Marte's 5 hits help Pirates, Nova beat Marlins 7-3

MIAMI (AP) When things became testy between the Pittsburgh Pirates and Miami Marlins, Starling Marte kept swinging. And connecting.

If the Pirates sought retribution for an inside fastball that sidelined Josh Harrison, Marte provided it by going 5 for 5 , including a ninth-inning homer to cap a 7-3 victory Sunday.

Both teams kept their tempers in check even as two Pirates and one Marlin were hit by pitches. Harrison left in the third inning after being plunked on the back of the left hand by a 96 mph fastball from Jose Urena.

''I'm a very patient, calm guy,'' Marte said through a translator. ''It's always tough to lose one of your key players. But we're trying to win. The focus here is to remain focused. That helped us out.''

Marte's five hits were a career high, and his batting average rose from .241 to .305. He scored four times and hit his third homer off Junichi Tazawa.

The surprising Pirates (11-4) improved to 7-0 in day games, completed a 4-2 trip and head home atop the NL Central.

But they might be without Harrison for a while. The second baseman will undergo further evaluation Monday in Pittsburgh.

Harrison missed the final month of the 2017 season after being hit by a pitch on the same hand. He was hit 23 times last year to rank second in the majors.

''None of them feel good, except for the ones that nick your jersey,'' he said. ''I'm going to say this one felt pretty bad, too.''

After Harrison's injury, the Pirates' Ivan Nova hit JB Shuck in the hip later that same inning.

''We've got each other's back,'' Harrison said. ''You never want anybody to get hurt, but we're family here.''

Marlins reliever Odrisamer Despaigne plunked Francisco Cervelli on the left hand in the seventh. Despaigne appeared to apologize as Cervelli trotted to first base, and the Pittsburgh catcher responded with a conciliatory wave.

''We've had a lot of hit batsmen here, for whatever reason,'' Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said. ''I don't believe the situation has had any intent. We don't like to get hit, though.

''You play on. I thought both teams handled it very professionally.''

Marlins manager Don Mattingly said there was clearly no intent behind the pitch to Harrison because the count was 0-2. Mattingly said Nova hit Shuck intentionally.

''It's the first pitch (to Shuck), and there's no doubt about why he did it,'' Mattingly said. ''He did it in the right spot, and it's over. When it's done right, the message is fine, so I don't think it's going to cause a war or nothing.''

Nova (2-1) pitched 6 2/3 innings despite a wobbly start, which included a comebacker in the first that hit his left foot. He allowed three runs and struck out nine, his highest total since 2016.

Justin Bour ended Nova's afternoon with a pinch-hit, two-run homer.

Josh Bell had three hits and three RBIs for the Pirates. Corey Dickerson drove in a pair of runs, had two hits and extended his hitting streak to 10 games. Both came up with Marte usually on base.

''It's always a joy to go 5 for 5 in a game,'' Marte said. ''I knew I was having a good game. I was feeling great and seeing the results.''

Urena (0-3) allowed eight hits and four runs in five innings for the Marlins (4-11), who went 1-5 on their homestand.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Marlins: C J.T. Realmuto (back) is expected to come off the disabled list and make his season debut sometime during the upcoming 10-day trip. Mattingly didn't rule out Realmuto returning for the series against the Yankees on Monday and Tuesday. ... 3B Martin Prado (hamstring) is close to beginning a rehab assignment, Mattingly said.

Pirates: RHP Joe Musgrove (right shoulder strain) might advance to a bullpen session as early as Tuesday, Hurdle said.

UP NEXT

Pirates: LHP Steven Brault (2-0, 3.46 ERA) is scheduled to start when the Pirates begin a three-game homestand Monday against Colorado and RHP German Marquez (0-1, 4.97).

Marlins: LHP Caleb Smith (0-1, 4.73) is on the mound when the Marlins begin a three-city trip Monday at Yankee Stadium. New Miami CEO and former Yankees captain Derek Jeter has said he will not attend the games in New York.

