Bell’s RBI single in the 10th inning secures a 3-2 victory for the Miami Marlins over the Milwaukee Brewers

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Ryan Weathers watches the game from dugout

Josh Bell hit a single with the bases loaded in the 10th inning, giving the Miami Marlins a 3-2 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Monday night.

Christian Bethancourt’s sacrifice bunt against reliever Mitch White (1-1) moved automatic runner Vidal Brujan to third. Jazz Chisholm Jr. was intentionally walked and then stole second. Bryan De La Cruz was also intentionally walked before Bell hit a grounder to right field, scoring Brujan for Miami’s fifth walk-off win of the season.

“At first I was thinking to get the ball in the air to the outfield,” Bell said. “But when I found myself with a two-strike at-bat, I was just trying to put the ball in play. I was fortunate enough to get it away from the infielders.”

After being 21 games under .500 on May 13, the Marlins (16-33) have won five of their last six games. “It feels good. It feels like last year,” Bell said. “Hopefully, we can turn the ship around and play Marlins baseball. The vibes right now feel like last year.”

Tanner Scott (4-4) walked Christian Yelich to start the 10th inning. Joey Ortiz’s sacrifice bunt advanced courtesy runner Brice Turang and Yelich, but Scott struck out Willy Adames and got Gary Sánchez to fly out to center.

Jackson Chourio bunts before going to the first base

The NL Central-leading Brewers (27-20) used seven relievers after starter Joe Ross left after the first inning due to a low back strain.

“I honestly didn’t want a bullpen game because their bullpen is really good and they can really match up,” Marlins manager Skip Schumaker said. “They did a good job matching up against our guys. It was a hard offensive night.”

Yelich stole two bases, including his first career theft of a home. Miami tied the game at 2-all on Otto López’s RBI single off Trevor Megill in the ninth. Nick Gordon hit a two-out single, then stole second before López hit a bloop single to right.

“The moment I got to the plate, I was looking to make solid contact,” López said in Spanish. “It wasn’t that hard hit but fortunately it dropped to give us the tie.”


By Michael Smith

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