Prado has 3 RBIs in return, Marlins beat Blue Jays 6-3

MIAMI (AP) Martin Prado looked to be at full strength in his first game in three weeks.

Prado hit a bases-clearing double in his return from his latest injury, Wei-Yin Chen pitched eight strong innings and the Miami Marlins beat the Toronto Blue Jays 6-3 on Saturday night.

''It was huge personally and for the team,'' Prado said. ''I think every time you get to contribute to win a game at this level is a good feeling.''

Prado, who had been on the disabled list for the third time this season, doubled off the wall in left-center field in the fifth inning to give the Marlins a 6-1 lead. He didn't assume the long flyball would clear the fence.

''You never know with this field,'' Prado said. ''There's days where the ball just carries more than other days. I was just glad I hit it in the air because I didn't want to hit a ground ball for a double play.''

Chen (6-9) allowed one run on three hits. He struck out seven without walking a batter.

''When he's locating, he's got enough weapons to get people out and he's a guy who can really pitch,'' Marlins manager Don Mattingly said. ''It's nice to see the guy we thought we had when he's healthy.''

J.T. Realmuto hit his 18th home run and Brian Anderson knocked in two for the Marlins, who snapped a four-game skid.

Toronto's Justin Smoak hit a two-run homer, his 23rd of the season, in the ninth. It was Smoak's fourth consecutive game with a home run.

Anderson's sacrifice fly and Realmuto's homer gave Miami an early 2-0 lead.

Randal Grichuk got the Blue Jays on the board with a sacrifice fly in the fourth.

Anderson drew a bases-loaded walk for a 3-1 lead right before Prado's double.

''Our starting pitching has been getting hit around pretty good the last week to 10 days, putting us behind the eight ball,'' Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said. ''It's hard to come back each night.''

Marco Estrada (7-11) allowed eight hits and six runs in 4 1/3 innings.

''I'm trying to give these guys innings and obviously I'm not doing my job right now,'' Estrada said. ''But I'm going to keep working hard and get this thing right. Hopefully for the next one I'll feel a lot better and pitch better for these guys.''

The Marlins also welcomed back center fielder Lewis Brinson from the disabled list. Brinson went 1 for 4 after missing the last 48 games with a hip injury.

''It's just good to get guys back out there,'' Mattingly said.

STRAIGHT EIGHTS

Dan Straily and Chen pitched eight innings in consecutive games, becoming the first Marlins to do so since May 6-7, 2014, when Henderson Alvarez tossed a shutout and Tom Koehler went eight innings in games against the New York Mets.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Blue Jays: RHP Marcus Stroman (blister) is looking to return from the disabled list and start Monday's game against Tampa Bay. ''Stro threw a side today and he felt really good,'' Gibbons said. ... IF Yangervis Solarte (oblique) is progressing toward a return. ''Solarte is doing everything,'' Gibbons said. ''He's been swinging it, running, doing all of that stuff, he's coming along pretty quick.''

Marlins: RHP Pablo Lopez (shoulder) was placed on the 10-day disabled list and is out for the rest of the season finishing his rookie year with a 2-4 record and 4.14 ERA in 10 starts. ... RHPs Elieser Hernandez (blister) and Jarlin Garcia (shin) will begin their rehab assignments on Sunday with Triple-A New Orleans.

UP NEXT

Blue Jays: RHP Sean Reid-Foley (0-2, 8.68 ERA) will start Sunday's series finale.

Marlins: RHP Jeff Brigham will make his major league debut.

