Marlins Avoid Sweep With Late Rally

The Marlins scored three runs in the eighth inning to beat the Phillies on Sunday

The Miami Marlins avoided a sweep with a 5-4 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday.

Miami scored three runs in the eighth inning to come from behind and take the series finale. The Marlins were behind by two runs when the inning got underway and appeared to be headed for another defeat. A loss would have completed a three-game sweep.

Andrew Cashner's poor run in Miami was extended with a four-inning start. Cashner allowed three runs on five hits and walked an additional three. The Marlins acquired Cashner at the trade deadline to boost the starting rotation, and the veteran has faltered. It is unlikely that Cashner will sign with the team in the off-season when he becomes a free agent.

Trailing by three runs in the fifth inning, Miami found the scoreboard for two runs. Philadelphia would add a run of its own in the bottom half of the inning to give it a two-run lead once again. That lead will hold up until the aforementioned rally by the Marlins.

Christian Yelich hit his 19th home run of the season as part of Miami's rally in the eighth inning. Yelich's homer was of the two-run variety which gives the center fielder 93 runs batted in this year.

In the ninth inning, A.J. Ramos finished off the game for his 37th save of the season.

The Marlins will activate Wei-Yin Chen from the disabled list for Monday's start against the Washington Nationals.

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