Dodgers' loss streak reaches 5 with 4-2 defeat at Miami

MIAMI (AP) The Dodgers' difficulty with last-place teams has become an issue coast to coast.

Los Angeles went 0 for 7 with runners in scoring position against Wei-Yin Chen and four relievers and was beaten by a cellar-dweller for the fifth straight game, losing to the Miami Marlins 4-2 Tuesday night.

The Dodgers managed only five hits after being swept in a four-game series at home by woeful Cincinnati.

''We hit a lot of balls hard and didn't get rewarded for it,'' Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. ''The fight was there, and it just didn't happen. I know it sounds redundant, but these are our guys, and we've got to keep going.''

Chen, who came into the game with an ERA of 10.22, allowed no runs but departed after 4 1/3 innings and 83 pitches.

''The Dodgers have a great team and great lineup,'' the Taiwanese left-hander said through a translator. ''During the whole game, the only thing I was thinking about was keeping the ball down.''

Nick Wittgren (2-0) replaced Chen and worked 1 2/3 perfect innings to lower his ERA to 0.69. Brad Ziegler gave up a home run to Cody Bellinger in the ninth but earned his sixth save .

Dodgers infielders Justin Turner and Logan Forsythe were activated before the game from the disabled list but couldn't spark the defending NL champions, who have scored 11 runs during their skid.

Turner lined out sharply with runners at second and third to end the fifth.

''We didn't get any love from that,'' Roberts said.

The manager said Chris Taylor's popout with a runner at third and one out in the third was a pivotal moment.

''I don't know if it was wanting to do too much, but I know he wishes he had that at-bat back,'' Roberts said.

The Dodgers' Yasiel Puig hit his second homer of the season , and his second in two games.

Alex Wood (0-4) lost despite allowing only one earned run in six innings for the Dodgers (16-25), who are off to their worst start in 60 years. Miami (15-26) could pass them by sweeping the three-game series.

''Losing's not much fun,'' Wood said. ''We're not the type of team that's mentally weak. We have the fortitude, we have the players. Now it's just a matter of putting it all together.''

The Marlins scored an unearned run in the first inning. Forsythe made a wild throw trying to turn a double play that would have ended the inning, which allowed Martin Prado to score from second base.

Miguel Rojas hit a sacrifice fly in the fourth, and J.T. Realmuto and Brian Anderson had two-out RBI hits in the seventh. Realmuto has at least one hit in all 20 career games against the Dodgers.

NIFTY GLOVEWORK

3B Prado charged hard and snared Wood's bunt popup with a diving catch that sent him sliding across the first-base line.

''That's just incredible coming over from third base,'' Marlins manager Don Mattingly said. ''That's why we all love him - because of the way he plays.''

RALLY KILLER

With runners at second and third and one out in the second inning, Chen bounced into a bizarre 5-3 double play. Turner caught the grounder in front of third base and simultaneously tagged out Cameron Maybin, who was trying to get back to the bag. Turner then threw to first for the second out.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Dodgers: LHP Clayton Kershaw (left biceps tendinitis) is expected to play catch from 90 feet for the first time Wednesday, but he's not expected to throw from a mound before next week at the earliest.

Marlins: SS Rojas (bruised left wrist) and RF Anderson (bruised finger) were back in the starting lineup after leaving Sunday's game with injuries. ... RHP Odrisamer Despaigne (right forearm strain) is scheduled to begin a rehab assignment Wednesday with Class A Jupiter.

UP NEXT

Dodgers RHP Walker Buehler (2-1, 1.64) is scheduled to start Wednesday night against LHP Caleb Smith (2-4, 3.63).

