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Marlins Drop Another Long Game

The Marlins lost in 14 innings to the Athletics on Saturday which continued a season long trend in marathon games



    Marlins Drop Another Long Game
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    Nathan Eovaldi went seven innings on Saturday

    The Miami Marlins dropped Saturday's game to the Oakland Athletics by a final of 7-6 in the 14th inning.

    This was the fifth time that the Marlins have played a game that went 13 innings or more this season and they have lost each and every one of them. This was also the second 14-inning game for Miami in the past week.

    Nathan Eovaldi started and ended up pitching half the game in his seven innings on the mound. The right-hander allowed five runs on eight hits while scattering three walks and three strikeouts. Eovaldi was in line for the loss until the comeback by Miami in the ninth.

    Mike Dunn, Sam Dyson, Steve Cishek, Bryan Morris and Jacob Turner all pitched in relief in this one. Turner came away with the loss and fell to 2-6 when he allowed the winning run in the 14th. In all Turner pitched decently though as he went three innings and struck out four while allowing the lone run.

    The run that Miami scored in the ninth came off Athletics' closer Sean Doolittle who entered with a 26.1 scoreless inning streak. The run batted in was picked up by Casey McGehee following a double by Giancarlo Stanton.

    Earlier in the game Reed Johnson also doubled as part of a three-hit day for the veteran who was making a rare start.

    Andrew Heaney will make his third big league start on Sunday and will look for his first win in the major leagues once again.