Marlins Waste 3 Home Runs in 14 Inning Loss

The Marlins hit three solo home runs but dropped the series finale to the Phillies 5-3 in 14 innings on Thursday

The Miami Marlins fell in 14 innings to the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday by a final of 5-3.

Tom Koehler was in line for the win after exiting to start the seventh inning. The right-hander allowed two runs in six solid innings striking out six along the way.

After 92 pitches, manager Mike Redmond elected to go to the pen and bring in Bryan Morris. It looked like Morris would do the job and keep the lead at one until a Jeff Baker error. The versatile lefty made the start at first and mishandled a ball. The tying run came home to score on what was Baker's third error of the season.

Mike Dunn came in for the eighth inning and struck out the side. It was arguably Dunn's best outing of the season and came a day after Steve Cishek accomplished the same feat.

Kevin Gregg has a 1-2-3 inning himself in the ninth to send the game to extra innings. In the tenth, things didn't start so well for A.J. Ramos however. The right-hander allowed the first two batters to reach but he battled out of it and extended the game to the 11th.

Ramos stayed in for the 11th but was lifted with two outs in favor of Chris Hatcher. He would escape the inning and then continue in the bottom of the 12th. Hatcher would allow two baserunners to reach but kept the game tied.

Hatcher would again keep the score locked in the 13th but in the 14th, he surrendered a two-run game winning home run to Chase Utley.

The three runs for Miami came on solo home runs. Jarrod Saltalamacchia (7), Giancarlo Stanton (21) and Marcell Ozuna (13) each had a blast.

The Marlins will head home on Friday to start an interleague series with the Oakland Athletics. Scheduled to make the start for Miami is Anthony DeSclafani.

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