Newcomb throws 6 scoreless innings, Braves beat Marlins 4-3

MIAMI (AP) Even though Sean Newcomb had a little trouble throwing strikes Sunday, he kept escaping because the Miami Marlins had a lot of trouble hitting him.

Newcomb allowed no runs for the third start in a row and gave up only one hit in six innings to help the Atlanta Braves beat Miami 4-3.

''A year ago that game probably gets away from him,'' Braves manager Brian Snitker said. ''But right now he has more weapons and more experience.''

Newcomb (4-1) pitched around four walks and Brian Anderson's second-inning double. The 24-year-old left-hander has thrown 20 consecutive scoreless innings and last allowed a run on April 26.

''Definitely I didn't have my best command of the curve, and my changeup was average,'' Newcomb said. ''It was good to have that start considering.''

Newcomb struck out six . He has given up a total of five hits in his past three starts, and his ERA is 2.51.

''He has been unbelievable,'' teammate Ender Inciarte said. ''He gets quick outs, and we're back in the dugout in no time. It's great for us to play defense for a couple of minutes and go back to hitting.''

Inciarte hit his third homer of the year and his second in two games for the NL East-leading Braves, who took three of four in the series. They have won 10 of their past 11 road games and improved to 38-20 at Marlins Park.

Jose Urena (0-6) allowed three runs in six innings, raising his ERA to 4.38. Miami's opening day starter remained winless in nine outings after going 14-7 last year.

''He's throwing the ball good enough to be better than 0-6, that's for sure,'' manager Don Mattingly said.

The last-place Marlins won only one game all week, and called a players-only meeting after their latest defeat.

''We have to pay attention to the little details,'' infielder Miguel Rojas said. ''I feel like we have to forget about the big picture and start thinking about the little things.''

The Marlins didn't quit. Trailing 4-0 to start the ninth, their first two batters singled. Atlanta closer Arodys Vizcaino came on and gave up a three-run pinch-hit homer to Justin Bour with one out, then retired the next two batters for his seventh save in eight chances.

Snitker said he knew better than to expect a stress-free game.

''I don't think that's possible,'' he said.

EFFORT REWARDED

Freddie Freeman's hustle helped the Braves score in the first. Miami shortstop Yadiel Rivera failed to catch Nick Markakis' routine two-out popup, and Freeman sprinted home from first base.

''Right there it would be easy to coast and stop at third,'' Snitker said. ''Freddie has that sixth sense that it might be trouble and was looking to score. That's a great heads-up hustling play.''

MARLINS RECORD

Bour's pinch-homer was his third this season and the fifth of his career, a franchise record.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Anderson bruised the middle finger on his right hand during a swing and left the game in the eighth inning. X-rays were negative, and he said the injury's not serious.

Rojas was hit by a pitch on the left arm in the seventh by Sam Freeman and left the game in the eighth with a bruised left wrist. Rojas' arm was swollen afterward, but X-rays were negative. He said he hopes he won't miss any games.

UP NEXT

Braves: RHP Julio Teheran (3-1, 3.14), who has thrown 15 consecutive scoreless innings, is scheduled to start Monday when Atlanta plays a rainout makeup game at the Cubs, facing LHP Jose Quintana (4-2, 4.42). The teams will then fly to Atlanta for a three-game series Tuesday-Thursday.

Marlins: After an off day, LHP Wei-Yin Chen (1-2, 10.22) is scheduled to start Tuesday when Miami opens a three-game series at home against the Dodgers, who are scheduled to start LHP Alex Wood (0-3, 3.60). Chen has allowed five homers in seven innings over his past two starts.

