Luplow hits tiebreaking HR, Pirates beat Marlins 5-3

PITTSBURGH (AP) When veteran pitcher Chris Archer faltered and regular right fielder Gregory Polanco left a game Friday night against Miami with an injury, Pittsburgh turned to the kids to get the job done.

Kevin Kramer recorded his first major league hit and RBI, fellow rookie Jordan Luplow hit a tiebreaking two-run home run and the Pirates rallied to beat the Marlins 5-3.

Archer took a shutout into the sixth, but served up a three-run home run to Miami's Lewis Brinson to concede the lead. Walking off the field, he pointed to Kramer, making his first big league start, as the player that would be the spark to get the Pirates back in it.

''I said, `You're going to get the knock that's going to tie the game,''' Archer recalled. ''And he did. It was huge. It's not like the dude was throwing slow.''

Facing reliever Tayron Guerrero (1-3), who regularly tops 100 mph, Kramer just wanted to be quick to the ball.

''I knew he threw hard,'' Kramer said. ''I had never faced him before. I just wanted to be early, because I knew it would be impossible to be early.''

After Kramer's single up the middle tied the game, Luplow squared up a 1-2 offering for his third homer to put the Pirates ahead for good.

''It was a great team win,'' Archer said. ''Baseball can be trying at times, but tonight was a lot of fun.''

Archer struck out six, walked three and gave up five hits. He was disappointed with the walks, particularly one to Brian Anderson just ahead of Brinson's homer.

Luplow was in the game because Polanco exited with left shoulder and left knee discomfort after sliding into second base awkwardly in the sixth inning. The Pirates didn't have any further update on his condition.

Richard Rodriguez (4-2) pitched a scoreless inning. Felipe Vazquez worked the ninth for his 31st save.

Josh Bell also hit a two-run shot for Pittsburgh in the second, his first homer since Aug. 11 and ninth of the season.

Miami starter Dan Straily allowed two runs in 4 2/3 innings. After giving up a double to Archer in the fifth, Straily left the game with a left oblique strain. He had thrown just 78 pitches. The Marlins said Straily is day-to-day.

''If he keeps trying to go out there and pitch and then he rips it up, then you're really in trouble because everyone knows how serious that kind of injury can be,'' manager Don Mattingly said.

Brinson's homer was his 11th of the season. He also doubled and finished 3 for 4. Since returning from the minors on Sept. 1, he is 11 for 22.

''It's all about keeping his backside from collapsing because he has lightning hands and his lower half is solid,'' Mattingly said. ''If he keeps his lower half solid, then he's going to hit like this.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Marlins: SS JT Riddle (wrist) did not start for the fourth straight game and remains day-to-day. Mattingly said he was available to play defense or pinch run.

Pirates: RHP Chad Kuhl (right forearm strain) pitched off flat ground and off a mound, throwing 20 changeups in his first bullpen work since being placed on the disabled list in late June. He remains on track to return to the mound this season.

UP NEXT

Marlins: LHP Wei-Yin Chen (6-9, 4.64 ERA) is scheduled to start Saturday. He has a 1.77 ERA in 12 home starts and a 9.35 ERA in 10 road starts.

Pirates: RHP Ivan Nova (7-9, 4.35 ERA) has lost three straight. He has a 3.86 ERA in that span, but the Pirates have not scored a run while he's been in the game.

