Realmuto helps Marlins end skid with 6-3 win over Braves

MIAMI (AP) J.T. Realmuto had three hits Friday and wanted one more, even though his team didn't need it.

Realmuto finished a triple shy of the cycle, but did plenty to help the Miami Marlins break a four-game losing streak by beating the Atlanta Braves 6-3.

No Marlin has ever hit for the cycle in the franchise's 26 seasons, as Realmuto is well aware.

''I've been a triple away like four different times, and a double away once,'' he said. ''It's very frustrating. It's just one of those crazy stats. It's really tough to get. But, oh well.''

Realmuto doubled and scored in the first inning, homered in the third and singled home a run in the fourth. He grounded out and lined into a double play in his final two at-bats, leaving his average at .325.

''He is, to me, one of the toughest outs in the league,'' Braves catcher Kurt Suzuki said. ''I mean, the guy's a good player - really good player.''

Ozzie Albies hit his 12th homer for the Braves, who had a three-game winning streak snapped. They had won eight consecutive road games.

Starlin Castro hit his second homer and drove in two runs for the Marlins, and Miguel Rojas had three of their 14 hits.

Dan Straily (1-0), making his third start after beginning the season on the disabled list, allowed two earned runs in a season-high five innings. He graded the outing a slight improvement from his last start.

''Trending in the right direction,'' Straily said. ''Still frustrated with a lot of pitches that are just off the mark.''

Four relievers completed a five-hitter. Brad Ziegler, who caught the ceremonial first pitch from Shaquille O'Neal , worked the ninth for his fifth save of the season and the 100th of his career .

Brandon McCarthy (4-2) endured his second rocky outing in a row, allowing six runs and 11 hits in five innings. His ERA rose to 5.58.

''I don't know how it turned into 11 hits and six runs,'' McCarthy said. ''I don't feel like I threw that poorly. I felt like I threw quality pitches. I'm not getting results and pretty confused right now.''

The Marlins' offensive outburst was especially notable from a team that began the game ranked last in the majors in runs, batting average, on-base percentage, slugging percentage, doubles and home runs. They were outscored 40-11 during their losing streak.

''It was big for us to come out and score early, because we've been struggling lately offensively - and with pitching,'' Realmuto said.

Albies moved into a tie for the NL lead in homers with his third-inning drive. Teammate Nick Markakis had two hits to hike his average to .345.

MAKING AMENDS

Marlins first baseman Justin Bour helped the Braves score an unearned run when he failed to glove Ender Inciarte's two-out line drive in the fourth. Straily subsequently walked Ryan Flaherty on a 3-2 pitch with the bases loaded.

An inning later, Bour made a diving catch to rob Freddie Freeman of an RBI hit.

COMEBACK

Miami manager Don Mattingly returned to the dugout after missing Thursday's loss because of a death in his family.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Braves RHP Anibal Sanchez (strained right hamstring) threw a simulated game and could begin a rehab assignment next week.

UP NEXT

Braves rookie RHP Mike Soroka (1-1, 4.50) is scheduled to start Saturday night against Miami LHP Jarlin Garcia (1-1, 2.68).

