Marlins pound the zone to beat Phillies, 3-2

MIAMI (AP) The Marlins used the element of surprise Sunday to beat the Phillies.

They threw strikes.

Four Miami pitchers threw a combined four-hitter and allowed only one walk to win 3-2.

The Phillies couldn't have seen that coming, since the Marlins allowed 10 walks in each of the first two games in the series.

''We had a meeting before the game,'' Miami managing Don Mattingly said, ''and said, `Let's throw the ball over the plate. It's got to start there. You can't defend the walk. Let's get it in the strike zone, and don't be afraid if they hit it. Every one is not going to be a home run.'''

Rhys Hoskins hit the Phillies' lone homer - his 25th. It came after Cesar Hernandez settled for a single on a hit off the wall because he was slow out of the batter's box.

''Totally unacceptable,'' Phils manager Gabe Kapler said.

Hoskins' homer made Hernandez's lack of hustle inconsequential on the scoreboard. Those were the only runs allowed by Elieser Hernandez (3-5), who went six innings.

He walked none.

''That's the goal,'' Hernandez said. ''That's what we work for.''

Aaron Nola (12-4) was almost as good. He faced the minimum until the sixth, when he allowed four consecutive batters to reach as the Marlins erased a 2-0 deficit and scored all of their runs.

Jon Berti hit an RBI single, and Starlin Castro's two-run double put Miami ahead 3-2. Of Castro's 67 RBIs in 2019, 24 have come this month.

Ryne Stanek pitched around a leadoff walk in the ninth for his first career save. Stanek said it didn't seem to take long for him to enter the game because both starters were so good.

''Super efficient,'' Stanek said. ''I didn't realize how fast the game was moving until I looked up and it was the fifth inning and they both had like 55 pitches.''

Miami won in 2 hours, 38 minutes, a big contrast to the first two games of the series, which each lasted more than 3 1/2 hours.

The last-place Marlins won two of the three and improved to 9-7 against the Phillies this year with three games yet to play in late September. Philadelphia has won the season series each of the past nine years.

The Phillies, who had averaged 6.3 runs per game in their previous 10 games, never batted with a runner in scoring position.

''They're really good hitters,'' Miami catcher Bryan Holaday said. ''You can't let them get into good counts. You've got to attack them and try to stay ahead of them and put them way when you get the chance.''

NOT RUNNING HARD

Cesar Hernandez acknowledged he should have run harder on his drive to the opposite field.

''It was a mistake,'' he said. ''You watched the game, you saw what happened. I was thankful to Rhys that he was able to pick me up.''

Hernandez's hustle has been an issue before. This time he heard from several teammates in the dugout about the transgression, but Kapler didn't remove him from the game.

''It was addressed on the bench; I had a conversation with Cesar after the game,'' Kapler said. ''He understands it's unacceptable. There's no excuse for it. We have some strong, veteran leaders in the clubhouse who'll address it as well.''

REVAMPED BULLPEN

The Marlins earned their first save since July 24. Stanek, acquired from the Rays at midseason, hasn't been used before as a closer.

''We think he has the stuff to be able to do it,'' Mattingly said. ''We're going to give him some opportunities.''

ROSTER MOVES

Before the game, Miami recalled RHP Kyle Keller from Triple-A New Orleans and optioned RHP Tyler Kinley to New Orleans.

UP NEXT

Slugger Bryce Harper, who missed the series on paternity leave, is expected to rejoin the Phillies when they return home Monday, with LHP Jason Vargas (6-6, 3.99) scheduled to start in the opener of a three-game series against Pittsburgh. Vargas is 0-1 despite a 3.91 ERA in four starts this month.

Marlins RHP Pablo Lopez (5-5, 4.23) is scheduled to come off the injured list to pitch Monday night against Cincinnati. He has been on the injured list since June 19 with a right shoulder strain. ''It's been forever since I've been on this mound,'' Lopez said. ''I'm real excited.''

