MIAMI — The Los Angeles Dodgers erased a four-run deficit and still lost their sixth game in a row when J.T. Realmuto‘s tiebreaking homer in the sixth inning helped the Miami Marlins win 6-5 Wednesday night.

The Marlins clinched the series after another last-place team, Cincinnati, swept a four-game set at Los Angeles. The defending NL champion Dodgers and the rebuilding Marlins have identical 16-26 records.

Miami bopper Justin Bour hit a two-run homer, his ninth. Starlin Castro tied a career high with four hits to hike his batting average to .300.

Yasmani Grandal hit his seventh home run and singled in a run for the Dodgers.

The Marlins’ Elieser Hernandez, a Rule 5 draft pick making his first career start, allowed one run in five innings and left with a 5-1 lead.

Los Angeles quickly erased it, scoring four runs in the sixth against Miami’s bullpen. Max Muncy’s two-run double off Drew Steckenrider made it 5-all.

Steckenrider (2-1) regrouped to retire five batters. Brad Ziegler pitched around a leadoff single in the ninth for his seventh save, with Justin Turner bouncing into a game-ending double play.

Pedro Baez (1-2) gave up the sixth-inning homer by Realmuto, who has at least one hit in all 21 career games against the Dodgers.

Los Angeles rookie Walker Buehler gave up a season-high five runs, four earned, in five innings.

Brian Anderson’s two-out RBI single in the first put Miami ahead. An error by Dodgers shortstop Chris Taylor led to an unearned run in the third, which scored on Castro’s single.

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Source:: Sportsnet.ca

      

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