Against Aaron Nola and the Philadelphia Phillies Sunday afternoon at Marlins Park, Starlin Castro delivered a clutch two-run RBI double as the Miami Marlins came away with a 3-2 victory. They took two of three in the Players’ Weekend series, marking their first series win of August.
Right-hander Elieser “Lilo” Hernandez breezed through Philadelphia hitters through the first five innings, allowing a Jean Segura one-out single, striking out four. Hernandez’s lone blemish was a Rhys Hoskins two-out, two-run home run in the sixth.
Big Fella with a big hit! pic.twitter.com/xDKphIfUD1— NBC Sports Philadelphia (@NBCSPhilly) August 25, 2019
The young right-hander managed to retire the first two batters faced after that to limit the damager.
Jon Berti and the Marlins struck back against Nola in the home half, after Bryan Holaday’s double and Curtis Granderson’s walk set up Berti’s RBI single to right, cutting Philadelphia’s advantage to 2-1. Castro’s double to put Miami ahead for good was his 21st of the season, improving his overall batting average to .264. The veteran second baseman also seized the team lead with 67 runs batted in this season.
Jeff Brigham, Jarlin Garcia and Ryne Stanek worked three scoreless innings out of the bullpen. Stanek recorded his first major league save after battling around a leadoff walk.
Sitting at 47-82, the Marlins will continue their homestand Monday night, opening a four-game weekday series versus the Cincinnati Reds. Right-hander Pablo López, last taking the hill June 15, will come off the injured list and make the start. Right-hander Sonny Gray will take the baseball for Cincinnati, who is 6-1 with a 1.58 ERA in his last ten starts. First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 p.m.
Phillies vs. Marlins box score (Baseball Theater)
Marlins win, 3-2! And for the first time since Throwback Weekend, they win a series! pic.twitter.com/vIA8RnI29D— Fish Stripes (@fishstripes) August 25, 2019
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