Marlins Beat Rangers 22-10 in Wild Game

Generally, a major league baseball team figures to win a game when it scores 10 runs, but the July 26th game between the Miami Marlins and Texas Rangers in Arlington was an exception. Miami set a franchise scoring record with 22 runs as the Marlins beat the Rangers 22-10.

Rangers starting pitcher Yu Darvish, touted as a leading candidate to be traded to a contender before the endo of the month trading deadline, allowed 10 earned runs in 3 2/3 innings pitched, a career worst performance. Darvish is now 6-9 with a 4.01 ERA overall, and 3-6 with a 5.38 ERA at home. Getting out of Arlington is probably in both his and the Rangers’ best interest . But Darvish wasn’t the only Texas pitcher who stunk out the park. Reliever Jason Grilli provided no relief by allowing four earned runs in just 1/3 of an inning. Brett Nicholas also allowed four runs in relief , but he’s actually a catcher.

Giancarlo Stanton belted another monster home run for Miami, his major league leading 33rd of the season. Left fielder Marcel Ozuna continued his fine under the radar season with five RBis, and third baseman Derek Dietrich also drove in five runs. Adrian Beltre had three hits for Texas, giving him 2,996 for his career. Beltre made an early exit in the eighth inning. He was on deck, although outside of the plastic on deck mat, and was told by second base umpire Gerry Davis that he needed to be on the mat. So Belte dragged the mat over to where he was standing. He got tossed out of the game for that, an exclamation point on a wacky night at the ball park.

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