Kapler booed by Philly fans in home opener, tops Marlins 5-0

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Gabe Kapler got booed twice, Nick Pivetta received a standing ovation and the Philadelphia Phillies celebrated winning their home opener with a nightclub atmosphere in the clubhouse.

After several questionable decisions during a 1-4 trip to start the season, Kapler was booed during introductions before his first game as manager in Philadelphia. The boos were even louder when he pulled Pivetta in the sixth inning with a shutout intact, but the move worked out this time as the bullpen held on Thursday for a 5-0 win over the Miami Marlins.

''They cheer for the players,'' Kapler said. ''I'll take that.''

Maikel Franco homered, tripled, singled and drove in four runs to boost the Phillies.

A week ago, in his first game as a big league manager, Kapler took out Aaron Nola in the sixth with a 5-0 lead after just 68 pitches. Atlanta rallied to win 8-5 and that move, along with multiple pitching changes, quirky shifts, and odd lineups, led to Kapler getting heavily criticized by fans and media.

''Whenever people are unhappy, I'll always ask myself why and if there's anything I can do to adjust accordingly,'' Kapler said. ''I'm gonna work my tail off for these fans. Hopefully, over the course of the season, they will learn to trust my process is strong.''

Pivetta fanned nine in 5 2/3 excellent innings, allowing four hits and no walks. Fans quickly went from booing Kapler to giving Pivetta a nice ovation while the skipper waited on the mound for reliever Adam Morgan to enter the game. Morgan retired the four batters he faced and Luis Garcia and Hector Neris combined on the four-hitter.

''It was the right move,'' Pivetta said. ''Gabe is an awesome manager. He always has our backs.''

The Phillies won a home opener for the first time since 2011, improving to 4-11 in 15 at Citizens Bank Park.

While Kapler got a tough Philly welcome, fans gave Philadelphia Eagles coach Doug Pederson and executive Howie Roseman the loudest cheers when they came out with the Vince Lombardi Trophy. The Super Bowl-winning coach fired a strike to Rhys Hoskins for the ceremonial first pitch.

Marlins starter Caleb Smith (0-1) allowed three runs and two hits in three innings. Three of the six batters he walked scored. Smith has nine walks in 8 1/3 innings in two starts.

''He didn't have a good feel for the ball,'' Marlins manager Don Mattingly said. ''He had trouble getting untracked.''

Franco, who was 1 for 11 coming in, fell a double short of the cycle. He lined a two-run single to left after falling behind 0-2 in the count with two outs in the first to give the Phillies a 2-0 lead. Smith loaded the bases on three walks.

Odubel Herrera hit an RBI single up the middle to drive in Scott Kingery for a 3-0 lead in the third.

Franco hit a triple to deep center in the fifth and launched a two-run shot to left off Jarlin Garcia in the seventh.

''I'm just trying to see the ball and out good contact on it,'' Franco said.

Hip-hop music blared in a dim clubhouse as colorful laser lights bounced off the ceiling as players walked in after the game.

''When we win, we have to have fun,'' Franco said.

HONORING ROY

The Phillies held a moment of silence for the late Roy Halladay and showed a video tribute featuring the final outs of his perfect game against the Marlins in May 2010 and his postseason no-hitter against the Reds that October.

Pederson wore Halladay's No. 34 jersey to the mound.

''I think it's a great way for me and the Eagles organization to represent him and the Phillies,'' Pederson said. ''It's special. I really wanted to honor him with wearing it.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Marlins: OF Garrett Cooper was played on the 10-day disabled list because of a right wrist contusion. OF Braxton Lee was recalled from Triple-A New Orleans to take his spot.

UP NEXT

Marlins: LHP Dillon Peters (0-0, 0.00 ERA) makes his second start Saturday after the team's take Friday off. He has a 1.38 ERA in two no-decisions vs. the Phillies.

Phillies: RHP Vince Velasquez (0-1, 13.50 ERA) takes the mound Saturday. He's 2-1, 2.84 in six career starts vs. the Marlins.

