Stanton Single In 10th Sends Marlins Over Rangers
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MIAMI (AP) — Giancarlo Stanton hit an RBI single with two outs in the 10th inning and the Miami Marlins beat the Texas Rangers 4-3 Tuesday night for their third straight win.
Miami (63-62) surpassed last year’s total of 62. The Marlins moved over .500 for the first time since June 20.
Jeff Baker reached with one out in the 10th on first baseman Mike Carp’s error. Donovan Solano’s infield single with two outs moved Baker to second.
Neftali Feliz relieved Neal Cotts (2-7) to face Stanton, who singled to right field.
Sam Dyson (2-0) struck out the side in the 10th.
Marcell Ozuna hit his 17th home run and Christian Yelich had three hits for the Marlins.
The Rangers scored twice in the seventh to tie it at 3. Rougned Odor opened with a double off the right-field wall and when Stanton misplayed it for an error, Odor circled the bases. Mike Dunn later walked pinch-hitter Daniel Robertson with the bases loaded.
Texas threatened in the ninth with Elvis Andrus on third base and one out, but he got caught off the bag when Robertson pulled back on a potential squeeze bunt.
Marlins starter Jarred Cosart allowed one run and six hits in six innings.
Texas starter Miles Mikolas pitched five innings, allowing three runs and eight hits. He struck out six.
Robinson Chirinos’ RBI groundout gave the Rangers a 1-0 lead in the fourth. Ozuna’s 17th home run tied it in the bottom half.
The Marlins took a 3-1 lead in the sixth on an RBI single by Jarrod Saltalamacchia and a sacrifice fly by Adeiny Hechavarria.
Rangers: Manager Ron Washington was hopeful that RHP Yu Darvish (right shoulder inflammation) would be able to return from the diabled list on Aug. 25, but that appears unlikely as Darvish has not picked up a baseball yet. “I’m backing off,” Washington said. “I don’t know what’s going to happen. I guess we’ll just have to wait and see.” … RF Alex Rios was scratched from the starting lineup with a bruised right thumb, but came into the game in the ninth inning.
Marlins: LHP Dan Jennings (concussion) threw one scoreless inning in his first rehab assignment with Gulf Coast League Marlins on Tuesday. “Everything went good so I think the plan for him is to throw a couple innings in his next outing in the next couple of days,” Marlins manager Mike Redmond said.
Miami native Nick Martinez (2-9, 5.27) will start for the Rangers on Wednesday afternoon againstMarlins RHP Nathan Eovaldi (6-7, 3.96).
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