Marlins Dominate Cardinals, Rea Exits Early

Colin Rea was lifted early with an injury in his Marlins debut in a game Miami won 11-0

The Miami Marlins lost Colin Rea to an injury before finishing off an 11-0 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday.

Rea was making his Marlins debut after he was acquired in a trade on Friday. The right-hander was pitching well, until he motioned to the dugout for a visit from the trainer. Rea was replaced quickly and diagnosed with a sore right elbow. The pitcher is currently listed as day-to-day.

Before he exited the game, Rea went 3.1 shutout innings. The 26-year old allowed only one hit, walked none and struck out four. If Rea misses time, it is possible David Phelps could enter the starting rotation.

Phelps took over for Rea in this one and gave Miami 2.2 scoreless innings. The reliever struck out four and only allowed one hit. Phelps has spent the entire season in the bullpen, but has started in previous seasons.

Every position player besides Chris Johnson had at least one hit for Miami. Three players had multi-hit games and the team combined for 12 hits overall.

Marcell Ozuna hit his 19th home run of the season in the first inning. Ozuna now has 56 runs batted in on the year as well. The center fielder also scored two runs along the way.

The Marlins had six doubles in the win with Christian Yelich picking up two to give him 28 on the season. The other doubles came from Dee Gordon (4), Jeff Mathis (4), Adeiny Hechavarria (15) and Martin Prado (24).

Andrew Cashner will make his Marlins debut on Sunday as his team looks to even up the four-game series.

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