Nova stars as Pirates beat Locke, Marlins 3-1

PITTSBURGH (AP) Elias Diaz is filling in quite nicely for injured catchers Francisco Cervelli and Chris Stewart.

Diaz drove in two runs, Ivan Nova pitched six shutout innings and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat Jeff Locke and the Miami Marlins 3-1 on Sunday.

Diaz drove in Jose Osuna and David Freese with a double in the first inning. Diaz also singled and scored on Jordy Mercer's single in the sixth inning.

Since Cervelli went on the disabled list Wednesday with a concussion, the 26-year-old Diaz is 7 for 14 with four RBIs.

''He's got a hit in every game he's started, eight of them,'' manager Clint Hurdle said. ''He's having a blast. Big hits. Swinging the bat aggressively. Two more hits. The big hit kind of loosens things up. And he's done a nice job behind the plate.''

Nova also praised his defensive work.

''He's a great catcher,'' he said. ''I told him right before the game, just call the game. I'm going to follow you. If I need to shake you off, I'm going to shake you off. I want you to do your job.''

Nova (6-4) allowed one hit, struck out four and walked none. He showed no ill effects from the left knee inflammation that bothered him in his previous start, but he threw only 77 pitches.

Hurdle said the decision to pull him early was offense-related and Nova said he was good to go longer if needed.

Locke (0-2) was charged with three runs and eight hits in 5 1/3 innings in his first start in Pittsburgh since he signed with Miami in free agency. The left-hander spent the first six years of his career with the Pirates.

''I thought he was OK,'' Marlins manager Don Mattingly said. ''It ends up being three runs, but again I think another solid outing that keeps us in the game if we're scoring any runs.''

Ichiro Suzuki hit his second homer for Miami in the eighth. The 43-year-old Suzuki last hit more than one homer in a season in 2013.

It was Suzuki's 10th start of the year.

''I had to replace (Giancarlo) Stanton today, so maybe I should at least hit one,'' he said.

Felipe Rivero got his second four-out save in as many days. He threw just 12 pitches.

BIG UPS

Pittsburgh outfielder Andrew McCutchen may be having a down year at the plate, but he is still a gifted athlete.

With the bases loaded and McCutchen on third in the sixth, pinch hitter John Jaso grounded to first base. Tyler Moore stepped on the bag and threw home in plenty of time to get McCutchen. Out of desperation, McCutchen jumped completely over catcher J.T. Realmuto and the plate in attempt to evade the tag. Realmuto was able to make the play.

''Luckily, I didn't get hurt,'' McCutchen said, laughing. ''The throw was going to beat me and he was going to be there waiting. I was trying to make something out of nothing. I didn't win.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Marlins: Stanton did not start, but struck out pinch-hitting in the eighth inning. He suffered a right wrist contusion on Saturday when he was hit with a pitch.

Pirates: LHP Antonio Bastardo (left quad strain) made his sixth rehab appearance with Triple-A Indianapolis on Saturday night and was charged with a run and two hits while recording two outs. He has a 4.26 ERA with Indianapolis.

UP NEXT

Marlins: Return home for an off day Monday after a 3-4 road trip. They open a two-game series with the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday.

Pirates: Jameson Taillon (2-1, 3.31 ERA) will make his first start since undergoing surgery to treat testicular cancer May 8 as the Pirates continue their homestand with a three-game series against the Colorado Rockies.

