Cooper, Granderson help power Marlins past Mets, 8-4

MIAMI (AP) The Miami Marlins are last in the majors in home runs. When they do hit them, they've made them count.

Garrett Cooper, Curtis Granderson and Brian Anderson all homered and drove in two runs to power the Marlins to an 8-4 victory over the New York Mets on Friday night in the first game after the All-Star break for both clubs.

''I think we had a good approach,'' Anderson said. ''We started off kind of slow but we were eventually able to get some mistakes over the plate. We stayed within ourselves and ended up barreling up some balls and getting them out.''

The Marlins improved to 14-2 when hitting at least two home runs in a game and beat the Mets for the fourth straight time.

''A lot of good stuff,'' Marlins manager Don Mattingly said.

Miami's Caleb Smith (5-4) pitched six innings, allowing two unearned runs and three hits. He struck out six and worked around a season-high five walks.

''I felt more relaxed,'' Smith said. ''I felt like I was hitting my spots and keeping them off balance and mixing my fastball in.''

Granderson and Cooper hit back-to-back home runs as part of a four-run third inning for the Marlins off Jason Vargas (3-5) to take a 4-2 lead.

''After they got the two I thought that bounce-back inning was huge,'' Mattingly said.

It was Granderson's eighth of the season, Cooper's ninth.

Granderson and Cooper also keyed another rally for the Marlins in the sixth. Granderson led off with a walk and Cooper hit a double off the glove of center fielder Michael Conforto on a deep fly ball, scoring Granderson and ending Vargas' outing.

Anderson immediately followed with a two-run homer, his 12th, off Robert Gsellman to give the Marlins a 7-2 lead.

Starlin Castro added an RBI triple in the eighth to cap the scoring for the Marlins.

''They scored seven runs on four pitches that we just did not execute,'' Mets manager Mickey Callaway said. ''We've got to execute pitches in big situations and we didn't.''

The Mets took an early lead on a two-run single by Wilson Ramos.

Todd Frazier hit a two-run homer in the ninth for the Mets.

Vargas allowed six runs and five hits in five innings.

''It was OK. I definitely wasn't as sharp as I have been, but I had some pretty solid innings and some pretty competitive innings,'' Vargas said. ''That four-run inning was really the game-changer and that's what cost us.''

HOME RUN CHAMP BLANKED

Mets rookie first baseman Pete Alonso, who won Monday's Home Run Derby contest as part of the All-Star festivities, went 0 for 3 with a walk and tied a season high with three strikeouts. It was only the second time since May 29 Alonso has struck out three times in a game.

MARLINS' TOP PICK AT STADIUM

Miami first-round pick J.J. Bleday has signed with the club and was at the stadium, taking part in batting practice before the game.

''It's been great,'' Bleday said. ''This city does a good job in welcoming in young players and young athletes. It's fun to be a part of, the weather is great, the city is great. It's just a great experience.''

Bleday, an outfielder who was the fourth overall selection, helped Vanderbilt to a national championship and led the nation in home runs.

''It's an exciting day for us as an organization,'' Marlins chief executive officer Derek Jeter said. ''We want to infuse our organization with as much talent as we possibly can. J.J. had arguably the best season in college baseball. You're talking about a guy that hits for power, hits for average, has played in some games with a lot of pressure and he's performed, so we are extremely excited to have him as a part of the organization.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Mets: 2B Jed Lowrie had a setback in his recovery as he awaits his season debut. ''His strength on his left side (with his knee and hamstring) is really good,'' general manager Brodie Van Wagenen said. ''Unfortunately he's now battling a lower right calf strain, a low-grade calf strain that he started to feel as his workload was ramped up so we're going to take care of that and then hopefully progress within a time frame to be able to play in the second half.'' ... OF Brandon Nimmo (neck) ''is doing well,'' Van Wagenen said, adding that Nimmo was playing catch and doing more running.

UP NEXT

Mets: RHP Noah Syndergaard (6-4, 4.68 ERA) is 6-1 with a 1.74 ERA in nine career starts against the Marlins.

Marlins: RHP Zac Gallen (0-1, 4.50) will make his fourth career start, his first since a two-inning outing cut short due to rain at Washington on July 2.

