Marlins beat Rays 3-2 behind rookie Lopez

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) After just four major league starts, Miami Marlins right-hander Pablo Lopez looks like he's got the hang of it. Or at least he did Saturday night.

Lopez gave up one run on three hits in six innings, Cameron Maybin homered and the Marlins beat the Tampa Bay Rays 3-2.

''He's going to keep getting better. I think he's going to learn from every start,'' said Marlins manager Don Mattingly. ''His look is different than most guys with three or four starts under their belt. He's pretty composed.''

Lopez (2-1) struck out six, helping the Marlins match their longest winning streak of the season at four games.

''(Major league hitters are) the best at what they do. That's why they're here, and they're ready to hit pitches,'' said the 22-year-old Lopez. ''Our job is to break their rhythm, and that's what we try to do.''

Joey Wendle led off the Tampa Bay fourth with a home run, his fifth, after Lopez had pitched three perfect innings. Lesson learned.

''I fell behind in the count and missed my spot. He took the chance and he hit it,'' Lopez said.

Rays manager Kevin Cash noted the way Lopez was able to change his fastball.

''He cut it, he sank it. I'm not sure if it was by design or what, but you could tell it had a lot of late life through the zone,'' Cash said.

The Marlins, who have won four of five against the Rays this season, pulled even in the all-time Florida series, 56-56. A win in Sunday's series finale would give them their first five-game win streak since April 24-30, 2016.

Maybin's third home run came in the seventh off Rays reliever Hunter Wood.

Martin Prado drove in the game's first run with a double in the fourth off Ryan Yarbrough (8-5) and scored on Miguel Rojas' ground ball.

Adam Conley, Drew Steckenrider and Kyle Barraclough each pitched an inning of relief for the Marlins. Barraclough earned his 10th save in 13 opportunities despite giving up a 460-foot home run to Ji-Man Choi.

Rays shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria was lifted for a pinch hitter in the seventh due to a sore left oblique. Justin Williams, the pinch hitter who was called up from Triple-A Durham Saturday and arrived at the game in the third inning, grounded into a double play in his first major league at-bat.

The one-run loss was the 23rd of the season for the Rays, who have lost five of their last six overall.

MORE TIME OFF

Rays CF Kevin Kiermaier says he will be out until at least Monday after getting a cortisone shot for a bone bruise on his foot, an injury stemming from a foul ball on April 8. ''If I can just have this back to normal, then I'll finally feel like I have my body under me once again for the first time since opening week of the season,'' said Kiermaier, who returned June 19 after missing 57 games due to a torn right thumb ligament.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Marlins: Barraclough returned to the team after missing Friday night's game with ''a little bit of a stomach thing going on,'' according to Mattingly.

Rays: 3B Matt Duffy (back spasms) was out of the lineup for the second straight game but might start Sunday.

MINORS MATTERS

Marlins: RHP Tyler Kolek (right shoulder), taken second overall in the 2014 draft, allowed four runs and four hits over two-thirds of an inning in his second start for the GCL Marlins. On the Class A Greensboro disabled list, Kolek made five GCL appearances last year after missing 2016 following Tommy John surgery.

UP NEXT

RHP Trevor Richards (3-5) will pitch for the Marlins against RHP Chris Archer (3-4) in the finale of the six-game intrastate series.

