In a game where each starter struggled heavily, Miami was able to overcome their offensive woes and outscore the Red Sox. Boston's starter, Eduardo Rodriguez, went five innings, giving up eight earned runs off of nine hits. Adam Conley, the Marlins' starter, didn't perform much better, giving up four runs off of eight hits in 4.2 innings of work.
Miami opened the scoring with its very first batter in the bottom of the first. Dee Gordon, batting leadoff, hit a solo home run to right field. Rodriguez would get out of the inning, but not before giving up Gordon's second homer on the season.
The Red Sox would answer in the next inning, with David Ortiz hitting a solo home run of his own to right field, the first of Big Papi's two on the day.
However, in the bottom half of the inning, the Marlins bounced back, beginning with a J.T. Realmuto RBI triple to center, driving in Cole Gillespie all the way from first base. With a runner on third and no outs, Ichiro Suzuki softly singled to center, scoring Realmuto. To cap off the scoring in the inning, Dee Gordon hit a successful one out sacrifice bunt to the pitcher, allowing Ichiro to score, making it a 4-1 ball game.
Boston would have an answer of its own, starting in the top of the fourth inning. Rusney Castillo grounded into a double play, but Xander Bogaerts was able to score from third, cutting the Marlins lead to two runs.
In the next inning, the Red Sox closed in on the Fish. With the speedy Jackie Bradley Jr. on second base, Brock Holt singled to left, scoring Bradley. With two outs, Xander Bogaerts arrived at the plate. Down 2-2 in the count, Bogaerts managed to double to right, scoring Brock Holt from first base, tying the game at 4 a piece.
The Marlins would have an answer, however, in the next inning. J.T. Realmuto began the scoring tear, with an RBI single to right, bringing in Justin Bour. Realmuto was able to advance to second on the throw. Ichiro was then able to hit a triple, clearing the bases, driving in Cole Gillespie and Realmuto, extending the lead to 7-4. The inning wasn't over, however. After Ryan Cook was brought in to replace Rodriguez, Adeiny Hechavarria hit an RBI single to center, scoring Ichiro. Martin Prado would join the RBI party, with an RBI single to right field, scoring Hechavarria and advancing Dee Gordon to third base. Derek Dietrich would come in and hit a single to right, again, driving in Gordon, advancing Prado to second. The bases would load on a Gillespie single. J.T. Realmuto came to the plate, with two outs, and Robbie Ross Jr. on the mound. On the first pitch of the at-bat, Realmuto slapped a grand slam deep to left field, giving the Fish a 14-4 lead.
In the next half inning, David Ortiz would hit a two-run homer to right, scoring himself as well as Brock Holt.
However, the 14-6 deficit proved to be too much for the Sox, and the Marlins came out with the much deserved victory.