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  • W: E. Hernandez (3-5)L: A. Nola (12-4)S: R. Stanek (1)
  • HR: PHI - R. Hoskins (25)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Hernandez 2B31100110.283.335.397.7322.5
R. Hoskins 1B41121011.236.383.476.8596.5
J. Realmuto C40000001.272.328.472.8000.0
C. Dickerson LF40000001.301.340.546.8860.0
J. Segura SS30100000.287.335.434.7691.0
S. Kingery CF30100001.272.335.499.8340.0
A. Haseley RF20000021.233.287.358.645-1.0
a- S. Rodriguez PH-RF10000010.207.305.354.659-0.5
M. Franco 3B30000010.233.299.407.706-0.5
A. Nola P20000020.082.182.082.263-1.0
b- A. Knapp PH10000000.190.314.260.5740.0
J. Hughes P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Alvarez P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-struck out for Haseley in the 8th
  • b-flied out for Nola in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Berti SS41110021.278.360.451.8112.0
S. Castro 3B40220011.264.287.393.6803.5
G. Cooper 1B30000011.280.347.437.785-0.5
H. Ramirez RF30000011.271.307.398.705-0.5
I. Diaz 2B30100010.174.247.275.5220.5
A. Dean LF30000011.198.204.319.523-0.5
L. Brinson CF30000010.182.223.236.459-0.5
B. Holaday C31100020.292.370.449.8192.0
E. Hernandez P10000000.067.125.067.1920.0
a- C. Granderson PH01000100.190.289.370.6592.0
J. Brigham P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Garcia P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- N. Walker PH10100000.271.346.391.7371.0
R. Stanek P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-walked for Hernandez in the 6th
  • b-singled for Garcia in the 8th
BATTING
  • HR - R. Hoskins (25)
  • RBI - R. Hoskins 2 (73)
  • 2-Out RBI - R. Hoskins 2 (24)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - C. Dickerson, A. Haseley
BATTING
  • 2B - S. Castro (21), B. Holaday (5)
  • RBI - J. Berti (15), S. Castro 2 (67)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - S. Castro, H. Ramirez
BASERUNNING
  • CS - S. Kingery (4)
BASERUNNING
  • CS - S. Castro (2)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Segura-Hernandez-Hoskins)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
A. Nola (L, 12-4)7.05331703.531.2213.5
J. Hughes0.10000104.581.260.5
J. Alvarez0.21000202.961.360.0
PITCHERSIP
A. Nola (L, 12-4)7.0
J. Hughes0.1
J. Alvarez0.2
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
E. Hernandez (W, 3-5)6.03220514.971.2225.5
J. Brigham (H, 2)1.01000005.611.442.0
J. Garcia (H, 3)1.00000202.541.034.0
R. Stanek (S, 1)1.00001104.001.259.5
PITCHERSIP
E. Hernandez (W, 3-5)6.0
J. Brigham (H, 2)1.0
J. Garcia (H, 3)1.0
R. Stanek (S, 1)1.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - A. Nola 97-65, J. Hughes 4-3, J. Alvarez 16-11
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Nola 7-5
  • Batters Faced - A. Nola 25, J. Hughes, J. Alvarez 3
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - E. Hernandez 82-53, J. Brigham 15-7, J. Garcia 11-8, R. Stanek 15-8
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - E. Hernandez 5-8, J. Brigham 1-1, R. Stanek 1-1
  • Batters Faced - E. Hernandez 21, J. Brigham 3, J. Garcia 3, R. Stanek 4
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Hernandez 2B31100110.283.335.397.7322.5
R. Hoskins 1B41121011.236.383.476.8596.5
J. Realmuto C40000001.272.328.472.8000.0
C. Dickerson LF40000001.301.340.546.8860.0
J. Segura SS30100000.287.335.434.7691.0
S. Kingery CF30100001.272.335.499.8340.0
A. Haseley RF20000021.233.287.358.645-1.0
a- S. Rodriguez PH-RF10000010.207.305.354.659-0.5
M. Franco 3B30000010.233.299.407.706-0.5
A. Nola P20000020.082.182.082.263-1.0
b- A. Knapp PH10000000.190.314.260.5740.0
J. Hughes P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Alvarez P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-struck out for Haseley in the 8th
  • b-flied out for Nola in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Berti SS41110021.278.360.451.8112.0
S. Castro 3B40220011.264.287.393.6803.5
G. Cooper 1B30000011.280.347.437.785-0.5
H. Ramirez RF30000011.271.307.398.705-0.5
I. Diaz 2B30100010.174.247.275.5220.5
A. Dean LF30000011.198.204.319.523-0.5
L. Brinson CF30000010.182.223.236.459-0.5
B. Holaday C31100020.292.370.449.8192.0
E. Hernandez P10000000.067.125.067.1920.0
a- C. Granderson PH01000100.190.289.370.6592.0
J. Brigham P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Garcia P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- N. Walker PH10100000.271.346.391.7371.0