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  • W: P. Lopez (2-1)L: R. Yarbrough (8-5)S: K. Barraclough (10)
  • HR: MIA - C. Maybin (3), TB - J. Wendle (5), J. Choi (3)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
D. Dietrich LF30000211.290.358.467.8251.5
Y. Rivera LF00000000.194.311.243.5540.0
B. Anderson RF40000103.282.359.420.7791.0
J. Realmuto C40100012.312.366.535.9010.5
J. Bour 1B31000123.234.357.409.7671.0
S. Castro 2B41100032.293.338.407.7450.5
M. Prado DH40210010.229.279.290.5693.5
J. Riddle SS40100002.252.280.419.6991.0
M. Rojas 3B40110002.254.309.347.6562.0
C. Maybin CF41111022.244.327.338.6655.0
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    J. Wendle 2B-3B41211000.285.332.408.7407.0
    D. Robertson 3B-SS40100010.252.376.386.7621.5
    J. Bauers LF40000032.243.354.471.825-1.5
    C. Cron 1B30000111.253.326.474.8000.5
    J. Choi DH41111011.208.255.458.7135.5
    C. Gomez RF-2B20000010.217.304.357.6623.5
    M. Smith CF40100011.287.352.396.7480.5
    A. Hechavarria SS20100001.267.300.343.6421.0
    a- J. Williams PH-RF10000001.000.000.000.0000.0
    J. Sucre C30000011.214.259.243.502-0.5
    HITTERSAB
    J. Wendle 2B-3B4
    D. Robertson 3B-SS4
    J. Bauers LF4
    C. Cron 1B3
    J. Choi DH4
    C. Gomez RF-2B2
    M. Smith CF4
    A. Hechavarria SS2
    a- J. Williams PH-RF1
    J. Sucre C3
    • a-grounded into a double play for Hechavarria in the 7th
    BATTING
    • 2B - M. Prado (5)
    • HR - C. Maybin (3)
    • RBI - M. Prado (10), M. Rojas (35), C. Maybin (19)
    BATTING
    • 2B - D. Robertson (13)
    • HR - J. Wendle (5), J. Choi (3)
    • RBI - J. Wendle (30), J. Choi (6)
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - C. Gomez (7)
    FIELDING
    • DP - (Riddle-Bour)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    P. Lopez (W, 2-1)6.03111615.091.1726.0
    A. Conley (H, 8)1.01000002.730.872.0
    D. Steckenrider (H, 15)1.01000103.481.302.5
    K. Barraclough (S, 10)1.01110211.450.979.0
    PITCHERSIP
    P. Lopez (W, 2-1)6.0
    A. Conley (H, 8)1.0
    D. Steckenrider (H, 15)1.0
    K. Barraclough (S, 10)1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    R. Stanek1.01001102.020.981.5
    R. Yarbrough (L, 8-5)4.02222303.651.272.5
    H. Wood2.03111412.701.283.0
    J. Alvarado1.00000102.521.193.5
    S. Romo1.01000103.741.272.5
    PITCHERSIP
    R. Stanek1.0
    R. Yarbrough (L, 8-5)4.0
    H. Wood2.0
    J. Alvarado1.0
    S. Romo1.0
    PITCHING
    • HBP - P. Lopez, A. Conley
    • Pitches-Strikes - P. Lopez 89-57, A. Conley 9-4, D. Steckenrider 20-12, K. Barraclough 15-10
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - P. Lopez 6-5, A. Conley 2-0, D. Steckenrider 2-0
    • Batters Faced - P. Lopez 22, A. Conley 4, D. Steckenrider 4, K. Barraclough 4
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - R. Stanek 25-16, R. Yarbrough 69-45, H. Wood 38-26, J. Alvarado 11-7, S. Romo 15-11
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Yarbrough 3-6, H. Wood 1-1, S. Romo 1-1
    • Batters Faced - R. Stanek 5, R. Yarbrough 16, H. Wood 10, J. Alvarado 3, S. Romo 4
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    D. Dietrich LF30000211.290.358.467.8251.5
    Y. Rivera LF00000000.194.311.243.5540.0
    B. Anderson RF40000103.282.359.420.7791.0
    J. Realmuto C40100012.312.366.535.9010.5
    J. Bour 1B31000123.234.357.409.7671.0
    S. Castro 2B41100032.293.338.407.7450.5
    M. Prado DH40210010.229.279.290.5693.5
    J. Riddle SS40100002.252.280.419.6991.0
    M. Rojas 3B40110002.254.309.347.6562.0
    C. Maybin CF41111022.244.327.338.6655.0
    Total34373141017-----
      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      J. Wendle 2B-3B41211000.285.332.408.7407.0
      D. Robertson 3B-SS40100010.252.376.386.7621.5
      J. Bauers LF40000032.243.354.471.825-1.5
      C. Cron 1B30000111.253.326.474.8000.5
      J. Choi DH41111011.208.255.458.7135.5
      C. Gomez RF-2B20000010.217.304.357.6623.5
      M. Smith CF40100011.287.352.396.7480.5
      A. Hechavarria SS20100001.267.300.343.6421.0
      a- J. Williams PH-RF10000001.000.000.000.0000.0
      J. Sucre C30000011.214.259.243.502-0.5
      Total312622198-----
      HITTERSAB
      J. Wendle 2B-3B4
      D. Robertson 3B-SS4
      J. Bauers LF4
      C. Cron 1B3
      J. Choi DH4
      C. Gomez RF-2B2
      M. Smith CF4
      A. Hechavarria SS2
      a- J. Williams PH-RF1
      J. Sucre C3
      Total31
      • a-grounded into a double play for Hechavarria in the 7th
      BATTING
      • 2B - M. Prado (5)
      • HR - C. Maybin (3)
      • RBI - M. Prado (10), M. Rojas (35), C. Maybin (19)
      BATTING
      • 2B - D. Robertson (13)
      • HR - J. Wendle (5), J. Choi (3)
      • RBI - J. Wendle (30), J. Choi (6)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - C. Gomez (7)
