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Marlins pound Anderson, Brewers in Tuesday laugher

Marlins scored a club-record 11 runs in the top of the fifth, and all starters in the lineup recorded at least one hit.

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A Tuesday night battle between the Miami Marlins and Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park quickly turned into a laugher. Every batter in the Miami lineup recorded at least one hit, and paced by Pablo López’s six shutout frames, the Marlins embarrassed the Brewers, 16-0.

Starlin Castro busted out a two-run shot off Milwaukee starter Chase Anderson, who lasted four-plus innings and was charged with four runs on seven hits.

In the record-setting fifth, Miami sent 15 batters to the plate. Garrett Cooper, who finished with four hits and a homer, opened with a single to center. Harold Ramírez doubled home Brian Anderson, followed by RBIs from Jorge Alfaro, Miguel Rojas, López, Curtis Granderson, Cooper, Anderson, Castro, Ramirez (again) and JT Riddle.

Some wild stats about that, courtesy of the Elias Sports Bureau:

  • The Marlins set a new franchise record for most runs in a single inning
  • They became the first team to have all nine batters record an RBI in a frame since the Giants had 10 batters record an RBI in the top of the 7th on July 15, 1997 at San Diego.
  • The Marlins have now scored 9+ runs in three straight games, tied for the longest such streak in club history (fourth time). The last was September 20-23, 2017.

On the mound, López tossed 92 pitches during his six innings.He surrendered two hits to former Marlin and 2018 NL MVP Christian Yelich. However, Milwaukee was unable to capitalize on Yelich’s hits, leaving seven men on base. Very encouraging work from the right-hander, who had posted an 8.26 ERA in his previous road starts this season.

The Brewers used five arms out of the bullpen Tuesday night, including Taylor Williams, who was attacked for eight runs on six hits. Utility man Hernan Perez handled mop-up duty for the final three outs, the second straight game that the Marlins have forced their opponent to “wave the white flag” and have a position player pitch. The Marlins scattered 19 hits off Milwaukee pitching overall.

From Miami’s bullpen, Jarlin García, Jeff Brigham and Austin Brice worked a scoreless inning.

Miami will look to extend their winning streak to four games Wednesday night, as Sandy Alcantara will counter the Brewers’ Jimmy Nelson, who will make his season debut. Alcantara’s last start came versus the San Francisco Giants, in which he tossed six scoreless frames, but walks were an issue—he did not have full command with his pitches and the Marlins lost that ballgame, 3-1. First pitch is at 7:40 p.m. ET.

Marlins vs. Brewers box score (Baseball Theater)

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