Shuck shines, Marlins cool off Pirates in 7-2 win

MIAMI (AP) JB Shuck couldn't help but smile when he got to first base with his career-high fourth hit of the game.

Playing in the big leagues for the first time since 2016, Shuck tied a Marlins franchise record for hits in a debut, sparking Miami to a 7-2 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday night.

''It was a good feeling to get back, have some good at-bats, get some hits, and it was just a loosening-up moment,'' Shuck said.

Shuck's night started with a triple off the right-field wall. He followed with three singles and scored twice.

''That was nice to get a little shot in the arm from JB there,'' Marlins manager Don Mattingly said. ''Didn't really expect four, but we liked what we saw in spring training.''

Justin Bour homered and drove in two runs and Miguel Rojas added three hits for the Marlins, who snapped a three-game losing streak.

''Getting a big win like that, that was a pretty good first day,'' Shuck said.

Miami posted season highs in runs and in hits with 14.

''I think the offense has been pretty good. We've been putting pretty good at-bats together,'' Rojas said.

Dillon Peters (2-1) allowed two runs on four hits in six innings.

Chad Kuhl (1-1) worked five innings and allowed 11 hits and five runs, four of them earned.

''Flares and bloops, balls that were hit hard didn't have the angles, kind of singled to death,'' Kuhl said.

The Pirates, who entered leading the NL in batting, slugging and runs scored, were held to five hits.

''We got in offensive counts like we have all season,'' Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said. ''(Peters's) fastball was just beating us, just beating us, just beating us. A lot of balls in the air. Give him credit. We weren't able to sync up and square him up.''

Elias Diaz homered in the fifth, driving in both of Pittsburgh's runs for a 2-1 lead.

The Marlins scored three runs in bottom half of the fifth on an odd play when Starlin Castro hit a sacrifice fly with the bases loaded. After receiving the throw home, Diaz sailed a throw to second into center field with nobody in the vicinity to track down his mistake. The errant throw allowed two more runs to score.

''When I threw it, I thought, `Oh my God,''' Diaz said.

Lewis Brinson snapped a string of 26 hitless at-bats with a single in the sixth, chasing Kuhl.

Bour's two-run homer to right, his third of the season, extended Miami's lead to 7-2 in the seventh.

FREESE'S MILESTONE

Pirates third baseman David Freese played in his 1000th career game. Freese was the 2011 World Series MVP and was an All-Star in 2012.

''He makes it look easy and it's not,'' Hurdle said. ''That was his 1,000th major league game today. Pretty cool testament - not many guys get to do that.''

HEATING UP

Bour is 4 for 11 with three home runs and six RBIs in his last three games after going 6 for 37 without a homer and two RBIs in his first nine games.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Marlins: C J.T. Realmuto (back) will begin a rehab assignment with Single-A Jupiter on Saturday. ... RHP Dan Straily (forearm) allowed seven runs in 2 2/2 innings in a rehab assignment with Jupiter on Friday. ... OF Garrett Cooper (wrist) was placed on the 60-day disabled list.

UP NEXT

Pirates: RHP Jameson Taillon (2-0, 1.26 ERA) will pitch the second game of the series on Saturday. In his previous start, Taillon threw a one-hitter in a 5-0 win over the Cincinnati Reds.

Marlins: RHP Trevor Richards (0-1, 8.64) did not complete five innings in either of his first two starts.

