Marlins Blow Late Lead at Fenway

Miami's bullpen allowed three runs in the 7th inning to turn a potential win into a loss

The Miami Marlins were let down by their bullpen in a 4-3 loss to the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday at Fenway Park.

With a two-run lead going into the bottom half of the seventh inning, Miami's pen surrendered three runs. All the runs came on one hit off the bat of Xander Bogaerts. While the three runs were all charged to Steve Cishek, it was actually Carter Capps who gave up the hit.

The runs were all unearned as they followed an error by Miguel Rojas. Cishek was lifted with the bases loaded and one out. When Capps entered, there were two outs and the bags remained loaded following a strikeout by Mike Dunn. The count would go full before Bogaerts hit the ball hard to clear the bases.

Prior to the meltdown by the pen, Dan Haren pitched well. The veteran allowed only one run in his six innings, and was in line for the win. Haren who may end up traded to a contender this month struck out five and has an E.R.A of 3.34 this season.

Cole Gillespie stayed hot with two hits including his fourth double of the year. Gillespie has made the most of his opportunities, and should continue to see regular playing time. His double was one of four for Miami in the game. Adeiny Hechavarria (13), J.T Realmuto (11) and Christian Yelich (9) also had two-base hits.

Ichiro's Suzuki's struggles continued after he entered for an injured Jeff Baker. Ichiro went 0-3, and has been held without a hit for nearly a month. Baker is currently listed as day-to-day with an oblique ailment.

Miami will look to split the two-game series on Wednesday when Tom Koehler makes the start.

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