J.T. Realmuto knocked in six runs in an easy 14-6 win for the Miami Marlins over the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday.
Realmuto set a Marlins record with five runs batted in during one inning, and ended up only a double short of the first cycle in franchise history. The catcher hit a grand slam during a ten-run inning for the team. That sixth inning was the biggest inning of the year for Miami and it was only the second time a ten-run inning has happened in team history.
The slam for Realmuto was his seventh home run of the season, to go along with his sixth triple of the year. The catcher would hit in the bottom of the eighth but struck out to end his chances at the cycle bid.
Three-hit days were also picked up by Cole Gillespie and Dee Gordon. The latter hit a lead-off home run which was only his second blast in 2015. Gordon also stole a base while scoring a pair of runs.
Ichiro Suzuki stayed hot with a pair of hits including a triple and three RBI. Suzuki reached base five times in the two-game series, and is a big reason that Miami swept Boston in the short series.
While the offense put on a show, Miami's pitching staff did not fare quite as well. Adam Conley got the ball to start the game and allowed four runs in 4.2 innings. The young lefty surrendered eight hits and walked one.
The Marlins are off on Thursday before opening a weekend series in St. Louis. Tom Koehler will get the ball to begin the series on Friday.