Marlins rally for 5th straight win, 6-3 over Tigers

DETROIT (AP) For the second straight night, a Miami player celebrated his first major league homer.

Harold Ramirez hit his less than two weeks after his debut. Garrett Cooper had a much longer wait.

Cooper hit his first big league home run in the sixth inning, and that was the start of an impressive comeback by the Marlins, who rallied for their fifth straight victory, 6-3 over the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday night. Cooper played in the majors for parts of the 2017 and 2018 seasons as well, but this was only his 39th game.

''It was about time I got one,'' said Cooper, who has battled injuries throughout these past three seasons. ''I've got a week of games under my belt right now, and finally get back to feeling how I felt the last 15 years of playing baseball, where you're playing every day.''

Ramirez hit his first homer in a win Tuesday night. The Tigers led 3-0 on Wednesday before Cooper's solo shot. The Marlins then scored three runs in the seventh, and Brian Anderson added a two-run homer in the eighth.

Detroit has dropped eight in a row - and Sunday's game was suspended with the Tigers trailing Oakland in the seventh inning.

''It's just a really rough stretch right now,'' Detroit manager Ron Gardenhire said. ''We'll think back to this day somewhere down the road here and say, `Man that was brutal, let's not do that again.' But right now we're going through it.''

Detroit starter Daniel Norris was solid, but with the Tigers up 3-1, he gave up a single to Ramirez to start the seventh. Buck Farmer (2-3) relieved him and allowed a single to Martin Prado. Then Neil Walker hit a two-run double to tie it.

One out later, Miguel Rojas put Miami ahead to stay with an RBI single. Anderson made it a three-run game with his home run in the eighth.

Jose Urena (2-6) allowed two earned runs in six innings for the Marlins. Austin Brice pitched a scoreless seventh, retiring Miguel Cabrera on a weak grounder with men on first and third for the final out. Tayron Guerrero handled the eighth, and Sergio Romo pitched a perfect ninth for his eighth save in nine chances.

Detroit scored a run in each of the first three innings. Niko Goodrum hit an RBI single, Gordon Beckham drove in a run with a groundout, and Christin Stewart added a run-scoring double.

PREGAME ANTICS

Detroit left-hander Daniel Stumpf and Miami righty Sandy Alcantara had a playful standoff before the game, standing several feet in front of their respective dugouts and not budging.

''I kind of just stand out there every time, make sure everyone walks off,'' Stumpf said. ''It just so happened today I had someone that did not walk off. So I wasn't going to lose.''

With the game about to start, an umpire eventually went over and got Alcantara to vacate his spot, and Stumpf did so, as well. Alcantara said an ump indicated he could be ejected if he didn't move, and Stumpf said the same.

''Third base umpire said get off the field or he's going to throw me out, so I was just standing there because the umpire was talking to (Alcantara). I saw him starting to move, so it looks like I'm going to hang in there,'' Stumpf said. ''Everyone was yelling at me from the dugout saying you better not move. I wasn't going to give it up.''

SEVERE WEATHER

Gardenhire expressed concern after the game about family in Oklahoma, which had dangerous weather Wednesday night.

''We're fixing to play a game and I'm watching the weather and got all my family there down in the pits that we have for them, so not much fun,'' Gardenhire said. ''It's a pretty ugly storm going through and it's just nonstop. A lot of hail balls, you name it. But we made it through so far, so hopefully we can continue through the night.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Marlins: Something appeared to be bothering Romo on the mound during the game's final batter. Manager Don Mattingly went out to check on him, but Romo remained in the game. Mattingly said Romo has a knee issue he wears a brace for, and he was concerned about his landing area at the mound.

UP NEXT

Marlins: Trevor Richards (1-5) starts for Miami in Thursday's series finale.

Tigers: Matthew Boyd (4-4) takes the mound for Detroit. Boyd has a 3.41 ERA and an impressive 1.01 WHIP on the season.

