The Miami Marlins moved back over .500 on Wednesday by beating the Philadelphia Phillies 14-5. The 14 runs were a season high for Miami.
Marcell Ozuna who had been mired in a slump for most of May had a big game. Ozuna hit a grand slam in the seventh to pad the lead. It was his seventh home run of the year and part of a two-hit, five-RBI day for the center-fielder.
Nathan Eovaldi picked up his third win of the year but it was not pretty. Eovaldi allowed three runs (1 earned) on ten hits. The Phillies constantly had runners on base but could not pick up the big hit. It took the right-hander 110 pitches to complete his six innings on the mound.
After Eovaldi was lifted, Mike Dunn was first out of the pen and provided a perfect inning with two strikeouts. Carter Capps came in for the eighth and gave up a two-run home run to Dominic Brown, which trimmed the lead. Kevin Slowey worked the ninth to finish off the game with a scoreless frame.
Giancarlo Stanton made a diving catch with the bases loaded in the fifth inning with the Marlins ahead by two at the time. If Stanton missed the ball, it would've likely cleared the bases and gave the Phillies a lead. At the plate Stanton was 0-4, but he scored a run and also knocked another run in.
Derek Dietrich had a big day at the plate with his first triple of the season to go along with his fifth double. Garrett Jones stayed hot with his 13th double and he also picked up two runs batted in. Christian Yelich tripled for the fourth time this year and had 2 RBI of his own. Jarrod Saltalamacchia singled home two runs as part of a four run eighth for Miami.
The Marlins can win the series on Thursday with Henderson Alvarez set to take the mound.