Whether or not Adeiny Hechavarria's 10th-inning grounder to second would have resulted in a double play is speculative. The Marlins don't care. They'll gladly take the outcome. With runners on first and second and no outs, Daniel Murphy didn't position himself well enough to field the ball to his left. It skipped off his glove and into right, allowing Logan Morrison to score the go-ahead run in Sunday's 8-4 Marlins win, their fifth straight and eighth overall over the Mets. "We like playing the Mets I guess," second baseman Derek Dietrich said. A day after topping the Mets 2-1 in a franchise-record matching 20-inning contest, the Marlins (18-44) came from behind to sweep the abbreviated two-game series. Miguel Olivo capped the four-run, three-hit 10th with a two-run homer off Robert Carson, giving the Marlins 32 hits during their 30-inning weekend in Flushing. The two games combined lasted exactly 10 hours. "I'd rather win in nine, but I guess anything less than 20 is good," manager Mike Redmond said. The bullpen added three more innings to its consecutive scoreless streak, which now stands at 18. Fourteen of those came in Saturday's victory. Dietrich accounted for the equalizer with a game-tying, solo homer off lefty Scott Rice to start the eighth. Including that liner into the right-field seats, three of the left-handed hitting Dietrich's five homers have come off lefties. Two games ago in Philadelphia, Dietrich put a Cole Hamels pitch over the wall. He also hit one last month at U.S. Cellular Field off John Danks. "Usually, a left-handed hitter against a righty you should be better, but fortunately I've locked in more on the left-handers," said Dietrich, who's either tied the game or put the Marlins ahead with all five of his homers. "If I can keep it going with the righties and the lefties, I feel like I should have a solid at-bat every time." The homer extended Dietrich's hitting streak to five games. He's also hit safely in eight of nine and 13 of his last 16. One of three Bronx-born pitchers all-time according to STATS LLC to start against the Mets, Tom Koehler retired 14 of the last 15 batters he faced during his seven-inning no-decision. Three of the six hits he allowed came in the third, when the Mets scored three of their four runs off him. David Wright stroked a two-run, bases-loaded double, but the key plate appearance that inning belonged to counterpart Jonathon Niese. He drew a six-pitch walk to put runners on first and second with nobody out. Koehler needed 26 pitches to negotiate that inning, which also featured a Murphy RBI-groundout. In the second, Murphy made it 1-1 with a solo homer.
Marlins need 30 innings to sweep two-game set from Mets
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel | Jun 10