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  • W: I. Nova (2-1)L: J. Urena (0-3)
  • HR: PIT - S. Marte (3), MIA - J. Bour (4)
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J. Bell 1B51330022.305.373.424.7977.0
C. Dickerson LF40220001.358.386.585.9714.0
F. Cervelli C30110020.283.382.522.9042.0
C. Moran 3B40100005.310.383.429.8121.0
S. Rodriguez SS-2B30000124.176.263.353.6160.0
I. Nova P30000022.000.000.000.000-1.0
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a- D. Freese PH10000010.263.333.579.912-0.5
G. Kontos P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Mercer SS00000000.227.327.318.6450.0
  • a-struck out for Feliz in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
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S. Castro 2B40100001.295.357.328.6851.0
D. Dietrich 1B-LF40100014.288.347.379.7260.5
B. Anderson 3B40010003.268.388.393.7811.0
C. Maybin LF-RF41100033.244.326.341.6681.5
L. Brinson CF40000031.131.185.131.316-1.5
C. Wallach C40000021.129.182.161.343-1.0
J. Urena P10000010.000.000.000.000-0.5
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O. Despaigne P0000-000.333.333.333.000-
b- J. Bour PH-1B21121010.208.276.453.7296.5
  • a-singled for Urena in the 5th
  • b-homered for Despaigne in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Bell (4)
  • HR - S. Marte (3)
  • SF - C. Dickerson, F. Cervelli
  • RBI - S. Marte (6), J. Bell 3 (10), C. Dickerson 2 (12), F. Cervelli (12)
BATTING
  • 2B - C. Maybin (4)
  • HR - J. Bour (4)
  • RBI - B. Anderson (10), J. Bour 2 (10)
  • 2-Out RBI - J. Bour 2 (7)
FIELDING
  • E - A. Frazier
FIELDING
  • PB - C. Wallach
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
I. Nova (W, 2-1)6.26330914.881.1723.5
M. Feliz (H, 3)0.10000105.681.420.5
G. Kontos (H, 2)1.01000104.501.252.5
F. Vazquez1.00000204.501.134.0
PITCHERSIP
I. Nova (W, 2-1)6.2
M. Feliz (H, 3)0.1
G. Kontos (H, 2)1.0
F. Vazquez1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Urena (L, 0-3)5.08441505.571.43-0.5
O. Despaigne2.03220305.141.212.5
T. Guerrero1.00000207.271.624.0
J. Tazawa1.02110111.861.140.5
PITCHERSIP
J. Urena (L, 0-3)5.0
O. Despaigne2.0
T. Guerrero1.0
J. Tazawa1.0
PITCHING
  • WP - I. Nova (2)
  • HBP - I. Nova (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - I. Nova 106-71, M. Feliz 8-7, G. Kontos 17-12, F. Vazquez 12-8
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - I. Nova 5-6, M. Feliz 1-0, G. Kontos 1-1, F. Vazquez 1-0
  • Batters Faced - I. Nova 27, M. Feliz 2, G. Kontos 4, F. Vazquez 3
PITCHING
  • HBP - J. Urena (4), O. Despaigne
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Urena 90-55, O. Despaigne 41-27, T. Guerrero 13-8, J. Tazawa 10-7
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Urena 3-7, T. Guerrero 1-0
  • Batters Faced - J. Urena 25, O. Despaigne 10, T. Guerrero 3, J. Tazawa 4
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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A. Frazier PR-2B31000000.250.300.393.6931.0
F. Vazquez P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
G. Polanco RF51100021.218.323.564.8871.0
S. Marte CF54511000.305.388.559.94713.0
J. Bell 1B51330022.305.373.424.7977.0
C. Dickerson LF40220001.358.386.585.9714.0
F. Cervelli C30110020.283.382.522.9042.0
C. Moran 3B40100005.310.383.429.8121.0
S. Rodriguez SS-2B30000124.176.263.353.6160.0
I. Nova P30000022.000.000.000.000-1.0
M. Feliz P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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G. Kontos P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Mercer SS00000000.227.327.318.6450.0
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  • a-struck out for Feliz in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Shuck RF31100001.500.583.7001.2833.0
T. Guerrero P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Tazawa P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
M. Rojas SS40100023.288.344.424.7670.0
S. Castro 2B40100001.295.357.328.6851.0
D. Dietrich 1B-LF40100014.288.347.379.7260.5
B. Anderson 3B40010003.268.388.393.7811.0
C. Maybin LF-RF41100033.244.326.341.6681.5
L. Brinson CF40000031.131.185.131.316-1.5
C. Wallach C40000021.129.182.161.343-1.0
J. Urena P10000010.000.000.000.000-0.5
a- T. Telis PH10100000.214.313.214.5271.0
O. Despaigne P0000-000.333.333.333.000-
b- J. Bour PH-1B21121010.208.276.453.7296.5
Total35373101317-----
  • a-singled for Urena in the 5th
  • b-homered for Despaigne in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Bell (4)
  • HR - S. Marte (3)
  • SF - C. Dickerson, F. Cervelli
  • RBI - S. Marte (6), J. Bell 3 (10), C. Dickerson 2 (12), F. Cervelli (12)
BATTING
  • 2B - C. Maybin (4)
  • HR - J. Bour (4)
  • RBI - B. Anderson (10), J. Bour 2 (10)
  • 2-Out RBI - J. Bour 2 (7)
FIELDING
  • E - A. Frazier
FIELDING
  • PB - C. Wallach
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
I. Nova (W, 2-1)6.26330914.881.1723.5
M. Feliz (H, 3)0.10000105.681.420.5
G. Kontos (H, 2)1.01000104.501.252.5
F. Vazquez1.00000204.501.134.0
Total9.07330131---
PITCHERSIP
I. Nova (W, 2-1)6.2
M. Feliz (H, 3)0.1