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  • W: I. Nova (6-4)L: J. Locke (0-2)S: F. Rivero (2)
  • HR: MIA - I. Suzuki (2)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Riddle SS40100001.269.283.420.7041.0
J. Realmuto C40000002.294.359.462.8210.0
C. Yelich CF40100001.264.341.394.7351.0
M. Ozuna LF40000013.324.383.560.944-0.5
D. Dietrich 3B30000023.230.308.373.680-1.0
a- T. Telis PH10000000.167.167.167.3330.0
T. Moore 1B30000011.254.258.508.767-0.5
I. Suzuki RF31111000.198.235.296.5326.0
C. Colon 2B20000000.158.200.184.3840.0
b- D. Gordon PH-2B10100000.279.327.352.6791.0
J. Locke P20000010.000.000.000.000-0.5
B. Ziegler P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
D. Steckenrider P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
c- G. Stanton PH10000011.286.366.564.930-0.5
K. Barraclough P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
  • a-grounded out for Dietrich in the 9th
  • b-singled for Colon in the 8th
  • c-struck out for Steckenrider in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
A. Frazier LF40100000.295.366.410.7765.0
J. Harrison 2B-RF30100100.307.377.468.8444.0
J. Osuna RF41200012.253.308.475.7832.5
F. Rivero P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
D. Freese 3B31100110.260.368.411.7792.5
E. Diaz C41220013.382.462.5881.0505.5
A. McCutchen CF40200004.251.328.436.7644.0
J. Bell 1B40100011.231.311.448.7590.5
J. Mercer SS40110010.271.348.399.7471.5
I. Nova P20000000.038.038.038.0770.0
a- J. Jaso PH10000003.240.331.400.7310.0
J. Nicasio P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
D. Hudson P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
M. Moroff 2B10000000.118.211.176.3870.0
  • a-grounded into a double play for Nova in the 6th
BATTING
  • HR - I. Suzuki (2)
  • RBI - I. Suzuki (6)
BATTING
  • 2B - E. Diaz (4)
  • 3B - A. McCutchen (2)
  • RBI - E. Diaz 2 (10), J. Mercer (24)
  • 2-Out RBI - E. Diaz 2 (4)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - A. Frazier 2 (4), J. Harrison (6)
FIELDING
  • E - D. Dietrich (5)
FIELDING
  • E - J. Bell (3), D. Freese (6)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Locke (L, 0-2)5.18331304.021.28-0.5
B. Ziegler0.21000005.471.63-1.0
D. Steckenrider1.02001100.002.000.5
K. Barraclough1.00000103.621.613.5
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
I. Nova (W, 6-4)6.01000402.831.0129.0
J. Nicasio (H, 12)1.01000101.271.092.5
D. Hudson (H, 10)0.22110115.331.48-2.5
F. Rivero (S, 2)1.10000000.530.6810.0
PITCHERSIP
I. Nova (W, 6-4)6.0
J. Nicasio (H, 12)1.0
D. Hudson (H, 10)0.2
F. Rivero (S, 2)1.1
PITCHING
  • IBB - D. Steckenrider
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Locke 89-62, B. Ziegler 4-3, D. Steckenrider 15-10, K. Barraclough 11-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Locke 8-5, B. Ziegler 1-0, D. Steckenrider 2-0, K. Barraclough 1-1
  • Batters Faced - J. Locke 25, B. Ziegler 2, D. Steckenrider 6, K. Barraclough 3
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - I. Nova 77-50, J. Nicasio 10-8, D. Hudson 14-10, F. Rivero 12-8
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - I. Nova 7-8, D. Hudson 1-0, F. Rivero 2-2
  • Batters Faced - I. Nova 20, J. Nicasio 4, D. Hudson 4, F. Rivero 4
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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J. Riddle SS40100001.269.283.420.7041.0
J. Realmuto C40000002.294.359.462.8210.0
C. Yelich CF40100001.264.341.394.7351.0
M. Ozuna LF40000013.324.383.560.944-0.5
D. Dietrich 3B30000023.230.308.373.680-1.0
a- T. Telis PH10000000.167.167.167.3330.0
T. Moore 1B30000011.254.258.508.767-0.5
I. Suzuki RF31111000.198.235.296.5326.0
C. Colon 2B20000000.158.200.184.3840.0
b- D. Gordon PH-2B10100000.279.327.352.6791.0
J. Locke P20000010.000.000.000.000-0.5
B. Ziegler P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
D. Steckenrider P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
c- G. Stanton PH10000011.286.366.564.930-0.5
K. Barraclough P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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  • a-grounded out for Dietrich in the 9th
  • b-singled for Colon in the 8th
  • c-struck out for Steckenrider in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
A. Frazier LF40100000.295.366.410.7765.0
J. Harrison 2B-RF30100100.307.377.468.8444.0
J. Osuna RF41200012.253.308.475.7832.5
F. Rivero P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
D. Freese 3B31100110.260.368.411.7792.5
E. Diaz C41220013.382.462.5881.0505.5
A. McCutchen CF40200004.251.328.436.7644.0
J. Bell 1B40100011.231.311.448.7590.5
J. Mercer SS40110010.271.348.399.7471.5
I. Nova P20000000.038.038.038.0770.0
a- J. Jaso PH10000003.240.331.400.7310.0