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  • W: D. Straily (1-0)L: B. McCarthy (4-2)S: B. Ziegler (5)
  • HR: ATL - O. Albies (12), MIA - S. Castro (2), J. Realmuto (5)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
O. Albies 2B42111111.284.322.599.9219.5
R. Acuna LF40000021.274.328.500.828-1.0
F. Freeman 1B30000101.319.420.546.9661.0
N. Markakis RF41210001.345.420.554.9745.0
K. Suzuki C40000002.274.349.484.8330.0
E. Inciarte CF40000011.258.305.329.634-0.5
J. Camargo SS30000010.205.352.432.7840.5
R. Flaherty 3B30110110.315.411.435.8462.5
B. McCarthy P20000013.067.067.133.200-0.5
a- J. Bautista PH10000011.143.280.190.470-0.5
P. Moylan P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Biddle P0000-0001.0001.0002.000.000-
b- P. Tucker PH10100000.280.318.476.7941.0
  • a-struck out for McCarthy in the 6th
  • b-singled for Biddle in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Realmuto C52321002.325.395.558.95411.0
M. Prado 3B30000103.143.176.163.3401.0
S. Castro 2B41121002.287.333.378.7117.0
J. Bour 1B20000200.223.360.429.7892.0
Y. Rivera SS00000000.133.235.133.3690.0
B. Anderson RF41100002.261.358.377.7354.0
D. Dietrich LF41300010.246.291.359.6513.5
K. Barraclough P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
B. Ziegler P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
M. Rojas SS-1B41310001.255.300.390.6905.0
L. Brinson CF40110023.175.230.310.5391.0
D. Straily P20000013.250.400.250.650-0.5
J. Tazawa P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- J. Shuck PH10100000.226.281.264.5451.0
T. Guerrero P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
C. Maybin LF10100000.240.336.340.6762.0
  • a-singled for Tazawa in the 6th
BATTING
  • 2B - N. Markakis (10)
  • HR - O. Albies (12)
  • RBI - O. Albies (30), N. Markakis (29), R. Flaherty (10)
  • 2-Out RBI - O. Albies (16), N. Markakis (16), R. Flaherty (4)
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Realmuto (3), C. Maybin (8)
  • HR - J. Realmuto (5), S. Castro (2)
  • RBI - J. Realmuto 2 (10), S. Castro 2 (18), M. Rojas (14), L. Brinson (13)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - O. Albies (5)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - B. Anderson (2)
FIELDING
  • DP - 4 (Flaherty-Albies-Freeman; Flaherty-Albies; Camargo-Albies-Freeman; Camargo-Albies)
FIELDING
  • E - J. Bour (3), J. Realmuto (2)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
B. McCarthy (L, 4-2)5.011662325.581.71-7.5
P. Moylan1.01001003.462.311.0
J. Biddle2.02000101.641.274.5
PITCHERSIP
B. McCarthy (L, 4-2)5.0
P. Moylan1.0
J. Biddle2.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
D. Straily (W, 1-0)5.03323515.541.7716.5
J. Tazawa (H, 2)1.01000207.001.783.0
T. Guerrero (H, 4)1.00000103.931.363.5
K. Barraclough (H, 3)1.00000002.161.143.0
B. Ziegler (S, 5)1.01000006.061.419.0
PITCHERSIP
D. Straily (W, 1-0)5.0
J. Tazawa (H, 2)1.0
T. Guerrero (H, 4)1.0
K. Barraclough (H, 3)1.0
B. Ziegler (S, 5)1.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - B. McCarthy 85-58, P. Moylan 17-8, J. Biddle 15-12
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - B. McCarthy 7-3, P. Moylan 2-0, J. Biddle 2-2
  • Batters Faced - B. McCarthy 26, P. Moylan 4, J. Biddle 7
PITCHING
  • HBP - D. Straily
  • Pitches-Strikes - D. Straily 102-64, J. Tazawa 20-13, T. Guerrero 14-9, K. Barraclough 12-8, B. Ziegler 12-7
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Straily 3-8, T. Guerrero 1-1, B. Ziegler 2-1
  • Batters Faced - D. Straily 23, J. Tazawa 4, T. Guerrero 3, K. Barraclough 3, B. Ziegler 4
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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O. Albies 2B42111111.284.322.599.9219.5
R. Acuna LF40000021.274.328.500.828-1.0
F. Freeman 1B30000101.319.420.546.9661.0
N. Markakis RF41210001.345.420.554.9745.0
K. Suzuki C40000002.274.349.484.8330.0
E. Inciarte CF40000011.258.305.329.634-0.5
J. Camargo SS30000010.205.352.432.7840.5
R. Flaherty 3B30110110.315.411.435.8462.5
B. McCarthy P20000013.067.067.133.200-0.5
a- J. Bautista PH10000011.143.280.190.470-0.5
P. Moylan P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Biddle P0000-0001.0001.0002.000.000-
b- P. Tucker PH10100000.280.318.476.7941.0
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  • a-struck out for McCarthy in the 6th
  • b-singled for Biddle in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Realmuto C52321002.325.395.558.95411.0
M. Prado 3B30000103.143.176.163.3401.0
S. Castro 2B41121002.287.333.378.7117.0
J. Bour 1B20000200.223.360.429.7892.0
Y. Rivera SS00000000.133.235.133.3690.0
B. Anderson RF41100002.261.358.377.7354.0
D. Dietrich LF41300010.246.291.359.6513.5
K. Barraclough P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
B. Ziegler P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
M. Rojas SS-1B41310001.255.300.390.6905.0
L. Brinson CF40110023.175.230.310.5391.0
D. Straily P20000013.250.400.250.650-0.5
J. Tazawa P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- J. Shuck PH10100000.226.281.264.5451.0
T. Guerrero P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
C. Maybin LF10100000.240.336.340.6762.0
Total34614623416-----
  • a-singled for Tazawa in the 6th
BATTING
  • 2B - N. Markakis (10)
  • HR - O. Albies (12)
  • RBI - O. Albies (30), N. Markakis (29), R. Flaherty (10)
