Marlins Lose As Cishek Surrenders Three Runs in 10th

The Marlins scored twice in the top of the 10th inning only to fall in the bottom half on a blown save

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    Steve Cishek blew his third save of the year on Wednesday

    The Miami Marlins fell to the Arizona Diamondbacks 4-3 on Wednesday in ten innings.

    Steve Cishek blew a save in the bottom of the 10th inning when he allowed three runs without retiring a single batter. The closer entered with a two-run lead but was unable to secure the victory as he was knocked around by Arizona.

    Nathan Eovaldi cruised through seven innings and was in line for a win until he gave up two hits and a run to begin the eighth. A lead-off triple following by a run scoring single ended Eovaldi's day and left him with a no-decision.

    The triple came on a diving attempt by Giancarlo Stanton in right-field. In retrospect, the right-fielder may wish he had played it more conventionally and just knocked the ball down. A speedy Didi Gregorius made him pay for the missed dive.

    The right-hander allowed four hits on the day and remains 5-4 on the season to go along with a respectable 3.61 E.R.A. Eovaldi walked one and struck out a pair during his time on the mound. He showed good control by throwing 64 strikes on a relatively efficient 90 pitches.

    Mike Dunn was brought in to work the eighth inning after Eovaldi was lifted by manager Mike Redmond. Dunn struggled a bit by issuing a free pass and surrendering a hit, but he wiggled out of the inning without a run.

    The one big hit for Miami came in the top of the tenth inning when Donovan Solano brought home two runs with his third double of the season. It was the second double of the game for Solano who started the game at second base.  At the time, that gave Miami a two-run lead.

    The Marlins are off on Thursday before starting a series in New York against the Mets on Friday. The scheduled starter for the opener is Henderson Alvarez.