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  • W: J. Urena (2-6)L: B. Farmer (2-3)S: S. Romo (8)
  • HR: MIA - G. Cooper (1), B. Anderson (4)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
A. Dean LF40000001.192.185.385.5700.0
R. Herrera CF10000001.195.275.244.5190.0
G. Cooper RF32111111.167.286.250.5367.5
B. Anderson 3B41121020.234.311.351.6626.0
S. Castro 2B40100010.226.272.288.5600.5
H. Ramirez CF-LF41200021.304.333.435.7682.0
M. Prado 1B41100002.259.281.333.6142.0
N. Walker DH31220101.290.371.427.7997.0
J. Alfaro C40000013.240.295.395.690-0.5
M. Rojas SS40310001.250.307.291.5973.0
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    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    G. Beckham SS51110002.239.341.493.8344.0
    N. Goodrum 1B40110011.205.306.342.6482.5
    N. Castellanos RF40100011.253.306.427.7330.5
    M. Cabrera DH30000102.292.362.357.7191.0
    R. Rodriguez 3B41200022.269.304.587.8902.0
    C. Stewart LF40310012.202.294.404.6984.5
    J. Harrison 2B40100003.164.206.254.4601.0
    J. Hicks C41100014.244.292.390.6821.5
    J. Jones CF30000111.174.254.312.5660.5
    D. Norris P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    B. Farmer P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    V. Alcantara P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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      BATTING
      • 2B - N. Walker (8)
      • HR - G. Cooper, B. Anderson (4)
      • RBI - G. Cooper (3), B. Anderson 2 (16), N. Walker 2 (8), M. Rojas (13)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - R. Herrera, G. Cooper, M. Prado, N. Walker
      BATTING
      • 2B - G. Beckham (5), C. Stewart (8)
      • RBI - G. Beckham (5), N. Goodrum (13), C. Stewart (15)
      • 2-Out RBI - C. Stewart (7)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - N. Goodrum, M. Cabrera 2 (2), C. Stewart 2 (2), J. Harrison
      BASERUNNING
      • CS - M. Rojas
      FIELDING
      • DP - 3 (Rojas-Castro-Prado; Anderson-Prado; Rojas-Prado)
      • E - B. Anderson
      FIELDING
      • DP - 2 (Harrison-Beckham-Goodrum; Beckham-Harrison-Goodrum)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      J. Urena (W, 2-6)6.07322504.301.4519.5
      A. Brice (H, 2)1.01000001.891.322.0
      T. Guerrero (H, 3)1.02000102.611.261.5
      S. Romo (S, 8)1.00000104.761.4710.5
      PITCHERSIP
      J. Urena (W, 2-6)6.0
      A. Brice (H, 2)1.0
      T. Guerrero (H, 3)1.0
      S. Romo (S, 8)1.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      D. Norris6.06220514.301.3715.5
      B. Farmer (L, 2-3) (BS, 1)0.13220104.051.30-9.5
      V. Alcantara1.21221115.481.55-0.5
      Z. Reininger1.01001009.452.181.0
      PITCHERSIP
      D. Norris6.0
      B. Farmer (L, 2-3) (BS, 1)0.1
      V. Alcantara1.2
      Z. Reininger1.0
      PITCHING
      • HBP - A. Brice (3)
      • Pitches-Strikes - J. Urena 103-73, A. Brice 20-14, T. Guerrero 9-8, S. Romo 16-10
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Urena 7-5, A. Brice 2-1, T. Guerrero 1-0, S. Romo 1-1
      • Batters Faced - J. Urena 26, A. Brice 5, T. Guerrero 4, S. Romo 3
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - D. Norris 92-62, B. Farmer 20-12, V. Alcantara 26-18, Z. Reininger 18-11
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Norris 9-3, V. Alcantara 2-1, Z. Reininger 1-1
      • Batters Faced - D. Norris 23, B. Farmer 4, V. Alcantara 6, Z. Reininger 4
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      A. Dean LF40000001.192.185.385.5700.0
      R. Herrera CF10000001.195.275.244.5190.0
      G. Cooper RF32111111.167.286.250.5367.5
      B. Anderson 3B41121020.234.311.351.6626.0
      S. Castro 2B40100010.226.272.288.5600.5
      H. Ramirez CF-LF41200021.304.333.435.7682.0
      M. Prado 1B41100002.259.281.333.6142.0
      N. Walker DH31220101.290.371.427.7997.0
      J. Alfaro C40000013.240.295.395.690-0.5
      M. Rojas SS40310001.250.307.291.5973.0
      J. Urena P0000-000.000.071.000.000-
      A. Brice P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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      S. Romo P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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        G. Beckham SS51110002.239.341.493.8344.0
        N. Goodrum 1B40110011.205.306.342.6482.5
        N. Castellanos RF40100011.253.306.427.7330.5
        M. Cabrera DH30000102.292.362.357.7191.0
        R. Rodriguez 3B41200022.269.304.587.8902.0
        C. Stewart LF40310012.202.294.404.6984.5
        J. Harrison 2B40100003.164.206.254.4601.0
        J. Hicks C41100014.244.292.390.6821.5
        J. Jones CF30000111.174.254.312.5660.5
        D. Norris P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
        B. Farmer P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
        V. Alcantara P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
        Z. Reininger P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
        Total35310302718-----
          BATTING
          • 2B - N. Walker (8)
          • HR - G. Cooper, B. Anderson (4)
          • RBI - G. Cooper (3), B. Anderson 2 (16), N. Walker 2 (8), M. Rojas (13)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - R. Herrera, G. Cooper, M. Prado, N. Walker
          BATTING
          • 2B - G. Beckham (5), C. Stewart (8)
          • RBI - G. Beckham (5), N. Goodrum (13), C. Stewart (15)
          • 2-Out RBI - C. Stewart (7)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - N. Goodrum, M. Cabrera 2 (2), C. Stewart 2 (2), J. Harrison
          BASERUNNING
          • CS - M. Rojas
          FIELDING
          • DP - 3 (Rojas-Castro-Prado; Anderson-Prado; Rojas-Prado)
          • E - B. Anderson
          FIELDING
          • DP - 2 (Harrison-Beckham-Goodrum; Beckham-Harrison-Goodrum)