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NYM40-51
002000002450
MIA34-55
00400301X881
  • W: C. Smith (5-4)L: J. Vargas (3-5)
  • HR: NYM - T. Frazier (12), MIA - C. Granderson (8), G. Cooper (9), B. Anderson (12)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. McNeil RF41100020.348.407.505.9120.0
J. Davis LF21000210.276.344.463.8072.5
P. Alonso 1B30000131.277.371.628.999-0.5
W. Ramos C30120101.273.351.407.7584.0
R. Cano 2B41100003.240.286.358.6442.0
T. Frazier 3B41121011.256.339.453.7926.5
M. Conforto CF30000121.241.358.466.8240.0
A. Rosario SS40100021.260.299.412.7110.0
J. Vargas P20000002.083.083.083.1670.0
R. Gsellman P0000-000.0001.000.000.000-
a- A. Hechavarria PH10000000.227.257.423.6800.0
C. Mazza P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
L. Avilan P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- T. Nido PH10000000.253.271.386.6560.0
  • a-lined out for Gsellman in the 7th
  • b-flied out for Avilan in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
M. Rojas SS30010000.292.348.370.7181.0
C. Granderson LF32121110.191.276.372.6488.5
G. Cooper 1B42221010.311.377.495.8729.5
B. Anderson 3B32121100.252.338.430.7689.0
S. Castro 2B40110000.245.272.341.6134.0
H. Ramirez RF20000000.287.327.383.7102.0
A. Conley P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
J. Alfaro C41100013.273.316.433.7493.5
J. Riddle CF30100001.197.239.386.6251.0
C. Smith P21100000.130.130.130.2612.0
a- N. Walker PH10000002.265.343.400.7430.0
J. Garcia P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
E. Hernandez P0000-000.000.111.000.000-
C. Puello RF00000000.275.389.438.8270.0
  • a-flied out for Smith in the 6th
BATTING
  • HR - T. Frazier (12)
  • RBI - W. Ramos 2 (43), T. Frazier 2 (36)
  • 2-Out RBI - W. Ramos 2 (24)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - W. Ramos, R. Cano 2 (2), M. Conforto, J. Vargas
BATTING
  • 2B - G. Cooper (6)
  • 3B - S. Castro (2)
  • HR - C. Granderson (8), G. Cooper (9), B. Anderson (12)
  • SF - M. Rojas (5)
  • RBI - M. Rojas (27), C. Granderson 2 (24), G. Cooper 2 (33), B. Anderson 2 (40), S. Castro (35)
  • 2-Out RBI - C. Granderson 2 (13), G. Cooper (17)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - N. Walker 2 (2)
BASERUNNING
  • CS - J. McNeil (6)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - J. Alfaro (2)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Rosario-Cano-Alonso)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Alfaro-Rojas-Castro)
  • E - G. Cooper
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Vargas (L, 3-5)5.05661124.231.30-1.5
R. Gsellman1.02110015.171.450.0
C. Mazza1.21111203.181.241.0
L. Avilan0.10000008.741.940.0
PITCHERSIP
J. Vargas (L, 3-5)5.0
R. Gsellman1.0
C. Mazza1.2
L. Avilan0.1
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
C. Smith (W, 5-4)6.03205603.231.0423.0
J. Garcia1.00000103.081.063.5
E. Hernandez1.00000204.111.114.0
A. Conley1.02220217.431.620.0
PITCHERSIP
C. Smith (W, 5-4)6.0
J. Garcia1.0
E. Hernandez1.0
A. Conley1.0
PITCHING
  • HBP - R. Gsellman (4), C. Mazza (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Vargas 83-49, R. Gsellman 12-10, C. Mazza 33-17, L. Avilan 2-1
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Vargas 7-7, R. Gsellman 2-1, C. Mazza 2-0
  • Batters Faced - J. Vargas 21, R. Gsellman 6, C. Mazza 7
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - C. Smith 105-63, J. Garcia 11-7, E. Hernandez 10-7, A. Conley 28-17
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Smith 3-8, E. Hernandez 1-0
  • Batters Faced - C. Smith 25, J. Garcia 3, E. Hernandez 3, A. Conley 5
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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NYM40-51
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MIA34-55
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HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. McNeil RF41100020.348.407.505.9120.0
J. Davis LF21000210.276.344.463.8072.5
P. Alonso 1B30000131.277.371.628.999-0.5
W. Ramos C30120101.273.351.407.7584.0
R. Cano 2B41100003.240.286.358.6442.0
T. Frazier 3B41121011.256.339.453.7926.5
M. Conforto CF30000121.241.358.466.8240.0
A. Rosario SS40100021.260.299.412.7110.0
J. Vargas P20000002.083.083.083.1670.0
R. Gsellman P0000-000.0001.000.000.000-
a- A. Hechavarria PH10000000.227.257.423.6800.0
C. Mazza P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
L. Avilan P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- T. Nido PH10000000.253.271.386.6560.0
Total31454151110-----
  • a-lined out for Gsellman in the 7th
  • b-flied out for Avilan in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
M. Rojas SS30010000.292.348.370.7181.0
C. Granderson LF32121110.191.276.372.6488.5
G. Cooper 1B42221010.311.377.495.8729.5
B. Anderson 3B32121100.252.338.430.7689.0
S. Castro 2B40110000.245.272.341.6134.0
H. Ramirez RF20000000.287.327.383.7102.0
A. Conley P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
J. Alfaro C41100013.273.316.433.7493.5
J. Riddle CF30100001.197.239.386.6251.0
C. Smith P21100000.130.130.130.2612.0
a- N. Walker PH10000002.265.343.400.7430.0
J. Garcia P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
E. Hernandez P0000-000.000.111.000.000-
