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MLB Scores: Marlins 9, Brewers 6

Cole Gillespie and the Miami Marlins flexed their muscles early and often in a 9-6 victory against the Milwaukee Brewers.

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It's definitely a little too late for the Marlins to be considered contenders at this point in the season, but the Fish are beginning to show signs of life as they won for their sixth time in eight games when they completed a 9-6 clubbing of the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park on Tuesday.

Outfielder Cole Gillespie got things started in a big way when he cleared the bases with a three-run triple in the first to put Miami up 3-0.

That was as close as the Brewers would get to the Fish all night.

Left-handed starter Adam Conley put his two cents in when he came out on the mound and showed signs of dominance in the early going.

The Marlins, continuing to play aggressive baseball, plated another four runs in the third -- highlighted by Adeiny Hechavarria's hit that produced two runs due to an errant throw by the Brew Crew center fielder.

Dee Gordon polished off the big inning when he added an RBI single immediately following another botched play on a grounder to second to put the Marlins up 7-0.

Conley continued to look strong heading into the fourth as he tallied six strikeouts through his first three innings of shutout work. That all changed in the fourth, though, when the Brewers were able to chase the young lefty with four runs and five hits to bring themselves back into the game.

However, that momentum shift didn't last long as a two-run single by Martin Prado in the fifth extended the Miami lead to five. The veteran infielder did so on a 95-mph fastball that he smoked into right field with two outs in the frame.

Both teams were at a standstill from that point forward, and the Marlin bullpen was able to fend off the Brewer offense to secure the 9-6 victory -- their third in a row.

Things got a bit shaky in the ninth, but closer A.J. Ramos was able to limit the damage to just two runs as he closed things out to earn his 20th save of the season.

With their extremely aggressive approach in the box and on the base paths, the Marlins continued their current streak of destruction. It all started and continued with Gordon and Ichiro Suzuki at the top of the order. The dynamic duo teamed up to go 6-for-9 with three runs scored, one run batted in and a pair of stolen bases.

The dual spotlights of the game have to go to Gillespie and Ichiro. Gillespie set the tone early and the Marlins never looked back. Meanwhile, Ichiro had himself quite the game, going 4-for-5 with two runs scored and a stolen bag.

Another strong point for the Fish was their young arms out of the 'pen. Four very inexperienced arms came out to complete five innings of impressive relief after the rookie Conley could only get through 3.2 frames.

With the nine runs (13 hits) in Tuesday's game, the Marlins have now outscored their opponents 21-12 during their three-game win streak.

The Fish go for only their third three-game sweep of the season when they face the Brewers in the series finale on Wednesday.


Source: FanGraphs