Mark Buehrle was magnificent for the Miami Marlins outside of one inning but that was enough for the Boston Red Sox who won 2-1 on Tuesday. The loss moved the Marlins to 3-8 in June as they continued to bring back memories of June 2011. Miami is now back in fourth place in the division and has also fallen six games behind the fist place Washington Nationals after starting the month tied for the division lead.
Buehrle allowed two runs in seven innings with both those runs coming in his final inning on the mound. The loss was charged to Buehrle who is now 5-7 on the year despite pitching much better than that record seems. The veteran surrendered five hits, walked one and struck out four. Entering that seventh inning, Boston had only one hit on the day but added four more in the frame. Steve Cishek faced his hometown team for a second straight day and put together a scoreless inning. Edward Mujica and Randy Choate combined to work a scoreless ninth that kept the deficit at one.
The lone run for the Marlins came on Logan Morrison’s fifth home run of the year. The blast came in the seventh inning and narrowly stayed fair down the right field line. Despite the one run, Miami did have eight hits in the game and four players had two-hit days. Those players were Morrison, Jose Reyes, Omar Infante and Hanley Ramirez. For Reyes, it was the second straight game he led off the first with a triple. Reyes now has five triples on the season.
Miami will try to win the series on Wednesday when they are scheduled to face Felix Doubront. Ricky Nolasco is set to counter him.