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  • W: R. Rodriguez (4-2)L: T. Guerrero (1-3)S: F. Vazquez (31)
  • HR: MIA - L. Brinson (11), PIT - J. Bell (9), J. Luplow (3)
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I. Galloway LF00000000.244.354.439.7930.0
S. Castro 2B40200010.288.338.411.7502.5
J. Realmuto C41100013.287.349.507.8562.5
B. Anderson 3B31100101.271.355.395.7503.0
M. Rojas SS30000013.253.298.348.646-0.5
a- D. Dietrich PH10000001.266.333.429.7610.0
Y. Rivera SS00000000.182.281.227.5080.0
L. Brinson CF41331010.208.250.365.61510.5
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M. Sierra RF20000110.165.181.184.3650.5
b- C. Bostick PH10000000.400.500.6001.1000.0
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c- A. Dean PH10000000.203.250.391.6410.0
T. Guerrero P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
N. Wittgren P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
d- B. Holaday PH10000001.200.257.244.5010.0
  • a-grounded out for Rojas in the 8th
  • b-popped out for Sierra in the 9th
  • c-lined out for Rucinski in the 7th
  • d-grounded out for Wittgren in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
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K. Kramer 2B-3B41210002.400.400.400.8004.0
E. Santana P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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G. Polanco RF30100001.254.340.499.8392.0
J. Luplow PR-RF11121000.196.268.412.6807.0
F. Cervelli C40000021.260.387.432.819-1.0
C. Dickerson LF41100011.290.319.451.7702.5
J. Bell 1B31121110.255.345.397.7427.5
C. Moran 3B20000000.277.336.388.7240.0
a- J. Osuna PH0000-000.183.192.310.000-
b- A. Frazier PH-2B20000022.286.356.464.820-1.0
J. Mercer SS31100000.255.321.389.7103.0
C. Archer P20100000.100.100.200.3002.0
R. Rodriguez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
c- P. Reyes PH-3B10000011.333.333.500.833-0.5
  • a-announced for Moran in the 6th
  • b-struck out for Osuna in the 6th
  • c-struck out for Rodriguez in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - S. Castro (29), J. Realmuto (28), L. Brinson (8)
  • HR - L. Brinson (11)
  • SH - D. Straily (3)
  • RBI - L. Brinson 3 (34)
  • 2-Out RBI - L. Brinson 3 (7)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - R. Ortega, J. Realmuto 2 (2), D. Dietrich, P. O'Brien, B. Holaday
BATTING
  • 2B - G. Polanco (32), C. Dickerson (28), J. Mercer (28), C. Archer
  • HR - J. Luplow (3), J. Bell (9)
  • RBI - K. Kramer, J. Luplow 2 (5), J. Bell 2 (56)
  • 2-Out RBI - K. Kramer, J. Luplow 2 (4)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - K. Kramer 2 (2), G. Polanco, A. Frazier 2 (2)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - S. Marte (31)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Archer-Kramer-Bell)
  • PB - F. Cervelli (6)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
D. Straily4.24220414.121.308.0
T. Kinley0.110000017.360.00-
J. Garcia (H, 1)0.21001005.111.33-2.0
D. Rucinski (H, 4)0.10000103.581.120.5
T. Guerrero (L, 1-3) (BS, 4)1.03330215.431.66-7.0
N. Wittgren1.00000103.121.463.5
PITCHERSIP
D. Straily4.2
T. Kinley0.1
J. Garcia (H, 1)0.2
D. Rucinski (H, 4)0.1
T. Guerrero (L, 1-3) (BS, 4)1.0
N. Wittgren1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
C. Archer6.05333614.561.4013.0
R. Rodriguez (W, 4-2)1.00000202.701.1011.0
E. Santana (H, 20)1.01000002.421.012.0
F. Vazquez (S, 31)1.01000102.551.229.5
PITCHERSIP
C. Archer6.0
R. Rodriguez (W, 4-2)1.0
E. Santana (H, 20)1.0
F. Vazquez (S, 31)1.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - D. Straily 73-48, T. Kinley 11-7, J. Garcia 14-8, D. Rucinski 7-4, T. Guerrero 27-19, N. Wittgren 11-6
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Straily 1-9, N. Wittgren 2-0
  • Batters Faced - D. Straily 18, T. Kinley 2, J. Garcia 4, D. Rucinski, T. Guerrero 6, N. Wittgren 3
PITCHING
  • WP - C. Archer (5)
  • Pitches-Strikes - C. Archer 91-55, R. Rodriguez 16-11, E. Santana 14-9, F. Vazquez 23-12
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Archer 6-5, E. Santana 1-2, F. Vazquez 1-1
  • Batters Faced - C. Archer 25, R. Rodriguez 3, E. Santana 4, F. Vazquez 4
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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I. Galloway LF00000000.244.354.439.7930.0
S. Castro 2B40200010.288.338.411.7502.5
J. Realmuto C41100013.287.349.507.8562.5
B. Anderson 3B31100101.271.355.395.7503.0
M. Rojas SS30000013.253.298.348.646-0.5
a- D. Dietrich PH10000001.266.333.429.7610.0
Y. Rivera SS00000000.182.281.227.5080.0
L. Brinson CF41331010.208.250.365.61510.5
P. O'Brien 1B4000-022.000.000.000.000-
M. Sierra RF20000110.165.181.184.3650.5
b- C. Bostick PH10000000.400.500.6001.1000.0
D. Straily P00000100.161.350.194.5441.0
J. Garcia P0000-000.000.100.000.000-
D. Rucinski P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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T. Guerrero P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
N. Wittgren P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
d- B. Holaday PH10000001.200.257.244.5010.0
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  • a-grounded out for Rojas in the 8th
  • b-popped out for Sierra in the 9th
  • c-lined out for Rucinski in the 7th
  • d-grounded out for Wittgren in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
S. Marte CF40100011.278.322.455.7772.5
K. Kramer 2B-3B41210002.400.400.400.8004.0
E. Santana P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