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Riddle-Bour)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      P. Lopez (W, 2-1)6.03111615.091.1726.0
      A. Conley (H, 8)1.01000002.730.872.0
      D. Steckenrider (H, 15)1.01000103.481.302.5
      K. Barraclough (S, 10)1.01110211.450.979.0
      Total9.0622192---
      PITCHERSIP
      P. Lopez (W, 2-1)6.0
      A. Conley (H, 8)1.0
      D. Steckenrider (H, 15)1.0
      K. Barraclough (S, 10)1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      R. Stanek1.01001102.020.981.5
      R. Yarbrough (L, 8-5)4.02222303.651.272.5
      H. Wood2.03111412.701.283.0
      J. Alvarado1.00000102.521.193.5
      S. Romo1.01000103.741.272.5
      Total9.07334101---
      PITCHERSIP
      R. Stanek1.0
      R. Yarbrough (L, 8-5)4.0
      H. Wood2.0
      J. Alvarado1.0
      S. Romo1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • HBP - P. Lopez, A. Conley
      • Pitches-Strikes - P. Lopez 89-57, A. Conley 9-4, D. Steckenrider 20-12, K. Barraclough 15-10
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - P. Lopez 6-5, A. Conley 2-0, D. Steckenrider 2-0
      • Batters Faced - P. Lopez 22, A. Conley 4, D. Steckenrider 4, K. Barraclough 4
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - R. Stanek 25-16, R. Yarbrough 69-45, H. Wood 38-26, J. Alvarado 11-7, S. Romo 15-11
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Yarbrough 3-6, H. Wood 1-1, S. Romo 1-1
      • Batters Faced - R. Stanek 5, R. Yarbrough 16, H. Wood 10, J. Alvarado 3, S. Romo 4
      • 9TH INNING
        Choi homered to center32
      • 7TH INNING
        Maybin homered to left center31
      • 4TH INNING
        Wendle homered to center21
        Rojas grounded out to second, Castro scored, Prado to third20
        Prado doubled to left center, Bour scored, Castro to third10
      • 9TH INNING
        • Sergio Romo relieved Jose Alvarado
        • M. Rojas: Rojas singled to center
        • C. Maybin: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike swinging, Maybin struck out swinging
        • D. Dietrich: Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Dietrich flied out to center
        • B. Anderson: Foul, Anderson grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Yadiel Rivera in left field
        • Kyle Barraclough relieved Drew Steckenrider
        • C. Cron: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Cron struck out swinging
        • J. Choi: Ball, Choi homered to center
        • C. Gomez: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Gomez struck out swinging
        • M. Smith: Smith flied out to left
        • End of the 9th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Jose Alvarado relieved Hunter Wood
        • S. Castro: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Castro struck out swinging
        • M. Prado: Ball, Prado flied out to right
        • J. Riddle: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Riddle lined out to center
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Drew Steckenrider relieved Adam Conley
        • J. Sucre: Ball, Sucre grounded out to third
        • J. Wendle: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Wendle singled to right
        • D. Robertson: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Robertson grounded out to shortstop, Wendle to second
        • J. Bauers: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Bauers struck out looking
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • H. Wood Pitching:
        • C. Maybin: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Maybin homered to left center
        • D. Dietrich: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Dietrich walked
        • B. Anderson: Foul, Anderson lined out to center
        • J. Realmuto: Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Realmuto struck out swinging
        • J. Bour: Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Bour struck out looking
        • Middle of the 7th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Adam Conley relieved Pablo Lopez
        • J. Choi: Ball, Choi grounded out to shortstop
        • C. Gomez: Ball, Gomez hit by pitch
        • M. Smith: Ball, Smith singled to right center, Gomez to second
        • Justin Williams hit for Adeiny Hechavarria
        • J. Williams: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Williams grounded into double play shortstop to first, Smith out at second
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • Hunter Wood relieved Ryan Yarbrough
        • J. Bour: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Bour struck out swinging
        • S. Castro: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Castro struck out swinging
        • M. Prado: Strike looking, Foul, Prado singled to right center
        • J. Riddle: Foul, Riddle singled to left, Prado to second
