The Miami Marlins defeated the Philadelphia Phillies 8-4 on Tuesday night, behind a historic performance from Luis Arraez. Arraez became the first Marlins player to hit for the cycle, going 4-for-5 with a homer, two runs scored, and two RBI.
The Marlins jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first inning on a solo home run by Jorge Soler and an RBI single by Jazz Chisholm Jr. The Phillies got one run back in the bottom of the inning on a solo home run by Kyle Schwarber, but the Marlins extended their lead to 5-1 in the third inning.
The Phillies got two runs back in the bottom of the fourth inning on a two-run homer by Bryce Harper, but the Marlins answered with three runs in the top of the sixth inning to take an 8-3 lead. Arraez hit a two-run double in the inning, and Chisholm Jr. added an RBI single.
The Phillies scored a run in the bottom of the ninth inning, but it was not enough as the Marlins held on for the win.
Arraez’s cycle was the first in the Marlins’ history. He is the 32nd player in MLB history to hit for the cycle.