Marcell Ozuna drove in a pair and Casey McGehee had an RBI single
to extend his career-high hitting streak to 13 games for the
Marlins. Alvarez (6-3) helped his cause with three hits, McGehee and
Christian Yelich each had two and scored twice while Jeff Baker
followed his game-winning RBI single in Saturday's 6-5 triumph by
driving in a pair of runs.
McGehee continued his torrid stretch by depositing a 1-2 sinker from
Marco Gonzales (0-2) into center field to plate Yelich in the first
inning. Gonzales, who was making his third career start, permitted
the lone run on seven hits and walked five in 4 2/3 innings.
Ozuna, who had a single in the first to push his hitting streak to
12 contests, added another by sending Nick Greenwood's first-pitch
fastball into left to plate Alvarez and Yelich in the sixth. Baker
followed with his first RBI single of the contest to give Miami a
The offense was more than enough for Alvarez, who allowed three
singles to Matt Adams and a solo homer to Kolten Wong. The
24-year-old Alvarez permitted just one more hit to pick up the win
and exited before Adams collected his career-high fourth hit with an
RBI double in the eighth.
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GAME NOTEBOOK: After Baker's second RBI single gave Miami a 5-1
lead in the eighth inning, Saltalamacchia jumped on an 0-1 fastball
from RHP Jason Motte and sent it over the wall in right field for
his ninth homer - and third in seven contests. ... Marlins SS Adeiny
Heachavarria went 1-for-5 with two strikeouts in his return to the
lineup after being activated from the disabled list. Hechavarria had
been sidelined with a right triceps strain. ... Miami continues its
nine-game road trip to conclude the first half of the season when it
visits Arizona on Monday. St. Louis wraps up a seven-game homestand
by opening a four-game series versus Pittsburgh on Monday.
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