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  • W: D. Peters (2-1)L: C. Kuhl (1-1)
  • HR: PIT - E. Diaz (1), MIA - J. Bour (3)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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J. Harrison 2B40000011.288.345.385.729-0.5
G. Polanco RF40000021.239.357.6521.009-1.0
S. Marte CF30100120.240.345.480.8252.0
J. Bell 1B40000002.280.362.400.7620.0
D. Freese 3B30000110.278.350.611.9610.5
C. Dickerson LF41200011.356.396.6221.0183.5
J. Mercer SS30000003.238.327.333.6600.0
E. Diaz C21221100.417.462.6671.1289.0
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  • a-grounded out for Crick in the 7th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
D. Dietrich LF51200012.310.375.414.7892.5
J. Tazawa P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
M. Rojas SS51300001.294.357.451.8084.0
S. Castro 2B31110003.283.355.321.6763.0
J. Bour 1B41221011.188.250.396.6467.5
B. Anderson 3B40000001.271.407.417.8230.0
J. Shuck RF424000001.0001.0001.5002.5008.0
L. Brinson CF30100102.151.211.151.3614.0
C. Wallach C30110012.148.207.185.3921.5
D. Peters P21000002.000.000.000.0001.0
a- T. Telis PH10000011.167.286.167.452-0.5
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b- C. Maybin PH-LF00000100.250.341.333.6751.0
  • a-struck out for Peters in the 6th
  • b-walked for Barraclough in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - C. Dickerson (7)
  • HR - E. Diaz
  • SH - C. Kuhl (2)
  • RBI - E. Diaz 2 (2)
BATTING
  • 3B - J. Shuck
  • HR - J. Bour (3)
  • SF - S. Castro (2)
  • SH - C. Wallach
  • RBI - S. Castro (6), J. Bour 2 (8), C. Wallach (2)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - S. Marte (4)
  • CS - S. Marte (2)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - L. Brinson
FIELDING
  • E - E. Diaz
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
C. Kuhl (L, 1-1)5.011541205.741.79-5.0
K. Crick1.00000100.000.003.5
D. Neverauskas2.032211110.802.100.5
PITCHERSIP
C. Kuhl (L, 1-1)5.0
K. Crick1.0
D. Neverauskas2.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
D. Peters (W, 2-1)6.04222316.751.7021.5
T. Guerrero (H, 2)1.01001108.221.831.5
K. Barraclough1.00000303.180.884.5
J. Tazawa1.00000101.041.043.5
PITCHERSIP
D. Peters (W, 2-1)6.0
T. Guerrero (H, 2)1.0
K. Barraclough1.0
J. Tazawa1.0
PITCHING
  • WP - C. Kuhl (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - C. Kuhl 94-58, K. Crick 9-7, D. Neverauskas 41-24
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Kuhl 8-3, K. Crick 1-1, D. Neverauskas 3-2
  • Batters Faced - C. Kuhl 25, K. Crick 3, D. Neverauskas 10
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - D. Peters 78-44, T. Guerrero 22-11, K. Barraclough 15-10, J. Tazawa 7-6
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Peters 4-9, T. Guerrero 1-1
  • Batters Faced - D. Peters 22, T. Guerrero 5, K. Barraclough 3, J. Tazawa 3
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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J. Harrison 2B40000011.288.345.385.729-0.5
G. Polanco RF40000021.239.357.6521.009-1.0
S. Marte CF30100120.240.345.480.8252.0
J. Bell 1B40000002.280.362.400.7620.0
D. Freese 3B30000110.278.350.611.9610.5
C. Dickerson LF41200011.356.396.6221.0183.5
J. Mercer SS30000003.238.327.333.6600.0
E. Diaz C21221100.417.462.6671.1289.0
C. Kuhl P10000010.000.000.000.000-0.5
K. Crick P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- A. Frazier PH10000002.280.308.440.7480.0
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  • a-grounded out for Crick in the 7th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
D. Dietrich LF51200012.310.375.414.7892.5
J. Tazawa P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
M. Rojas SS51300001.294.357.451.8084.0
S. Castro 2B31110003.283.355.321.6763.0
J. Bour 1B41221011.188.250.396.6467.5
B. Anderson 3B40000001.271.407.417.8230.0
J. Shuck RF424000001.0001.0001.5002.5008.0
L. Brinson CF30100102.151.211.151.3614.0
C. Wallach C30110012.148.207.185.3921.5
D. Peters P21000002.000.000.000.0001.0
a- T. Telis PH10000011.167.286.167.452-0.5
T. Guerrero P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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  • a-struck out for Peters in the 6th
  • b-walked for Barraclough in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - C. Dickerson (7)
  • HR - E. Diaz
  • SH - C. Kuhl (2)
  • RBI - E. Diaz 2 (2)
BATTING
  • 3B - J. Shuck
  • HR - J. Bour (3)
  • SF - S. Castro (2)
  • SH - C. Wallach
  • RBI - S. Castro (6), J. Bour 2 (8), C. Wallach (2)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - S. Marte (4)
  • CS - S. Marte (2)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - L. Brinson
FIELDING
  • E - E. Diaz
