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Astros Vs. Marlins Final Score: Miami Picks Up First Walk-Off Win In Marlins Park

It was a day of firsts for the Miami Marlins against the Houston Astros. After Omar Infante hit the first home run by a Marlin at the new ballpark (setting off the now world-famous sculpture for the first time), the Marlins picked up their first walk-off win in the new diggs, defeating the Astros 5-4 in 11 innings.

After trailing 3-2 after five innings, the Astros were able to see their lead increase to 4-2 after a Jose Altuve double.

The Marlins kept fighting, and answered in the bottom of the 8th when Hanley Ramirez hit a 443-foot two-run home run to tie the game at 4-4. In the 11th, Ramirez would come up big again with the game-winning single that scored Brett Hayes.

J.A. Happ put in a fantastic start for the Astros, striking out eight batters in six innings. Wesley Wright and Wilton Lopez struggled out of the pen, allowing the tying runs to score.

Anibal Sanchez also did well on the mound for the Marlins, striking out seven in six innings.

The Marlins will look to make it two straight wins on Tuesday when the Chicago Cubs make their first appearance at Marlins Park.

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