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Arraez Becomes First Marlin to Hit for the Cycle, Marlins Get the Win Over the Phillies



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The Miami Marlins made history in game two against the Philadelphia Phillies, as Luis Arraez became the first Marlins player ever to hit for the cycle. Arraez put on a show, going 4-5 on the day, scoring two runs and batting in two other runs, continuing his incredible start to the season. Marlins manager Skip Schumaker commented on Arraez’s professionalism and work ethic “It’s pretty special to be a part of it and to watch him go about his business, He’s using the whole field and grinding out at-bats. It’s been an incredible pickup.”

Jon Berti also contributed to the Marlins’ offense, hitting a solo home run in the third inning. The team exploded offensively in the sixth inning, with a Jorge Soler double that scored Arraez, followed by two more runs, putting the Marlins up 4-0.

Although the Phillies closed the gap by adding three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning, the Marlins responded in the final three innings, with Arraez hitting a home run in the top of the seventh to answer the Phillies right back. Berti, Chisholm, and Arraez continued to put pressure on the Phillies’ pitching staff, helping the Marlins score eight runs and secure the 8-4 victory.

The Marlins’ pitching staff also delivered, with Jesus Luzardo throwing six innings and giving up only three earned runs. Luzardo has been consistent for the Marlins, earning his second win of the season and boasting a 1.93 ERA.

The win catapulted the Marlins back to third place in the NL East, with a 5-7 record. With the rubber game coming up on Wednesday, the Marlins have a chance to win the series and continue their climb up the division standings. After the win Arraez was thankful for the opportunity to become the first ever marlin to hit for the cycle.