The Red Sox and Marlins are set to face off in the rubber match of their three-game series Wednesday night.
We'll keep you up-to-date on all the action as it goes down in Marlins Park.
Red Sox 10, Marlins 2, Final -- Matt Albers works a quick ninth, and the Red Sox win big in Miami!
Red Sox 10, Marlins 2, Mid 9th -- Adrian Gonzalez and Dustin Pedroia both are stranded in the ninth, but it's hard to get upset over missed opportunities in a 10-2 game.
Red Sox 10, Marlins 2, End 8th -- Some curious bullpen decisions in a 10-2 game result in three different pitchers appearing in the eighth, but manage to get out of a bases-loaded situation as Matt Albers induces a ground ball out from Giancarlo Stanton.
Red Sox 10, Marlins 2, Mid 8th -- You get a feeling that this had been building for a few days. Now, finally getting through to the weak underside of the Miami bullpen in a game they're leading, the Sox put up a nice, crooked number. It takes the Marlins seven batters to record the first out, with Nick Punto doubling off the wall in right, chasing Chad Gaudin and bringing Randy Choate into the game. Choate proceeds to allow a couple of hard hit singles to Scott Podsednik and Dustin Pedroia, scoring a run in the process before Adrian Gonzalez brings home a second by hitting a chopper that bounces high over the head of Jose Reyes, in to try and prevent anymore runs from scoring.
Another sharply hit single, this time from David Ortiz, brings home a third run before Ryan Webb enters the game to calm things down...for a while. With the bases loaded, Jarrod Saltalamacchia hits a sacrifice fly to bring a fourth run home, and while Ryan Sweeney has his line drive end up right in the glove of Justin Ruggiano, Mike Aviles hits one back up the middle for a base hit, and Nick Punto actually picks up his second knock of the eighth by dropping a line drive just in front of the glove of Donovan Solano in left field, bringing home the sixth and final run of the frame.
Red Soox 4, Marlins 2, End 7th -- The Marlins get something going against Felix Doubront, who finds himself in early trouble after a leadoff single and double puts two in scoring position with nobody out. After the bad start, however, he does a great job of minimizing damage, inducing a pop-up and ground ball that allow just the one run to score before Gaby Sanchez flew out to send it to the eighth.
Red Sox 4, Marlins 1, Mid 7th -- 1-2-3 go the Red Sox, as Chad Gaudin does a good job of relieving Ricky Nolasco and settling down a suddenly active Red Sox lineup.
Red Sox 4, Marlins 1, End 6th -- Jose Reyes erases hopes for both a no-hitter and a shutout with one swing of the bat, as Felix Doubront missed inside with a fastball to the Miami shortstop, who took it out of the park for a solo shot.
Red Sox 4, Marlins 0, Mid 6th -- The Sox add to their lead in the sixth inning as they grab three straight singles off Ricky Nolasco to lead off the inning, with the third from Adrian Gonzalez bringing Scott Podsednik in to score. Dustin Pedroia comes home on a sacrifice fly from David Ortiz to make it 4-0, but Will Middlebrooks hits into a double play to end the threat before it gets too far out of hand.
Red Sox 2, Marlins 0, End 5th -- Having just made the last out in the fifth, Felix Doubront steps up and record three more on twelve pitches in the bottom half, striking out Gaby Sanchez with just three to end it.
Red Sox 2, Marlins 0, Mid 5th -- Ricky Nolasco is back to providing perfect innings, getting the Sox 1-2-3 in the fifth, though Mike Aviles managed to get some good wood on the ball and the last out was from Felix Doubront.
Red Sox 2, Marlins 0, End 4th -- Felix Doubront picks up his fifth strikeout in a blissfully short fourth inning, needing just nine pitches to retire the side, 1-2-3.
Red Sox 2, Marlins 0, Mid 4th -- The Red Sox switch from small ball to big ball in the fourth, as David Ortiz takes a fastball waist-high over the outside part of the plate and sends it out of the park to left field for a solo shot.
Red Sox 1, Marlins 0, End 3rd -- Doubront carries his momentum right into the third, striking out the side in order. While he has to fight a bit of a battle with Ricky Nolasco to do so, he ends up getting Jose Reyes looking on three pitches to mitigate the damage to his always-high pitch count.
Red Sox 1, Marlins 0, Mid 3rd -- A bit of NL-mandated small ball pays off for the Red Sox with a run. After Mike Aviles led off the inning with a double, the Sox had Felix Doubront coming to the plate for his first major league at bat--a rare perfect time for a bunt. He laid down a good one on his first pitch, and Scott Podsednik brought Aviles in from third with a ground ball to second base. Just like they drew it up.
Red Sox 0, Marlins 0, End 2nd -- Felix Doubront looks a lot more dominant in the second, striking out Omar Infante to start the inning and then enjoying a pair of pop flies to end it without any trouble. He'll come up to bat in the third, and hopefully not hurt himself doing so.
Red Sox 0, Marlins 0, Mid 2nd -- Though David Ortiz leads off the inning with a walk, the second isn't much better than the first on the whole. Fly balls from Will Middlebrooks and Ryan Sweeney don't test the Marlins outfield in the least, and with Jarrod Saltalamacchia striking out in between, it was another scoreless frame for Ricky Nolasco.
Red Sox 0, Marlins 0, End 1st -- Felix Doubront doesn't look incredible in the first, but he does manage to get out of the inning without any damage, and only one baserunner to his name--Donovan Solano, who reaches by way of the walk. Still, some decent contact is a bad sign, if not a damning one.
Red Sox 0, Marlins 0, Mid 1st -- The Sox may finally see the gauntlet of front-line starting pitchers coming to an end with Ricky Nolasco, but that doesn't save them from a miserable first inning. Nolasco needs just 13 pitches to end the top of the first, striking out both Scott Podsednik and Adrian Gonzalez in a 1-2-3 inning.