F. Vazquez P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
G. Polanco RF30100001.254.340.499.8392.0
J. Luplow PR-RF11121000.196.268.412.6807.0
F. Cervelli C40000021.260.387.432.819-1.0
C. Dickerson LF41100011.290.319.451.7702.5
J. Bell 1B31121110.255.345.397.7427.5
C. Moran 3B20000000.277.336.388.7240.0
a- J. Osuna PH0000-000.183.192.310.000-
b- A. Frazier PH-2B20000022.286.356.464.820-1.0
J. Mercer SS31100000.255.321.389.7103.0
C. Archer P20100000.100.100.200.3002.0
R. Rodriguez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
c- P. Reyes PH-3B10000011.333.333.500.833-0.5
Total3459521810-----
  • a-announced for Moran in the 6th
  • b-struck out for Osuna in the 6th
  • c-struck out for Rodriguez in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - S. Castro (29), J. Realmuto (28), L. Brinson (8)
  • HR - L. Brinson (11)
  • SH - D. Straily (3)
  • RBI - L. Brinson 3 (34)
  • 2-Out RBI - L. Brinson 3 (7)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - R. Ortega, J. Realmuto 2 (2), D. Dietrich, P. O'Brien, B. Holaday
BATTING
  • 2B - G. Polanco (32), C. Dickerson (28), J. Mercer (28), C. Archer
  • HR - J. Luplow (3), J. Bell (9)
  • RBI - K. Kramer, J. Luplow 2 (5), J. Bell 2 (56)
  • 2-Out RBI - K. Kramer, J. Luplow 2 (4)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - K. Kramer 2 (2), G. Polanco, A. Frazier 2 (2)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - S. Marte (31)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Archer-Kramer-Bell)
  • PB - F. Cervelli (6)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
D. Straily4.24220414.121.308.0
T. Kinley0.110000017.360.00-
J. Garcia (H, 1)0.21001005.111.33-2.0
D. Rucinski (H, 4)0.10000103.581.120.5
T. Guerrero (L, 1-3) (BS, 4)1.03330215.431.66-7.0
N. Wittgren1.00000103.121.463.5
Total8.0955182---
PITCHERSIP
D. Straily4.2
T. Kinley0.1
J. Garcia (H, 1)0.2
D. Rucinski (H, 4)0.1
T. Guerrero (L, 1-3) (BS, 4)1.0
N. Wittgren1.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
C. Archer6.05333614.561.4013.0
R. Rodriguez (W, 4-2)1.00000202.701.1011.0
E. Santana (H, 20)1.01000002.421.012.0
F. Vazquez (S, 31)1.01000102.551.229.5
Total9.0733391---
PITCHERSIP
C. Archer6.0
R. Rodriguez (W, 4-2)1.0
E. Santana (H, 20)1.0
F. Vazquez (S, 31)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - D. Straily 73-48, T. Kinley 11-7, J. Garcia 14-8, D. Rucinski 7-4, T. Guerrero 27-19, N. Wittgren 11-6
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Straily 1-9, N. Wittgren 2-0
  • Batters Faced - D. Straily 18, T. Kinley 2, J. Garcia 4, D. Rucinski, T. Guerrero 6, N. Wittgren 3
PITCHING
  • WP - C. Archer (5)
  • Pitches-Strikes - C. Archer 91-55, R. Rodriguez 16-11, E. Santana 14-9, F. Vazquez 23-12
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Archer 6-5, E. Santana 1-2, F. Vazquez 1-1
  • Batters Faced - C. Archer 25, R. Rodriguez 3, E. Santana 4, F. Vazquez 4
  • 7TH INNING
    Luplow homered to right center, Kramer scored35
    Kramer singled to center, Mercer scored33
  • 6TH INNING
    Brinson homered to left center, Realmuto and Anderson scored32
  • 2ND INNING
    Bell homered to center, Dickerson scored02
  • 9TH INNING
    • Felipe Vazquez relieved Edgar Santana
    • L. Brinson: Ball, Ball, Brinson singled to left
    • P. O'Brien: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Brinson to second on passed ball, Foul, Strike looking, O'Brien struck out looking
    • Christopher Bostick hit for Magneuris Sierra
    • C. Bostick: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Bostick popped out to second
    • Bryan Holaday hit for Nick Wittgren
    • B. Holaday: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Holaday grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Edgar Santana pitching
    • S. Castro: Strike looking, Foul, Castro doubled to deep left
    • J. Realmuto: Ball, Strike swinging, Realmuto lined out to left
    • B. Anderson: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Anderson flied out to right
    • Derek Dietrich hit for Miguel Rojas
    • D. Dietrich: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Dietrich grounded out to first
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Yadiel Rivera at shortstop
    • Nick Wittgren relieved Tayron Guerrero
    • C. Dickerson: Ball, Dickerson grounded out to second
    • J. Bell: Ball, Bell grounded out to shortstop
    • A. Frazier: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Frazier struck out looking
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Richard Rodriguez relieved Chris Archer
    • M. Sierra: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Sierra struck out swinging
    • Austin Dean hit for Drew Rucinski
    • A. Dean: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Dean lined out to center
    • R. Ortega: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ortega struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Isaac Galloway in left field
    • Tayron Guerrero pitching
    • J. Mercer: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Mercer doubled to left
    • Pablo Reyes hit for Richard Rodriguez
    • P. Reyes: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Reyes struck out swinging
    • S. Marte: Marte flied out to deep center, Mercer to third
    • K. Kramer: Ball, Strike swinging, Kramer singled to center, Mercer scored
    • J. Luplow: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Luplow homered to right center, Kramer scored
