Fenway Park was never friendly to the Marlins.
They lost a 2003 game here – the year they would win their second World Series – in which they somehow gave up 10 runs before they managed to record a single, and Johnny Damon singled, doubled and tripled only in the first inning.
It was not so one-sided on Tuesday. But it was almost so painful. And it was definitely not nice.
Twice the Marlins recovered from deficits – once in the eighth and ninth again – to either take the lead or tie the result. On both occasions they made their comebacks in an 8-7 loss, in which the Red Sox scored the victory run on JT Riddle's throwing error. The loss brought the Marlins a 6:1
"Obviously, the end was not very good," said Marlin's manager Don Mattingly.
It was the second time this season that the Marlins suffered a defeat game ending loss on a mistake. They lost to the Padres in San Diego in May on a walk-off mistake by Miguel Rojas.
After clearing a 4-1 deficit with five runs in the eighth, Marlin's last place saw her unlikely comeback against the team with the best record in the majors going up in flames, as the Red Sox scored three runs in her Half of the innings responded, then the game winner in the ninth, as Riddle could not finish an inning-ending double-match, skipping a throw past Rojas first.
"Step on the bag, throw the ball first, should have done the game," Riddle said. "I threw the ball 80 feet and that was the game, just a bad throw."
Riddle's throwing error culminated in a wild last two innings in which the two teams scored 10 runs.
After scoring five runs in the eighth round, the Marlins took 6-4 in the lead. Tayron Guerrero came back, scoring four goals and uncorking a wild field that scored a run when the Red Sox scored 7: 6 took the lead
"It was a small fight tonight," said Guerrero. "Bad night."
Nevertheless, the Marlins still had a rally in which they joined in the ninth on the RBI single of Magneuris Sierra.
Jose Urena, who returned from a six-game suspension and for the first time since a full-game victory over the Nationals nine days earlier, saw four runs over six innings.
The Marlins were 4-1 in the eighth, with their single run coming on Isaac Galloway Solohomer in the third as they struck for five runs, with JT Realmuto and Starlin Castro joining the back-to-back homer , and Rafael Ortega put the Marlins on top with two runs with two outs.
But when Guerrero took eightfold, everything fell apart. After the Red Sox had loaded the bases with them, Guerrero almost came out of the jam when he hit Blake Swihart. But as Adam Conley warmed up in the Bullpen, Mattingly decided to leave Guerrero to meet Bradley, who combined the score with a two-out single.
Mattingly said he decided not to put his hindpaw in the face of Bradley because he thought the Red Sox would counter by sending the right-hander, Steve Pearce, a pinch hit. And Boston manager Alex Cora said that's exactly what he would have done if Mattingly had gone to Conley at this point.
Even after all, the Marlins managed to tie them to ninth on Sierry's RBI single Craig Kimbrel.
But with two on board and one in the ninth, Riddle Eduardo Nunez & # 39; s groundball stepped into second place and promptly threw the ball away, scoring the winning goal.