(26-33, 10-16 away)
(31-31, 13-15 home)
7:05 PM ET, June 8, 2007
Sun Life Stadium, Miami, Florida
• Summary: The Marlins rallied from a six-run deficit to score 12 unanswered runs and reached .500 for the first time since May 4. Jeremy Hermida got Florida's offense going with a grand slam that cut into the D-Rays' lead before the Marlins took over.
• Did you see that?: Tampa Bay catcher Dioner Navarro left the game in the sixth inning strapped to a backboard after taking an errant pitch in the throat. With Josh Willingham batting, Brian Stokes' 1-1 offering bounced and caught Navarro directly under his mask. He was tended to for several minutes by medical personnel from both teams and eventually carted off by Miami-Dade Fire Rescue workers.
• Unsung heroes: Josh Willingham, Miguel Cabrera and Dan Uggla each had at least two RBIs apiece for the Marlins.
• A new role?: Devil Rays infielder Josh Wilson pitched a scoreless eighth inning in relief.
• Quotable: "It's unfortunate to waste that kind of an offensive night. It's really annoying, actually." -- Tampa Bay manager Joe Maddon
-- ESPN.com news services
Marlins 14, Devil Rays 8
Tampa Bay was seeking its first three-game road winning streak since Sept. 25-28, 2005. ... Both of Florida's grand slams this season are against Tampa Bay; Boone hit the other on May 18. ... Elijah Dukes replaced Upton and went 0-for-3, making him 0-for-24 in June. ... Hermida's other slam was memorable; on Aug. 31, 2005, he was the first player in major league history to turn his first at-bat into a pinch-hit grand slam. ... The first inning took 36 minutes, as Kim and Howell combined to throw 67 pitches.
Regular Season Series
|TB||1st||T Wigginton doubled to left, C Crawford scored.||1||0|
|TB||1st||D Young singled to deep center, T Wigginton scored, C Pena to second, C Pena scored, D Young to second on error by center fielder R Abercrombie.||3||0|
|TB||1st||B Harris doubled to deep left, D Young scored.||4||0|
|FLA||2nd||D Uggla singled to center, A Boone and M Treanor scored, B Kim to third.||4||2|
|TB||3rd||B Harris singled to center, C Pena and D Young scored, B Harris to second advancing on throw.||6||2|
|TB||3rd||J Howell singled to center, B Harris scored.||7||2|
|TB||4th||T Wigginton homered to left.||8||2|
|FLA||5th||J Hermida homered to right, D Uggla, H Ramirez and J Willingham scored.||8||6|
|FLA||6th||H Ramirez singled to center, R Abercrombie scored, H Ramirez to second advancing on throw.||8||7|
|FLA||6th||M Cabrera doubled to deep left, H Ramirez scored.||8||8|
|FLA||6th||A Boone walked, M Cabrera scored, J Willingham to third, J Hermida to second.||8||9|
|FLA||7th||M Cabrera singled to left, A Amezaga scored, J Borchard to third, H Ramirez to second.||8||10|
|FLA||7th||J Willingham tripled to deep right center, J Borchard, H Ramirez and M Cabrera scored.||8||13|
|FLA||7th||A Amezaga reached on infield single to shortstop, J Willingham scored, J Hermida to third, A Boone to second.||8||14|
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|Stadium||Sun Life Stadium, Miami, FL|
|Attendance||13,520 (35.1% full) - % is based on regular season capacity|
|Weather||73 degrees, overcast|
|Umpires||Home Plate - James Hoye, First Base - Brian Runge, Second Base - Mark Wegner, Third Base - Mike Winters|