J. Nicasio P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
D. Hudson P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
M. Moroff 2B10000000.118.211.176.3870.0
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  • a-grounded into a double play for Nova in the 6th
BATTING
  • HR - I. Suzuki (2)
  • RBI - I. Suzuki (6)
BATTING
  • 2B - E. Diaz (4)
  • 3B - A. McCutchen (2)
  • RBI - E. Diaz 2 (10), J. Mercer (24)
  • 2-Out RBI - E. Diaz 2 (4)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - A. Frazier 2 (4), J. Harrison (6)
FIELDING
  • E - D. Dietrich (5)
FIELDING
  • E - J. Bell (3), D. Freese (6)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Locke (L, 0-2)5.18331304.021.28-0.5
B. Ziegler0.21000005.471.63-1.0
D. Steckenrider1.02001100.002.000.5
K. Barraclough1.00000103.621.613.5
Total8.01133250---
PITCHERSIP
J. Locke (L, 0-2)5.1
B. Ziegler0.2
D. Steckenrider1.0
K. Barraclough1.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
I. Nova (W, 6-4)6.01000402.831.0129.0
J. Nicasio (H, 12)1.01000101.271.092.5
D. Hudson (H, 10)0.22110115.331.48-2.5
F. Rivero (S, 2)1.10000000.530.6810.0
Total9.0411061---
PITCHERSIP
I. Nova (W, 6-4)6.0
J. Nicasio (H, 12)1.0
D. Hudson (H, 10)0.2
F. Rivero (S, 2)1.1
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • IBB - D. Steckenrider
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Locke 89-62, B. Ziegler 4-3, D. Steckenrider 15-10, K. Barraclough 11-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Locke 8-5, B. Ziegler 1-0, D. Steckenrider 2-0, K. Barraclough 1-1
  • Batters Faced - J. Locke 25, B. Ziegler 2, D. Steckenrider 6, K. Barraclough 3
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - I. Nova 77-50, J. Nicasio 10-8, D. Hudson 14-10, F. Rivero 12-8
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - I. Nova 7-8, D. Hudson 1-0, F. Rivero 2-2
  • Batters Faced - I. Nova 20, J. Nicasio 4, D. Hudson 4, F. Rivero 4
  • 8TH INNING
    Suzuki homered to right center13
  • 6TH INNING
    Mercer singled to right, Diaz scored, McCutchen to third, Bell to second03
  • 1ST INNING
    Diaz doubled to left center, Osuna and Freese scored02
  • 9TH INNING
    • F. Rivero Pitching:
    • C. Yelich: Ball, Strike swinging, Yelich flied out to left
    • M. Ozuna: Ball, Ozuna lined out to pitcher
    • Tomas Telis hit for Derek Dietrich
    • T. Telis: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Telis grounded out to pitcher
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Daniel Hudson relieved Juan Nicasio
    • I. Suzuki: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Suzuki homered to right center
    • Dee Gordon hit for Christian Colon
    • D. Gordon: Gordon singled to center
    • Giancarlo Stanton hit for Drew Steckenrider
    • G. Stanton: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Stanton struck out swinging
    • J. Riddle: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Riddle grounded out to first
    • Felipe Rivero pitching
    • Max Moroff at second
    • J. Realmuto: Strike looking, Strike looking, Realmuto grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 8th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Kyle Barraclough pitching
    • Dee Gordon at second
    • J. Bell: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Bell grounded out to second
    • J. Mercer: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Mercer struck out swinging
    • M. Moroff: Strike looking, Strike looking, Moroff popped out to third
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Juan Nicasio pitching
    • C. Yelich: Yelich reached on bunt single to pitcher
    • M. Ozuna: Strike looking, Ball, Ozuna lined out to left, Yelich to second on 1st baseman Bell fielding error
    • D. Dietrich: Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Dietrich struck out swinging
    • T. Moore: Strike (foul tip), Moore flied out to deep right
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
    • Drew Steckenrider relieved Brad Ziegler
    • A. Frazier: Strike swinging, Frazier grounded out to second
    • J. Harrison: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Harrison singled to left
    • J. Osuna: Osuna reached on an infield single to third, Harrison to third, Osuna to second on 3rd baseman Dietrich fielding error
    • D. Freese: Freese intentionally walked
    • E. Diaz: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Diaz struck out swinging
    • A. McCutchen: McCutchen grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
  • 6TH INNING
    • I. Nova Pitching:
    • J. Locke: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Locke grounded out to shortstop
    • J. Riddle: Riddle lined out to right
    • J. Realmuto: Ball, Strike looking, Realmuto flied out to deep left
