Dodgers Defense Collapses In 9th Inning Meltdown
MIAMI (AP) – Omar Infante lined a two-out RBI single that left fielder Jerry Sands misjudged in the ninth inning, capping a two-run rally that helped the Florida Marlins beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-4 Monday night.
Both runs were unearned. Scott Cousins’ two-out grounder scooted under the glove of shortstop Jamey Carroll for an error to score the tying run.
Chris Coghlan was then intentionally walked to load the bases, and Infante lined a 1-0 pitch to left. Sands started in, braked and leaped, and the ball sailed over his glove.
The Marlins’ ninth comeback win this season received a boost from All-Star shortstop Hanley Ramirez, who was mired in a 2-for-27 slump.
His pinch-hit single with two outs in the ninth put runners at first and third.
Jon Garland pitched 7 innings, allowing just 2 runs on 97 pitches.
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