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  • W: N. Wittgren (2-0)L: A. Wood (0-4)S: B. Ziegler (6)
  • HR: LAD - Y. Puig (2), C. Bellinger (6)
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HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Taylor SS30100101.234.305.415.7202.0
E. Hernandez CF20000012.216.297.423.720-0.5
a- J. Pederson PH-CF20000002.237.351.355.7060.0
J. Turner 3B40100003.250.250.250.5001.0
M. Kemp LF40000022.306.346.484.830-1.0
A. Barnes C20100000.222.410.317.7271.0
b- Y. Grandal PH-C20000000.270.379.492.8710.0
C. Bellinger 1B41111012.269.326.474.8005.5
L. Forsythe 2B40000002.160.208.260.4680.0
Y. Puig RF21111210.210.270.314.5847.5
A. Wood P10000001.000.000.000.0000.0
c- M. Muncy PH10000000.232.328.446.7750.0
A. Liberatore P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Chargois P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
P. Venditte P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-flied out for Hernandez in the 5th
  • b-flied out for Barnes in the 6th
  • c-grounded out for Wood in the 7th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
M. Prado 3B41200011.167.219.183.4022.5
J. Realmuto C41310010.322.384.544.9285.5
S. Castro 2B30000124.284.331.368.6990.0
B. Anderson RF41210003.268.359.389.7484.0
J. Bour 1B40200011.244.379.462.8411.5
C. Maybin LF-CF40100003.229.320.321.6411.0
M. Rojas SS30010002.255.304.389.6941.0
L. Brinson CF20100011.176.228.301.5290.5
N. Wittgren P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
T. Guerrero P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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K. Barraclough P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
B. Ziegler P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
W. Chen P10000002.200.200.200.4000.0
J. Shuck LF10000000.232.283.268.5510.0
  • a-doubled for Guerrero in the 7th
BATTING
  • HR - C. Bellinger (6), Y. Puig (2)
  • SH - A. Wood (2)
  • RBI - C. Bellinger (19), Y. Puig (9)
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Realmuto (5), Y. Rivera
  • SF - M. Rojas
  • SH - J. Shuck
  • RBI - J. Realmuto (11), B. Anderson (20), M. Rojas (15)
  • 2-Out RBI - J. Realmuto (6), B. Anderson (11)
FIELDING
  • Outfield Assist - Y. Puig (4)
  • DP - 2 (Turner-Bellinger; Taylor-Forsythe-Bellinger)
  • E - L. Forsythe (5)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
A. Wood (L, 0-4)6.09210503.351.068.5
A. Liberatore0.11110003.381.25-2.0
J. Chargois0.22111104.801.67-3.5
P. Venditte1.00000006.751.133.0
PITCHERSIP
A. Wood (L, 0-4)6.0
A. Liberatore0.1
J. Chargois0.2
P. Venditte1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
W. Chen4.13003307.561.807.5
N. Wittgren (W, 2-0)1.20000000.691.0810.0
T. Guerrero (H, 5)1.01110013.981.281.0
K. Barraclough (H, 4)1.00000101.931.073.5
B. Ziegler (S, 6)1.01110116.231.388.5
PITCHERSIP
W. Chen4.1
N. Wittgren (W, 2-0)1.2
T. Guerrero (H, 5)1.0
K. Barraclough (H, 4)1.0
B. Ziegler (S, 6)1.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - A. Wood 93-63, A. Liberatore 3-2, J. Chargois 22-10, P. Venditte 12-7
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Wood 8-3, A. Liberatore 1-0, P. Venditte 1-2
  • Batters Faced - A. Wood 25, A. Liberatore 2, J. Chargois 4, P. Venditte 3
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - W. Chen 83-48, N. Wittgren 24-15, T. Guerrero 13-8, K. Barraclough 15-12, B. Ziegler 15-10
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - W. Chen 2-8, N. Wittgren 1-4, T. Guerrero 1-2, K. Barraclough 1-1, B. Ziegler 1-1
  • Batters Faced - W. Chen 19, N. Wittgren 5, T. Guerrero 4, K. Barraclough 3, B. Ziegler 4
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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E. Hernandez CF20000012.216.297.423.720-0.5
a- J. Pederson PH-CF20000002.237.351.355.7060.0
J. Turner 3B40100003.250.250.250.5001.0
M. Kemp LF40000022.306.346.484.830-1.0
A. Barnes C20100000.222.410.317.7271.0
b- Y. Grandal PH-C20000000.270.379.492.8710.0
C. Bellinger 1B41111012.269.326.474.8005.5
L. Forsythe 2B40000002.160.208.260.4680.0
Y. Puig RF21111210.210.270.314.5847.5
A. Wood P10000001.000.000.000.0000.0
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A. Liberatore P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Chargois P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
P. Venditte P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-flied out for Hernandez in the 5th
  • b-flied out for Barnes in the 6th
  • c-grounded out for Wood in the 7th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
M. Prado 3B41200011.167.219.183.4022.5
J. Realmuto C41310010.322.384.544.9285.5
S. Castro 2B30000124.284.331.368.6990.0
B. Anderson RF41210003.268.359.389.7484.0
J. Bour 1B40200011.244.379.462.8411.5
C. Maybin LF-CF40100003.229.320.321.6411.0
M. Rojas SS30010002.255.304.389.6941.0
L. Brinson CF20100011.176.228.301.5290.5
N. Wittgren P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
T. Guerrero P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- Y. Rivera PH11100000.147.256.176.4333.0
K. Barraclough P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
