By Joe Frisaro and Ken Gurnick
MLB.com |@JoeFrisaro |
LOS ANGELES -- Giancarlo Stanton drove in three runs, two on a single off former teammate Chris Hatcher in a three-run seventh inning that rallied the Marlins to a 5-4 win Wednesday night over the Dodgers, whose win streak was halted at five.
Stanton's hit was the fifth consecutive single of the inning and it erased a deficit created by home runs from Dodgers rookies Kiké Hernandez and Joc Pederson off Miami starter Jarred Cosart, who left the game in the sixth with a hamstring injury. Stanton had a third RBI on a groundout.
"There is nothing better in the big leagues than to play those close games, those one-run games," Miami manager Mike Redmond said. "I think it tests your team. Today, we did a great job. We had some great at-bats, we made some big pitches, we made some great defensive plays. Despite all that's happened, we picked up a win, and can go home, have the off-day and get ready for the Braves [on Friday]."
"I don't want to talk about it, but it did cost us a run in a one-run game," Mattingly said of the disputed play.
Former Dodger Dee Gordon had four hits, two of them doubles, and scored twice, while Cosart singled in another run. The Dodgers also scored in the fourth inning when rookie Alex Guerrero tripled off the glove of Stanton and scored on Cosart's wild pitch.
MOMENTS THAT MATTERED Stanton's gun show: A day after crushing a home run out of Dodger Stadium, Stanton showcased his throwing arm in the second inning. With two outs and two on, Hernandez singled to right. With pitcher Carlos Frias on deck, Yasmani Grandal was sent home from second, and he was thrown out by a wide margin at the plate. More >
Cosart exits with tight hamstring: Cosart made an abrupt exit in the sixth inning, injuring his right hamstring on a quick movement as he sprinted off the mound on Guerrero's single to right. The Marlins list Cosart, who gave up four runs, as day to day. More >
Not the Liberator: Dodgers reliever Adam Liberatore, who had allowed only one hit coming into the game, allowed back-to-back hits after taking over for Frias with one on in the seventh inning.
Baez limits the damage: After Hatcher let the lead get away, rookie Pedro Baez inherited the bases loaded and ended the seventh inning by striking out J.T. Realmuto on a 97-mph fastball.
Baez left in the top of the eighth inning with what Mattingly said was a pectoral muscle injury after allowing a double to Gordon. Baez, who threw three 98-mph fastballs and one at 99 mph during the at-bat, saw his velocity drop to 94 on the pitch Gordon doubled to the base of the fence in left-center. Baez had struck out the three previous batters he faced. More >
INSTANT REPLAY Marcell Ozuna, with runners on first and second in the seventh, grounded to third and the Dodgers went for the 5-4-3 double play. Ozuna initially was called out at first by umpire Jerry Layne. Miami asked for a review, and after two minutes and eight seconds, the call was overturned.
"I flew them out to San Francisco and they wanted to take the drive from San Francisco to L.A. That makes it more special." -- Marlins reliever A.J. Ramos, whose parents came from their home in Texas to San Francisco and then Los Angeles to see the team play. Ramos recorded his first MLB save on Wednesday.
"One-hundred percent. Let's just say he's not Greinke." -- Mattingly, agreeing with third-base coach Lorenzo Bundy to send Grandal home on Hernandez's two-out single with Frias and his .000 average on deck
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With his bunt single in the seventh inning, Ichiro Suzuki now has 2,869 career hits, moving him to within four of Babe Ruth (2,873) on the all-time hits list. Ruth's total is the 38th most since 1900, recognized as the beginning of MLB's modern era.
WHAT'S NEXT Marlins: Miami wrapped up its three-city, 10-game road trip on Wednesday at Dodger Stadium. After being off on Thursday, the Marlins open a three-game set with the Braves at Marlins Park on Friday at 7:10 p.m. ET. David Phelps, who opened the season in the bullpen, will make his sixth start. Phelps has a 1.80 ERA in five starts. Julio Teheran, who beat Miami on Opening Day and is 3-1 with a 4.74 ERA, will start for Atlanta.
Dodgers:Brett Anderson gets another crack at his former team, the Rockies, on Thursday at 7:10 p.m. PT, coming off back-to-back solid starts, the most recent a five-inning complete-game win in the rain at Coors Field, where he allowed only one run.