        • M. Rojas: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Rojas grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • P. Lopez Pitching:
        • J. Wendle: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Wendle lined out to right
        • D. Robertson: Strike looking, Ball, Robertson doubled to deep left
        • J. Bauers: Bauers grounded out to shortstop, Robertson to third
        • C. Cron: Strike looking, Ball, Cron popped out to third
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • R. Yarbrough Pitching:
        • D. Dietrich: Ball, Dietrich flied out to center
        • B. Anderson: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Anderson popped out to second
        • J. Realmuto: Ball, Realmuto grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • P. Lopez Pitching:
        • C. Gomez: Strike looking, Ball, Gomez hit by pitch
        • M. Smith: Pickoff attempt, Smith flied out to center
        • A. Hechavarria: Strike looking, Ball, Gomez stole second, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Hechavarria reached on an infield single to shortstop, Gomez out at third, Hechavarria to second
        • J. Sucre: Ball, Ball, Sucre flied out to right
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • R. Yarbrough Pitching:
        • J. Bour: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Bour walked
        • S. Castro: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Castro singled to right center, Bour to second
        • M. Prado: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Prado doubled to left center, Bour scored, Castro to third
        • J. Riddle: Strike looking, Riddle fouled out to first
        • M. Rojas: Ball, Rojas grounded out to second, Castro scored, Prado to third
        • C. Maybin: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Maybin struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 4th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • P. Lopez Pitching:
        • J. Wendle: Ball, Foul, Ball, Wendle homered to center
        • D. Robertson: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Robertson grounded out to third
        • J. Bauers: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Bauers struck out looking
        • C. Cron: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Cron walked
        • J. Choi: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Choi struck out looking
        • End of the 4th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • R. Yarbrough Pitching:
        • C. Maybin: Foul, Ball, Ball, Maybin grounded out to first
        • D. Dietrich: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Dietrich struck out swinging
        • B. Anderson: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Anderson walked
        • J. Realmuto: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Realmuto flied out to deep right
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • P. Lopez Pitching:
        • M. Smith: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Smith struck out swinging
        • A. Hechavarria: Ball, Ball, Hechavarria popped out to second
        • J. Sucre: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Sucre struck out swinging
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • Ryan Yarbrough relieved Ryne Stanek
        • M. Prado: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Prado struck out swinging
        • J. Riddle: Ball, Riddle flied out to left
        • M. Rojas: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Rojas flied out to left
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • P. Lopez Pitching:
        • C. Cron: Strike looking, Cron grounded out to third
        • J. Choi: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Choi grounded out to second
        • C. Gomez: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Gomez grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • R. Stanek Pitching:
        • D. Dietrich: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Dietrich walked
        • B. Anderson: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Anderson flied out to left
        • J. Realmuto: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Realmuto singled to left, Dietrich to third
        • J. Bour: Foul, Strike swinging, Bour popped out to shortstop
        • S. Castro: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Castro struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • P. Lopez Pitching:
        • J. Wendle: Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Wendle grounded out to second
        • D. Robertson: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Robertson struck out swinging
        • J. Bauers: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Bauers struck out swinging
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)