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Marlins Vs. Brewers Recap: Amazing Miami Comeback Wasted By Heath Bell

For the second straight day, the Miami Marlins lost a heartbreaker against the Milwaukee Brewers. The Marlins offense exploded on Tuesday for 12 runs, overcoming an early seven-run deficit. Miami had a miraculous eighth inning, putting six runs on the board to tie things up at 11-11. Jose Reyes then launched a homer to right that put the Fish ahead by one in extra innings. But yet again, Heath Bell came on for Ozzie Guillen and promptly wasted the comeback effort. With two outs in the Brewers last at-bat, Bell gave up a two-run shot to Aramis Ramirez. It was a blast to straightaway center that sealed the 13-12 win and Miami's June woes have appeared to carry over to the month of July.

The Marlins lineup really spread the wealth around, with no one knocking in more than two runs. Logan Morrison led it all off with a two-run bomb in the top of the first, but the Brewers would pour it on against Anibal Sanchez and Chad Gaudin after that for nine unanswered runs. Justin Ruggiano, continuing his big series, John Buck, and Scott Cousins all went deep for Miami. The latter two were a key part of the huge eighth-inning rally. But it was all for naught as Bell, the eighth pitcher used by Guillen, blew the one-run lead.

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