Marlins Tally 13 Hits to Top Rays

The Marlins had their bats working in their 4-3 win over the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday.

The Miami Marlins put together 13 hits in their 4-3 win over the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday at Tropicana Field.

Miami led by two runs early in the game before blowing the lead. A rally in the eighth inning would put the Marlins back on top where they'd remain. With the win, Miami now leads the Citrus Series 2-1 with one game remaining.

Cole Gillespie started in place of Giancarlo Stanton who is battling a strained rib cage. Gillespie did the most with his opportunity with two hits including the game-winner. Gillespie's single in the eighth inning plated the go-ahead run at the time.

Stanton could miss another game or two, and Christian Yelich also remains out for Miami. Ichiro Suzuki drew another start in place of Yelich and went 0-5. Suzuki also struck out twice and saw his average fall to .357.

Tampa Bay's rally was led by former Marlin, Logan Morrison. The first baseman has been hitting exceptionally well during the series and had three runs batted in on Wednesday. Morrison's two-run home run tied the game in the sixth inning as well.

Six different Marlins had multi-hit days including the aforementioned Gillespie. Martin Prado, Marcell Ozuna, Derek Dietrich, J.T. Realmuto and Adeiny Hechavarria also had two-hit games.

Justin Nicolino struck out a career-high six batters in his 5.2 innings on the mound. Nicolino would end up with a no-decision as he served up the game-tying home run to Morrison and was lifted soon after.

Miami will look to win the Citrus Series on Thursday when it sends Jose Fernandez to the mound.

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