FORT MYERS, Fla. - Jose Miranda went deep twice to lead a relentless Miracle offense past the Jupiter Hammerheads, 9-2, on Saturday night at Hammond Stadium.
With the Miracle leading 4-2 in the fifth, Miranda launched his seventh home run of the season, and first of the night, onto the berm in left. Trey Cabbage followed with a blast to left-center to increase the lead to 6-2.
Miranda's second home run of the night, a three-run shot in the seventh, put the game out of reach. The ball, which struck the drink rail seats beyond the right-field fence, was initially called in play. However, the umpires discussed the play at the request of Miracle Manager Toby Gardenhire and overturned the call, giving Miranda his multi-homer night.
Trailing 1-0 in the second, the Miracle quickly erased the early hole. With two on and no one out, Ernie De La Trinidad tied the game with a single to left. David Banuelos followed with an RBI ground out to give the Miracle their first lead of the night.
Fort Myers added two runs in the fourth with De La Trinidad and Banuelos once again collecting RBI.
Blayne Enlow started for the Miracle and allowed just two runs (one earned) in six innings of work. Enlow (3-3) walked two and struck out six.
Calvin Faucher earned his second save with three scoreless innings of relief. The right-hander has not allowed a run over his last eight appearances (13.1 innings).
All nine Miracle starters recorded at least one hit. De La Trinidad, Banuelos, and Miranda all posted multi-RBI nights.
The Miracle look for the series win on Sunday morning in Fort Myers. First pitch is slated for 11:00 a.m.
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