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  • W: S. Newcomb (4-1)L: J. Urena (0-6)S: A. Vizcaino (7)
  • HR: ATL - E. Inciarte (3), MIA - J. Bour (8)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
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R. Acuna LF21100210.275.342.493.8356.5
F. Freeman 1B31100102.331.433.5881.0203.0
N. Markakis RF40110024.344.416.541.9571.0
E. Inciarte CF41221001.272.324.377.7007.0
K. Suzuki C41100010.273.345.475.8201.5
R. Flaherty 3B40000011.296.389.408.798-0.5
J. Camargo SS40100000.196.339.392.7311.0
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b- P. Tucker PH10110000.286.322.476.7982.0
J. Biddle P0000-0001.0001.0002.000.000-
A. Vizcaino P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-struck out for Newcomb in the 7th
  • b-singled for Winkler in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Maybin LF40000012.229.322.324.646-0.5
M. Prado 3B20000210.143.200.161.3611.5
J. Realmuto C40000033.302.368.523.892-1.5
S. Castro 2B41100001.289.333.375.7082.0
B. Anderson RF30100002.262.355.386.7422.0
J. Shuck RF11100000.236.288.273.5612.0
L. Brinson CF40000013.172.224.299.522-0.5
M. Rojas 1B10000111.260.312.397.7091.5
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Y. Rivera SS30000112.121.237.121.3580.5
J. Urena P10000011.071.071.143.214-0.5
N. Wittgren P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- D. Dietrich PH-1B20000011.243.287.358.645-0.5
  • a-homered for Hernandez in the 9th
  • b-struck out for Wittgren in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - R. Acuna (6)
  • HR - E. Inciarte (3)
  • RBI - N. Markakis (30), E. Inciarte 2 (18), P. Tucker (19)
  • 2-Out RBI - N. Markakis (17), E. Inciarte 2 (10), P. Tucker (12)
BATTING
  • 2B - B. Anderson (10)
  • HR - J. Bour (8)
  • SH - J. Urena
  • RBI - J. Bour 3 (21)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - R. Acuna (2)
  • CS - E. Inciarte (3)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Camargo-Albies-Freeman)
  • E - R. Flaherty (2)
FIELDING
  • E - Y. Rivera (3)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
S. Newcomb (W, 4-1)6.01004602.511.1626.0
S. Freeman (H, 3)1.00000103.121.103.5
D. Winkler (H, 7)1.00000201.020.684.0
J. Biddle0.02220003.271.45-4.0
A. Vizcaino (S, 7)1.01110111.931.138.5
PITCHERSIP
S. Newcomb (W, 4-1)6.0
S. Freeman (H, 3)1.0
D. Winkler (H, 7)1.0
J. Biddle0.0
A. Vizcaino (S, 7)1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Urena (L, 0-6)6.04332514.381.259.5
N. Wittgren1.00000100.791.243.5
K. Barraclough1.00001102.041.132.5
E. Hernandez1.04110103.002.00-1.5
PITCHERSIP
J. Urena (L, 0-6)6.0
N. Wittgren1.0
K. Barraclough1.0
E. Hernandez1.0
PITCHING
  • HBP - S. Freeman
  • Pitches-Strikes - S. Newcomb 102-60, S. Freeman 7-6, D. Winkler 13-9, J. Biddle 5-4, A. Vizcaino 14-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - S. Newcomb 7-5, D. Winkler 1-0, A. Vizcaino 1-1
  • Batters Faced - S. Newcomb 23, S. Freeman 4, D. Winkler 3, J. Biddle 2, A. Vizcaino 4
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Urena 104-63, N. Wittgren 11-8, K. Barraclough 15-8, E. Hernandez 22-13
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Urena 11-2
  • Batters Faced - J. Urena 24, N. Wittgren 3, K. Barraclough 4, E. Hernandez 6
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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O. Albies 2B50000012.267.304.564.868-0.5
R. Acuna LF21100210.275.342.493.8356.5
F. Freeman 1B31100102.331.433.5881.0203.0
N. Markakis RF40110024.344.416.541.9571.0
E. Inciarte CF41221001.272.324.377.7007.0
K. Suzuki C41100010.273.345.475.8201.5
R. Flaherty 3B40000011.296.389.408.798-0.5
J. Camargo SS40100000.196.339.392.7311.0
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J. Biddle P0000-0001.0001.0002.000.000-
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  • a-struck out for Newcomb in the 7th
  • b-singled for Winkler in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Maybin LF40000012.229.322.324.646-0.5
M. Prado 3B20000210.143.200.161.3611.5
J. Realmuto C40000033.302.368.523.892-1.5
S. Castro 2B41100001.289.333.375.7082.0
B. Anderson RF30100002.262.355.386.7422.0
J. Shuck RF11100000.236.288.273.5612.0
L. Brinson CF40000013.172.224.299.522-0.5
M. Rojas 1B10000111.260.312.397.7091.5
K. Barraclough P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
E. Hernandez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- J. Bour PH11131000.235.376.461.8378.0
Y. Rivera SS30000112.121.237.121.3580.5
J. Urena P10000011.071.071.143.214-0.5
N. Wittgren P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- D. Dietrich PH-1B20000011.243.287.358.645-0.5
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  • a-homered for Hernandez in the 9th
  • b-struck out for Wittgren in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - R. Acuna (6)
  • HR - E. Inciarte (3)
  • RBI - N. Markakis (30), E. Inciarte 2 (18), P. Tucker (19)
  • 2-Out RBI - N. Markakis (17), E. Inciarte 2 (10), P. Tucker (12)
BATTING
  • 2B - B. Anderson (10)
  • HR - J. Bour (8)
  • SH - J. Urena
