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Marlins drop 8-3 slog to Brewers

The Fish had their chances early, but couldn’t fully take advantage of men on base.

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Brewers left fielder Trent Grisham pounded out five hits on Monday night, overwhelming the Marlins in a 8-3 series-opening loss.

Jordan Lyles: 4.1 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 3 K (77 pitches)

Robert Dugger: 3.0 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 4 BB, 3 K (77 pitches)

It was an ugly presentation of September baseball, to be frank. Both pitching staffs issued seven walks and the game dragged on for four hours and eight minutes, the second-longest nine-inning game in Marlins Park history.

Ultimately, the deciding factor was these teams’ bullpens. The Fish remained competitive into the seventh inning—trailing 4-3—until José Quijada doomed them by allowing five consecutive Brewers to reach base.

A majestic Yasmani Grandal two-run homer in that frame expanded the lead to 8-3, which would be the final score.

Old friend, reigning NL MVP and 2019 NL MVP candidate Christian Yelich reached base three times. So did Jon Berti, who provided Miami’s lone extra-base hit.

Tuesday’s 7:10 p.m. game features probable starters Chase Anderson and Elieser Hernandez, who has never made a start against the Brewers in his young career (one relief appearance on July 11, 2018).

Brewers vs. Marlins box score (Baseball Theater)

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