Suzuki’s 4 hits help Marlins rally past Rays 7-6

Tampa Bay Rays' Matt Moore delivers a pitch during the first inning Monday. AP Photo

MIAMI – Ichiro Suzuki had four hits, including a single in Miami’s two-run eighth inning, and the Marlins rallied past the Tampa Bay Rays 7-6 Monday night.

The 42-year-old Suzuki has 10 hits in the past three games to raise his average to .417 and increase his career hit total to 2,960.

Struggling Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton put the ball in play in all three at-bats and reached on a single and walk.

Marcell Ozuna had three hits for Miami, including his ninth homer.

The Marlins trailed 6-5 in the eighth, but their first two hitters singled off Erasmo Ramirez (6-2). Pinch hitter Cole Gillespie’s sacrifice fly tied the game, and Suzuki singled to put runners on the corners with one out.

Martin Prado then hit a one-hopper that deflected off the glove of reliever Alex Colome. He had to settle for an out at first as the go-ahead run scored.

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