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Stanton's clutch home run propels Marlins past Brewers

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MIAMI -- Giancarlo Stanton showed how much more potent the Miami Marlins are when he is in the lineup.

Stanton hit his first home run since coming off the DL, a two-run drive with two outs in the eighth inning that lifted the Miami Marlins to a 5-4 victory against the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday night.

With Juan Pierre on first following his one-out infield single on the eighth pitch, Stanton connected on a first-pitch slider from Jim Henderson (2-2). It was his fourth home run this year.

"It was all set up by J.P. with that great at-bat and giving the big boy a chance to get up there and make that great swing and win the game," manager Mike Redmond said.

Henderson struck out Ed Lucas for the second out before Stanton's drive.

"I felt like my stuff was pretty sharp. Stanton was looking for that one pitch. I left it up," Henderson said.

Stanton hit his first three home runs in the two games before straining his hamstring on April 29. He went on the disabled list the following day and was activated Monday.

"It's a good start, but we can't really tell [if I'm picking up where I left off], especially with the few at-bats I've had so far," Stanton said. "It's a good start to move forward from."

Chad Qualls (2-0) pitched a perfect eighth and Steve Cishek a scoreless ninth for his seventh save.

"Stanton was getting hot before he got hurt, and to have him back and have [Logan Morrison] back and [Marcell] Ozuna swinging the way he is it takes pressure off the other guys," Qualls said.

Derek Dietrich had a two-run homer for Miami, which has won three of four.

The Brewers took a 4-3 lead in the seventh when Yuniesky Betancourt tripled in a run to tie it before scoring the go-ahead run on pinch-hitter Scooter Gennett's suicide squeeze.

Milwaukee's four-game winning streak was snapped.

Wily Peralta allowed three runs and five hits -- all in the second inning -- with a walk and a strikeout in six innings.

Jacob Turner gave up four runs -- three earned -- and five hits in seven innings. He walked two, struck out six and threw two wild pitches.

"We got the win, so it wasn't too bad," Turner said of his outing.

After Rickie Weeks walked with one out in the seventh, Betancourt hit a line drive to right. Stanton ran to his left and slid feet first but failed to stop the ball from getting past him for a triple.

Betancourt broke from third as Gennett, hitting for Peralta, laid down a bunt to third baseman Ed Lucas. Betancourt scored before Lucas threw out Gennett.

Dietrich's two-run homer highlighted Miami's three-run second.

Marcell Ozuna opened with a single and scored on Morrison's double to left-center. Dietrich followed with his sixth home run, a shot to right.

"To have LoMo and Stanton back in the lineup is a big lift," Redmond said. "LoMo was behind me when Stanton hit that home run and he gave me about three rob shots. I might need an ice pack."

Milwaukee scored an unearned run in the fourth to make it 3-1.

Carlos Gomez led off by reaching first when Turner threw a wild pitch on a swinging strike three. Gomez advanced to third on Turner's errant pickoff throw and scored on Jonathan Lucroy's sacrifice fly.

Milwaukee manufactured a run in the sixth to get to 3-2.

Jean Segura opened with a single off Lucas' glove and then stole second. He advanced to third on Gomez's grounder to second and scored when Aramis Ramirez grounded out to third.

Notes

  • The crowd of 13,110 was a season-low at Marlins Park.
  • LF Ryan Braun (right thumb) was not in the Brewers lineup for a second successive night. Braun and the Brewers hope a trip to the disabled list can be avoided.
  • Marlins manager Mike Redmond said OF Chris Coghlan would be "out for a while" after an MRI showed a back strain. Coghlan was put on the 15-day disabled list Sunday with what then was called a right calf nerve irritation.

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Players of the Game
Miami

G. Stanton
AB 4
R 1
H 1
HR 1
RBI 2
Milwaukee

J. Segura
AB 4
R 1
H 2
HR 0
RBI 0
 
Milwaukee Brewers
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Norichika Aoki, RF4000012 .300
Jean Segura, SS4120001 .340
Carlos Gomez, CF4100012 .316
Aramis Ramirez, 3B3001101 .291
Jonathan Lucroy, C3001012 .264
Logan Schafer, LF4000010 .237
Rickie Weeks, 2B3110110 .211
Yuniesky Betancourt, 1B3111011 .218
Wily Peralta, P1010000 .182
   a- Scooter Gennett, PH0001000 .143
    Mike Gonzalez, P0000000 .000
    John Axford, P0000000 .000
    Jim Henderson, P0000000 .000
Totals2945426  
a-hit a sacrifice bunt for Peralta in the 7th
Batting
3B - Yuniesky Betancourt (1, Turner)
SF - Jonathan Lucroy (3)
SH - Wily Peralta (3), Scooter Gennett (1)
RBI - Aramis Ramirez (18), Jonathan Lucroy (33), Yuniesky Betancourt (31), Scooter Gennett (3)
SB - Jean Segura 2 (19, 3rd base off Turner/Mathis, 2nd base off Turner/Mathis)
Team LOB - 3
Fielding
DP - Peralta-Segura-Weeks, Betancourt
Milwaukee Brewers
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Wily Peralta 6533111 6.03
Mike Gonzalez (H,6) 0.1100010 2.78
John Axford (H,10) 0.2000010 4.82
Jim Henderson (BS,1; L,2-2) 1222031 1.66
Pitches-Strikes - Wily Peralta 60-37, Mike Gonzalez 7-5, John Axford 9-5, Jim Henderson 24-17
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Wily Peralta 8-7, John Axford 1-0
Batters Faced - Wily Peralta 22, Mike Gonzalez 2, John Axford 2, Jim Henderson 5
Miami Marlins
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Juan Pierre, LF4110001 .245
Ed Lucas, 3B4000011 .314
Giancarlo Stanton, RF4112000 .229
Marcell Ozuna, CF4110010 .322
Logan Morrison, 1B3121000 .444
Derek Dietrich, 2B2112111 .228
Adeiny Hechavarria, SS3010002 .201
Jeff Mathis, C3010011 .114
Jacob Turner, P2000011 .000
    Chad Qualls, P0000000 .000
   a- Greg Dobbs, PH1000010 .214
    Steve Cishek, P0000000 .000
Totals3058516  
a-struck out for Qualls in the 8th
Batting
2B - Logan Morrison 2 (2, Peralta, Gonzalez)
HR - Giancarlo Stanton (4, Henderson), Derek Dietrich (6, Peralta)
RBI - Giancarlo Stanton 2 (11), Logan Morrison (1), Derek Dietrich 2 (15)
2-OUT RBI - Giancarlo Stanton 2 (6)
Team LOB - 2
Fielding
DP - Hechavarria-Dietrich-Morrison
E - Jacob Turner (1, Throwing)
Miami Marlins
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Jacob Turner 7543260 1.80
Chad Qualls (W,2-0) 1000000 2.52
Steve Cishek (S,7) 1000000 4.00
WP - Jacob Turner 2 (2)
Pitches-Strikes - Jacob Turner 89-58, Chad Qualls 10-8, Steve Cishek 12-8
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Jacob Turner 10-5, Chad Qualls 3-0
Batters Faced - Jacob Turner 28, Chad Qualls 3, Steve Cishek 3
Game Information
Attendance - 13110
Game Time - 2:26
Temperature - 78
Umpires - Home - Lance Barrett, First Base - Lance Barksdale, Second Base - Gary Cederstrom, Third Base - Victor Carapazza