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, lifting Boston over Miami 8-7 on Tuesday night following a wild, back-and-forth final two innings.“It was pretty amazing that we were able to pull off a win tonight,” said Jackie Bradley Jr., who had two hits and two RBIs. “I don’t believe in ugly wins. I believe in wins. As long as we continue to win, I don’t care how ugly it is.”This one helped the Red Sox hold steady atop the AL East with a 6 1/2 game lead over the Yankees, who got a walkoff homer from Neil Walker to beat the Chicago White Sox 5-4.Miami scored five runs in the eighth inning to lead 6-4, allowed three runs to Boston in the bottom of the inning, then tied the game at 7 in the top of the ninth against closer Craig Kimbrel (4-1).“We didn’t pitch well of the last third of the game, but we swung the bats well and we ended up winning,” manager Alex Cora said. “We took advantage of their mistakes.”Martinez started the final rally on a one-out single and went to second on Xander Bogaerts‘ hit.Eduardo Nunez followed with a grounder to Riddle, who stepped on second but sailed his throw well past first baseman J.T. Realmuto, and Martinez came around with the winning run.“It’s a two hopper — step on the bag and throw the ball to first. As simple as that http://www.giantsfanproshop.com/authentic-evan-longoria-jersey
,” Riddle said. “I throw the ball 80 feet and lose the game.”Drew Steckenrider (4-3) was stuck with the loss.Nunez homered in the sixth to put Boston ahead 4-1, a lead that held until Matt Barnes’ melted down in the eighth. Realmuto and Starlin Castro hit back-to-back home runs during the five-run inning, which also included a two-run single by Rafael Ortega.“Obviously the ending was not very good, but it was kind of the way we played all night,” Marlins manager Don Mattingly said.Before batting around in the eighth, Miami’s only score came on Isaac Galloway’s solo homer in the third.Bradley hit a two-run single with two outs in the eighth off Marlins reliever Tayron Guerrero, and Ian Kinsler then scored on Guerrero’s wild pitch to take a 7-6 lead.LITTLE RELIEFWith two starters out of the rotation because of injuries, Boston’s bullpen has been pushed lately and the wear has shown during the recent slide. After Barnes’ implosion in the eighth, Kimbrel struggled in the ninth with two walks before allowing Magneuris Sierra’s tying single.“If we’re going to be a successful team we’re going to have to turn it around and we know that,” Kimbrel said. “This is the team that we have and this is the team that we’re going to make a run with, so we’ve got to figure it out or we’re not going to win. I’ve got a pretty good feeling we’re going to figure it out.”WELCOME BACK JOSEJose Urena returned to Miami after a six-game suspension and allowed four runs and six hits and struck out two in six innings. Urena, suspended for hitting Atlanta’s Ronald Acuna Jr. with a pitch on Aug. 15 Dave Dravecky Jersey
, didn’t figure in the decision.TRAINER’S ROOMMarlins: OF Garrett Cooper will have surgery Friday in Miami to repair a tendon sheath in his right wrist, Mattingly said.Red Sox: LHP Eduardo Rodriguez (right ankle sprain) will return from the DL and start Saturday when the Red Sox visit the Chicago White Sox. Cora said Rodriguez’s return will take some pressure off the starting rotation as well as the bullpen. … LHP Chris Sale (left shoulder inflammation) played catch Monday, which Cora described as a “good start” but didn’t offer a timetable for his return.UP NEXTRHP Trevor Richards (3-7, 4.23 ERA) starts for Miami against Boston LHP David Price (14-6, 3.50), who has won his last three starts. The Rockies seem to be struggling in every facet of the game."WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections Scaling the RocksPebble ReportRockpileRockies Game ThreadsRockies Fan ExperienceRockies Game RecapsBraves 7, Rockies 1: Rockies lose fifth straightNew,29commentsThe Rockies seem to be struggling in every facet of the game. Braves 7, Rockies 1: Rockies lose fifth straightWhen it’s going bad for a baseball team, it seems like nothing can ever go right. Such was the case on Tuesday night as the Braves gave the Rockies their ninth loss in ten games, winning 7-1. No stopperGoing into the homestand, both Kyle Freeland and German Marquez had streaks of fifteen consecutive starts of allowing three runs or fewer. Freeland’s streak was snapped on Monday and Marquez’s snapped on Tuesday. The key play came in the top of the fifth inning with the Rockies already down 2-0. Freddie Freeman was called out advancing to third base but was ruled safe on review. So instead of one on http://www.giantsfanproshop.com/authentic-evan-longoria-jersey
, two out, Dansby Swanson came up with two one, one out, and took Marquez deep to center field to make it 5-0. Marquez’s final line ended up reading five runs allowed on seven hits, no walks, and just two strikeouts over five innings.As such, for the fifth game in a row, the Rockies were down early and (spoiler) were unable to rebound.No luckWith the Rockies placing David Dahl on the IL before the game, Yonathan Daza was called up from Triple-ABQ to take his spot. He hit out of the leadoff spot in a lineup that featured four players with 315 career at-bats combined. It wasn’t the best of debuts: 0-for-4 with two strikeouts and the hardest ball he hit was snagged by Freeman at first to turn into a quick and easy double play. It was just that kind of night for the Rockies, who have held a lead for five outs over the last 92 innings.Up NextThe Rockies and Braves will try to get the last game of their three game series in before yet another blizzard hits the Denver area. First pitch is scheduled for 1:10 pm MT with Denver-native Kevin Gausman taking the mound for the Braves and Jeff Hoffman likely to be called up to take the injured Tyler Anderson’s spot in the rotation for the Rockies.Something tells me the Rockies could use a rain snow out.