The Miami Marlins beat the Philadelphia Phillies 3-2 on Wednesday to take the lead in their current four-game series.
Henderson Alvarez went 6.2 innings before being lifted with a runner on in the seventh. Overall the right-hander allowed two runs (one earned) on seven hits and a pair of walks. Alvarez saw his E.R.A. move to 2.32 while picking up his fifth win of the year.
Mike Dunn came in to pick up the last out in the seventh and keep the Miami lead at one. In the eighth, Kevin Gregg turned in a 1-2-3 inning for a hold.
Steve Cishek pitched the ninth and had a 1-2-3 inning of his own to earn his 18th save. Cishek struck out the side to slam the door on the Phillies.
Marcell Ozuna doubled for the ninth time and also brought home his 44th run of the season. The left-fielder had two hits and scored once.
Jarrod Saltalamacchia brought home the other two runs on a double which was the catcher's ninth double of the season.
A day after throwing four wild pitches and committing two errors, the Marlins once again had a pair of errors. Derek Dietrich picked up his tenth on a throw while Ed Lucas mishandled a ball for his third miscue of the year.
Dietrich has had trouble with his defense all season long and it played a role in his recent demotion to AAA. With a lack of offensive options at second base however, Dietrich will be given every opportunity to keep the job on a regular basis.
Tom Koehler will be tasked with giving the Marlins a series win on Thursday when he takes the mound for the finale.