The Miami Marlins fell to the Boston Red Sox 6-3 on Wednesday in a game that featured three errors by the team.
Miami has been one of Major League Baseball's best defensive teams this year, but that was not the case in this one. All three errors were on throws, and five of Boston's six runs were unearned.
Tom Koehler and Sam Dyson each committed errors while on the mound while catcher J.T. Realmuto picked up his second miscue of the year. The errors allowed runs to score and kept rallies alive for the Red Sox.
Miami did well with runners in scoring position for a change, which only amplified the defensive miscues. The Marlins cashed in three of the seven runners that were in scoring position. In all, Miami had ten hits, and had plenty of scoring chances.
Mike Morse hit a home run in only his second game back in the lineup. It was the third blast of the year for Morse who got the start as the designated hitter. With Miami returning to National League rules, Morse is likely headed to the outfield.
Derek Dietrich had a three-hit game while getting a start at third base. Dietrich is likely to see the majority of at-bats at the hot corner until Martin Prado returns. The regular third baseman is expected back following the All-Star break.
Koehler allowed five runs in six innings with four of those coming in the third inning. The right-hander was only charged with one earned run, but was tagged with the loss to fall to 7-5 on the year.
The Marlins will head home and wrap up the first half with a series against the Cincinnati Reds that will begin on Thursday. Jose Fernandez is set to get the ball in the series opener for Miami.