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  • W: N. Pivetta (1-0)L: C. Smith (0-1)
  • HR: PHI - M. Franco (1)
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D. Dietrich LF40100010.281.361.438.7990.5
S. Castro 2B40100001.313.405.344.7491.0
J. Bour 1B40100012.154.214.192.4070.5
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M. Rojas SS30000010.222.300.296.596-0.5
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  • a-grounded out for Holaday in the 8th
  • b-grounded into a double play for Garcia in the 8th
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C. Santana 1B40000124.136.250.364.6140.0
S. Kingery RF41000114.222.263.333.5963.5
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  • a-flied out for Morgan in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - B. Anderson (2)
BATTING
  • 3B - M. Franco
  • HR - M. Franco
  • RBI - O. Herrera, M. Franco 4 (5)
  • 2-Out RBI - M. Franco 2 (3)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - C. Hernandez 2 (2), S. Kingery, O. Herrera
  • CS - C. Hernandez
FIELDING
  • E - S. Castro
FIELDING
  • E - C. Hernandez (2)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
C. Smith (L, 0-1)3.02336404.321.80-5.0
J. Garcia4.04222211.800.905.0
T. Guerrero1.00001308.311.853.5
PITCHERSIP
C. Smith (L, 0-1)3.0
J. Garcia4.0
T. Guerrero1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
N. Pivetta (W, 1-0)5.24000902.791.1422.5
A. Morgan (H, 3)1.10000105.400.603.5
L. Garcia1.00000102.251.003.5
H. Neris1.000001010.131.133.5
PITCHERSIP
N. Pivetta (W, 1-0)5.2
A. Morgan (H, 3)1.1
L. Garcia1.0
H. Neris1.0
PITCHING
  • IBB - C. Smith, J. Garcia (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - C. Smith 77-40, J. Garcia 73-46, T. Guerrero 27-18
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Smith 2-3, J. Garcia 7-3
  • Batters Faced - C. Smith 17, J. Garcia 18, T. Guerrero 4
  • Balks - J. Garcia
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - N. Pivetta 97-66, A. Morgan 10-8, L. Garcia 10-7, H. Neris 15-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - N. Pivetta 3-5, A. Morgan 2-1, L. Garcia 2-0
  • Batters Faced - N. Pivetta 21, A. Morgan 4, L. Garcia 3, H. Neris 3
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S. Castro 2B40100001.313.405.344.7491.0
J. Bour 1B40100012.154.214.192.4070.5
B. Anderson 3B30100000.321.457.500.9572.0
C. Maybin RF30000022.320.393.440.833-1.0
M. Rojas SS30000010.222.300.296.596-0.5
B. Holaday C20000010.111.200.111.311-0.5
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T. Guerrero P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
C. Smith P10000010.000.000.000.000-0.5
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  • a-grounded out for Holaday in the 8th
  • b-grounded into a double play for Garcia in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Hernandez 2B21100300.304.429.478.9078.0
C. Santana 1B40000124.136.250.364.6140.0
S. Kingery RF41000114.222.263.333.5963.5
R. Hoskins LF31000121.400.500.7001.2001.0
O. Herrera CF31210100.250.333.313.6467.0
M. Franco 3B41341001.267.353.600.95313.0
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  • a-flied out for Morgan in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - B. Anderson (2)
BATTING
  • 3B - M. Franco
  • HR - M. Franco
  • RBI - O. Herrera, M. Franco 4 (5)
  • 2-Out RBI - M. Franco 2 (3)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - C. Hernandez 2 (2), S. Kingery, O. Herrera
  • CS - C. Hernandez
FIELDING
  • E - S. Castro
FIELDING
  • E - C. Hernandez (2)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
C. Smith (L, 0-1)3.02336404.321.80-5.0
J. Garcia4.04222211.800.905.0
T. Guerrero1.00001308.311.853.5
Total8.0655991---
PITCHERSIP
C. Smith (L, 0-1)3.0
J. Garcia4.0
T. Guerrero1.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
N. Pivetta (W, 1-0)5.24000902.791.1422.5
A. Morgan (H, 3)1.10000105.400.603.5
L. Garcia1.00000102.251.003.5
H. Neris1.000001010.131.133.5
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PITCHERSIP
N. Pivetta (W, 1-0)5.2
A. Morgan (H, 3)1.1
L. Garcia1.0
H. Neris1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • IBB - C. Smith, J. Garcia (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - C. Smith 77-40, J. Garcia 73-46, T. Guerrero 27-18
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Smith 2-3, J. Garcia 7-3
  • Batters Faced - C. Smith 17, J. Garcia 18, T. Guerrero 4
  • Balks - J. Garcia
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - N. Pivetta 97-66, A. Morgan 10-8, L. Garcia 10-7, H. Neris 15-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - N. Pivetta 3-5, A. Morgan 2-1, L. Garcia 2-0
  • Batters Faced - N. Pivetta 21, A. Morgan 4, L. Garcia 3, H. Neris 3
  • 7TH INNING
    Franco homered to left, Herrera scored05
  • 3RD INNING
    Herrera singled to center, Kingery scored03
  • 1ST INNING
    Franco singled to left, Hernandez and Hoskins scored, Herrera to second02
  • 9TH INNING
    • Hector Neris relieved Luis Garcia
    • D. Dietrich: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Dietrich struck out swinging
    • S. Castro: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Castro flied out to deep right
    • J. Bour: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Bour popped out to second
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Luis Garcia pitching
    • Braxton Lee hit for Bryan Holaday
    • B. Lee: Ball, Strike looking, Lee safe at first on 2nd baseman Hernandez fielding error
    • Tomas Telis hit for Jarlin Garcia
    • T. Telis: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Telis grounded into double play second to first, Lee out at second
    • L. Brinson: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Brinson struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
    • Tayron Guerrero pitching
    • J. Crawford: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Crawford struck out swinging
    • C. Hernandez: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Hernandez walked
    • C. Santana: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Santana struck out swinging
    • S. Kingery: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Kingery struck out swinging
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • A. Morgan Pitching:
    • B. Anderson: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Anderson grounded out to second
    • C. Maybin: Maybin lined out to center
    • M. Rojas: Ball, Rojas grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Garcia Pitching:
    • R. Hoskins: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Hoskins flied out to center