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          J. Urena (W, 2-6)6.07322504.301.4519.5
          A. Brice (H, 2)1.01000001.891.322.0
          T. Guerrero (H, 3)1.02000102.611.261.5
          S. Romo (S, 8)1.00000104.761.4710.5
          Total9.01032270---
          PITCHERSIP
          J. Urena (W, 2-6)6.0
          A. Brice (H, 2)1.0
          T. Guerrero (H, 3)1.0
          S. Romo (S, 8)1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          D. Norris6.06220514.301.3715.5
          B. Farmer (L, 2-3) (BS, 1)0.13220104.051.30-9.5
          V. Alcantara1.21221115.481.55-0.5
          Z. Reininger1.01001009.452.181.0
          Total9.01166272---
          PITCHERSIP
          D. Norris6.0
          B. Farmer (L, 2-3) (BS, 1)0.1
          V. Alcantara1.2
          Z. Reininger1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • HBP - A. Brice (3)
          • Pitches-Strikes - J. Urena 103-73, A. Brice 20-14, T. Guerrero 9-8, S. Romo 16-10
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Urena 7-5, A. Brice 2-1, T. Guerrero 1-0, S. Romo 1-1
          • Batters Faced - J. Urena 26, A. Brice 5, T. Guerrero 4, S. Romo 3
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - D. Norris 92-62, B. Farmer 20-12, V. Alcantara 26-18, Z. Reininger 18-11
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Norris 9-3, V. Alcantara 2-1, Z. Reininger 1-1
          • Batters Faced - D. Norris 23, B. Farmer 4, V. Alcantara 6, Z. Reininger 4
          • 8TH INNING
            Anderson homered to right center, Cooper scored63
          • 7TH INNING
            Rojas singled to center, Walker scored43
            Walker doubled to deep right center, Ramirez and Prado scored33
          • 6TH INNING
            Cooper homered to center13
          • 3RD INNING
            Stewart doubled to deep right, Rodriguez scored03
          • 2ND INNING
            Beckham grounded out to shortstop, Hicks scored02
          • 1ST INNING
            Goodrum singled to center, Beckham scored01
          • 9TH INNING
            • Zac Reininger relieved Victor Alcantara
            • N. Walker: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Walker walked
            • J. Alfaro: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Alfaro grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Walker out at second
            • M. Rojas: Rojas singled to center
            • R. Herrera: Ball, Strike swinging, Herrera fouled out to third
            • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Sergio Romo relieved Tayron Guerrero
            • J. Jones: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Jones struck out swinging
            • G. Beckham: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Beckham grounded out to catcher
            • N. Goodrum: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Goodrum flied out to deep right
            • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
          • 8TH INNING
            • V. Alcantara Pitching:
            • G. Cooper: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Cooper walked
            • B. Anderson: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Anderson homered to right center, Cooper scored
            • S. Castro: Strike looking, Ball, Castro flied out to right
            • H. Ramirez: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Ramirez struck out swinging
            • M. Prado: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Prado grounded out to second
            • Middle of the 8th (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • Tayron Guerrero relieved Austin Brice
            • R. Rodriguez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Rodriguez struck out swinging
            • C. Stewart: Ball, Stewart singled to right center
            • J. Harrison: Foul, Foul, Harrison singled to left, Stewart to second
            • J. Hicks: Hicks grounded into double play shortstop to first, Harrison out at second
            • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • D. Norris Pitching:
            • H. Ramirez: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ramirez singled to left
            • Buck Farmer relieved Daniel Norris
            • M. Prado: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Prado singled to left, Ramirez to third
            • N. Walker: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Walker doubled to deep right center, Ramirez and Prado scored
            • J. Alfaro: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Alfaro struck out swinging
            • M. Rojas: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Rojas singled to center, Walker scored
            • Victor Alcantara relieved Buck Farmer
            • A. Dean: Strike swinging, Rojas caught stealing second, catcher to second to first, Dean grounded out to catcher
            • Middle of the 7th (3 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Rosell Herrera in center field
            • Austin Brice relieved Jose Urena
            • J. Jones: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Jones grounded out to first
            • G. Beckham: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Beckham flied out to deep left
            • N. Goodrum: Ball, Goodrum hit by pitch
            • N. Castellanos: Strike looking, Ball, Castellanos singled to center, Goodrum to third
            • M. Cabrera: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Cabrera grounded out to third
            • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • D. Norris Pitching:
            • A. Dean: Ball, Strike looking, Dean lined out to right
            • G. Cooper: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Cooper homered to center