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  • W: W. Chen (6-9)L: M. Estrada (7-11)
  • HR: TOR - J. Smoak (23), MIA - J. Realmuto (18)
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D. Jansen C30000010.308.391.513.904-0.5
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  • a-struck out for Barnes in the 6th
  • b-grounded out for Guerrieri in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Riddle SS32200101.231.279.390.6696.0
L. Brinson CF40100013.187.232.337.5690.5
J. Realmuto C32211100.288.348.500.8489.0
B. Anderson 3B21020100.277.361.405.7664.0
M. Prado 1B40130012.244.287.305.5924.5
A. Dean LF40000003.189.246.396.6420.0
I. Galloway LF00000000.256.370.462.8310.0
M. Rojas 2B40100001.255.301.353.6551.0
M. Sierra RF40100001.177.186.198.3831.0
W. Chen P21100000.143.143.171.3142.0
T. Guerrero P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
    BATTING
    • 2B - D. Travis (10)
    • HR - J. Smoak (23)
    • SF - R. Grichuk (3)
    • RBI - J. Smoak 2 (70), R. Grichuk (48)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - R. Grichuk, K. Morales
    BATTING
    • 2B - J. Riddle (8), M. Prado (9)
    • HR - J. Realmuto (18)
    • SF - B. Anderson (2)
    • SH - W. Chen (2)
    • RBI - J. Realmuto (68), B. Anderson 2 (58), M. Prado 3 (18)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Riddle, L. Brinson, A. Dean 2 (2), M. Rojas
    FIELDING
    • DP - (Smoak)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    M. Estrada (L, 7-11)4.18663115.431.41-9.5
    D. Barnes0.20000005.401.710.0
    T. Guerrieri2.01000100.000.505.5
    J. Fernandez1.00000000.000.003.0
    PITCHERSIP
    M. Estrada (L, 7-11)4.1
    D. Barnes0.2
    T. Guerrieri2.0
    J. Fernandez1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    W. Chen (W, 6-9)8.03110704.641.3033.5
    T. Guerrero1.02220015.021.63-1.0
    PITCHERSIP
    W. Chen (W, 6-9)8.0
    T. Guerrero1.0
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - M. Estrada 93-57, D. Barnes 3-2, T. Guerrieri 27-17, J. Fernandez 10-6
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Estrada 3-8, D. Barnes 2-0, T. Guerrieri 3-2, J. Fernandez 2-1
    • Batters Faced - M. Estrada 23, D. Barnes 2, T. Guerrieri 7, J. Fernandez 3
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - W. Chen 107-74, T. Guerrero 20-10
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - W. Chen 6-11, T. Guerrero 1-2
    • Batters Faced - W. Chen 27, T. Guerrero 5
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    D. Travis 2B41200001.234.282.391.6734.0
    J. Smoak 1B41121012.251.357.477.8346.5
    R. Grichuk RF30010011.243.301.480.7810.5
    K. Pillar CF40000000.251.279.416.6940.0
    R. Martin 3B30000000.195.338.328.6660.0
    D. Jansen C30000010.308.391.513.904-0.5
    T. Hernandez LF30100000.240.299.466.7651.0
    M. Estrada P10000010.000.000.000.000-0.5
    D. Barnes P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    a- A. Diaz PH10000010.252.287.441.729-0.5
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    • a-struck out for Barnes in the 6th
    • b-grounded out for Guerrieri in the 8th
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    J. Riddle SS32200101.231.279.390.6696.0
    L. Brinson CF40100013.187.232.337.5690.5
    J. Realmuto C32211100.288.348.500.8489.0
    B. Anderson 3B21020100.277.361.405.7664.0
    M. Prado 1B40130012.244.287.305.5924.5
    A. Dean LF40000003.189.246.396.6420.0
    I. Galloway LF00000000.256.370.462.8310.0
    M. Rojas 2B40100001.255.301.353.6551.0
    M. Sierra RF40100001.177.186.198.3831.0
    W. Chen P21100000.143.143.171.3142.0
    T. Guerrero P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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      BATTING
      • 2B - D. Travis (10)
      • HR - J. Smoak (23)
      • SF - R. Grichuk (3)
      • RBI - J. Smoak 2 (70), R. Grichuk (48)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - R. Grichuk, K. Morales
      BATTING
      • 2B - J. Riddle (8), M. Prado (9)
      • HR - J. Realmuto (18)
      • SF - B. Anderson (2)
      • SH - W. Chen (2)
      • RBI - J. Realmuto (68), B. Anderson 2 (58), M. Prado 3 (18)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Riddle, L. Brinson, A. Dean 2 (2), M. Rojas
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Smoak)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      M. Estrada (L, 7-11)4.18663115.431.41-9.5
      D. Barnes0.20000005.401.710.0
      T. Guerrieri2.01000100.000.505.5
      J. Fernandez1.00000000.000.003.0
      Total8.0966321---
      PITCHERSIP
      M. Estrada (L, 7-11)4.1
      D. Barnes0.2
      T. Guerrieri2.0
      J. Fernandez1.0
      Total8.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      W. Chen (W, 6-9)8.03110704.641.3033.5
      T. Guerrero1.02220015.021.63-1.0
      Total9.0533071---
      PITCHERSIP
      W. Chen (W, 6-9)8.0
      T. Guerrero1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - M. Estrada 93-57, D. Barnes 3-2, T. Guerrieri 27-17, J. Fernandez 10-6
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Estrada 3-8, D. Barnes 2-0, T. Guerrieri 3-2, J. Fernandez 2-1
      • Batters Faced - M. Estrada 23, D. Barnes 2, T. Guerrieri 7, J. Fernandez 3
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - W. Chen 107-74, T. Guerrero 20-10
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - W. Chen 6-11, T. Guerrero 1-2
      • Batters Faced - W. Chen 27, T. Guerrero 5
      • 9TH INNING
        Smoak homered to right, Gurriel scored36
      • 5TH INNING
        Prado doubled to left center, Riddle, Realmuto and Anderson scored16
        Anderson walked, Chen scored, Riddle to third, Realmuto to second13
      • 4TH INNING
        Grichuk hit sacrifice fly to left, Travis scored12
      • 3RD INNING
        Realmuto homered to center02
      • 1ST INNING
        Anderson hit sacrifice fly to right, Riddle scored01
      • 9TH INNING
        • Tayron Guerrero relieved Wei-Yin Chen
        • Isaac Galloway in left field
        • L. Gurriel: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Gurriel singled to right
        • D. Travis: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Gurriel to second on fielder's indifference, Travis grounded out to shortstop
        • J. Smoak: Ball, Smoak homered to right, Gurriel scored
        • R. Grichuk: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Grichuk lined out to second
        • K. Pillar: Ball, Pillar flied out to deep center
        • Middle of the 9th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • W. Chen Pitching:
        • R. Martin: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Martin grounded out to second
        • D. Jansen: Jansen fouled out to first
