The Marlins got themselves in another hole to start the game against the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday afternoon. Oakland got off to a lead on Tuesday, and they did the same thing this afternoon. Just like yesterday, the Marlins came back and never gave up the lead. After a shaky start by Edinson Volquez, the Marlins offense got going to carry the team to an 11-6 victory over the A's.
The Marlins swept the two-game series with Oakland, who now have the worst record in the AL. Volquez walked three A's in the first inning, and Oakland took a 1-0 lead thanks to a walk. The Athletics extended their lead when Ryon Healy hit a three-run homer to center, which gave the Athletics a 4-0 lead.
Marcell Ozuna started the Marlins comeback when he homered for the 17th time this season to trim the Athletics lead to 4-1. Tyler Moore would also homer to cut the lead to 4-2 heading into the 3rd inning. Christian Yelich and Ozuna contributed an RBI single and RBI groundout respectively, and the Marlins tied the game at 4. Oakland regained the lead when Jed Lowrie doubled home pitcher Daniel Gossett.
The Marlins took control after they tacked on three runs in the 4th inning. The Marlins bullpen helped preserve the lead, as every pitcher allowed no runs except for Drew Steckenrider, who allowed a run in the ninth inning.
Volquez had a rough outing in his first home start since he threw a no-hitter. He allowed four runs in only four innings pitched. The Marlins rocked Gossett in his MLB debut. The rookie allowed six runs in 3.1 innings pitched.
Ozuna had three RBI, as he continues to make his case to play in the All-Star Game. Ichiro continues to break records, as his pinch-hit single gave him the most interleague hits, as he passed Derek Jeter for the most all-time.
The Marlins are only six games under .500, as they've won 13 of their last 19 games. The Marlins (29-35) will travel to Atlanta to take on the Braves in a three-game series starting on Friday. Dan Straily will pitch for the Marlins, while Sean Newcomb will be on the mound for the Braves.
Swordfish: Christian Yelich (0.22)
Flounder: Daniel Gossett (-0.49)
Play of the game: Ryon Healy homered, Jaycob Brugman and Jed Lowrie scored (.232)