The Miami Marlins beat the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday 3-1 to end a three-game skid in the first game of the 2014 Citrus Series.
Randy Wolf looked like he found the fountain of youth with six strong innings that featured seven strikeouts and only one walk. The veteran allowed one run on only three hits and looked a lot better than he did in his previous start against the Milwaukee Brewers.
Wolf is now 1-1 with the Marlins to go along with a 3.38 ERA.
Chris Hatcher pitched a scoreless seventh inning to preserve the slim lead. In the eighth, the Marlins turned to Mike Dunn but he was ineffective allowing two hits while retiring only one.
Manager Mike Redmond elected to bring in A.J. Ramos with runners at first and second and only one out. Ramos battled and escaped the inning without surrendering a run.
Steve Cishek worked the ninth for his 12th save and did so with a 1-2-3 inning.
The first two runs for Miami were put on the board in the first inning and came courtesy of a man that has done it all season long in Casey McGehee. The third baseman now has 36 runs batted in this season and is hitting over .400 with runners in scoring position.
The third run for the Marlins also came in the first when McGehee scored on a double play off the bat of Garrett Jones. Due to it being a DP, Jones was not credited with an RBI.
The Marlins can make it two wins in a row on Tuesday when they send Henderson Alvarez to the mound.