G. Kontos (H, 2)1.0
F. Vazquez1.0
Total9.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Urena (L, 0-3)5.08441505.571.43-0.5
O. Despaigne2.03220305.141.212.5
T. Guerrero1.00000207.271.624.0
J. Tazawa1.02110111.861.140.5
Total9.013771111---
PITCHERSIP
J. Urena (L, 0-3)5.0
O. Despaigne2.0
T. Guerrero1.0
J. Tazawa1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • WP - I. Nova (2)
  • HBP - I. Nova (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - I. Nova 106-71, M. Feliz 8-7, G. Kontos 17-12, F. Vazquez 12-8
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - I. Nova 5-6, M. Feliz 1-0, G. Kontos 1-1, F. Vazquez 1-0
  • Batters Faced - I. Nova 27, M. Feliz 2, G. Kontos 4, F. Vazquez 3
PITCHING
  • HBP - J. Urena (4), O. Despaigne
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Urena 90-55, O. Despaigne 41-27, T. Guerrero 13-8, J. Tazawa 10-7
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Urena 3-7, T. Guerrero 1-0
  • Batters Faced - J. Urena 25, O. Despaigne 10, T. Guerrero 3, J. Tazawa 4
  • 9TH INNING
    Marte homered to left73
  • 7TH INNING
    Bour homered to right, Maybin scored63
    Dickerson hit sacrifice fly to right, Marte scored61
    Bell singled to right center, Polanco scored, Marte to third51
  • 5TH INNING
    Cervelli hit sacrifice fly to center, Marte scored41
  • 3RD INNING
    Dickerson singled to center, Bell scored31
    Bell doubled to right, Frazier and Marte scored21
  • 1ST INNING
    Anderson grounded out to third, Shuck scored, Rojas to third, Castro to second01
  • 9TH INNING
    • Junichi Tazawa relieved Tayron Guerrero
    • S. Marte: Ball, Marte homered to left
    • J. Bell: Ball, Strike looking, Bell singled to left
    • C. Dickerson: Dickerson lined into double play first, Bell out at first
    • F. Cervelli: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Cervelli struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 9th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Felipe Vazquez pitching
    • Jordy Mercer at shortstop
    • L. Brinson: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Brinson struck out looking
    • C. Wallach: Ball, Wallach grounded out to third
    • J. Bour: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Bour struck out swinging
    • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Tayron Guerrero pitching
    • David Freese hit for Michael Feliz
    • D. Freese: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Freese struck out swinging
    • A. Frazier: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Frazier grounded out to first
    • G. Polanco: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Polanco struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • George Kontos pitching
    • S. Castro: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Castro grounded out to third
    • D. Dietrich: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Dietrich singled to left
    • B. Anderson: Foul, Anderson flied out to right
    • C. Maybin: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Maybin struck out swinging
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • O. Despaigne Pitching:
    • G. Polanco: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Polanco singled to right center
    • S. Marte: Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Marte singled to center, Polanco to second
    • J. Bell: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Bell singled to right center, Polanco scored, Marte to third
    • C. Dickerson: Strike (foul tip), Dickerson hit sacrifice fly to right, Marte scored
    • F. Cervelli: Strike looking, Ball, Cervelli hit by pitch, Bell to second
    • C. Moran: Foul, Ball, Moran popped out to shortstop
    • S. Rodriguez: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Rodriguez struck out looking
    • Middle of the 7th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • I. Nova Pitching:
    • C. Maybin: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Maybin doubled to deep left
    • L. Brinson: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Brinson struck out swinging
    • C. Wallach: Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Wallach struck out swinging, Maybin to third on wild pitch
    • Justin Bour hit for Odrisamer Despaigne
    • J. Bour: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Bour homered to right, Maybin scored
    • Michael Feliz relieved Ivan Nova
    • J. Shuck: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Shuck safe at first on 2nd baseman Frazier fielding error
    • M. Rojas: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Rojas struck out looking
    • End of the 7th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
  • 6TH INNING
    • Odrisamer Despaigne pitching
    • S. Rodriguez: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Rodriguez struck out swinging
    • I. Nova: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Nova struck out swinging
    • A. Frazier: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Frazier flied out to center