B. Ziegler P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
W. Chen P10000002.200.200.200.4000.0
J. Shuck LF10000000.232.283.268.5510.0
Total31412301617-----
  • a-doubled for Guerrero in the 7th
BATTING
  • HR - C. Bellinger (6), Y. Puig (2)
  • SH - A. Wood (2)
  • RBI - C. Bellinger (19), Y. Puig (9)
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Realmuto (5), Y. Rivera
  • SF - M. Rojas
  • SH - J. Shuck
  • RBI - J. Realmuto (11), B. Anderson (20), M. Rojas (15)
  • 2-Out RBI - J. Realmuto (6), B. Anderson (11)
FIELDING
  • Outfield Assist - Y. Puig (4)
  • DP - 2 (Turner-Bellinger; Taylor-Forsythe-Bellinger)
  • E - L. Forsythe (5)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
A. Wood (L, 0-4)6.09210503.351.068.5
A. Liberatore0.11110003.381.25-2.0
J. Chargois0.22111104.801.67-3.5
P. Venditte1.00000006.751.133.0
Total8.01243160---
PITCHERSIP
A. Wood (L, 0-4)6.0
A. Liberatore0.1
J. Chargois0.2
P. Venditte1.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
W. Chen4.13003307.561.807.5
N. Wittgren (W, 2-0)1.20000000.691.0810.0
T. Guerrero (H, 5)1.01110013.981.281.0
K. Barraclough (H, 4)1.00000101.931.073.5
B. Ziegler (S, 6)1.01110116.231.388.5
Total9.0522352---
PITCHERSIP
W. Chen4.1
N. Wittgren (W, 2-0)1.2
T. Guerrero (H, 5)1.0
K. Barraclough (H, 4)1.0
B. Ziegler (S, 6)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - A. Wood 93-63, A. Liberatore 3-2, J. Chargois 22-10, P. Venditte 12-7
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Wood 8-3, A. Liberatore 1-0, P. Venditte 1-2
  • Batters Faced - A. Wood 25, A. Liberatore 2, J. Chargois 4, P. Venditte 3
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - W. Chen 83-48, N. Wittgren 24-15, T. Guerrero 13-8, K. Barraclough 15-12, B. Ziegler 15-10
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - W. Chen 2-8, N. Wittgren 1-4, T. Guerrero 1-2, K. Barraclough 1-1, B. Ziegler 1-1
  • Batters Faced - W. Chen 19, N. Wittgren 5, T. Guerrero 4, K. Barraclough 3, B. Ziegler 4
  • 9TH INNING
    Bellinger homered to center24
  • 7TH INNING
    Anderson singled to right, Realmuto scored, Castro out at third14
    Realmuto doubled to deep left, Rivera scored13
    Puig homered to left12
  • 4TH INNING
    Rojas hit sacrifice fly to center, Anderson scored02
  • 1ST INNING
    Anderson reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Prado scored, Realmuto out at second on 2nd baseman Forsythe fielding error01
  • 9TH INNING
    • Brad Ziegler relieved Kyle Barraclough
    • Y. Grandal: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Grandal flied out to deep center
    • C. Bellinger: Foul, Ball, Bellinger homered to center
    • L. Forsythe: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Forsythe grounded out to shortstop
    • Y. Puig: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Puig struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 9th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Kyle Barraclough pitching
    • J. Pederson: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Pederson lined out to first
    • J. Turner: Strike swinging, Strike (foul tip), Turner grounded out to second
    • M. Kemp: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Kemp struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Pat Venditte relieved JT Chargois
    • J. Bour: Strike looking, Bour flied out to deep right
    • C. Maybin: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Maybin grounded out to second
    • M. Rojas: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Rojas popped out to first
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Tayron Guerrero relieved Nick Wittgren
    • L. Forsythe: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Forsythe flied out to right
    • Y. Puig: Foul, Ball, Puig homered to left
    • Max Muncy hit for Alex Wood
    • M. Muncy: Strike looking, Muncy grounded out to pitcher
    • C. Taylor: Ball, Ball, Taylor lined out to center
    • Middle of the 7th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Adam Liberatore pitching
    • Yadiel Rivera hit for Tayron Guerrero
    • Y. Rivera: Ball, Rivera doubled to left center
    • J. Shuck: Shuck hit sacrifice bunt to pitcher, Rivera to third
    • JT Chargois relieved Adam Liberatore
    • M. Prado: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Prado struck out swinging
    • J. Realmuto: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Realmuto doubled to deep left, Rivera scored
    • S. Castro: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Castro walked
    • B. Anderson: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Anderson singled to right, Realmuto scored, Castro out at third
    • End of the 7th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • N. Wittgren Pitching:
    • M. Kemp: Ball, Foul, Kemp grounded out to shortstop
    • Yasmani Grandal hit for Austin Barnes
    • Y. Grandal: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Grandal flied out to deep left
    • C. Bellinger: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Bellinger flied out to deep left
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • A. Wood Pitching:
