Dodgers' skid reaches 6 games with loss at Miami, 6-5

MIAMI (AP) The Miami Marlins pulled even with the Los Angeles Dodgers in the standings Wednesday night, which shows how sour the season has gone for the defending National League champions.

Los Angeles erased a four-run deficit and still endured its sixth loss in a row when J.T. Realmuto's tiebreaking homer in the sixth inning helped Miami win 6-5.

''It's the same story: We just didn't get it done,'' Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said.

Miami clinched the series after another last-place team, Cincinnati, swept a four-game set at Los Angeles last week. The Dodgers and the rebuilding Marlins have identical 16-26 records.

''I think everyone would be surprised,'' Marlins manager Don Mattingly said.

Justin Bour hit a two-run homer for Miami , his ninth. Starlin Castro tied a career high with four hits to hike his batting average to .300.

Yasmani Grandal hit his seventh home run and singled in a run for the Dodgers, who fell to 4-14 in games decided by one or two runs.

The Marlins' Elieser Hernandez, a Rule 5 draft pick making his first career start, allowed one run in five innings and left with a 5-1 lead.

Los Angeles quickly erased it, scoring four runs in the sixth against Miami's bullpen. Max Muncy's two-run double off Drew Steckenrider made it 5-all.

Steckenrider (2-1) regrouped to retire five batters. Brad Ziegler pitched around a leadoff single in the ninth for his seventh save, with Justin Turner bouncing into a game-ending double play.

The Dodgers' bullpen has struggled all season, and Pedro Baez (1-2) gave up the sixth-inning homer by Realmuto.

''It's disappointing,'' Baez said through a translator. ''You see the team start to get a rhythm going, and then to not be able to contribute - it's frustrating.''

Los Angeles rookie Walker Buehler gave up a season-high five runs, four earned, in five innings. That included Bour's opposite-field homer in the fifth.

''I gave up too many runs for us to win,'' Buehler said. ''The ball Bour hit, I don't know if there's another human who can hit that ball out of the ballpark. Just a gigantic, really strong human.''

Brian Anderson's two-out RBI single in the first put Miami ahead. An error by Dodgers shortstop Chris Taylor led to an unearned run in the third, which scored on Castro's single.

The Dodgers' Yasiel Puig went 0 for 4 and stranded five runners, including two in the eighth.

''It's on all of us,'' Roberts said. ''For quite some time, to be quite honest, we haven't been synched up.''

HE LOVES LA

Realmuto has at least one hit in all 21 career games against the Dodgers.

''You know you've hit them good, and they know you've hit them good,'' Mattingly said. ''I think there's a little psychological factor.''

ROTATION JUGGLED

Hernandez was inserted into the rotation, and LHP Caleb Smith's start was pushed back a day. LHP Jarlin Garcia, who has started six games, was available in the bullpen but will rejoin the Miami rotation at some point, Mattingly said.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Dodgers: LHP Rich Hill (blister) threw a bullpen and is on track to start Saturday at Washington. ... LHP Tony Cingrani (left shoulder inflammation) is expected to be activated from the disabled list Saturday.

UP NEXT

RHP Kenta Maeda (2-3, 4.75 ERA) is scheduled to start for the Dodgers in the series finale Thursday afternoon against Smith (2-4, 3.63).

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  • W: D. Steckenrider (2-1)L: P. Baez (1-2)S: B. Ziegler (7)
  • HR: LAD - Y. Grandal (7), MIA - J. Bour (9), J. Realmuto (6)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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J. Pederson LF51100001.235.345.357.7023.0
J. Turner 3B50200002.333.333.333.6672.0
Y. Grandal C42221012.278.383.516.8988.5
C. Bellinger CF31100100.270.330.478.8084.0
C. Taylor SS41210021.240.309.417.7263.0
M. Muncy 1B30120012.237.338.458.7964.5
Y. Puig RF40000015.202.261.303.563-0.5
W. Buehler P20000002.091.091.091.1820.0
a- M. Kemp PH10000011.304.343.480.823-0.5
P. Baez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Fields P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- A. Barnes PH10000002.219.405.313.7170.0
D. Hudson P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
S. Alexander P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-struck out for Buehler in the 6th
  • b-hit into fielder's choice for Fields in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
M. Prado 3B42100112.172.232.188.4193.5
J. Realmuto C51111013.316.375.558.9335.5
S. Castro 2B51410011.300.345.388.7326.5
J. Bour 1B31121223.246.387.484.8708.0
B. Ziegler P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
B. Anderson RF41210013.275.362.392.7543.5
D. Dietrich LF20100102.247.294.360.6542.0
D. Steckenrider P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- C. Maybin PH10000000.227.317.318.6360.0
K. Barraclough P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
Y. Rivera SS00000000.147.256.176.4330.0
M. Rojas SS-1B20110000.258.309.397.7064.0
L. Brinson CF40000023.171.221.293.514-1.0
E. Hernandez P20000012.000.000.000.000-0.5
J. Tazawa P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Shuck LF20000000.224.274.259.5330.0
  • a-grounded out for Steckenrider in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Pederson (5), C. Bellinger (9), M. Muncy (4)
  • HR - Y. Grandal (7)
  • RBI - Y. Grandal 2 (26), C. Taylor (16), M. Muncy 2 (10)
BATTING
  • 2B - S. Castro (8), M. Rojas (6)
  • HR - J. Realmuto (6), J. Bour (9)
  • SF - M. Rojas (2)
  • RBI - J. Realmuto (12), S. Castro (19), J. Bour 2 (23), B. Anderson (21), M. Rojas (16)
  • 2-Out RBI - J. Realmuto (7), B. Anderson (12)
FIELDING
  • Outfield Assist - J. Pederson
  • E - C. Taylor (4)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Castro-Rivera-Rojas)
  • E - S. Castro (4)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
W. Buehler5.07542712.671.155.5
P. Baez (L, 1-2)1.02111114.121.78-5.5
J. Fields1.01000002.331.032.0
D. Hudson0.21001006.751.58-2.0
S. Alexander0.10000105.141.570.5
PITCHERSIP
W. Buehler5.0
P. Baez (L, 1-2)1.0
J. Fields1.0
D. Hudson0.2
S. Alexander0.1
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
E. Hernandez5.03111212.251.2511.0
J. Tazawa0.13330008.051.89-6.0
D. Steckenrider (W, 2-1) (BS, 1)1.23110405.211.328.0
K. Barraclough (H, 5)1.00000101.831.023.5
B. Ziegler (S, 7)1.01000005.891.369.0
PITCHERSIP
E. Hernandez5.0
J. Tazawa0.1
D. Steckenrider (W, 2-1) (BS, 1)1.2
K. Barraclough (H, 5)1.0
B. Ziegler (S, 7)1.0
PITCHING
  • IBB - P. Baez
  • HBP - W. Buehler
  • Pitches-Strikes - W. Buehler 97-67, P. Baez 24-17, J. Fields 11-10, D. Hudson 13-9, S. Alexander 4-3
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - W. Buehler 5-4, J. Fields 1-1, D. Hudson 1-1
  • Batters Faced - W. Buehler 26, P. Baez 6, J. Fields 3, D. Hudson 4, S. Alexander
PITCHING
  • HBP - K. Barraclough (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - E. Hernandez 75-48, J. Tazawa 10-7, D. Steckenrider 36-28, K. Barraclough 15-9, B. Ziegler 7-6
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - E. Hernandez 7-6, K. Barraclough 2-1, B. Ziegler 1-1
  • Batters Faced - E. Hernandez 19, J. Tazawa 4, D. Steckenrider 8, K. Barraclough 5, B. Ziegler 3
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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C. Utley 2B50100010.247.339.371.7100.5
J. Pederson LF51100001.235.345.357.7023.0
J. Turner 3B50200002.333.333.333.6672.0
Y. Grandal C42221012.278.383.516.8988.5
C. Bellinger CF31100100.270.330.478.8084.0
C. Taylor SS41210021.240.309.417.7263.0
M. Muncy 1B30120012.237.338.458.7964.5
Y. Puig RF40000015.202.261.303.563-0.5
W. Buehler P20000002.091.091.091.1820.0
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P. Baez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Fields P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- A. Barnes PH10000002.219.405.313.7170.0
D. Hudson P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
S. Alexander P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-struck out for Buehler in the 6th
  • b-hit into fielder's choice for Fields in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
M. Prado 3B42100112.172.232.188.4193.5
J. Realmuto C51111013.316.375.558.9335.5
S. Castro 2B51410011.300.345.388.7326.5
J. Bour 1B31121223.246.387.484.8708.0
B. Ziegler P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
B. Anderson RF41210013.275.362.392.7543.5
D. Dietrich LF20100102.247.294.360.6542.0
D. Steckenrider P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- C. Maybin PH10000000.227.317.318.6360.0
K. Barraclough P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
Y. Rivera SS00000000.147.256.176.4330.0
M. Rojas SS-1B20110000.258.309.397.7064.0
L. Brinson CF40000023.171.221.293.514-1.0
E. Hernandez P20000012.000.000.000.000-0.5
J. Tazawa P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Shuck LF20000000.224.274.259.5330.0
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  • a-grounded out for Steckenrider in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Pederson (5), C. Bellinger (9), M. Muncy (4)
  • HR - Y. Grandal (7)
  • RBI - Y. Grandal 2 (26), C. Taylor (16), M. Muncy 2 (10)
BATTING
  • 2B - S. Castro (8), M. Rojas (6)
  • HR - J. Realmuto (6), J. Bour (9)
  • SF - M. Rojas (2)
  • RBI - J. Realmuto (12), S. Castro (19), J. Bour 2 (23), B. Anderson (21), M. Rojas (16)
  • 2-Out RBI - J. Realmuto (7), B. Anderson (12)
FIELDING
  • Outfield Assist - J. Pederson
  • E - C. Taylor (4)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Castro-Rivera-Rojas)
  • E - S. Castro (4)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
W. Buehler5.07542712.671.155.5
P. Baez (L, 1-2)1.02111114.121.78-5.5
J. Fields1.01000002.331.032.0
D. Hudson0.21001006.751.58-2.0
S. Alexander0.10000105.141.570.5
Total8.01165492---
PITCHERSIP
W. Buehler5.0
P. Baez (L, 1-2)1.0
J. Fields1.0
D. Hudson0.2
S. Alexander0.1
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
E. Hernandez5.03111212.251.2511.0
J. Tazawa0.13330008.051.89-6.0
D. Steckenrider (W, 2-1) (BS, 1)1.23110405.211.328.0
K. Barraclough (H, 5)1.00000101.831.023.5
B. Ziegler (S, 7)1.01000005.891.369.0
Total9.01055171---
PITCHERSIP
E. Hernandez5.0
J. Tazawa0.1
D. Steckenrider (W, 2-1) (BS, 1)1.2
K. Barraclough (H, 5)1.0
B. Ziegler (S, 7)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • IBB - P. Baez
  • HBP - W. Buehler
  • Pitches-Strikes - W. Buehler 97-67, P. Baez 24-17, J. Fields 11-10, D. Hudson 13-9, S. Alexander 4-3
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - W. Buehler 5-4, J. Fields 1-1, D. Hudson 1-1
  • Batters Faced - W. Buehler 26, P. Baez 6, J. Fields 3, D. Hudson 4, S. Alexander
PITCHING
  • HBP - K. Barraclough (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - E. Hernandez 75-48, J. Tazawa 10-7, D. Steckenrider 36-28, K. Barraclough 15-9, B. Ziegler 7-6
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - E. Hernandez 7-6, K. Barraclough 2-1, B. Ziegler 1-1
  • Batters Faced - E. Hernandez 19, J. Tazawa 4, D. Steckenrider 8, K. Barraclough 5, B. Ziegler 3
  • 6TH INNING
    Realmuto homered to left56
    Muncy doubled to deep right center, Bellinger and Taylor scored55
    Taylor singled to right, Grandal scored, Bellinger to third, Taylor to second35
    Grandal singled to right, Pederson scored25
  • 5TH INNING
    Rojas hit sacrifice fly to center, Anderson scored15
    Bour homered to left, Castro scored14
  • 4TH INNING
    Grandal homered to center12
  • 3RD INNING
    Castro singled to center, Prado scored02
  • 1ST INNING
    Anderson singled to shallow center, Prado scored, Bour to second01
  • 9TH INNING
    • Yadiel Rivera at shortstop
    • Brad Ziegler relieved Justin Bour
    • C. Utley: Ball, Foul, Utley singled to left center
    • J. Pederson: Foul, Pederson flied out to deep center
    • J. Turner: Strike looking, Turner grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Utley out at second
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Kyle Barraclough pitching
    • C. Bellinger: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Bellinger safe at first on 2nd baseman Castro fielding error
    • C. Taylor: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Taylor struck out looking
    • M. Muncy: Ball, Muncy hit by pitch, Bellinger to second
    • Y. Puig: Foul, Puig popped out to second
    • Austin Barnes hit for Josh Fields
    • A. Barnes: Ball, Strike looking, Barnes grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, Muncy out at second
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
    • Daniel Hudson pitching
    • J. Shuck: Strike looking, Shuck grounded out to shortstop
    • M. Prado: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Prado walked
    • J. Realmuto: Foul, Realmuto popped out to first
    • S. Castro: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Castro reached on an infield single to third, Prado to second
    • Scott Alexander relieved Daniel Hudson
    • J. Bour: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Bour struck out swinging
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • D. Steckenrider Pitching:
    • C. Utley: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Utley struck out swinging
    • J. Pederson: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Pederson flied out to center
    • J. Turner: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Turner singled to left center
    • Y. Grandal: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Grandal struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Josh Fields relieved Pedro Baez
    • Cameron Maybin hit for Drew Steckenrider
    • C. Maybin: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Maybin grounded out to shortstop
    • M. Rojas: Strike looking, Ball, Rojas doubled to shallow left, Rojas out at third
    • L. Brinson: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Brinson flied out to left
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • Junichi Tazawa relieved Elieser Hernandez
    • J. Pederson: Foul, Strike looking, Pederson doubled to left center
    • J. Turner: Turner lined out to right, Pederson to third
    • Y. Grandal: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Grandal singled to right, Pederson scored
    • C. Bellinger: Bellinger doubled to deep right, Grandal to third
    • J.B. Shuck in left
    • Drew Steckenrider pitching
    • C. Taylor: Ball, Taylor singled to right, Grandal scored, Bellinger to third, Taylor to second
    • M. Muncy: Strike looking, Muncy doubled to deep right center, Bellinger and Taylor scored