    • F. Cervelli: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Cervelli struck out swinging
    • End of the 7th (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • C. Archer Pitching:
    • S. Castro: Strike looking, Castro lined out to left
    • J. Realmuto: Realmuto doubled to deep left
    • B. Anderson: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Anderson walked
    • M. Rojas: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Rojas struck out looking
    • L. Brinson: Ball, Ball, Brinson homered to left center, Realmuto and Anderson scored
    • P. O'Brien: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, O'Brien struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 6th (3 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Jarlin Garcia relieved Tyler Kinley
    • G. Polanco: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Polanco doubled to deep right center
    • Jordan Luplow ran for Gregory Polanco
    • F. Cervelli: Strike looking, Cervelli lined out to left
    • C. Dickerson: Dickerson popped out to shortstop
    • J. Bell: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Bell walked
    • Jose Osuna hit for Colin Moran
    • Drew Rucinski relieved Jarlin Garcia
    • Adam Frazier hit for Jose Osuna
    • A. Frazier: Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt to second, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Frazier struck out swinging
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • C. Archer Pitching:
    • P. O'Brien: O'Brien grounded out to third
    • M. Sierra: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Sierra walked
    • D. Straily: Straily hit sacrifice bunt to first, Sierra to second
    • R. Ortega: Ortega popped out to second
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • D. Straily Pitching:
    • C. Moran: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Moran lined out to center
    • J. Mercer: Strike looking, Mercer flied out to deep center
    • C. Archer: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Archer doubled to deep right center
    • S. Marte: Foul
    • Marte reached on an infield single to shortstop, Archer to third
    • K. Kramer: Pickoff attempt to first, Foul, Ball, Ball, Marte stole second, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Foul, Ball, Kramer lined out to right
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • C. Archer Pitching:
    • B. Anderson: Strike swinging, Anderson singled to center
    • M. Rojas: Strike looking, Rojas grounded out to second, Anderson out at second
    • L. Brinson: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Brinson struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • D. Straily Pitching:
    • F. Cervelli: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Cervelli struck out looking
    • C. Dickerson: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul tip, Dickerson struck out on foul tip
    • J. Bell: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Bell struck out looking
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • C. Archer Pitching:
    • M. Sierra: Strike looking, Sierra grounded bunt out to pitcher
    • D. Straily: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Straily walked
    • R. Ortega: Strike looking, Ball, Straily to second on wild pitch, Ortega lined out to center
    • S. Castro: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Castro singled to center, Straily to third
    • J. Realmuto: Foul, Realmuto grounded out to pitcher
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • D. Straily Pitching:
    • C. Archer: Strike looking, Archer grounded bunt out to catcher
    • S. Marte: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Marte struck out swinging
    • K. Kramer: Strike looking, Kramer singled to right
    • G. Polanco: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Polanco popped out to shortstop
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • C. Archer Pitching:
    • B. Anderson: Foul, Ball, Anderson flied out to right
    • M. Rojas: Ball, Rojas grounded out to first
    • L. Brinson: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Brinson doubled to deep right center
    • P. O'Brien: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, O'Brien popped out to first
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • D. Straily Pitching:
    • F. Cervelli: Cervelli flied out to left
    • C. Dickerson: Ball, Ball, Dickerson doubled to deep left
    • J. Bell: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Bell homered to center, Dickerson scored
    • C. Moran: Ball, Moran lined out to center
    • J. Mercer: Strike looking, Mercer flied out to deep center
    • End of the 2nd (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • C. Archer Pitching:
    • R. Ortega: Ball, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ortega struck out swinging
    • S. Castro: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Castro struck out swinging
    • J. Realmuto: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Realmuto struck out looking
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • D. Straily Pitching:
    • S. Marte: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Marte popped out to second
    • K. Kramer: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Kramer lined out to left
    • G. Polanco: Polanco flied out to deep right
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)