The Miami Marlins hit four solo home runs on Friday but lost to the Milwaukee Brewers by a final of 9-5.
Giancarlo Stanton (14), and Garrett Jones (8) hit the four blasts for Miami. Stanton now has 47 runs batted in while Jones has 25 of his own. Stanton continues to lead all of Major League Baseball in the RBI department.
It took until the seventh inning for the Marlins to have a hit other than a home run. Marcell Ozuna singled and shortly after, Jeff Baker followed with a single of his own. Ed Lucas followed with an RBI hit to narrow the deficit.
Tom Koehler had a rare poor start lasting only five innings in which he allowed seven runs. Koehler was throwing a lot of strikes and walked none in the game. An aggressive Brewers lineup put together nine hits against the right-hander.
Brad Hand took the mound for the sixth and things did not go much better for him. Hand allowed a pair of runs in his two innings of work. The Brewers hit three home runs of their own with two coming off Koehler and the other off Hand.
Chris Hatcher who was promoted on Thursday worked a scoreless two innings in the eighth and ninth. Hatcher struck out two and allowed a hit along the way.
Miami will look to even the series on Saturday with Jacob Turner making the start.