The Miami Marlins lost 4-2 to the Chicago White Sox to begin their interleague series on Friday.
The Marlins had the opportunity to go up by two games in the loss column over the St. Louis Cardinals. Instead, Miami still only holds only a half-game advantage over St. Louis for the second Wild Card slot in the National League. There are several other teams in the mix for the final playoff spot, including the division rival New York Mets.
Andrew Cashner had a tough time getting things started in the loss. The veteran threw a lot of pitches and found himself in trouble in the early innings. Chicago plated three runs in the first two innings alone, and that total easily could have been higher.
Overall Cashner allowed four runs on nine hits and five walks in his five innings of work. The right-hander struck out five and has a 5.08 E.R.A on the year. With the loss, Cashner is only 4-9 on the season including his time with the San Diego Padres.
The Marlins only managed to tally four hits in the game and only one of those went for extra bases. Appearing as a pinch-hitter, Ichiro Suzuki doubled for the 11th time this season. The three singles for Miami were picked up by Dee Gordon, Martin Prado and J.T. Realmuto.
The series will roll on when Adam Conley gets the ball on Saturday for Miami against Chicago.