The Miami Marlins had the bases loaded in the 11th inning, with a viable chance to pick up a crucial win. Miami couldn’t convert, and that would turn out to bite them, as the Philadelphia Phillies ended the game in the 13th inning. After four innings of extra baseball, pinch-hitter Jimmy Paredes singled home Peter Bourjos, which gave the Phillies the 4-3 win on Friday night at Citizens Bank Park.
Miami got off to a fast start in the second inning after they tacked on two runs. Martin Prado doubled to right, which scored Dee Gordon, and J.T. Realmuto singled home Giancarlo Stanton, which gave Miami the early 2-0 lead. The lead would stay that way until the sixth inning, when the Phillies would get their first lead of the game. Ryan Howard homered to center, which lifted him to 70th all-time in home runs, as he pulled even with Tony Perez and Orlando Cepeda.
Odubel Herrera would follow with an RBI double that scored Cameron Rupp, and that tied the game at 2 apiece. Herrera would score after Aaron Altherr grounded into a fielder’s choice, which gave the Phillies a 3-2 advantage. The Marlins would save the game and tie it up two innings later, when Derek Dietrich homered to right, which evened the score.
No runs would be scored until the 13th inning, when Paredes got his opportunity to bring home the win. The Marlins had brought the infield in, and Paredes took advantage of that, as he lined a single into the outfield. Both teams combined to leave 24 runners on base, and they both combined to strike out 30 times. Other than the 11th inning, Miami left at least two runners on base four different times during the game.
Tom Koehler got the start for Miami, and he allowed two runs and five hits, while striking out seven in 5 innings pitched. Philadelphia countered with Adam Morgan, who was pulled after just pitching 4 1/3 innings. Both of the runs were unearned, but Morgan allowed seven hits while fanning four batters. The bullpen did a flawless job in relief, as the relievers allowed only run in 8 2/3 innings pitched.
Frank Herrmann was credited with the win, which was the first time he picked up the win since 2011, when he was with the Cleveland Indians. A.J Ramos was responsible for the loss, after he allowed the game winning run in the 13th inning. Miami remains four games back of the St. Louis Cardinals for the second NL Wild Card. These two teams will meet again today at 7:05 ET, as Jose Urena takes the mound for Miami.
Hero of the Game: Odubel Herrera (.300)
Goat of the Game: Andres Blanco (-.290)
Play of the Game: Derek Dietrich homers to right (.268)