R. Stanek P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-walked for Hernandez in the 6th
  • b-singled for Garcia in the 8th
BATTING
  • HR - R. Hoskins (25)
  • RBI - R. Hoskins 2 (73)
  • 2-Out RBI - R. Hoskins 2 (24)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - C. Dickerson, A. Haseley
BATTING
  • 2B - S. Castro (21), B. Holaday (5)
  • RBI - J. Berti (15), S. Castro 2 (67)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - S. Castro, H. Ramirez
BASERUNNING
  • CS - S. Kingery (4)
BASERUNNING
  • CS - S. Castro (2)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Segura-Hernandez-Hoskins)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
A. Nola (L, 12-4)7.05331703.531.2213.5
J. Hughes0.10000104.581.260.5
J. Alvarez0.21000202.961.360.0
Total8.06331100---
PITCHERSIP
A. Nola (L, 12-4)7.0
J. Hughes0.1
J. Alvarez0.2
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
E. Hernandez (W, 3-5)6.03220514.971.2225.5
J. Brigham (H, 2)1.01000005.611.442.0
J. Garcia (H, 3)1.00000202.541.034.0
R. Stanek (S, 1)1.00001104.001.259.5
Total9.0422181---
PITCHERSIP
E. Hernandez (W, 3-5)6.0
J. Brigham (H, 2)1.0
J. Garcia (H, 3)1.0
R. Stanek (S, 1)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - A. Nola 97-65, J. Hughes 4-3, J. Alvarez 16-11
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Nola 7-5
  • Batters Faced - A. Nola 25, J. Hughes, J. Alvarez 3
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - E. Hernandez 82-53, J. Brigham 15-7, J. Garcia 11-8, R. Stanek 15-8
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - E. Hernandez 5-8, J. Brigham 1-1, R. Stanek 1-1
  • Batters Faced - E. Hernandez 21, J. Brigham 3, J. Garcia 3, R. Stanek 4
  • 6TH INNING
    Castro doubled to deep left, Granderson and Berti scored23
    Berti singled to right, Holaday scored, Granderson to second21
    Hoskins homered to left, Hernandez scored20
  • 9TH INNING
    • Ryne Stanek pitching
    • C. Hernandez: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Hernandez walked
    • R. Hoskins: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Hoskins struck out looking
    • J. Realmuto: Ball, Realmuto flied out to right
    • C. Dickerson: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Dickerson grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Jarlin Garcia relieved Jeff Brigham
    • Sean Rodriguez hit for Adam Haseley
    • S. Rodriguez: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Rodriguez struck out looking
    • Ma. Franco: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Franco struck out swinging
    • Andrew Knapp hit for Aaron Nola
    • A. Knapp: Ball, Strike looking, Knapp flied out to center
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Jared Hughes pitching
    • B. Holaday: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul tip, Holaday struck out on foul tip
    • Neil Walker hit for Jarlin Garcia
    • Jose Alvarez relieved Jared Hughes
    • N. Walker: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Walker singled to right
    • J. Berti: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Berti struck out looking
    • St. Castro: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Castro struck out swinging
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Jeff Brigham pitching
    • C. Dickerson: Strike swinging, Ball, Dickerson grounded out to shortstop
    • J. Segura: Ball, Ball, Segura lined out to center
    • S. Kingery: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Kingery singled to left
    • A. Haseley: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Kingery caught stealing second, catcher to shortstop
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • A. Nola Pitching:
    • I. Diaz: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Diaz struck out looking
    • A. Dean: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Dean struck out swinging
    • L. Brinson: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Brinson flied out to deep center
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • E. Hernandez Pitching:
    • Ma. Franco: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Franco grounded out to shortstop
    • A. Nola: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Nola struck out looking
    • C. Hernandez: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Hernandez singled to deep right