        • T. Hernandez: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Hernandez singled to right
        • Kendrys Morales hit for Taylor Guerrieri
        • K. Morales: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Morales grounded out to first
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Jose Fernandez pitching
        • A. Dean: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Dean popped out to first
        • M. Rojas: Ball, Ball, Foul, Rojas grounded out to third
        • M. Sierra: Strike looking, Sierra grounded out to second
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • W. Chen Pitching:
        • J. Smoak: Foul, Foul, Ball, Smoak lined out to center
        • R. Grichuk: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Grichuk struck out swinging
        • K. Pillar: Foul, Pillar fouled out to right
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • T. Guerrieri Pitching:
        • J. Realmuto: Ball, Ball, Realmuto popped out to second
        • B. Anderson: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Anderson lined out to right
        • M. Prado: Strike swinging, Foul, Strike looking, Prado struck out looking
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • Aledmys Diaz hit for Danny Barnes
        • A. Diaz: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Diaz struck out looking
        • L. Gurriel: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Gurriel struck out looking
        • D. Travis: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Travis flied out to deep right
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Taylor Guerrieri pitching
        • M. Sierra: Ball, Ball, Sierra grounded out to first
        • W. Chen: Strike looking, Foul, Chen grounded out to pitcher
        • J. Riddle: Ball, Riddle reached on an infield single to second
        • L. Brinson: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Brinson grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • W. Chen Pitching:
        • R. Martin: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Martin flied out to deep right
        • D. Jansen: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Jansen struck out swinging
        • T. Hernandez: Ball, Hernandez grounded out to pitcher
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • M. Estrada Pitching:
        • W. Chen: Chen singled to shallow left
        • J. Riddle: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Riddle walked, Chen to second
        • L. Brinson: Ball, Foul, Brinson flied out to center
        • J. Realmuto: Realmuto singled to deep left, Chen to third, Riddle to second
        • B. Anderson: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Anderson walked, Chen scored, Riddle to third, Realmuto to second
        • M. Prado: Foul, Ball, Prado doubled to left center, Riddle, Realmuto and Anderson scored
        • Danny Barnes relieved Marco Estrada
        • A. Dean: Dean grounded out to shortstop
        • M. Rojas: Ball, Rojas grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 5th (4 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • W. Chen Pitching:
        • D. Travis: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Travis doubled to deep left
        • J. Smoak: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Smoak flied out to deep right, Travis to third
        • R. Grichuk: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Grichuk hit sacrifice fly to left, Travis scored
        • K. Pillar: Pillar grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 4th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • M. Estrada Pitching:
        • A. Dean: Strike looking, Dean flied out to left
        • M. Rojas: Ball, Ball, Rojas singled to center
        • M. Sierra: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Sierra lined out to first, Rojas out at first
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • W. Chen Pitching:
        • T. Hernandez: Strike looking, Ball, Hernandez grounded out to shortstop
        • M. Estrada: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike looking, Estrada struck out looking
        • L. Gurriel: Gurriel grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • M. Estrada Pitching:
        • L. Brinson: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul tip, Brinson struck out on foul tip
        • J. Realmuto: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Realmuto homered to center
        • B. Anderson: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Anderson grounded out to shortstop
        • M. Prado: Strike looking, Prado lined out to center
        • End of the 3rd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • W. Chen Pitching:
        • K. Pillar: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Pillar lined out to shortstop
        • R. Martin: Martin fouled out to first
        • D. Jansen: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Jansen flied out to center
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • M. Estrada Pitching:
        • M. Rojas: Ball, Strike swinging, Rojas lined out to first
        • M. Sierra: Sierra reached on bunt single to pitcher
        • W. Chen: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Chen hit sacrifice bunt to catcher, Sierra to second
        • J. Riddle: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Riddle grounded out to second
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • W. Chen Pitching:
        • L. Gurriel: Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Gurriel struck out looking
        • D. Travis: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Travis singled to right
        • J. Smoak: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Smoak struck out swinging
        • R. Grichuk: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Grichuk flied out to center
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • M. Estrada Pitching:
        • J. Riddle: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Riddle doubled to deep right
        • L. Brinson: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Brinson reached on an infield single to third, Riddle to third
        • J. Realmuto: Pickoff attempt to first, Foul, Pickoff attempt to first, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Realmuto walked, Brinson to second
        • B. Anderson: Ball, Ball, Anderson hit sacrifice fly to right, Riddle scored
        • M. Prado: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Prado fouled out to right, Brinson to third
        • A. Dean: Strike looking, Ball, Dean flied out to center
        • End of the 1st (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)