Marlins roll over Rangers 22-10
ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Miami Marlins crushed Texas 22-10 on Wednesday night in what may be Yu Darvish's last outing in a Rangers uniform.
Miami (46-53) broke the game open by breaking down the Texas ace in a nine-run fourth inning. The Marlins won two of three at Globe Life Park and return to Miami having won three straight road series.
All nine starters in Miami's lineup had at least one hit and one RBI in an offensive onslaught that produced a franchise record for runs, season high for hits (22) and followed Tuesday's 10-4 loss. Dee Gordon, Christian Yelich, J.T. Realmuto and Giancarlo Stanton each hit home runs. Stanton leads the majors with 33 long balls. Derek Dietrich and Marcell Ozuna each drove in five runs.
Marlins starter Jose Urena was the beneficiary, improving to 9-4 with his third win in the last four decisions. The right-hander worked five innings, giving up five runs on four hits and four walks.
Darvish dropped to 6-9 after a season-worst performance will all of baseball watching. The 30-year-old righty is the subject of rampant speculation going into Monday's non-waiver trade deadline.
If he's dealt, his final game with Texas won't foster any warm memories. Darvish was battered for 3 2/3 innings, giving up nine runs on 10 hits before exiting.
Adrian Beltre did inch closer to 3,000 career hits with a solo home run in the fourth, an RBI double in a three-run sixth and another two-bagger in the seventh. The Rangers third baseman is just four hits away from the milestone.
Beltre didn't get a chance for a fourth hit after being ejected while waiting on deck in the eighth. Second base umpire Gerry Davis told Beltre to stand in the on-deck circle -- Beltre was on the home base side of the circle. Instead of moving toward it, Beltre picked up the on-deck circle mat and moved it to where he was standing.
Davis immediately ejected the probable future Hall of Famer. Rangers manager Jeff Banister came out to protest and was tossed moments later.
Gordon continued his streak of scoring the first run in each game of the series, but did it this time all by himself. The leadoff blast into the right-field seats on the first pitch from Darvish was Gordon's first homer this season.
Seven pitches later, Yelich cleared the wall in center with his 12th homer to give Miami a 2-0 lead in the first.
The Rangers came back with a run on Nomar Mazara's sacrifice fly in the bottom of the frame.
The Marlins turned the contest into a rout in the fourth as Darvish struggled with his control. Miami pounded out eight hits in the frame, with seven against Darvish, and sent 13 batters to the plate.
Ichiro Suzuki opened the floodgates with a ground-rule double that scored Ozuna, who led off with a double. Derek Dietrich had a two-RBI single, Giancarlo Stanton drove in a run with a single and Ozuna came back with a bases-loaded triple that spelled the end for Darvish.
His replacement, Jeremey Jeffress, promptly gave up a two-run homer to Realmuto to close the book on Darvish.
NOTES: Miami opens a four-game series Thursday at Marlins Park against Cincinnati. ... Texas OF Carlos Gomez, dealing with soreness on his left side, was initially given Wednesday off but came on to pinch hit in the sixth. ... The Marlins placed RHP Kyle Barraclough on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to July 25, with a right shoulder impingement. The team recalled RHP Drew Steckenrider from Triple-A New Orleans. ... Texas C Robinson Chirinos was available in an emergency situation after missing the previous two games with a sprained ankle. ... Marlins 2B Dee Gordon hit the club's first homer to lead off a game this season. It was the fifth leadoff home run of Gordon's career.