The Miami Marlins depended on their pitching with timely offense for most of this series against the Tampa Bay Rays. But the finale versus the Rays was an offensive attack by Miami that was barely able to keep up with the onslaught the Rays pulled out against Jacob Turner and the Marlins' bullpen. Turner went 5 1/3 innings and gave up five runs, with two homers allowed and only three strikeouts versus one walk. It was a wholly unimpressive performance for a pitcher who has struggled all season long.

But Miami's offense came to the rescue, and it started in the fourth inning. Casey McGehee and Garrett Jones singled with two outs and Marcell Ozuna delivered the first run to tie the game for the Fish. Justin Bour, in his first Major League plate appearance, hit a tapper for an infield single towards first base. Then J.T. Realmuto, in his Major League debut, lined a single to bring home Jones and Ozuna and give Miami an early 3-1 lead.