JUPITER - The Fort Myers Miracle hit three home runs in an 8-5 win over the Palm Beach Cardinals Sunday.
Trailing 5-4 going into the sixth inning, the Miracle turned to the long ball to regain the lead. Cardinals starter Todd McInnis was greeted by Lance Ray with a lead-off solo home run over the right field fence.
Tied at 5-5, Levi Michael continued the comeback with a single into left. With a runner at first, Michael Gonzales worked a full count on McInnis before lifting an opposite field, two-run homer out to left center and give Fort Myers a 8-5 lead.
Miracle starter Madison Boer went five innings, giving up five runs, four earned, on nine hits, but still earned his second win due to the offensive outburst in the top of the sixth. The bullpen of Nelvin Fuentes, Matt Hauser and Dan Sattler combined for four shutout innings.
Sattler gave up a lead-off double in the ninth, but closed out the game with a strikeout, groundout and flyout for his first save since joining the Miracle.
Fort Myers trailed twice in the game and lost a 4-1 lead before eventually pulling out the win. Down 1-0 in the third, Jairo Perez smashed his fourth homer of the season with two men on to give the Miracle the lead.
Up 4-1 in the fourth, Boer (2-6) was tagged for four runs on three hits including a solo homeun from Chris Edmondson that gave Palm Beach the advantage.
McInnis (0-3) was the losing pitcher after giving up seven runs in five-plus innings.
The Miracle (24-36) look for the series victory in the rubber match at 6:35 p.m. Monday.