Rookie Matt Moore and two relievers combined on a one-hitter Friday night, helping the Tampa Bay Rays snap a three-game losing streak with an 11-0 victory over the Miami Marlins.
The Miami Marlins have finally finished one of the worst home stands since June 2011 with a 10-2 thumping at the hands of the Boston Red Sox. The home stand was miserable for both the team and the fans.
The Miami Marlins have gone from the hottest team in baseball in the month of May to ice cold halfway through the month of June.
The game dragged on for nearly 4 hours as five Tampa Bay pitchers combined to throw 185 pitches, yet they allowed only one run. But it was a win. Tampa Bay wiggled out of several jams Friday night to beat the slumping Miami Marlins 5-1.
Chris Volstad became the first Florida starter to go five innings this spring, and he’s feeling fine about his outing. Volstad gave up a run and three hits in the Marlins’ 6-3 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday.