Marcell Ozuna Powers Marlins To Third Straight Win

Marcell Ozuna's three-run home run was all Miami needed to beat Colorado on Sunday

Marcell Ozuna hit a three-run home run on Sunday to help his Miami Marlins beat the Colorado Rockies 3-0.

Ozuna's home run was his 13th of the season and came as part of a three hit day for the center fielder. Ozuna is now hitting .319 on the year and has 41 runs batted in.

With the win, Miami moved to five games over .500 for the first time this season. The Marlins are also now the leading Wild-Card holder, and would be in the playoffs if the season ended today. Miami is a half-game ahead of the New York Mets who possess the second Wild-Card.

Along with Ozuna's bat, the Marlins also recieved assistance in the win from their pitching staff. Tom Koehler started the game and came away with his sixth win of the year. The right-hander gave up two hits and walked six while striking out another six in his six innings.

After Koehler exited, the bullpen combined for three more shutout innings. Kyle Barraclough, David Phelps and A.J. Ramos saw an inning each. Not only did the relievers allow no runs, but they also held Colorado hitless. Ramos now has 22 saves on the year and remained perfect in save opportunities.

The Marlins will go for the four-game sweep on Monday when they send Paul Clemens to the mound. Clemens was recalled from AAA prior to Sunday's game and will be making his Miami debut.

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