    • R. Hoskins: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Hoskins homered to left, Hernandez scored
    • J. Realmuto: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Realmuto popped out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 6th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • A. Nola Pitching:
    • L. Brinson: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Brinson struck out swinging
    • B. Holaday: Holaday doubled to left center
    • Curtis Granderson hit for Elieser Hernandez
    • C. Granderson: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Granderson walked
    • J. Berti: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Berti singled to right, Holaday scored, Granderson to second
    • St. Castro: Castro doubled to deep left, Granderson and Berti scored
    • G. Cooper: Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Strike looking, Cooper struck out looking
    • H. Ramirez: Ramirez flied out to deep center
    • End of the 6th (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • E. Hernandez Pitching:
    • J. Segura: Strike looking, Segura grounded out to shortstop
    • S. Kingery: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Kingery popped out to second
    • A. Haseley: Foul, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Strike looking, Haseley struck out looking
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • A. Nola Pitching:
    • H. Ramirez: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul tip, Ramirez struck out on foul tip
    • I. Diaz: Strike swinging, Diaz grounded out to second
    • A. Dean: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Dean grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • E. Hernandez Pitching:
    • R. Hoskins: Strike looking, Foul, Hoskins grounded out to third
    • J. Realmuto: Strike looking, Ball, Realmuto popped out to second
    • C. Dickerson: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Dickerson grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • A. Nola Pitching:
    • J. Berti: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Berti struck out swinging
    • St. Castro: Foul, Castro grounded out to third
    • G. Cooper: Ball, Strike swinging, Cooper flied out to deep right
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • E. Hernandez Pitching:
    • Ma. Franco: Ball, Ball, Ball, Franco fouled out to third
    • A. Nola: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Nola struck out looking
    • C. Hernandez: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Hernandez struck out looking
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • A. Nola Pitching:
    • L. Brinson: Foul, Brinson grounded out to second
    • B. Holaday: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Holaday struck out swinging
    • E. Hernandez: Ball, Foul, Foul, Hernandez grounded out to third
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • E. Hernandez Pitching:
    • C. Dickerson: Dickerson flied out to left
    • J. Segura: Segura singled to center
    • S. Kingery: Strike looking, Ball, Kingery flied out to center
    • A. Haseley: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Haseley struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • A. Nola Pitching:
    • H. Ramirez: Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ramirez lined out to center
    • I. Diaz: Strike looking, Strike looking, Diaz singled to right
    • A. Dean: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Dean grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Diaz out at second
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • E. Hernandez Pitching:
    • C. Hernandez: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Hernandez grounded out to first
    • R. Hoskins: Ball, Ball, Hoskins fouled out to catcher
    • J. Realmuto: Realmuto flied out to center
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • A. Nola Pitching:
    • J. Berti: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Berti grounded out to third
    • St. Castro: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Castro singled to left center
    • G. Cooper: Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Castro caught stealing second, catcher to second, Foul, Ball, Cooper flied out to center
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)