day on Thursday.
"Up and down the lineup today, just a tremendous output," Manager Dan Jennings said. "We were 9-for-15 with runners in scoring position. At one point we were six for six with runners on third and less than two outs. Situational hitting tonight was outstanding and a ten run like that was tremendous."
Other Marlins notes:
-- J.T. Realmuto drove in five runs in the sixth inning, setting a Marlins record for RBIs in one inning. His six total RBIs tie a club record for most RBIs in a game by a catcher. Realmuto also has the most hits by a rookie catcher in franchise history, recorded his sixth triple, and his first career grand slam.
"He wanted that last at-bat to try for the cycle," Manager Dan Jennings said. "A guy having that kind of day, we felt compelled to give him the opportunity. What a heck of a day he had. He did a heck of a job behind the plate as well. It was really a compete performance by him to step up that way."
Added Realmuto: "It was a lot of fun out there. It was nice for the offense to get started early like that, get four runs in the first couple of innings. We just fed off that."
-- Dee Gordon hit his third career leadoff home run against Eduardo Rodriguez.
"We continue to be positive," Gordon said. "We've been playing better, just have to continue being positive about it."
--Cole Gillespie has four consecutive multi-hit games for the first time in his career.
-- Adam Conley allowed eight hits and four runs over 4.2 innings.
"Still a learning curve for me," Conley said. "I didn't think my stuff was great tonight and I fought myself all night trying to make it better than it was or better than it needed to be. I'm still learning how to use what I have and trusting it."
Added Jennings: "He certainly pitched good enough to get a win. Felt like he kind of hit the wall a little bit there in the fifth inning. We felt at that point with an off day tomorrow and a bullpen that we knew we could go to and use that we could do that."
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