— Travel n Tour

López escapes jam to help Marlins beat Arizona 3-1 for sweep

MIAMI (A.P.) – Pablo López came through with a strikeout when he needed it most, and the Miami Marlins won a close game for a chance to complete their first sweep of the season.

López fanned Carson Kelly with two on to end the fifth inning, and four relievers completed a five-hitter to help beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 3-1 on Thursday night.

The score was 1-all when a double and an error brought Kelly to the plate.

“The biggest at-bat of the night,” López said. “My pitch count was high. You want to go at the guy with everything you’ve got and empty the tank there.” Adam Duvall hit a tiebreaking homer in the seventh, and the Marlins (14-16) improved to 4-11 in games decided by less than three runs. If we continue doing things correctly, the results will show,” López said. “We’re in these games, and we have a team of guys who can make something happen lyquickly. Things are going to start snowballing.” The Diamondbacks came into the series second in the majors in runs but scored 20-4 in the three games.


“We were playing perfect baseball, and we got beat,” manager Torey Lovullo said. “The pitching shut us down. For three days, we didn’t play our brand of baseball. We know that, and getting the worm turned is up to us.” Miguel Rojas led off the first inning with his first home run for the Marlins, but Madison Bumgarner retired the next 17 batters. Bumgarner was hit on the right wrist by a 92 mph pitch in the second inning but was unfazed. Instead, the left-hander struck out the next five batters he faced.little bit of a scare there,” Lovullo said.

Duvall greeted J.B. Bukauskas (1-1) with his sixth homer for a 2-1 lead, raising his batting average to .200. Miami added another run on two singles and Chad Wallach’s sacrifice fly.

“J.B. made some mistakes over the plate, and that was the difference in the game,” Lovullo said.

The Marlins won with five hits.

López allowed only an unearned run in five innings. He remained winless this season despite an ERA of 2.04 in seven starts. Dylan Floro (2-1) pitched a perfect seventh, and Yimi García worked around a two-out single in the ninth for his fifth save in six chances.

Miami came into the game fifth in the majors in ERA.

“Our pitching has been outstanding all year,” manager Don Mattingly said. “And the bullpen in the last ten days has come together where everybody is throwing well.”

Bumgarner allowed one run in six innings. He had an ERA of 1.17 in his past four starts, including a seven-inning complete game when he held the Atlanta Braves hitless, and his season ERA is now 4.91.

Rojas’ error at shortstop in the second led to an unearned run, which scored on Pavin Smith’s two-out double.


Magneuris Sierra came off the Miami bench and made a leaping catch at the 387-foot sign in center field to rob Asdrúbal Cabrera of extra bases in the seventh.

“I thought the ball was out of the ballpark when it was hit,” Mattingly said.


Diamondbacks: RHP Zac Gallen (1-1, 3.48 ERA) is scheduled to start a three-game series at the New York Mets.

Marlins: LHP Trevor Rogers (3-2, 1.91), the N.L. rookie of the month for April, pitches Friday to begin a three-game series against Milwaukee.


More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/hub/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports


Follow Steven Wine on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Steve_Wine

Sign up for Daily Newsletters

Copyright © 2021 The Washington Times, LLC.

Molly Aronson

I'm an award-winning blogger who enjoys all things creative but is especially passionate about lifestyle design. I blog over at mehlogy.com I love that I get to share my passion for healthy living, fashion, fitness, and travel with readers from all over the world.

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to top button