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MLB Scores: Marlins 5 Phillies 4

Christian Yelich's clutch two-run homer helped propel Miami to victory.

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The Marlins picked up a big come-from-behind victory over the Phillies Sunday afternoon, after trailing for the majority of the game.

Philadelphia built an early lead after Andrew Cashner allowed the first four batters of the game to reach base. Cashner walked two and allowed three singles in the first inning. Roman Quinn and Odubel Herrera both scored to give the Phillies a 2-0 lead.

Cashner received a no-decision in the game giving up three runs on five hits in 4.0 innings. He also recorded four strikeouts in the game, but continue to struggle with his location. He allowed a solo home run to Herrera in the third inning that extended the Phillies lead to 3-0.

Marlins catcher Jeff Mathis was hit-by-pitch to lead off the fifth inning and advanced to second after an Adeiny Hechavarria single to right. Dee Gordon hit a liner to center scoring Mathis to cut the Phillies lead to 3-1. Derek Dietrich added to the big inning with an RBI-single of his own that scored Hechavarria and advanced Gordon to second for Ichiro. Suzuki grounded into a double play that ended the innings stranding two.

Austin Brice relieved Cashner in the fifth inning and pitched a brilliant 1-2-3 inning. Dustin McGowan came out of the Marlins bullpen to pitch the sixth and gave up a solo home run to Freddy Galvis that extended the Phillies lead to 4-2.

Miami continued to struggle to reach base until the eighth inning when Dietrich drew a walk to lead off the inning. He advanced to second after a passed ball and then Christian Yelich drove a Hector Neeris breaking ball over the fence to left. The play was reviewed, as the ball barely got over the fence clipping the bottom of the netting on the foul pole. The play was upheld and the game was tied 4-4.

Marcell Ozuna was the next batter and hit a pop up to first base for what seemed like a sure out. Phillies first baseman Tommy Joseph and second baseman Cesar Hernandez both ran under the ball, but nobody called for the catch as it hit Hernandez's glove and fell to the ground. Ozuna slid into second safely on the play and later scored on a J.T. Realmuto RBI-single to put Miami ahead 5-4.

Mike Dunn, David Phelps and A.J. Ramos were able to shutdown Philadelphia in the latter innings and secure the Marlins victory. Miami avoids what would have a brutal sweep and keeps them clinging to a small shot at the postseason, as they remain six games back in the wild card race.

The Marlins will host the Washington Nationals and Atlanta Braves this week, as they look to make a last chance run at the playoffs.

WPA Graph:


Source: FanGraphs

Hero of the Game: Christian Yelich (+.280)

Goat of the Game: Hector Neris (-.540)

Play of the Game: Christian Yelich's two run home run in the eighth (+.302)