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Locke Pitching:
    • D. Freese: Freese grounded out to second
    • E. Diaz: Strike looking, Ball, Diaz singled to center
    • A. McCutchen: McCutchen singled to center, Diaz to second
    • J. Bell: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Bell singled to left, Diaz to third, McCutchen to second
    • Brad Ziegler relieved Jeff Locke
    • J. Mercer: Strike swinging, Mercer singled to right, Diaz scored, McCutchen to third, Bell to second
    • John Jaso hit for Ivan Nova
    • J. Jaso: Ball, Jaso grounded into double play first to catcher, McCutchen out at home
    • End of the 6th (1 Run, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • I. Nova Pitching:
    • T. Moore: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Moore fouled out to third
    • I. Suzuki: Strike looking, Foul, Suzuki grounded out to right
    • C. Colon: Colon fouled out to catcher
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Locke Pitching:
    • J. Mercer: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Mercer grounded out to shortstop
    • I. Nova: Foul, Ball, Nova grounded out to second
    • A. Frazier: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Frazier singled to center
    • J. Harrison: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Frazier stole second, Ball, Harrison walked
    • J. Osuna: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Frazier stole third Harrison to second, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Osuna struck out swinging
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • I. Nova Pitching:
    • J. Riddle: Ball, Riddle singled to left center
    • J. Realmuto: Ball, Ball, Realmuto flied out to center
    • C. Yelich: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Yelich reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Riddle to second on 3rd baseman Freese fielding error
    • M. Ozuna: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ozuna flied out to right
    • D. Dietrich: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Dietrich lined out to third
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
    • J. Locke Pitching:
    • D. Freese: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Freese struck out swinging
    • E. Diaz: Strike looking, Diaz grounded out to third
    • A. McCutchen: Strike looking, McCutchen tripled to deep right center
    • J. Bell: Bell grounded out to third
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • I. Nova Pitching:
    • I. Suzuki: Ball, Ball, Suzuki grounded out to first
    • C. Colon: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Colon grounded out to first
    • J. Locke: Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Locke struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Locke Pitching:
    • A. Frazier: Strike looking, Foul, Frazier grounded out to second
    • J. Harrison: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Harrison grounded out to third
    • J. Osuna: Strike looking, Ball, Osuna flied out to center
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • I. Nova Pitching:
    • M. Ozuna: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ozuna struck out swinging
    • D. Dietrich: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Dietrich struck out swinging
    • T. Moore: Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Moore struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Locke Pitching:
    • J. Bell: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Bell struck out swinging
    • J. Mercer: Strike looking, Mercer flied out to deep left
    • I. Nova: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Nova lined out to right
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • I. Nova Pitching:
    • J. Riddle: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Riddle grounded out to first
    • J. Realmuto: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Realmuto lined out to center
    • C. Yelich: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Yelich grounded out to pitcher
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Locke Pitching:
    • A. Frazier: Strike looking, Frazier grounded out to second
    • J. Harrison: Strike looking, Harrison lined out to first
    • J. Osuna: Strike looking, Ball, Osuna singled to left
    • D. Freese: Ball, Ball, Freese singled to center, Osuna to third
    • E. Diaz: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Diaz doubled to left center, Osuna and Freese scored
    • A. McCutchen: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, McCutchen lined out to center
    • End of the 1st (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)