Two eighth inning sacrifice flies put the Florida Marlins over the Tampa Bay Rays Friday night 5-3.
With runners on second and third, first baseman Gaby Sanchez’s sac-fly out the Marlins out in front with one out. Then a Mike Stanton sac-fly scored Logan Morrison and the rest was saved by closer Leo Nunez.
Nunez picked up his 16th save of the season.
The Marlins had to play catch up once again. Down 2-1 in the fourth inning, Morrison would lift a first-pitch home run off of Rays’ pitcher Andy Sonnastine. Then a few batters later, Stanton would belt a home run of his own.
For Morrison it is his sixth homer of the year and Stanton collected his 10th home run.
Starter Anibal Sanchez went seven innings and got the no-decision for Florida. He struck out six batters and walked run while giving up three runs. Mike Dunn picked up his fourth win on the season as a reliever.
Florida plays Tampa Bay Saturday afternoon at 4:10 p.m. Javier Vazquez gets the call against David Price.