  • 2-Out RBI - O. Albies (16), N. Markakis (16), R. Flaherty (4)
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Realmuto (3), C. Maybin (8)
  • HR - J. Realmuto (5), S. Castro (2)
  • RBI - J. Realmuto 2 (10), S. Castro 2 (18), M. Rojas (14), L. Brinson (13)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - O. Albies (5)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - B. Anderson (2)
FIELDING
  • DP - 4 (Flaherty-Albies-Freeman; Flaherty-Albies; Camargo-Albies-Freeman; Camargo-Albies)
FIELDING
  • E - J. Bour (3), J. Realmuto (2)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
B. McCarthy (L, 4-2)5.011662325.581.71-7.5
P. Moylan1.01001003.462.311.0
J. Biddle2.02000101.641.274.5
Total8.01466342---
PITCHERSIP
B. McCarthy (L, 4-2)5.0
P. Moylan1.0
J. Biddle2.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
D. Straily (W, 1-0)5.03323515.541.7716.5
J. Tazawa (H, 2)1.01000207.001.783.0
T. Guerrero (H, 4)1.00000103.931.363.5
K. Barraclough (H, 3)1.00000002.161.143.0
B. Ziegler (S, 5)1.01000006.061.419.0
Total9.0532381---
PITCHERSIP
D. Straily (W, 1-0)5.0
J. Tazawa (H, 2)1.0
T. Guerrero (H, 4)1.0
K. Barraclough (H, 3)1.0
B. Ziegler (S, 5)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - B. McCarthy 85-58, P. Moylan 17-8, J. Biddle 15-12
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - B. McCarthy 7-3, P. Moylan 2-0, J. Biddle 2-2
  • Batters Faced - B. McCarthy 26, P. Moylan 4, J. Biddle 7
PITCHING
  • HBP - D. Straily
  • Pitches-Strikes - D. Straily 102-64, J. Tazawa 20-13, T. Guerrero 14-9, K. Barraclough 12-8, B. Ziegler 12-7
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Straily 3-8, T. Guerrero 1-1, B. Ziegler 2-1
  • Batters Faced - D. Straily 23, J. Tazawa 4, T. Guerrero 3, K. Barraclough 3, B. Ziegler 4
  • 5TH INNING
    Rojas singled to left center, Anderson scored, Dietrich to second36
    Castro homered to center35
    Markakis doubled to deep right, Albies scored34
  • 4TH INNING
    Realmuto singled to center, Rojas scored, Brinson to third24
    Brinson singled to left, Dietrich scored, Rojas to third, Brinson to second23
    Flaherty walked, Markakis scored, Inciarte to third, Camargo to second22
  • 3RD INNING
    Realmuto homered to left12
    Albies homered to right11
  • 1ST INNING
    Castro grounded out to shortstop, Realmuto scored01
  • 9TH INNING
    • Brad Ziegler relieved Kyle Barraclough
    • Yadiel Rivera at shortstop
    • J. Camargo: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Camargo grounded out to first
    • R. Flaherty: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Flaherty grounded out to shortstop
    • Preston Tucker hit for Jesse Biddle
    • P. Tucker: Tucker singled to left center
    • O. Albies: Albies lined out to left
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Cameron Maybin in left
    • Kyle Barraclough pitching
    • N. Markakis: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Markakis flied out to left
    • K. Suzuki: Strike swinging, Suzuki flied out to center
    • E. Inciarte: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Inciarte flied out to center
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Biddle Pitching:
    • L. Brinson: Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Brinson struck out swinging
    • C. Maybin: Maybin doubled to left
    • J. Realmuto: Ball, Realmuto lined into double play shortstop to second, Maybin out at second
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Tayron Guerrero pitching
    • O. Albies: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Albies struck out swinging
    • R. Acuna: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Acuna flied out to center
    • F. Freeman: Ball, Ball, Foul, Freeman grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Jesse Biddle relieved Peter Moylan
    • J. Bour: Bour grounded out to second
    • B. Anderson: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Anderson flied out to deep center
    • D. Dietrich: Dietrich singled to left center
    • M. Rojas: Strike looking, Rojas grounded out to second
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • Junichi Tazawa relieved Dan Straily
    • E. Inciarte: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Inciarte struck out swinging
    • J. Camargo: Ball, Foul, Camargo flied out to deep center
    • R. Flaherty: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Flaherty singled to left center
    • Jose Bautista hit for Brandon McCarthy
    • J. Bautista: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Bautista struck out looking
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Peter Moylan pitching
    • J.B. Shuck hit for Junichi Tazawa
    • J. Shuck: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Shuck singled to center
    • J. Realmuto: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Realmuto reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Shuck out at second
    • M. Prado: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Prado walked, Realmuto to second
    • S. Castro: Ball, Strike looking, Castro grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Prado out at second
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • D. Straily Pitching:
    • O. Albies: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Albies walked