C. Puello RF00000000.275.389.438.8270.0
Total298883236-----
  • a-flied out for Smith in the 6th
BATTING
  • HR - T. Frazier (12)
  • RBI - W. Ramos 2 (43), T. Frazier 2 (36)
  • 2-Out RBI - W. Ramos 2 (24)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - W. Ramos, R. Cano 2 (2), M. Conforto, J. Vargas
BATTING
  • 2B - G. Cooper (6)
  • 3B - S. Castro (2)
  • HR - C. Granderson (8), G. Cooper (9), B. Anderson (12)
  • SF - M. Rojas (5)
  • RBI - M. Rojas (27), C. Granderson 2 (24), G. Cooper 2 (33), B. Anderson 2 (40), S. Castro (35)
  • 2-Out RBI - C. Granderson 2 (13), G. Cooper (17)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - N. Walker 2 (2)
BASERUNNING
  • CS - J. McNeil (6)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - J. Alfaro (2)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Rosario-Cano-Alonso)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Alfaro-Rojas-Castro)
  • E - G. Cooper
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Vargas (L, 3-5)5.05661124.231.30-1.5
R. Gsellman1.02110015.171.450.0
C. Mazza1.21111203.181.241.0
L. Avilan0.10000008.741.940.0
Total8.0888233---
PITCHERSIP
J. Vargas (L, 3-5)5.0
R. Gsellman1.0
C. Mazza1.2
L. Avilan0.1
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
C. Smith (W, 5-4)6.03205603.231.0423.0
J. Garcia1.00000103.081.063.5
E. Hernandez1.00000204.111.114.0
A. Conley1.02220217.431.620.0
Total9.05425111---
PITCHERSIP
C. Smith (W, 5-4)6.0
J. Garcia1.0
E. Hernandez1.0
A. Conley1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • HBP - R. Gsellman (4), C. Mazza (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Vargas 83-49, R. Gsellman 12-10, C. Mazza 33-17, L. Avilan 2-1
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Vargas 7-7, R. Gsellman 2-1, C. Mazza 2-0
  • Batters Faced - J. Vargas 21, R. Gsellman 6, C. Mazza 7
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - C. Smith 105-63, J. Garcia 11-7, E. Hernandez 10-7, A. Conley 28-17
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Smith 3-8, E. Hernandez 1-0
  • Batters Faced - C. Smith 25, J. Garcia 3, E. Hernandez 3, A. Conley 5
  • 9TH INNING
    Frazier homered to center, Cano scored48
  • 8TH INNING
    Castro tripled to deep right, Anderson scored28
  • 6TH INNING
    Anderson homered to right, Cooper scored27
    Cooper doubled to deep center, Granderson scored25
  • 3RD INNING
    Cooper homered to left24
    Granderson homered to right center, Smith scored23
    Rojas hit sacrifice fly to center, Alfaro scored21
    Ramos singled to left center, McNeil and Davis scored, Alonso to second20
  • 9TH INNING
    • Adam Conley pitching
    • Cesar Puello in right field
    • R. Cano: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Cano singled to shallow left
    • T. Frazier: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Frazier homered to center, Cano scored
    • M. Conforto: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Conforto struck out looking
    • A. Rosario: Strike swinging, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Rosario struck out swinging
    • Tomas Nido hit for Luis Avilan
    • T. Nido: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Nido flied out to deep center
    • Middle of the 9th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Elieser Hernandez relieved Jarlin Garcia
    • J. Davis: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Davis struck out looking
    • P. Alonso: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Alonso struck out swinging
    • W. Ramos: Ball, Ramos grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • C. Mazza Pitching:
    • B. Anderson: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Anderson walked
    • S. Castro: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Castro tripled to deep right, Anderson scored
    • H. Ramirez: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ramirez hit by pitch
    • J. Alfaro: Foul, Foul, Alfaro grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Ramirez out at second
    • Luis Avilan relieved Chris Mazza
    • J. Riddle: Strike swinging, Ball, Castro out at home
    • End of the 8th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Jarlin Garcia pitching
    • A. Rosario: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Rosario lined out to center
    • Adeiny Hechavarria hit for Robert Gsellman
    • A. Hechavarria: Strike looking, Hechavarria lined out to shortstop
    • J. McNeil: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul tip, McNeil struck out on foul tip
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Chris Mazza pitching
    • M. Rojas: Strike looking, Ball, Rojas grounded out to catcher
    • C. Granderson: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Granderson struck out swinging
    • G. Cooper: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Cooper struck out looking
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • C. Smith Pitching:
    • W. Ramos: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ramos walked
    • R. Cano: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Cano flied out to left
    • T. Frazier: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Frazier flied out to left