    • O. Herrera: Foul, Ball, Herrera singled to right center
    • M. Franco: Ball, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Franco homered to left, Herrera scored
    • J. Alfaro: Alfaro grounded out to shortstop
    • Aaron Altherr hit for Adam Morgan
    • A. Altherr: Strike looking, Altherr flied out to deep center
    • End of the 7th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • N. Pivetta Pitching:
    • L. Brinson: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Brinson struck out swinging
    • D. Dietrich: Strike looking, Dietrich singled to center
    • S. Castro: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Castro flied out to center
    • Adam Morgan relieved Nick Pivetta
    • J. Bour: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Bour struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • J. Garcia Pitching:
    • J. Crawford: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Crawford grounded out to first
    • C. Hernandez: Ball, Strike looking, Hernandez safe at first on 2nd baseman Castro fielding error
    • C. Santana: Ball, Ball, Hernandez stole second, Strike looking, Hernandez caught stealing, catcher to third, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Santana walked
    • S. Kingery: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Kingery reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Santana out at second
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
  • 5TH INNING
    • N. Pivetta Pitching:
    • M. Rojas: Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Rojas grounded out to shortstop
    • B. Holaday: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Holaday lined out to right
    • J. Garcia: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Garcia struck out looking
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Garcia Pitching:
    • R. Hoskins: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Hoskins struck out looking
    • O. Herrera: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Herrera grounded out to third
    • M. Franco: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Franco tripled to deep center
    • J. Alfaro: Alfaro intentionally walked
    • N. Pivetta: Strike looking, Pivetta grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • N. Pivetta Pitching:
    • D. Dietrich: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Dietrich flied out to deep center
    • S. Castro: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Castro flied out to right
    • J. Bour: Strike looking, Strike looking, Bour singled to left
    • B. Anderson: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Anderson doubled to right, Bour to third
    • C. Maybin: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Maybin struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Jarlin Garcia relieved Caleb Smith
    • J. Crawford: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Crawford grounded out to first
    • C. Hernandez: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Hernandez reached on an infield single to shortstop
    • C. Santana: Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Hernandez stole second, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Santana struck out swinging
    • S. Kingery: Ball, Hernandez to third on balk, Ball, Ball, Kingery flied out to center
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • N. Pivetta Pitching:
    • B. Holaday: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Holaday struck out looking
    • C. Smith: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Smith struck out swinging
    • L. Brinson: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Brinson struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • C. Smith Pitching:
    • S. Kingery: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Kingery walked
    • R. Hoskins: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Kingery stole second, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Hoskins struck out swinging
    • O. Herrera: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Foul, Herrera singled to center, Kingery scored
    • M. Franco: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Franco fouled out to catcher
    • J. Alfaro: Ball, Strike swinging, Herrera stole second, Alfaro intentionally walked
    • N. Pivetta: Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Pivetta struck out swinging
    • End of the 3rd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • N. Pivetta Pitching:
    • B. Anderson: Foul, Ball, Anderson grounded out to second
    • C. Maybin: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Maybin struck out looking
    • M. Rojas: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Rojas struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • C. Smith Pitching:
    • N. Pivetta: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Pivetta struck out looking
    • J. Crawford: Ball, Ball, Crawford grounded out to shortstop
    • C. Hernandez: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Hernandez walked
    • C. Santana: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Santana reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Hernandez out at second
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • N. Pivetta Pitching:
    • L. Brinson: Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Brinson struck out looking
    • D. Dietrich: Ball, Foul, Dietrich flied out to left
    • S. Castro: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Castro singled to shallow right
    • J. Bour: Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Bour grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • C. Smith Pitching:
    • C. Hernandez: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Hernandez walked
    • C. Santana: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Santana flied out to deep right
    • S. Kingery: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Kingery flied out to center
    • R. Hoskins: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Hoskins walked, Hernandez to second
    • O. Herrera: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt to second, Ball, Ball, Herrera walked, Hernandez to third, Hoskins to second
    • M. Franco: Pickoff attempt to second, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Franco singled to left, Hernandez and Hoskins scored, Herrera to second
    • J. Alfaro: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Alfaro struck out swinging
    • End of the 1st (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)