    • J. Bour: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Bour singled to right
    • C. Maybin: Ball, Maybin reached on fielder's choice to first, Bour out at second
    • M. Rojas: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Rojas grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Maybin out at second
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • W. Chen Pitching:
    • Y. Puig: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Puig walked
    • A. Wood: Wood popped bunt out to third
    • C. Taylor: Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Taylor singled to center, Puig to second
    • Nick Wittgren pitching
    • Joc Pederson hit for Enrique Hernandez
    • J.B. Shuck in left
    • J. Pederson: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt to second, Strike swinging, Pederson flied out to left, Puig to third, Taylor to second
    • J. Turner: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Turner lined out to third
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • A. Wood Pitching:
    • J. Shuck: Ball, Strike looking, Shuck grounded out to second
    • M. Prado: Prado singled to left
    • J. Realmuto: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Realmuto reached on an infield single to third, Prado to second
    • S. Castro: Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Castro struck out looking
    • B. Anderson: Ball, Anderson grounded out to pitcher
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • W. Chen Pitching:
    • J. Turner: Foul, Foul, Ball, Turner singled to shallow right
    • M. Kemp: Kemp flied out to right
    • A. Barnes: Ball, Strike looking, Barnes reached on an infield single to third, Turner to second
    • C. Bellinger: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Bellinger flied out to center
    • L. Forsythe: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Forsythe flied out to left
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • A. Wood Pitching:
    • B. Anderson: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Anderson singled to center
    • J. Bour: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Bour singled to center, Anderson to second
    • C. Maybin: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Maybin reached on fielder's choice to third, Anderson to third, Bour out at second
    • M. Rojas: Ball, Strike swinging, Rojas hit sacrifice fly to center, Anderson scored
    • L. Brinson: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Brinson struck out swinging
    • End of the 4th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • W. Chen Pitching:
    • Y. Puig: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Puig walked
    • A. Wood: Wood hit sacrifice bunt to first, Puig to third
    • C. Taylor: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Taylor fouled out to first
    • E. Hernandez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Hernandez struck out looking
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • A. Wood Pitching:
    • M. Prado: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Prado grounded out to third
    • J. Realmuto: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Realmuto struck out swinging
    • S. Castro: Castro flied out to right
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • W. Chen Pitching:
    • A. Barnes: Ball, Barnes grounded out to second
    • C. Bellinger: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Bellinger struck out swinging
    • L. Forsythe: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Forsythe flied out to right
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • A. Wood Pitching:
    • C. Maybin: Ball, Strike looking, Maybin reached on bunt single to pitcher
    • M. Rojas: Strike looking, Foul, Rojas flied out to deep center
    • L. Brinson: Ball, Strike swinging, Brinson singled to right center, Maybin to third, Brinson to second
    • W. Chen: Strike swinging, Strike (foul tip), Chen grounded out to third, Maybin out at home
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • W. Chen Pitching:
    • C. Taylor: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Taylor walked
    • E. Hernandez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Hernandez flied out to left
    • J. Turner: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Turner flied out to deep center, Taylor to second
    • M. Kemp: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Kemp struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • A. Wood Pitching:
    • M. Prado: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Prado singled to right
    • J. Realmuto: Realmuto singled to left, Prado to second
    • S. Castro: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Castro struck out swinging
    • B. Anderson: Ball, Strike looking, Anderson reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Prado scored, Realmuto out at second on 2nd baseman Forsythe fielding error
    • J. Bour: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Bour struck out swinging
    • End of the 1st (1 Run, 2 Hits, 1 Error)