Buehler strikes out 11 as Dodgers sweep Marlins, 9-0

LOS ANGELES (AP) The latest win for the major league-leading Los Angeles Dodgers was about as comfortable as they come.

Walker Buehler struck out 11 over seven innings and Los Angeles hit a trio of home runs to complete a three-game sweep of the Miami Marlins with a 9-0 victory Sunday.

On an afternoon when slugger Cody Bellinger was rested, the Dodgers still were able to show off their power while getting yet another strong outing from one of three starters they sent to the All-Star Game.

Max Muncy, Joc Pederson and A.J. Pollock went deep as Los Angeles won for the sixth time in nine games since the All-Star break. Buehler recorded his third double-digit strikeout game this season during a decisive victory that took a tidy 2 hours, 41 minutes.

''It's always good to have a game like that to get everything moving going into the off day and get everybody a chance to get a rest,'' Muncy said. ''We can feel good about things and get ready (for the Los Angeles Angels) on Tuesday.''

Miami rookie Jordan Yamamoto not only lost for the first time in seven major league starts, but the home runs by Muncy and Pederson were the first ones he's allowed in his career. Yamamoto (4-1) had the third-longest winning streak to begin a career in Marlins history.

With little to no fastball command, Yamamoto unraveled early - but manager Don Mattingly was far from worried about his 23-year-old right-hander.

''Jordan is all right. He will be fine,'' Mattingly said. ''He's a kid that is pretty good at self-evaluation, knowing that he just made mistakes with location. He'll be fine. He's a pretty unique kid with his demeanor and everything else.''

One day after the Dodgers' bullpen blew a late 6-0 lead before the offense rallied, Buehler (9-1) took the heat off the relievers by giving up just five hits and no walks. Casey Sadler and Caleb Ferguson completed the shutout.

''He definitely has three, four elite pitches,'' Pederson said of Buehler. ''When you can throw really hard, have elite pitches and command, it's a good recipe for success.''

Buehler cruised after being staked to an early lead, although he already gave a glimpse of what kind of day it would be before the Dodgers even came to the plate for the first time. Buehler struck out the side in each of the first two innings.

In between, Muncy gave Los Angeles a 2-0 lead in the first on his 25th home run. Yamamoto had gone six starts without being taken deep, just the fourth pitcher in Marlins history to make at least six starts without giving up a homer.

Pederson tagged him again two innings later, giving the Dodgers a 4-0 lead with a shot into the Marlins' bullpen in right field. It was Pederson's 23rd of the season and second in two games. He has three home runs since participating in the Home Run Derby during All-Star festivities this month.

Yamamoto also gave up an RBI double to Kike Hernandez in the fourth as the Dodgers built their advantage to 5-0. The right-hander allowed five runs and four hits over four innings with two walks and four strikeouts.

''It was very frustrating and it just kind of (stinks) that I couldn't give the team the best chance to win,'' Yamamoto said. ''Just going out there and letting home runs happen, it's one of those things that I am just more (ticked) off at myself more than anything right now.''

There was no matching Buehler, whose strikeout pace did slow somewhat on a day when he had complete control with his fastball. He got his 10th strikeout in the seventh when Neil Walker was called out looking. It was the right-hander's first game of at least 10 strikeouts since he fanned 16 Colorado Rockies on June 21.

''I think when you spin the fastball and can get some angle on it, it's going to help you out,'' Buehler said. ''I think that is what I have been searching for and I found it a little today trying to drive the ball down and create that illusion where it stays up.''

Pollock added an RBI single in the fifth and a three-run homer in the seventh off Tayron Guerrero. It was Pollock's sixth of the season.

DEFENSIVE SCRAMBLE

Already one of the most versatile teams in baseball, the Dodgers experimented on defense even more in a lopsided game.

Veteran catcher Russell Martin played third base in the ninth inning, the first time he's been there this season and the 51st time he's played the position in more than 1,600 career games. Third baseman Justin Turner moved to second for one inning, the first time he'd played there in four years.

Pederson, who has added time at first base to his outfield resume this season, was asked if there was any other infield spot still on his wish list.

''If you asked me that before I started playing first base, I would have a lot of them,'' the left-handed Pederson said with a smirk. ''But now that I play infield, no, none of them.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Marlins: SS Miguel Rojas was not in the lineup after leaving Saturday's game with a right shoulder strain. The injury is not a long-term issue, according to Mattingly.

