Big Eighth Inning Lifts Marlins To Win

The Marlins scored five runs in the eighth inning to pick up a win over the Pirates on Tuesday

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    The Marlins scored five runs in the eighth inning

    The Miami Marlins came away 6-2 winners over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday after a five run eighth inning.

    Trailing by a run with five outs to go, the Marlins began their explosive rally. When all was said and done, Miami batted around with two batters coming to the plate twice in the inning. The inning featured two walks with the bases loaded.

    After the Pirates walked in two runs to give Miami the lead, more runs were added by the offense. Adeiny Hechavarria singled home a run to give the Marlins some breathing room. Following that, Reed Johnson grounded out to bring home another run. Finally, Christian Yelich came up and hit a run-scoring ground-rule double to cap off the big inning.

    Garrett Jones returned to Pittsburgh for the first time since joining the Marlins and went 2-2 along with walking once. Jones had played in Pittsburgh for the previous five seasons and was a fan favorite while there.

    Brad Hand started for Miami and did well in his 6.1 innings. He left with his team trailing so he comes away with a no-decision. Hand allowed a pair of runs on six hits and has solidified his place in the starting rotation with a recent string of strong performances.

    A.J. Ramos was credited with the win after picking up the last two outs of the seventh inning. In the eighth, Bryan Morris who pitched for Pittsburgh before the June trade to Miami provided his team with a perfect frame.

    Miami will look to keep the momentum going on Wednesday when Tom Koehler makes the start against the Pirates.