Sánchez hits bases-loaded single in 12th to complete Marlins’ 9-8 comeback win over Phillies

MIAMI, FLORIDA - AUGUST 2: Jesus Sanchez #7 of the Miami Marlins celebrates with teammates after hitting a walk-off single against the Philadelphia Phillies during the 12th inning at loanDepot park on August 2, 2023 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Sam Navarro/Getty Images) (Sam Navarro, 2023 Getty Images)

MIAMI – Jesús Sánchez hit a bases-loaded single with no outs in the 12th inning as the Miami Marlins rallied from a five-run deficit and came back twice in extra innings for 9-8 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday night in a matchup of NL wild-card contenders.

The Marlins faced a 5-0 deficit going into the bottom of the sixth inning, but forced extra innings when Jorge Soler slugged a solo homer with one out in the ninth.

After Philadelphia’s Brandon Marsh hit a two-run homer to lead off the 10th inning, Miami matched it.

Philadelphia also took a lead into the 11th before Miami newcomer Josh Bell singled through the infield with two outs to tie the score once again.

Philadelphia had won the first two games of the four-game set.

Alec Bohm led the Phillies with a game-best four hits, including one that drove in a go-ahead run in the top of the 11th. He went 4 for 6 with three RBIs.

The Phillies went down in order in the 12th to Miami reliever Tanner Scott— the Marlins’ eighth pitcher of the game.

Philadelphia appeared to be rolling toward a third consecutive win against the Marlins when it scored twice in the fourth inning and added three more runs in the sixth.

Down 5-0 and getting little against starter Zack Wheeler, Miami began its comeback in the bottom of the sixth when Bell and Jazz Chisholm Jr. homered to right on back-to-back pitches.

Bell was acquired by the Marlins on Tuesday in a deal with Cleveland and went 4 for 5 with a walk in his Miami debut.

Jake Burger, also playing in his first game after being acquired in a deal with the White Sox, went 2 for 4 with a walk.

Miami starter Braxton Garrett had allowed just one hit in his first three innings before Bohm led off the fourth with a single and moved to third on a double from Bryce Harper. Bohm scored on a single by Nick Castellanos and Harper scored on a hit by Bryson Stott.

The Phillies scored three runs in the sixth when reliever Huascar Brazoban issued a walk with the bases loaded and Bohm hit a two-run double into the corner in left.

The Marlins closed their gap in the eighth when reliever Jeff Hoffman walked Sánchez with the bases loaded to make it 5-3.

Gregory Soto came on to pitch the ninth up 5-4 and, after getting one out gave up a homer to Soler that tied the game at 5.

Luis Arraez went 1 for 6 and his batting average stands at .378.

In the bottom of the 10th with Miami trailing by two runs, Chisholm moved to third on a balk and scored on a groundout from Avisail Garcia. Burger then singled and moved to third on a double down the left field line by Sánchez before a deep fly to right by Jon Berti tied the score at 7.


The Marlins optioned INF-OF Garrett Hampson to Triple-A Jacksonville.

The Phillies added INF Rodolfo Castro and RHP Michael Lorenzen to the active roster. To make room on the 26-man roster, INF Josh Harrison was released and LHP Andrew Vasquez was designated for assignment.


Phillies: C J.T. Realmuto remained out of the lineup for a second consecutive day with a right hand bruise. Manager Rob Thomson said Realmuto could play in the finale on Thursday and was available if needed.


RHP Michael Lorenzen (5-7, 3.58) makes his debut with the Phillies after being acquired from Detroit on Tuesday in the finale of this four-game series Thursday. RHP Johnny Cueto (0-1, 4.50) goes for the Marlins.


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