UP NEXT

Marlins: RHP Trevor Richards (3-11) opens a three-game series Monday at the Chicago White Sox. Richards has gone at least five innings in a career-best 12 consecutive games.

Dodgers: RHP Kenta Maeda (7-6) returns to the rotation Tuesday in the opener of a two-game home series against the Angels. Maeda made a one-inning relief appearance Friday.

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  • W: W. Buehler (9-1)L: J. Yamamoto (4-1)
  • HR: LAD - A. Pollock (6), J. Pederson (23), M. Muncy (26)
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G. Cooper 1B40100010.311.385.507.8910.5
B. Anderson RF40100021.244.326.425.7511.0
N. Walker 3B40100021.271.346.401.7471.0
S. Castro 2B40000011.247.274.356.630-0.5
J. Alfaro C40200011.277.318.435.7521.5
C. Puello CF20000021.267.378.396.774-1.0
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Y. Rivera SS30000023.191.283.234.517-1.0
J. Yamamoto P10000000.091.091.091.1820.0
H. Ramirez CF20000010.278.317.392.708-0.5
  • a-singled for Chen in the 7th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Pederson RF42221011.240.329.528.8578.5
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J. Turner 3B-2B32000101.292.373.468.8413.0
C. Seager SS40100012.272.353.445.7980.5
M. Muncy 1B32121122.268.371.546.9178.0
A. Pollock CF42341000.267.329.444.77314.0
M. Beaty LF40000023.303.325.513.838-1.0
E. Hernandez 2B-RF40210000.237.309.434.7424.0
A. Barnes C40000012.199.288.333.622-0.5
W. Buehler P21000122.100.163.175.3381.0
C. Sadler P10000000.000.000.000.0000.0
C. Ferguson P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-grounded out for Pederson in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - B. Anderson (22), N. Walker (12)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - B. Anderson, N. Walker, J. Alfaro, Y. Rivera 3 (3)
BATTING
  • 2B - E. Hernandez (12)
  • HR - J. Pederson (23), M. Muncy (26), A. Pollock (6)
  • RBI - J. Pederson 2 (48), M. Muncy 2 (68), A. Pollock 4 (26), E. Hernandez (52)
  • 2-Out RBI - M. Muncy 2 (16), A. Pollock (11)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Pederson, M. Beaty 2 (2), W. Buehler
BASERUNNING
  • SB - A. Pollock (2)
FIELDING
  • E - J. Alfaro (7), Y. Rivera (2)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Yamamoto (L, 4-1)4.04552422.611.00-2.0
W. Chen2.04110307.581.662.5
T. Guerrero1.01321214.761.590.0
A. Conley1.00000007.361.643.0
PITCHERSIP
J. Yamamoto (L, 4-1)4.0
W. Chen2.0
T. Guerrero1.0
A. Conley1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
W. Buehler (W, 9-1)7.050001103.230.9831.5
C. Sadler1.00000101.881.003.5
C. Ferguson1.01000206.381.833.0
PITCHERSIP
W. Buehler (W, 9-1)7.0
C. Sadler1.0
C. Ferguson1.0
PITCHING
  • WP - J. Yamamoto (4), W. Chen (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Yamamoto 91-51, W. Chen 33-20, T. Guerrero 32-19, A. Conley 11-6
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Yamamoto 4-4, W. Chen 2-1, T. Guerrero 1-1, A. Conley 1-2
  • Batters Faced - J. Yamamoto 18, W. Chen 10, T. Guerrero 6, A. Conley 3
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - W. Buehler 94-71, C. Sadler 16-10, C. Ferguson 15-13
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - W. Buehler 5-5, C. Sadler 1-1
  • Batters Faced - W. Buehler 26, C. Sadler 3, C. Ferguson 4
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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G. Cooper 1B40100010.311.385.507.8910.5
B. Anderson RF40100021.244.326.425.7511.0
N. Walker 3B40100021.271.346.401.7471.0
S. Castro 2B40000011.247.274.356.630-0.5
J. Alfaro C40200011.277.318.435.7521.5
C. Puello CF20000021.267.378.396.774-1.0
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Y. Rivera SS30000023.191.283.234.517-1.0
J. Yamamoto P10000000.091.091.091.1820.0
H. Ramirez CF20000010.278.317.392.708-0.5
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  • a-singled for Chen in the 7th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Pederson RF42221011.240.329.528.8578.5
a- R. Martin PH-3B10000000.222.352.289.6400.0
J. Turner 3B-2B32000101.292.373.468.8413.0
C. Seager SS40100012.272.353.445.7980.5
M. Muncy 1B32121122.268.371.546.9178.0
A. Pollock CF42341000.267.329.444.77314.0
M. Beaty LF40000023.303.325.513.838-1.0
E. Hernandez 2B-RF40210000.237.309.434.7424.0
A. Barnes C40000012.199.288.333.622-0.5
W. Buehler P21000122.100.163.175.3381.0
C. Sadler P10000000.000.000.000.0000.0
C. Ferguson P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-grounded out for Pederson in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - B. Anderson (22), N. Walker (12)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - B. Anderson, N. Walker, J. Alfaro, Y. Rivera 3 (3)
BATTING
  • 2B - E. Hernandez (12)