            • B. Anderson: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Anderson struck out swinging
            • S. Castro: Ball, Castro grounded out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 6th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • J. Urena Pitching:
            • R. Rodriguez: Strike looking, Rodriguez reached on bunt single to shortstop
            • C. Stewart: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Foul, Stewart singled to center, Rodriguez to second
            • J. Harrison: Foul, Foul, Harrison flied out to center
            • J. Hicks: Foul, Hicks grounded into triple play third to first, Rodriguez out at third
            • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • D. Norris Pitching:
            • N. Walker: Strike looking, Walker singled to right center
            • J. Alfaro: Ball, Strike looking, Alfaro reached on fielder's choice to pitcher, Walker out at second
            • M. Rojas: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Rojas grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Alfaro out at second
            • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • J. Urena Pitching:
            • N. Goodrum: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Goodrum flied out to left
            • N. Castellanos: Castellanos grounded out to third
            • M. Cabrera: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Cabrera grounded out to shortstop
            • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • D. Norris Pitching:
            • B. Anderson: Foul, Foul, Ball, Anderson grounded out to third
            • S. Castro: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Castro singled to center
            • H. Ramirez: Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Ramirez struck out swinging
            • M. Prado: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Prado reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Castro out at second
            • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • J. Urena Pitching:
            • J. Hicks: Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Hicks struck out swinging
            • J. Jones: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Jones walked
            • G. Beckham: Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Beckham grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Jones out at second
            • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • D. Norris Pitching:
            • J. Alfaro: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Alfaro grounded out to second
            • M. Rojas: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Rojas singled to center
            • A. Dean: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Dean reached on fielder's choice to third, Rojas out at second
            • G. Cooper: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Cooper struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • J. Urena Pitching:
            • N. Castellanos: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Castellanos struck out looking
            • M. Cabrera: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Cabrera grounded out to pitcher
            • R. Rodriguez: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Rodriguez reached on an infield single to pitcher
            • C. Stewart: Strike swinging, Stewart doubled to deep right, Rodriguez scored
            • J. Harrison: Ball, Foul, Harrison flied out to center
            • End of the 3rd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • D. Norris Pitching:
            • S. Castro: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Castro struck out swinging
            • H. Ramirez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ramirez singled to right
            • M. Prado: Strike looking, Prado reached on fielder's choice to third, Ramirez out at second
            • N. Walker: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Walker grounded out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • J. Urena Pitching:
            • J. Harrison: Ball, Harrison popped out to shortstop
            • J. Hicks: Strike looking, Hicks reached on an infield single to third
            • J. Jones: Strike swinging, Foul, Jones reached on fielder's choice to third, Hicks to third, Jones to second on 3rd baseman Anderson throwing error
            • G. Beckham: Ball, Ball, Beckham grounded out to shortstop, Hicks scored
            • N. Goodrum: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Goodrum struck out swinging
            • End of the 2nd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
          • 1ST INNING
            • D. Norris Pitching:
            • A. Dean: Foul, Ball, Ball, Dean flied out to right
            • G. Cooper: Cooper lined out to right
            • B. Anderson: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Anderson struck out looking
            • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • J. Urena Pitching:
            • G. Beckham: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Beckham doubled to left
            • N. Goodrum: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Goodrum singled to center, Beckham scored
            • N. Castellanos: Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Castellanos flied out to center
            • M. Cabrera: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Cabrera walked, Goodrum to second
            • R. Rodriguez: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Rodriguez struck out swinging
            • C. Stewart: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Stewart struck out looking
            • End of the 1st (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)