  • RBI - J. Bour 3 (21)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - R. Acuna (2)
  • CS - E. Inciarte (3)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Camargo-Albies-Freeman)
  • E - R. Flaherty (2)
FIELDING
  • E - Y. Rivera (3)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
S. Newcomb (W, 4-1)6.01004602.511.1626.0
S. Freeman (H, 3)1.00000103.121.103.5
D. Winkler (H, 7)1.00000201.020.684.0
J. Biddle0.02220003.271.45-4.0
A. Vizcaino (S, 7)1.01110111.931.138.5
Total9.04334101---
PITCHERSIP
S. Newcomb (W, 4-1)6.0
S. Freeman (H, 3)1.0
D. Winkler (H, 7)1.0
J. Biddle0.0
A. Vizcaino (S, 7)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Urena (L, 0-6)6.04332514.381.259.5
N. Wittgren1.00000100.791.243.5
K. Barraclough1.00001102.041.132.5
E. Hernandez1.04110103.002.00-1.5
Total9.0844381---
PITCHERSIP
J. Urena (L, 0-6)6.0
N. Wittgren1.0
K. Barraclough1.0
E. Hernandez1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • HBP - S. Freeman
  • Pitches-Strikes - S. Newcomb 102-60, S. Freeman 7-6, D. Winkler 13-9, J. Biddle 5-4, A. Vizcaino 14-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - S. Newcomb 7-5, D. Winkler 1-0, A. Vizcaino 1-1
  • Batters Faced - S. Newcomb 23, S. Freeman 4, D. Winkler 3, J. Biddle 2, A. Vizcaino 4
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Urena 104-63, N. Wittgren 11-8, K. Barraclough 15-8, E. Hernandez 22-13
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Urena 11-2
  • Batters Faced - J. Urena 24, N. Wittgren 3, K. Barraclough 4, E. Hernandez 6
  • 9TH INNING
    Bour homered to right, Castro and Shuck scored43
    Tucker singled to shallow right center, Suzuki scored, Camargo to second40
  • 6TH INNING
    Inciarte homered to right, Acuna scored30
  • 1ST INNING
    Markakis singled to shallow left center, Freeman scored, Markakis to second on shortstop Rivera fielding error10
  • 9TH INNING
    • Elieser Hernandez relieved Kyle Barraclough
    • E. Inciarte: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Inciarte reached on an infield single to second
    • K. Suzuki: Suzuki singled to right center, Inciarte to second
    • R. Flaherty: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Inciarte caught stealing, catcher to third, Foul, Flaherty flied out to left
    • J. Camargo: Ball, Ball, Camargo singled to right, Suzuki to third
    • Preston Tucker hit for Dan Winkler
    • P. Tucker: Ball, Tucker singled to shallow right center, Suzuki scored, Camargo to second
    • O. Albies: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Albies struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 9th (2 Runs, 5 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Jesse Biddle pitching
    • S. Castro: Castro singled to left
    • J. Shuck: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Shuck reached on an infield single to shortstop, Castro to second
    • Arodys Vizcaino relieved Jesse Biddle
    • L. Brinson: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Brinson struck out swinging
    • Justin Bour hit for Elieser Hernandez
    • J. Bour: Ball, Bour homered to right, Castro and Shuck scored
    • Y. Rivera: Foul, Rivera lined out to right
    • D. Dietrich: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Dietrich grounded out to first
    • End of the 9th (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • J.B. Shuck in right
    • Kyle Barraclough pitching
    • O. Albies: Albies lined out to shortstop
    • R. Acuna: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Acuna walked
    • F. Freeman: Freeman lined out to center
    • N. Markakis: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Acuna stole second, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Markakis struck out looking
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Dan Winkler relieved Sam Freeman
    • C. Maybin: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Maybin grounded out to second
    • M. Prado: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Prado struck out swinging
    • J. Realmuto: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Realmuto struck out swinging
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Nick Wittgren relieved Jose Urena
    • R. Flaherty: Foul, Flaherty lined out to left
    • J. Camargo: Ball, Camargo flied out to right
    • Jose Bautista hit for Sean Newcomb
    • J. Bautista: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Bautista struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Sam Freeman pitching
    • L. Brinson: Strike looking, Brinson popped out to shortstop
    • M. Rojas: Ball, Rojas hit by pitch
    • Y. Rivera: Rivera lined out to left
    • Derek Dietrich hit for Nick Wittgren
    • D. Dietrich: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Dietrich struck out swinging
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • J. Urena Pitching:
    • R. Acuna: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Acuna doubled to right
    • F. Freeman: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Freeman grounded out to shortstop, Acuna to third