  • HR - J. Pederson (23), M. Muncy (26), A. Pollock (6)
  • RBI - J. Pederson 2 (48), M. Muncy 2 (68), A. Pollock 4 (26), E. Hernandez (52)
  • 2-Out RBI - M. Muncy 2 (16), A. Pollock (11)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Pederson, M. Beaty 2 (2), W. Buehler
BASERUNNING
  • SB - A. Pollock (2)
FIELDING
  • E - J. Alfaro (7), Y. Rivera (2)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Yamamoto (L, 4-1)4.04552422.611.00-2.0
W. Chen2.04110307.581.662.5
T. Guerrero1.01321214.761.590.0
A. Conley1.00000007.361.643.0
Total8.0998393---
PITCHERSIP
J. Yamamoto (L, 4-1)4.0
W. Chen2.0
T. Guerrero1.0
A. Conley1.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
W. Buehler (W, 9-1)7.050001103.230.9831.5
C. Sadler1.00000101.881.003.5
C. Ferguson1.01000206.381.833.0
Total9.06000140---
PITCHERSIP
W. Buehler (W, 9-1)7.0
C. Sadler1.0
C. Ferguson1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • WP - J. Yamamoto (4), W. Chen (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Yamamoto 91-51, W. Chen 33-20, T. Guerrero 32-19, A. Conley 11-6
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Yamamoto 4-4, W. Chen 2-1, T. Guerrero 1-1, A. Conley 1-2
  • Batters Faced - J. Yamamoto 18, W. Chen 10, T. Guerrero 6, A. Conley 3
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - W. Buehler 94-71, C. Sadler 16-10, C. Ferguson 15-13
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - W. Buehler 5-5, C. Sadler 1-1
  • Batters Faced - W. Buehler 26, C. Sadler 3, C. Ferguson 4
  • 7TH INNING
    Pollock homered to right center, Turner and Muncy scored09
  • 5TH INNING
    Pollock singled to left, Pederson scored, Seager to second06
  • 4TH INNING
    Hernandez doubled to left, Pollock scored05
  • 3RD INNING
    Pederson homered to right, Buehler scored04
  • 1ST INNING
    Muncy homered to left center, Turner scored02
  • 9TH INNING
    • Caleb Ferguson relieved Casey Sadler
    • B. Anderson: Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Anderson struck out swinging
    • N. Walker: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Walker doubled to left center
    • S. Castro: Ball, Ball, Castro flied out to right
    • J. Alfaro: Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Alfaro struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Casey Sadler relieved Walker Buehler
    • H. Ramirez: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ramirez struck out swinging
    • C. Granderson: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Granderson grounded out to first
    • G. Cooper: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Cooper popped out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Adam Conley relieved Tayron Guerrero
    • A. Barnes: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Barnes popped out to second
    • C. Sadler: Ball, Sadler lined out to right
    • Russell Martin hit for Joc Pederson
    • R. Martin: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Martin grounded out to third
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • W. Buehler Pitching:
    • N. Walker: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Walker struck out looking
    • S. Castro: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Castro flied out to left
    • J. Alfaro: Strike swinging, Strike (foul tip), Alfaro singled to right
    • Miguel Rojas hit for Wei-Yin Chen
    • M. Rojas: Rojas singled to right, Alfaro to second
    • Y. Rivera: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Rivera struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Tayron Guerrero pitching
    • J. Turner: Turner safe at first on shortstop Rivera fielding error
    • C. Seager: Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Seager struck out swinging
    • M. Muncy: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Muncy walked, Turner to second
    • A. Pollock: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Pollock homered to right center, Turner and Muncy scored
    • M. Beaty: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Beaty struck out swinging
    • E. Hernandez: Ball, Hernandez flied out to left
    • End of the 7th (3 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
  • 6TH INNING
    • W. Buehler Pitching:
    • H. Ramirez: Ball, Ramirez grounded out to shortstop
    • C. Granderson: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Granderson flied out to left
    • G. Cooper: Cooper singled to right center
    • B. Anderson: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Anderson flied out to right
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • W. Chen Pitching:
    • E. Hernandez: Ball, Ball, Hernandez singled to center
    • A. Barnes: Strike looking, Ball, Hernandez to second on wild pitch, Barnes lined out to right
