Justin Ruggiano hit a solo homer off Aroldis Chapman in the ninth inning last night, sending the Miami Marlins to a 2-1 victory that snapped the Cincinnati Reds’ winning streak at four games. It was a stunning moment for the Marlins, who have the worst record in the majors at 4-13.
When the season started for the Marlins, Giancarlo Stanton was expected to be the big bat at the clean-up spot. He struggled early in the season and was bumped down the lineup.
The Miami Marlins finished off the sweep of a woeful Chicago Cubs team Thursday afternoon with a 5-3 victory. It marked the Marlins’ first three-game sweep of the young 2012 season.