The Miami Marlins avoided a sweep with their 10-3 win over the Minnesota Twins on Thursday at Target Field.
Miami had dropped the first two of the games of the series. and gave up seven home runs along the way. At the same time, Miami had difficulty bringing home runners that were in scoring position. In this one, the Marlins did a better job on both sides of the field.
A seven-run seventh inning was the big moment for the Marlins in the win. The teams entered the inning with the game tied at two. Miami saw hits from up and down its lineup with the exception of Giancarlo Stanton. The slugger who has a batting average of .197 now went 0-4 with four strikeouts.
The biggest day was enjoyed by Marcell Ozuna who had four hits including his 11th double of the season. Ozuna had three runs batted in and also scored a run. Ozuna was one of five Marlins to have a multi-hit day. The others were J.T. Realmuto (3), Ichiro Suzuki (2), Martin Prado (2), and Christian Yelich (2).
Tom Koehler started the game for Miami and lasted six innings. Koehler allowed only two runs on four hits. The right-hander also struck out six hitters and now has a 4.36 E.R.A on the season.
Mike Dunn, Dustin McGowan, A.J. Ramos and Brian Ellington worked the final three innings to complete the win for Koehler.
The Marlins will give the ball to Justin Nicolino on Friday as they open a series in Arizona against the Diamondbacks.