The Miami Marlins returned to the win column on Tuesday with a 5-4 walk-off win over the Philadelphia Phillies in 11 innings.
The win ended a four-game losing streak that included a sweep at the hands of the Oakland Athletics. With the victory Miami is now back to three games under the .500 mark and is still in the thick of the playoff race.
Ed Lucas brought home the winning run on a single to right-field in the 11th that knocked Jeff Baker in.
The scoring for Miami started with a two-run hit from Jarrod Saltalamacchia. At the time, that single tied the game and gave the catcher 22 runs batted in on the year.
Giancarlo Stanton who had a two-hit day also brought home a run to increase his NL RBI lead to 61 this season.
Henderson Alvarez went seven strong innings and was in line to get the win until the bullpen blew his lead. The ace of the Marlins gave up two runs on seven hits while striking out three. On the year, Alvarez now has a 2.33 E.R.A and remains a possibility for an All-Star Game appearance.
In the eighth, Kevin Gregg entered and gave up a home run to Marlon Byrd which trimmed the lead to one run. The next batter was Cody Asche and he made it back-to-back home runs for the Phillies as they tied the game.
Mike Dunn came in next and retired the only batter he opposed to end the inning and keep the game tied at four. In the ninth, Steve Cishek pitched a scoreless inning before Bryan Morris took over. Morris ended up with the win after two scoreless frames of his own.
The Marlins will look to make it two wins in a row and take the series on Wednesday when Tom Koehler is scheduled to start. It is possible that Koehler ends up being replaced if his wife goes into labor.