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
C. Kuhl (L, 1-1)5.011541205.741.79-5.0
K. Crick1.00000100.000.003.5
D. Neverauskas2.032211110.802.100.5
Total8.01476241---
PITCHERSIP
C. Kuhl (L, 1-1)5.0
K. Crick1.0
D. Neverauskas2.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
D. Peters (W, 2-1)6.04222316.751.7021.5
T. Guerrero (H, 2)1.01001108.221.831.5
K. Barraclough1.00000303.180.884.5
J. Tazawa1.00000101.041.043.5
Total9.0522381---
PITCHERSIP
D. Peters (W, 2-1)6.0
T. Guerrero (H, 2)1.0
K. Barraclough1.0
J. Tazawa1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • WP - C. Kuhl (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - C. Kuhl 94-58, K. Crick 9-7, D. Neverauskas 41-24
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Kuhl 8-3, K. Crick 1-1, D. Neverauskas 3-2
  • Batters Faced - C. Kuhl 25, K. Crick 3, D. Neverauskas 10
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - D. Peters 78-44, T. Guerrero 22-11, K. Barraclough 15-10, J. Tazawa 7-6
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Peters 4-9, T. Guerrero 1-1
  • Batters Faced - D. Peters 22, T. Guerrero 5, K. Barraclough 3, J. Tazawa 3
  • 7TH INNING
    Bour homered to right, Castro scored27
  • 6TH INNING
    Wallach hit sacrifice bunt to catcher, Shuck scored, Brinson to second25
  • 5TH INNING
    Castro hit sacrifice fly to right, Peters, Dietrich and Rojas scored on catcher Diaz fielding error24
    Diaz homered to left, Dickerson scored21
  • 2ND INNING
    Shuck scored, Brinson to third on wild pitch01
  • 9TH INNING
    • Junichi Tazawa pitching
    • J. Bell: Ball, Bell flied out to deep center
    • D. Freese: Strike looking, Freese flied out to center
    • C. Dickerson: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Dickerson struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Kyle Barraclough relieved Tayron Guerrero
    • J. Harrison: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Harrison struck out swinging
    • G. Polanco: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Polanco struck out looking
    • S. Marte: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Marte struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • D. Neverauskas Pitching:
    • C. Wallach: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Wallach grounded out to third
    • Cameron Maybin hit for Kyle Barraclough
    • C. Maybin: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Maybin walked
    • D. Dietrich: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Dietrich struck out swinging
    • M. Rojas: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Rojas lined out to center
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Tayron Guerrero pitching
    • D. Freese: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Freese struck out swinging
    • C. Dickerson: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Dickerson doubled to left
    • J. Mercer: Strike looking, Ball, Mercer lined out to right, Dickerson to third
    • E. Diaz: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Diaz walked
    • Adam Frazier hit for Kyle Crick
    • A. Frazier: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Frazier grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Dovydas Neverauskas pitching
    • M. Rojas: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Rojas grounded out to third
    • S. Castro: Strike swinging, Ball, Castro singled to center
    • J. Bour: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Bour homered to right, Castro scored
    • B. Anderson: Anderson fouled out to catcher
    • J. Shuck: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Shuck singled to right
    • L. Brinson: Ball, Strike swinging, Brinson grounded into fielder's choice to third, Shuck out at second
    • End of the 7th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • D. Peters Pitching:
    • G. Polanco: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Polanco flied out to left
    • S. Marte: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Marte struck out looking
    • J. Bell: Ball, Ball, Bell grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • C. Kuhl Pitching:
    • J. Shuck: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Shuck singled to center
    • L. Brinson: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Brinson singled to left, Shuck to second
    • Kyle Crick relieved Chad Kuhl
    • C. Wallach: Wallach hit sacrifice bunt to catcher, Shuck scored, Brinson to second
    • Tomas Telis hit for Dillon Peters
    • T. Telis: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Telis struck out swinging
    • D. Dietrich: Ball, Foul, Dietrich flied out to deep center
