Marlins match record with 10 hits in fourth inning
PHOENIX — The Marlins matched their franchise record with 10 hits in an inning.
Miami reached double-digits in the fourth inning on Monday night at Arizona. Nine hits were off Joe Saunders, who exited after facing 11 batters in the frame. Brad Bergesen surrendered the 10th hit.
The Marlins scored nine runs in the inning.
It’s only the second time ever the Marlins reached 10 hits in an inning. They previously did it on Sept. 9, 2011, in the third inning at Pittsburgh.
Donovan Solano, Jose Reyes and Carlos Lee each had two hits in the inning. It’s the first time ever three Marlins have had two hits in the same inning.
The nine runs are a season high, passing the previous most of six runs.
The Marlins opened the fourth with six straight hits — singles by Solano, Reyes and Lee, who drove in a run. Giancarlo Stanton followed with a three-run homer to left, and Justin Ruggiano connected on a solo shot to center.
It was the fourth time this year Miami has gone back-to-back. John Buck collected a single.
After two outs were recorded, Emilio Bonifacio reached on an infield single, Solano singled and Reyes had a two-run double. Bergesen replaced Saunders, and allowed an RBI single to Lee, who was thrown out trying to advance to second on the throw home.
– Joe Frisaro