The Miami Marlins mounted a comeback in the ninth inning on Friday but fell to the Chicago Cubs 5-3 in the tenth to end their four-game win streak.
Miami trailed by three entering the top of the ninth before scoring three times to tie the game against Cubs closer Hector Rondon. The inning started with a pair of hits from Casey McGehee and Garrett Jones. Justin Bour would pinch-hit and bring home a run on a fielder's choice. Reed Johnson would then pinch-hit as well and tie the game with a two-run double.
The Marlins had two doubles prior to the ninth but could not do much else against Cubs' starter Jason Hammel. Christian Yelich notched his tenth double while Jones tallied his 15th two-bagger of the season.
Eovaldi only had allowed one run in seven innings but had a tough eighth inning which nearly put the game out of reach. Even with that frame, it was still a good day for the right-hander overall. Eovaldi struck out eight in 7.2 innings while allowing three runs on six hits and a walk.
Bryan Morris came in to finish the eighth with a strikeout. That proved to be a big out when the Marlins mounted their comeback an inning later. Mike Dunn started the ninth but was lifted after surrendering a two-out walk.
A.J. Ramos entered and struck out a pinch-hitter to send the game to the tenth. Ramos stayed in for that extra inning and went 1-2-3 to extend the game to the 11th. Dan Jennings took over and allowed a hit but nothing more as the game moved to the 12th.
Jennings remained in the game for the 12th inning and picked up an out before being lifted with a runner on second in favor of Kevin Slowey. The veteran struck out both batters he took on to send the game onto the 13th.
In the 13th, Slowey gave up a lead-off single and then a two-run game winning home run to fall to 1-2 on the season.
Miami will look to start a new win streak when it sends Randy Wolf to the mound.
Published at 8:26 PM EST on Jun 6, 2014