MIAMI (AP) — J.T. Realmuto hit two home runs, including an inside-the-parker, to help lead the Miami Marlins to a 6-4 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday night.
Justin Bour drove in two runs. Dee Gordon recorded his 49th multihit game with two knocks and also stole two bases, giving him 50 on the season.
Kyle Barraclough (2-0) picked up the win after retiring all five batters he faced, striking out the last four.
A.J. Ramos got the final four outs for his 24th save in 30 opportunities. Ramos entered in the eighth and struck out Jason Rogers with two runners on to end the inning and preserve a two-run lead.
Brewers starter Taylor Jungmann (9-6) lasted just 3 2-3 innings, allowing six runs and seven hits.
Domingo Santana hit a two-run home run and Ryan Braun had three hits for the Brewers, who left 13 on base.
A crowd of close to 1,400 was on hand, although the official paid attendance announced was 14,958.
The spare crowd saw Realmuto become the third Marlin in franchise history to have an inside-the-park home run as part of a multihomer game. Hanley Ramirez (Sept. 27, 2006 vs. Cincinnati) and Derrek Lee (April 12, 2003 vs. Atlanta) were the other two.
Santana’s two-run homer gave the Brewers a 2-1 lead.
Martin Prado had an RBI single in the first, and Realmuto’s home run over the left field wall in the second tied the game at 2-2.
Bour’s base hit in the third put the Marlins on top 3-2, and they stretched their lead to 6-2 by scoring three runs in the fourth.
Realmuto led off the fourth with a deep fly ball to center field that caromed off the wall away from Santana, allowing Realmuto to score easily for an inside-the-park home run. Realmuto now has nine home runs on the season.
Barraclough relieved Adam Conley in the fifth with the bases loaded leading 6-2 and got the final two outs to get out of the jam. He then struck out the side in the sixth.
Conley allowed two runs and eight hits in 4 1-3 innings. He struck out seven and walked three.
Rogers and Elian Herrera each had RBI singles in the seventh to cut the Brewers’ deficit to 6-4.
Marlins: SS Adeiny Hechavarria (hamstring) missed his fifth consecutive game. “He jogged a little today and that’s the beginning of the test,” Marlins manager Dan Jennings said. “He has not tested it in terms of opening up and running, probably another day or two away from doing that to see exactly where it is.” Jennings anticipates that Hechavarria will be back before the end of the season, but there is no timetable for his return.
Brewers: RHP Ariel Pena (1-0, 6.00 ERA) will make his first major league start in Wednesday’s series finale. He allowed two runs in three innings in his debut on Sept. 5 at Cincinnati.
Marlins: RHP Tom Koehler (8-13, 4.08) had one of his worst starts of the season against the Brewers on Aug. 19 allowing seven runs in 4 1-3 innings.
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