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • I. Nova Pitching:
    • S. Castro: Ball, Castro grounded out to third
    • D. Dietrich: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Dietrich lined out to center
    • B. Anderson: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Anderson grounded out to pitcher
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • J. Urena Pitching:
    • S. Marte: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Marte singled to left
    • J. Bell: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Bell struck out swinging
    • C. Dickerson: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Dickerson singled to right, Marte to third
    • F. Cervelli: Ball, Cervelli hit sacrifice fly to center, Marte scored
    • C. Moran: Moran grounded out to first
    • Middle of the 5th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • I. Nova Pitching:
    • C. Wallach: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Wallach grounded out to shortstop
    • Tomas Telis hit for Jose Urena
    • T. Telis: Ball, Ball, Foul, Telis singled to left
    • J. Shuck: Ball, Shuck fouled out to third
    • M. Rojas: Ball, Ball, Rojas flied out to right
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • J. Urena Pitching:
    • I. Nova: Strike looking, Foul, Nova grounded out to shortstop
    • A. Frazier: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Frazier grounded out to second
    • G. Polanco: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Polanco struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • I. Nova Pitching:
    • B. Anderson: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Anderson flied out to center
    • C. Maybin: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul tip, Maybin struck out on foul tip
    • L. Brinson: Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Brinson struck out swinging
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • J. Urena Pitching:
    • J. Harrison: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Harrison hit by pitch
    • Adam Frazier ran for Josh Harrison
    • G. Polanco: Pickoff attempt, Foul, Polanco fouled out to third
    • S. Marte: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Marte singled to left, Frazier to second
    • J. Bell: Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt to second, Bell doubled to right, Frazier and Marte scored
    • C. Dickerson: Ball, Ball, Bell to third on passed ball, Ball, Strike looking, Dickerson singled to center, Bell scored
    • F. Cervelli: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Cervelli singled to left, Dickerson to second
    • C. Moran: Ball, Ball, Moran flied out to left
    • S. Rodriguez: Rodriguez lined out to left
    • Middle of the 3rd (3 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • I. Nova Pitching:
    • J. Shuck: Ball, Shuck hit by pitch
    • M. Rojas: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Rojas struck out swinging
    • S. Castro: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Castro flied out to deep center
    • D. Dietrich: Foul, Dietrich lined out to shortstop
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • J. Urena Pitching:
    • C. Dickerson: Ball, Dickerson flied out to left
    • F. Cervelli: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Cervelli struck out swinging
    • C. Moran: Moran singled to right
    • S. Rodriguez: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Rodriguez walked, Moran to second
    • I. Nova: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Nova struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • I. Nova Pitching:
    • L. Brinson: Strike looking, Brinson grounded out to second
    • C. Wallach: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Wallach struck out swinging
    • J. Urena: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Urena struck out swinging
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • J. Urena Pitching:
    • J. Harrison: Strike looking, Harrison flied out to left
    • G. Polanco: Ball, Ball, Polanco lined out to right
    • S. Marte: Ball, Ball, Foul, Marte reached on an infield single to shortstop
    • J. Bell: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Bell struck out looking
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • I. Nova Pitching:
    • J. Shuck: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Shuck reached on an infield single to shortstop
    • M. Rojas: Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Rojas singled to shallow left, Shuck to second
    • S. Castro: Strike looking, Foul, Castro reached on an infield single to shortstop, Shuck to third, Rojas to second
    • D. Dietrich: Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Dietrich struck out looking
    • B. Anderson: Anderson grounded out to third, Shuck scored, Rojas to third, Castro to second
    • C. Maybin: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Maybin struck out swinging
    • End of the 1st (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)