    • W. Buehler: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Buehler struck out looking
    • J. Pederson: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Pederson struck out swinging
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • W. Buehler Pitching:
    • J. Alfaro: Alfaro grounded out to shortstop
    • C. Puello: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Puello struck out swinging
    • Y. Rivera: Ball, Rivera flied out to center
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Harold Ramirez in center field
    • Wei-Yin Chen pitching
    • J. Pederson: Ball, Pederson singled to right
    • J. Turner: Ball, Ball, Turner grounded out to pitcher, Pederson to second
    • C. Seager: Seager singled to shallow right center, Pederson to third
    • M. Muncy: Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Muncy struck out looking
    • A. Pollock: Pollock singled to left, Pederson scored, Seager to second
    • M. Beaty: Ball, Ball, Foul, Beaty grounded out to pitcher
    • End of the 5th (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • W. Buehler Pitching:
    • B. Anderson: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Anderson struck out swinging
    • N. Walker: Walker grounded out to first
    • S. Castro: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Castro flied out to deep left
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Yamamoto Pitching:
    • A. Pollock: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Pollock singled to left center
    • M. Beaty: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Beaty struck out swinging, Pollock stole second, Pollock to third on catcher Alfaro throwing error
    • E. Hernandez: Ball, Foul, Hernandez doubled to left, Pollock scored
    • A. Barnes: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike looking, Barnes struck out looking
    • W. Buehler: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Buehler struck out looking
    • End of the 4th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
  • 3RD INNING
    • W. Buehler Pitching:
    • J. Yamamoto: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Yamamoto grounded out to pitcher
    • C. Granderson: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Granderson struck out swinging
    • G. Cooper: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Cooper grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Yamamoto Pitching:
    • W. Buehler: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Buehler walked
    • J. Pederson: Ball, Pederson homered to right, Buehler scored
    • J. Turner: Turner flied out to center
    • C. Seager: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Seager grounded out to second
    • M. Muncy: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Muncy struck out swinging
    • End of the 3rd (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • W. Buehler Pitching:
    • S. Castro: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Castro struck out swinging
    • J. Alfaro: Strike swinging, Ball, Alfaro singled to left
    • C. Puello: Foul, Strike looking, Foul tip, Puello struck out on foul tip
    • Y. Rivera: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Rivera struck out looking
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • J. Yamamoto Pitching:
    • M. Beaty: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Beaty grounded out to second
    • E. Hernandez: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Hernandez flied out to left
    • A. Barnes: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Barnes grounded out to third
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • W. Buehler Pitching:
    • C. Granderson: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Granderson struck out swinging
    • G. Cooper: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Cooper struck out swinging
    • B. Anderson: Ball, Foul, Anderson doubled to deep right
    • N. Walker: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Walker struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • J. Yamamoto Pitching:
    • J. Pederson: Ball, Ball, Foul, Pederson lined out to center
    • J. Turner: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Turner walked
    • C. Seager: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Turner to second on wild pitch, Seager grounded out to first, Turner to third
    • M. Muncy: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Muncy homered to left center, Turner scored
    • A. Pollock: Ball, Strike (foul tip), Pollock popped out to second
    • End of the 1st (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)