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Game Of The Week Recap: Marlins Continue Playoff Push, Defeat Cards 6-3

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The Miami Marlins have to be the surprise club of the 2016 season. They are tied for first for the second Wild Card spot with the New York Mets and six games behind the Washington Nationals for first in the NL East. They have won seven of the last ten games, and are looking more and more like a team that other clubs need to worry about.

On Sunday, the Marlins defeated the St Louis Cardinals 6-3, winning two of the three games from their first series of the season.

For the second time during the weekend games, Miami came back from an early deficit to pull away late for the victory.

Matt Holliday put the Cardinals up early 1-0 in the second with his 16th home run of the season. Then in the fourth, the Marlins tied the game on an RBI single from Jeff Mathis.

Miami took a 3-1 lead in the top of the fifth on a two run single from Christian Yelich. The Cardinals battled back with a run in the fifth and sixth to tie the game at 3-3 on a wild pitch and RBI single by Holliday in the sixth.

But the Marlins have a purpose in 2016 and that is to continue to find ways to win, and they did just that after scoring two runs in the seventh and one in the eighth to seal the deal.

Closer A.J. Ramos entered the game in the ninth and immediately gave up a double to Holliday, but then settled down and retired the next three batters to earn his 29th save on the season.

Game Notes

In 2015, Ramos saved 32 games, so he is well on his way to putting up career save numbers.

Ichiro Suzuki picked up three hits and is only six hits away from 3000.

Top Performers

Marlins
Ichiro Suzuki – 3 for 4, R, Double, BB
Christian Yelich – 2 for 4, R, 3 RBI
Giancarlo Stanton – 2 for 4, 2 R, 2 Doubles, RBI, BB
Jeff Mathis – 2 for 5, RBI
Barraclough (W, 5-2) – 1.2 IP. 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K

Cardinals
Matt Holliday – 3 for 4, R, HR, RBI
Matthew Bowman – 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K

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