Ryan Tucker did not fare well in his fourth-career start. (Wilfredo Lee/AP)
By Alden Gonzalez / MLB.com
The Marlins fell into a deep hole and never got out of it on Wednesday night. Starter Ryan Tucker lasted four-plus innings allowing seven runs, followed by recently called up Eulogio De La Cruz coming out of the bullpen to allow five runs without recording an out in the fifth inning.
Tucker pitched to 3 batters in the 5th. De La Cruz, F pitched to 6 batters in the 5th.
Scores: Shields 70, Tucker 19. WP: Hammel, Kensing. HBP: Floyd, C (by Miller, Ju), Ross, C (by Shields). Pitches-strikes:
Shields 101-70, Hammel 19-12, Glover 24-16, Tucker 83-46, De La Cruz, F 28-14, Kensing 35-18, Pinto 28-14, Miller, Ju 20-9,
Gregg 20-10. Groundouts-flyouts: Shields 10-7, Hammel 0-1, Glover 2-1, Tucker 3-3, De La Cruz, F 1-0, Kensing 1-1,
Pinto 0-0, Miller, Ju 2-1, Gregg 1-0. Batters faced: Shields 28, Hammel 5, Glover 6, Tucker 22, De La Cruz, F 6,
Kensing 9, Pinto 5, Miller, Ju 6, Gregg 5. Inherited runners-scored: De La Cruz, F 1-1, Kensing 2-2. Umpires:
HP: Gary Darling. 1B: Mike Estabrook. 2B: Jerry Meals. 3B: Paul Emmel. Weather: 81 degrees, cloudy. Wind:
13 mph, In from CF. T: 3:02. Att: 13,165. Venue: Sun Life Stadium. June 25, 2008 June 25, 2008
Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner