McCarthy, Gonzalez lead Dodgers over Marlins 6-3

LOS ANGELES (AP) Brandon McCarthy and Adrian Gonzalez showed good they can be when they're healthy.

McCarthy retired his first 14 batters and allowed one run over six innings, Gonzalez had three hits and three RBIs, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Miami Marlins 6-3 Sunday.

Gonzalez, who just came off the disabled list on Friday after missing 12 games due to a sore right elbow and back problems, had his first three-hit game of the season to help the Dodgers win three of four against the Marlins to open a 10-game homestand.

''As long as I'm healthy and my back holds up, everything is going to be fine,'' Gonzalez said. ''When my back weakens, my legs weaken. I tried to fight through it and fighting through it is not a good recipe as I learned the hard way. For me, the way I saw it, the first game I came back was the start of my season.''

Gonzalez was 1 for 8 in his first two games back but was back on track on Sunday.

''That's what I pride myself in,'' Gonzalez said of driving in runs. ''It's not like I'm putting more responsibility. It's just what I try to dot. My whole career I've been pretty good with runners in scoring position and runners on base. I've never been all that good with nobody on. It's something that's been what I've been able to do.''

Yasmani Grandal had three hits, including a pair of doubles, for the Dodgers.

McCarthy (4-1) did not allow a hit until Derek Dietrich's double in the fifth. A.J. Ellis, playing in his first game in Los Angeles since the Dodgers traded him to Philadelphia last year, followed with a run-scoring single.

McCarthy, who missed most of the last two years while recovering from Tommy John surgery, allowed three hits.

''A lot of it is just focus and getting reset after two years of being up and down and all over the place,'' McCarthy said. ''I had a healthy offseason where I could focus on myself and pitching again instead of just focusing on my arm. I kind of brought back the me that I would like to be. I'll just try to hold that through the season.''

Dee Gordon doubled with one in the sixth and Christian Yelich walked before McCarthy retired Marcell Ozuna and Giancarlo Stanton on groundouts.

Four relievers finished a seven-hitter.

Vance Worley (0-1) made his Marlins debut and allowed three runs and six hits in four innings. The 29-year-old right-hander had been 2-5 with a 4.43 ERA in eight starts at Triple-A.

''I thought I made some pretty good pitches, but Adrian did most of the damage,'' Worley said.

Gonzalez hit a two-run double in the first, and Joc Pederson homered for a 3-0 lead in the third. After Ellis' single cut the gap, Gonzalez hit a run-scoring single in the fifth and the Dodgers made it 6-1 in the sixth when Brett Eibner, batting for McCarthy, hit a two-run single that deflected off the glove of Dietrich at third and into left field.

Ozuna singled in a run in the eighth, and Justin Bour homered off Kenley Jansen leading off the ninth.

However, McCarthy had done too much damage.

''He generally kept us off balance and (he was) really the difference,'' Marlins manager Don Mattingly said. ''He was able to keep us down and took us four or five innings to score and as we start to get to him they get into their bullpen.''

URIAS DEMOTED

Dodgers 20-year-old left-hander Julio Urias is headed back to the minors after five starts. He gave up 13 earned runs in his last two starts, including a career-high seven runs Saturday in which he was done after 2 1/3 innings.

''The inconsistency of hitting his locations has unfortunately been consistent,'' manager Dave Roberts said. ''I don't think it has anything to do with the umpire's strike zone. There's something to learning the major league strike zone, I guess, but there's also a component of hitting the catcher's mitt.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Dodgers: OF Yasiel Puig (back) was held out of the starting lineup for the second straight day. He pinch hit in the eighth and struck out. ... INF Logan Forsythe (toe, hamstring) is expected to return on Tuesday and play third base.

UP NEXT

Marlins: RHP Jose Urena (1-2) is to start Tuesday at Oakland.

Dodgers: LHP Clayton Kershaw (7-2, 2.15 ERA) is slated to start Tuesday against St. Louis. He is 6-5 against the Cardinals in the regular season but 0-4 in the postseason.

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  • W: B. McCarthy (4-1)L: V. Worley (0-1)
  • HR: MIA - J. Bour (11), LAD - J. Pederson (2)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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D. Gordon 2B41200020.263.319.322.6413.0
C. Yelich CF20000200.258.326.387.7132.0
M. Ozuna LF40110002.311.385.553.9372.0
G. Stanton RF40000004.261.332.527.8590.0
J. Bour 1B41111020.262.349.524.8745.0
D. Dietrich 3B41200000.235.342.357.6994.0
A. Ellis C40110001.135.220.135.3552.0
J. Riddle SS40000002.239.255.435.6900.0
V. Worley P10000010.000.000.000.000-0.5
J. Garcia P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- I. Suzuki PH10000010.157.204.255.459-0.5
B. Ziegler P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
D. Phelps P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- T. Moore PH10000010.261.261.435.696-0.5
B. Ellington P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
  • a-struck out for Garcia in the 6th
  • b-struck out for Phelps in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Utley 2B40100001.205.302.289.5912.0
C. Seager SS40000112.292.392.497.8880.5
C. Bellinger LF51100043.295.362.6531.0150.0
Y. Grandal C42300010.299.362.496.8586.5
A. Gonzalez 1B40330000.264.328.330.6588.0
C. Taylor 3B40100004.333.446.5831.0292.0
J. Pederson CF22111101.206.317.324.6409.0
E. Hernandez RF41100001.250.319.524.8433.0
B. McCarthy P10000000.100.250.100.3500.0
a- B. Eibner PH10120000.313.389.6881.0763.0
L. Avilan P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Fields P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
P. Baez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- Y. Puig PH10000010.242.320.430.749-0.5
K. Jansen P0000-000.500.500.500.000-
  • a-singled for McCarthy in the 6th
  • b-struck out for Baez in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - D. Gordon (6), D. Dietrich (5)
  • HR - J. Bour (11)
  • RBI - M. Ozuna (30), J. Bour (28), A. Ellis
  • 2-Out RBI - M. Ozuna (14), A. Ellis
BATTING
  • 2B - Y. Grandal 2 (13), A. Gonzalez 2 (7), C. Taylor (6), E. Hernandez (12)
  • HR - J. Pederson (2)
  • SH - B. McCarthy (2)
  • RBI - A. Gonzalez 3 (15), J. Pederson (11), B. Eibner 2 (6)
  • 2-Out RBI - A. Gonzalez 3 (10)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
V. Worley (L, 0-1)4.06331216.751.75-2.0
J. Garcia1.02110105.022.000.5
B. Ziegler1.02220107.132.00-0.5
D. Phelps1.01000103.681.002.5
B. Ellington1.01001200.002.002.0
PITCHERSIP
V. Worley (L, 0-1)4.0
J. Garcia1.0
B. Ziegler1.0
D. Phelps1.0
B. Ellington1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
B. McCarthy (W, 4-1)6.03111503.760.6725.5
L. Avilan0.20000103.210.000.5
J. Fields0.10000000.960.000.0
P. Baez1.02111101.473.00-0.5
K. Jansen1.02110011.592.000.0
PITCHERSIP
B. McCarthy (W, 4-1)6.0
L. Avilan0.2
J. Fields0.1
P. Baez1.0
K. Jansen1.0
PITCHING
  • HBP - B. Ziegler 2 (3)
  • Pitches-Strikes - V. Worley 82-49, J. Garcia 18-11, B. Ziegler 15-9, D. Phelps 16-13, B. Ellington 20-11
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - V. Worley 7-3, J. Garcia 1-1, B. Ziegler 1-0, D. Phelps 1-1
  • Batters Faced - V. Worley 19, J. Garcia 5, B. Ziegler 6, D. Phelps 4, B. Ellington 5
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - B. McCarthy 75-54, L. Avilan 7-5, J. Fields 6-3, P. Baez 20-12, K. Jansen 10-7
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - B. McCarthy 10-3, K. Jansen 1-1
  • Batters Faced - B. McCarthy 22, L. Avilan 2, J. Fields, P. Baez 6, K. Jansen 4
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
D. Gordon 2B41200020.263.319.322.6413.0
C. Yelich CF20000200.258.326.387.7132.0
M. Ozuna LF40110002.311.385.553.9372.0
G. Stanton RF40000004.261.332.527.8590.0
J. Bour 1B41111020.262.349.524.8745.0
D. Dietrich 3B41200000.235.342.357.6994.0
A. Ellis C40110001.135.220.135.3552.0
J. Riddle SS40000002.239.255.435.6900.0
V. Worley P10000010.000.000.000.000-0.5
J. Garcia P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- I. Suzuki PH10000010.157.204.255.459-0.5
B. Ziegler P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
D. Phelps P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- T. Moore PH10000010.261.261.435.696-0.5
B. Ellington P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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  • a-struck out for Garcia in the 6th
  • b-struck out for Phelps in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Utley 2B40100001.205.302.289.5912.0
C. Seager SS40000112.292.392.497.8880.5
C. Bellinger LF51100043.295.362.6531.0150.0
Y. Grandal C42300010.299.362.496.8586.5
A. Gonzalez 1B40330000.264.328.330.6588.0
C. Taylor 3B40100004.333.446.5831.0292.0
J. Pederson CF22111101.206.317.324.6409.0
E. Hernandez RF41100001.250.319.524.8433.0
B. McCarthy P10000000.100.250.100.3500.0
a- B. Eibner PH10120000.313.389.6881.0763.0
L. Avilan P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Fields P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
P. Baez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- Y. Puig PH10000010.242.320.430.749-0.5
K. Jansen P0000-000.500.500.500.000-
Total34612612712-----
  • a-singled for McCarthy in the 6th
  • b-struck out for Baez in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - D. Gordon (6), D. Dietrich (5)
  • HR - J. Bour (11)
  • RBI - M. Ozuna (30), J. Bour (28), A. Ellis
  • 2-Out RBI - M. Ozuna (14), A. Ellis
BATTING
  • 2B - Y. Grandal 2 (13), A. Gonzalez 2 (7), C. Taylor (6), E. Hernandez (12)
  • HR - J. Pederson (2)
  • SH - B. McCarthy (2)
  • RBI - A. Gonzalez 3 (15), J. Pederson (11), B. Eibner 2 (6)
  • 2-Out RBI - A. Gonzalez 3 (10)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
V. Worley (L, 0-1)4.06331216.751.75-2.0
J. Garcia1.02110105.022.000.5
B. Ziegler1.02220107.132.00-0.5
D. Phelps1.01000103.681.002.5
B. Ellington1.01001200.002.002.0
Total8.01266271---
PITCHERSIP
V. Worley (L, 0-1)4.0
J. Garcia1.0
B. Ziegler1.0
D. Phelps1.0
B. Ellington1.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
B. McCarthy (W, 4-1)6.03111503.760.6725.5
L. Avilan0.20000103.210.000.5
J. Fields0.10000000.960.000.0
P. Baez1.02111101.473.00-0.5
K. Jansen1.02110011.592.000.0
Total9.0733271---
PITCHERSIP
B. McCarthy (W, 4-1)6.0
L. Avilan0.2
J. Fields0.1
P. Baez1.0
K. Jansen1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • HBP - B. Ziegler 2 (3)
  • Pitches-Strikes - V. Worley 82-49, J. Garcia 18-11, B. Ziegler 15-9, D. Phelps 16-13, B. Ellington 20-11
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - V. Worley 7-3, J. Garcia 1-1, B. Ziegler 1-0, D. Phelps 1-1
  • Batters Faced - V. Worley 19, J. Garcia 5, B. Ziegler 6, D. Phelps 4, B. Ellington 5
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - B. McCarthy 75-54, L. Avilan 7-5, J. Fields 6-3, P. Baez 20-12, K. Jansen 10-7
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - B. McCarthy 10-3, K. Jansen 1-1
  • Batters Faced - B. McCarthy 22, L. Avilan 2, J. Fields, P. Baez 6, K. Jansen 4
  • 9TH INNING
    Bour homered to left center36
  • 8TH INNING
    Ozuna singled to right, Gordon scored, Yelich to second26
  • 6TH INNING
    Eibner singled to left, Pederson and Hernandez scored16
  • 5TH INNING
    Gonzalez singled to left center, Grandal scored14
    Ellis singled to right center, Dietrich scored13
  • 4TH INNING
    Pederson homered to right03
  • 1ST INNING
    Gonzalez doubled to deep right, Bellinger and Grandal scored02
  • 9TH INNING
    • K. Jansen Pitching:
    • J. Bour: Strike looking, Ball, Bour homered to left center
    • D. Dietrich: Strike looking, Dietrich singled to shallow right center
    • A. Ellis: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ellis popped out to first
    • J. Riddle: Riddle grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Dietrich out at second
    • Middle of the 9th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • P. Baez Pitching:
    • J. Riddle: Riddle flied out to deep left
    • T. Moore: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Moore struck out swinging
    • D. Gordon: Ball, Gordon singled to left center
    • C. Yelich: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Yelich walked, Gordon to second
    • M. Ozuna: Strike looking, Ball, Ozuna singled to right, Gordon scored, Yelich to second
    • G. Stanton: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Stanton popped out to third
    • Middle of the 8th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • B. Ellington Pitching:
    • E. Hernandez: Ball, Foul, Hernandez flied out to shallow right
    • Y. Puig: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Puig struck out swinging
    • C. Utley: Foul, Strike swinging, Utley singled to right
    • C. Seager: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Seager walked, Utley to second
    • C. Bellinger: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Bellinger struck out swinging
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • L. Avilan Pitching:
    • J. Bour: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Bour struck out looking
    • D. Dietrich: Foul, Dietrich flied out to center
    • A. Ellis: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ellis flied out to right
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • D. Phelps Pitching:
    • Y. Grandal: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Grandal struck out swinging
    • A. Gonzalez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Gonzalez flied out to deep right
    • C. Taylor: Ball, Strike looking, Taylor doubled to shallow right
    • J. Pederson: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Pederson grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • B. McCarthy Pitching:
    • I. Suzuki: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Suzuki struck out swinging
    • D. Gordon: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Gordon doubled to shallow left
    • C. Yelich: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Yelich walked
    • M. Ozuna: Ozuna grounded out to shortstop, Gordon to third, Yelich to second
    • G. Stanton: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Stanton grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • B. Ziegler Pitching:
    • J. Pederson: Ball, Pederson hit by pitch
    • E. Hernandez: Strike looking, Hernandez doubled to deep left, Pederson to third
    • B. Eibner: Eibner singled to left, Pederson and Hernandez scored
    • C. Utley: Ball, Utley hit by pitch, Eibner to second
    • C. Seager: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Seager grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Eibner to third, Utley out at second
    • C. Bellinger: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike looking, Bellinger struck out looking
    • End of the 6th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • B. McCarthy Pitching:
    • G. Stanton: Foul, Stanton fouled out to first
    • J. Bour: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Bour struck out swinging
    • D. Dietrich: Strike looking, Dietrich doubled to deep left
    • A. Ellis: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ellis singled to right center, Dietrich scored
    • J. Riddle: Ball, Foul, Riddle grounded out to pitcher
    • Middle of the 5th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Garcia Pitching:
    • C. Seager: Strike swinging, Seager popped out to shortstop
    • C. Bellinger: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Bellinger struck out swinging
    • Y. Grandal: Grandal doubled to deep left
    • A. Gonzalez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Gonzalez singled to left center, Grandal scored
    • C. Taylor: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Taylor grounded out to pitcher
    • End of the 5th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • B. McCarthy Pitching:
    • D. Gordon: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul tip, Gordon struck out on foul tip
    • C. Yelich: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Yelich grounded out to second
    • M. Ozuna: Ball, Strike swinging, Ozuna grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • V. Worley Pitching:
    • J. Pederson: Strike looking, Ball, Pederson homered to right
    • E. Hernandez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Hernandez grounded out to shortstop
    • B. McCarthy: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, McCarthy grounded out to second
    • C. Utley: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Utley grounded out to second
    • End of the 4th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • B. McCarthy Pitching:
    • A. Ellis: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ellis flied out to right
    • J. Riddle: Ball, Riddle grounded out to second
    • V. Worley: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Worley struck out looking
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • V. Worley Pitching:
    • C. Seager: Foul, Ball, Foul, Seager flied out to center
    • C. Bellinger: Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Bellinger struck out looking
    • Y. Grandal: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Grandal singled to right center
    • A. Gonzalez: Gonzalez doubled to left center, Grandal to third
    • C. Taylor: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Taylor grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • B. McCarthy Pitching:
    • G. Stanton: Ball, Foul, Stanton grounded out to shortstop
    • J. Bour: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Bour popped out to shortstop
    • D. Dietrich: Strike looking, Foul, Dietrich grounded out to pitcher
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • V. Worley Pitching:
    • J. Pederson: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Pederson walked
    • E. Hernandez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Hernandez lined out to third
    • B. McCarthy: Ball, Foul, McCarthy hit sacrifice bunt to pitcher, Pederson to second
    • C. Utley: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Utley grounded out to third
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • B. McCarthy Pitching:
    • D. Gordon: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Gordon struck out swinging
    • C. Yelich: Yelich grounded out to second
    • M. Ozuna: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ozuna grounded out to pitcher
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • V. Worley Pitching:
    • C. Utley: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Utley grounded out to first
    • C. Seager: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Seager struck out swinging
    • C. Bellinger: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Bellinger singled to right
    • Y. Grandal: Strike looking, Foul, Grandal doubled to shallow left, Bellinger to third
    • A. Gonzalez: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Gonzalez doubled to deep right, Bellinger and Grandal scored
    • C. Taylor: Strike looking, Taylor flied out to center
    • End of the 1st (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)