After tough loss in Pittsburgh, the Marlins bounced back at home with a strong 8-1 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday night. With eleven hits tonight, the Marlins look more like the team that played the first half of the Pirates series rather than the second half. Marcell Ozuna and Giancarlo Stanton both homered in the confident win in the first of a two game series.
The A's weren’t quite able to figure out Marlins starter Jose Urena, who had three hits, one run, four strikeouts, and one walk over the course of six innings. Urena did give up a thoughtless first-inning balk with the bases loaded against opposing pitcher, Jharel Cotton. To make up for the mistake, he went on to retire the next 13 batters.
The game was close until Marcell Ozuna’s game-tying home run in the fourth. Dee Gordon proceeded to knock a two-out single in the fifth to put the Fish up 2-1, and Giancarlo Stanton made sure his team never looked back. With a crushing home run to left field, Stanton essentially locked the game away at 4-1. The Marlins continued the good work on a J.T. Realmuto RBI double, and the the seventh yielded three more runs on Derek Dietrich's fielder's choice and Tyler Moore's two-run double gave us the closing score of 8-1.
The Marlins continue their two game series with the A’s with a 12:10 matchup tomorrow.
Edinson Volquez, Miami Marlins, 3-7, and an ERA 3.41 over 12 games
Daniel Gossett, Oakland Athletics (stats from affiliate Nashville Sounds), 3-3, and an ERA at 3.41