Miami's Marcell Ozuna fueled by In-N-Out

Miami's Marcell Ozuna fueled by In-N-Out
June 22, 2013, 9:15 am
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Marcell Ozuna was 2-for-4 with a stolen base and two RBI in Miami's 6-3 win over the Giants on Friday. (AP)

Rookie right fielder Marcell Ozuna drove home the winning run for Miami in the eighth inning of Friday night's 6-3 victory over the Giants. The 22-year old went 2-for-4 at the plate and had a stolen base, registering two RBI for the second straight game.

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His performance on the field is even more impressive considering that he ate three In-N-Out burgers prior to the game.

"My teammates say five. Today I eat three. Tomorrow I eat four, and the next day five, and (then) we leave for Miami," said Ozuna. "Just three cheeseburgers and three cookies -- 3-for-3. That's a good deal."

Despite a solid outing at the plate and on the bases, Ozuna missed a fly ball in the outfield that allowed the Giants to go up 3-1 in the fifth inning. Marlins manager Mike Redmond blamed the burgers.

"I told him after the game, because I think he had about four or five In-N-Out burgers, I said maybe that was the reason why you couldn't catch that ball," Redmond said.

In-N-Out Burger is a staple in the diet of a well-known Bay Area ball player, too. Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum's usual order at the popular chain consists of three Double-Doubles, two orders of fries, and a milkshake. 

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Ozuna and the Marlins face the Giants again on Saturday afternoon at AT&T Park.

 

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