    • N. Markakis: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Markakis struck out swinging
    • E. Inciarte: Ball, Foul, Inciarte homered to right, Acuna scored
    • K. Suzuki: Ball, Foul, Foul, Suzuki grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 6th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • S. Newcomb Pitching:
    • M. Prado: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Prado walked
    • J. Realmuto: Ball, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Realmuto struck out swinging
    • S. Castro: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Castro flied out to center
    • B. Anderson: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Anderson flied out to center
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • J. Urena Pitching:
    • J. Camargo: Strike looking, Ball, Camargo grounded out to first
    • S. Newcomb: Strike looking, Ball, Newcomb grounded out to second
    • O. Albies: Strike looking, Albies grounded out to catcher
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • S. Newcomb Pitching:
    • M. Rojas: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Rojas walked
    • Y. Rivera: Ball, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Rivera struck out swinging
    • J. Urena: Foul, Pickoff attempt, Urena hit sacrifice bunt to third, Rojas to second
    • C. Maybin: Maybin grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • J. Urena Pitching:
    • E. Inciarte: Inciarte flied out to center
    • K. Suzuki: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Suzuki grounded out to second
    • R. Flaherty: Foul, Ball, Flaherty grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • S. Newcomb Pitching:
    • S. Castro: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Castro safe at first on 3rd baseman Flaherty fielding error
    • B. Anderson: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Anderson grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Castro out at second
    • L. Brinson: Ball, Brinson lined out to center
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
  • 3RD INNING
    • J. Urena Pitching:
    • S. Newcomb: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Strike looking, Newcomb struck out looking
    • O. Albies: Albies grounded out to second
    • R. Acuna: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Acuna walked
    • F. Freeman: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Ball, Freeman walked, Acuna to second
    • N. Markakis: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt to second, Markakis lined out to left
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • S. Newcomb Pitching:
    • Y. Rivera: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Rivera walked
    • J. Urena: Foul, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Foul, Urena struck out bunting foul
    • C. Maybin: Maybin flied out to deep right
    • M. Prado: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Ball, Prado walked, Rivera to second
    • J. Realmuto: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Realmuto grounded into fielder's choice to third, Rivera out at third
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • J. Urena Pitching:
    • K. Suzuki: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Suzuki struck out looking
    • R. Flaherty: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Flaherty struck out swinging
    • J. Camargo: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Camargo grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • S. Newcomb Pitching:
    • S. Castro: Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Castro grounded out to shortstop
    • B. Anderson: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Anderson doubled to deep left
    • L. Brinson: Ball, Foul, Strike (foul tip), Brinson grounded out to pitcher, Anderson to third
    • M. Rojas: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Rojas struck out swinging
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • J. Urena Pitching:
    • O. Albies: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Albies grounded out to shortstop
    • R. Acuna: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Acuna struck out swinging
    • F. Freeman: Freeman singled to right center
    • N. Markakis: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Markakis singled to shallow left center, Freeman scored, Markakis to second on shortstop Rivera fielding error
    • E. Inciarte: Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Inciarte grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 1st (1 Run, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
    • S. Newcomb Pitching:
    • C. Maybin: Strike looking, Foul, Foul tip, Maybin struck out on foul tip
    • M. Prado: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Prado flied out to right
    • J. Realmuto: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Realmuto struck out swinging
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)