    • Y. Puig: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Puig struck out swinging
    • Matt Kemp hit for Walker Buehler
    • M. Kemp: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Kemp struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 6th (4 Runs, 5 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Pedro Baez pitching
    • J. Shuck: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Shuck popped out to shortstop
    • M. Prado: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Prado flied out to shallow right
    • J. Realmuto: Foul, Ball, Foul, Realmuto homered to left
    • S. Castro: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Castro doubled to deep right
    • J. Bour: Bour intentionally walked
    • B. Anderson: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Anderson struck out looking
    • End of the 6th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • E. Hernandez Pitching:
    • Y. Puig: Strike looking, Ball, Puig grounded out to catcher
    • W. Buehler: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Buehler flied out to deep center
    • C. Utley: Utley flied out to left
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • W. Buehler Pitching:
    • J. Realmuto: Strike looking, Foul, Realmuto grounded out to third
    • S. Castro: Strike looking, Castro singled to center
    • J. Bour: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Bour homered to left, Castro scored
    • B. Anderson: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Anderson singled to right
    • D. Dietrich: Ball, Dietrich singled to right, Anderson to third
    • M. Rojas: Ball, Ball, Foul, Rojas hit sacrifice fly to center, Anderson scored
    • L. Brinson: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Foul, Brinson grounded out to second
    • End of the 5th (3 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • E. Hernandez Pitching:
    • Y. Grandal: Ball, Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Ball, Grandal homered to center
    • C. Bellinger: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Bellinger popped out to second
    • C. Taylor: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Taylor struck out swinging
    • M. Muncy: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Muncy flied out to left
    • Middle of the 4th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • W. Buehler Pitching:
    • D. Dietrich: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Dietrich walked
    • M. Rojas: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Rojas hit by pitch, Dietrich to second
    • L. Brinson: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Brinson struck out swinging
    • E. Hernandez: Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Hernandez struck out looking
    • M. Prado: Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Prado struck out looking
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • E. Hernandez Pitching:
    • C. Utley: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Utley grounded out to shortstop
    • J. Pederson: Strike looking, Foul, Pederson grounded out to second
    • J. Turner: Ball, Strike looking, Turner flied out to center
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • W. Buehler Pitching:
    • M. Prado: Strike looking, Prado safe at first on shortstop Taylor fielding error
    • J. Realmuto: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Realmuto grounded out to third, Prado to second
    • S. Castro: Ball, Foul, Castro singled to center, Prado scored
    • J. Bour: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Bour struck out swinging
    • B. Anderson: Anderson flied out to deep right
    • End of the 3rd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
  • 2ND INNING
    • E. Hernandez Pitching:
    • C. Bellinger: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Bellinger walked
    • C. Taylor: Taylor singled to center, Bellinger to second
    • M. Muncy: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt to second, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Muncy struck out looking
    • Y. Puig: Strike looking, Puig flied out to right
    • W. Buehler: Ball, Buehler grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • W. Buehler Pitching:
    • M. Rojas: Ball, Rojas lined out to third
    • L. Brinson: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Brinson struck out swinging
    • E. Hernandez: Hernandez grounded out to first
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • E. Hernandez Pitching:
    • C. Utley: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Utley grounded out to shortstop
    • J. Pederson: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Pederson grounded out to first
    • J. Turner: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Turner singled to left
    • Y. Grandal: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Grandal grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • W. Buehler Pitching:
    • M. Prado: Strike looking, Foul, Prado singled to center
    • J. Realmuto: Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Realmuto struck out looking
    • S. Castro: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Castro struck out swinging
    • J. Bour: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Bour walked, Prado to second
    • B. Anderson: Strike looking, Anderson singled to shallow center, Prado scored, Bour to second
    • D. Dietrich: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Dietrich popped out to shortstop
    • End of the 1st (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)