    • R. Acuna: Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Strike looking, Albies stole second, Albies to third on catcher Realmuto fielding error, Ball, Strike swinging, Acuna struck out swinging
    • F. Freeman: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Freeman lined out to first
    • N. Markakis: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Markakis doubled to deep right, Albies scored
    • K. Suzuki: Foul, Suzuki grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 5th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
    • B. McCarthy Pitching:
    • S. Castro: Strike looking, Castro homered to center
    • J. Bour: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Bour grounded out to second
    • B. Anderson: Anderson singled to shallow right
    • D. Dietrich: Strike swinging, Anderson stole second, Dietrich singled to center, Anderson to third
    • M. Rojas: Foul, Rojas singled to left center, Anderson scored, Dietrich to second
    • L. Brinson: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Brinson lined into double play third to second, Dietrich out at second
    • End of the 5th (2 Runs, 5 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • D. Straily Pitching:
    • F. Freeman: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Freeman lined out to center
    • N. Markakis: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Markakis singled to center
    • K. Suzuki: Suzuki flied out to center
    • E. Inciarte: Ball, Foul, Inciarte safe at first on 1st baseman Bour fielding error, Markakis to third
    • J. Camargo: Pickoff attempt to first, Foul, Foul, Ball, Camargo hit by pitch, Inciarte to second
    • R. Flaherty: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Flaherty walked, Markakis scored, Inciarte to third, Camargo to second
    • B. McCarthy: Strike looking, McCarthy flied out to deep right
    • Middle of the 4th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
    • B. McCarthy Pitching:
    • D. Dietrich: Ball, Strike swinging, Dietrich singled to right center
    • M. Rojas: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Rojas singled to right, Dietrich to third
    • L. Brinson: Brinson singled to left, Dietrich scored, Rojas to third, Brinson to second
    • D. Straily: Strike looking, Straily grounded out to shortstop
    • J. Realmuto: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Realmuto singled to center, Rojas scored, Brinson to third
    • M. Prado: Ball, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt to first, Prado grounded into double play third to second to first, Realmuto out at second
    • End of the 4th (2 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • D. Straily Pitching:
    • R. Flaherty: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Flaherty struck out swinging
    • B. McCarthy: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, McCarthy struck out looking
    • O. Albies: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Albies homered to right
    • R. Acuna: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Acuna struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 3rd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • B. McCarthy Pitching:
    • J. Realmuto: Realmuto homered to left
    • M. Prado: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Prado grounded out to third
    • S. Castro: Strike looking, Castro lined out to shortstop
    • J. Bour: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Bour walked
    • B. Anderson: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Anderson grounded out to pitcher
    • End of the 3rd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • D. Straily Pitching:
    • K. Suzuki: Strike looking, Suzuki grounded out to shortstop
    • E. Inciarte: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Inciarte popped out to second
    • J. Camargo: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Camargo struck out looking
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • B. McCarthy Pitching:
    • D. Dietrich: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul tip, Dietrich struck out on foul tip
    • M. Rojas: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Rojas singled to left center
    • L. Brinson: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Brinson struck out swinging
    • D. Straily: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Straily struck out looking
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • D. Straily Pitching:
    • O. Albies: Foul, Albies popped out to shortstop
    • R. Acuna: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Acuna grounded out to third
    • F. Freeman: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Freeman walked
    • N. Markakis: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Markakis lined out to center
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • B. McCarthy Pitching:
    • J. Realmuto: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Realmuto doubled to shallow left
    • M. Prado: Ball, Prado grounded out to second, Realmuto to third
    • S. Castro: Castro grounded out to shortstop, Realmuto scored
    • J. Bour: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Bour walked
    • B. Anderson: Anderson lined out to shortstop
    • End of the 1st (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)