    • M. Conforto: Strike looking, Conforto popped out to second
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Vargas Pitching:
    • C. Granderson: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Granderson walked
    • G. Cooper: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Cooper doubled to deep center, Granderson scored
    • Robert Gsellman relieved Jason Vargas
    • B. Anderson: Foul, Anderson homered to right, Cooper scored
    • S. Castro: Strike looking, Castro grounded out to pitcher
    • H. Ramirez: Ball, Ramirez hit by pitch
    • J. Alfaro: Alfaro reached on fielder's choice to third, Ramirez out at second
    • J. Riddle: Strike looking, Foul, Riddle singled to right, Alfaro to third
    • Neil Walker hit for Caleb Smith
    • N. Walker: Strike looking, Ball, Walker flied out to center
    • End of the 6th (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • C. Smith Pitching:
    • J. McNeil: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul tip, McNeil struck out on foul tip
    • J. Davis: Foul, Davis flied out to right
    • P. Alonso: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Alonso struck out looking
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Vargas Pitching:
    • J. Riddle: Strike looking, Ball, Riddle grounded out to second
    • C. Smith: Ball, Smith lined out to left
    • M. Rojas: Ball, Ball, Rojas grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • C. Smith Pitching:
    • T. Frazier: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Frazier struck out swinging
    • M. Conforto: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Conforto walked
    • A. Rosario: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Rosario struck out swinging
    • J. Vargas: Ball, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Vargas flied out to center
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Vargas Pitching:
    • S. Castro: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Castro grounded out to shortstop
    • H. Ramirez: Ball, Strike swinging, Ramirez grounded out to shortstop
    • J. Alfaro: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Alfaro struck out swinging
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • C. Smith Pitching:
    • A. Rosario: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Rosario singled to center
    • J. Vargas: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Vargas hit into double play catcher to shortstop to second, Rosario out at second
    • J. McNeil: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, McNeil singled to center
    • J. Davis: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, McNeil to second on 1st baseman Cooper throwing error, Ball, Ball, Davis walked
    • P. Alonso: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Alonso walked, McNeil to third, Davis to second
    • W. Ramos: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ramos singled to left center, McNeil and Davis scored, Alonso to second
    • R. Cano: Cano flied out to left
    • Middle of the 3rd (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 1 Error)
    • J. Vargas Pitching:
    • J. Alfaro: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Alfaro singled to left center
    • J. Riddle: Ball, Ball, Riddle flied out to deep center
    • C. Smith: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Alfaro stole second, Smith singled to right, Alfaro to third
    • M. Rojas: Ball, Foul, Foul, Rojas hit sacrifice fly to center, Alfaro scored
    • C. Granderson: Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Granderson homered to right center, Smith scored
    • G. Cooper: Strike looking, Ball, Cooper homered to left
    • B. Anderson: Ball, Anderson grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 3rd (4 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • C. Smith Pitching:
    • R. Cano: Strike swinging, Ball, Cano grounded out to second
    • T. Frazier: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Frazier popped out to first
    • M. Conforto: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Conforto struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Vargas Pitching:
    • B. Anderson: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Anderson popped out to first
    • S. Castro: Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Castro grounded out to shortstop
    • H. Ramirez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ramirez fouled out to first
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • C. Smith Pitching:
    • J. McNeil: McNeil grounded bunt out to pitcher
    • J. Davis: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Davis walked
    • P. Alonso: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Alonso struck out swinging
    • W. Ramos: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ramos popped out to second
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Vargas Pitching:
    • M. Rojas: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Rojas flied out to left
    • C. Granderson: Strike looking, Granderson grounded out to first
    • G. Cooper: Strike looking, Ball, Cooper flied out to deep right
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)