    • End of the 6th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • D. Peters Pitching:
    • C. Dickerson: Dickerson singled to right
    • J. Mercer: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Mercer fouled out to first
    • E. Diaz: Diaz homered to left, Dickerson scored
    • C. Kuhl: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Kuhl struck out swinging
    • J. Harrison: Strike looking, Ball, Harrison flied out to left
    • Middle of the 5th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • C. Kuhl Pitching:
    • C. Wallach: Ball, Strike looking, Wallach singled to right
    • D. Peters: Foul, Peters reached on fielder's choice to catcher, Wallach out at second
    • D. Dietrich: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Dietrich singled to center, Peters to second
    • M. Rojas: Strike looking, Rojas singled to left, Peters to third, Dietrich to second
    • S. Castro: Castro hit sacrifice fly to right, Peters, Dietrich and Rojas scored on catcher Diaz fielding error
    • J. Bour: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Bour singled to right
    • B. Anderson: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Anderson grounded out to catcher
    • End of the 5th (3 Runs, 4 Hits, 1 Error)
  • 4TH INNING
    • D. Peters Pitching:
    • S. Marte: Strike looking, Ball, Marte reached on an infield single to shortstop
    • J. Bell: Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Bell flied out to deep left
    • D. Freese: Pickoff attempt, Marte picked off at second, pitcher to first to second, Strike looking, Ball, Freese flied out to deep right
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • C. Kuhl Pitching:
    • J. Bour: Strike looking, Foul, Bour grounded out to second
    • B. Anderson: Foul, Strike swinging, Anderson grounded out to third
    • J. Shuck: Strike looking, Ball, Shuck singled to center
    • L. Brinson: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Ball, Brinson grounded out to catcher
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • D. Peters Pitching:
    • E. Diaz: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Diaz reached on an infield single to second
    • C. Kuhl: Kuhl hit sacrifice bunt to first, Diaz to second
    • J. Harrison: Ball, Ball, Ball, Harrison flied out to deep left
    • G. Polanco: Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Polanco struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • C. Kuhl Pitching:
    • D. Dietrich: Strike looking, Dietrich flied out to center
    • M. Rojas: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Rojas reached on an infield single to shortstop
    • S. Castro: Castro grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Rojas out at second
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • D. Peters Pitching:
    • D. Freese: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Freese walked
    • C. Dickerson: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Dickerson flied out to left
    • J. Mercer: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Mercer grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Freese out at second
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • C. Kuhl Pitching:
    • B. Anderson: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Anderson grounded out to second
    • J. Shuck: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Shuck tripled to deep right
    • L. Brinson: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Brinson walked
    • C. Wallach: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Wallach struck out swinging
    • D. Peters: Ball, Strike swinging, Brinson stole second, Ball, Shuck scored, Brinson to third on wild pitch, Ball, Peters lined out to left
    • End of the 2nd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • D. Peters Pitching:
    • J. Harrison: Ball, Ball, Harrison flied out to deep center
    • G. Polanco: Ball, Polanco fouled out to first
    • S. Marte: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Marte walked
    • J. Bell: Ball, Ball, Marte stole second, Bell grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • C. Kuhl Pitching:
    • D. Dietrich: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Dietrich singled to left
    • M. Rojas: Ball, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Rojas singled to center, Dietrich to second
    • S. Castro: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Castro grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Dietrich to third, Rojas out at second
    • J. Bour: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Bour struck out swinging
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)