Rookie Dean's homer and 3 RBIs help Marlins beat Reds 5-1

MIAMI (AP) Between innings, Miami Marlins left fielder Austin Dean gestured to the crowd for more noise, and rewarded the loudest fans by tossing a warmup ball their way.

For a rookie like Dean, meaningless late-season games can still be fun.

Dean homered and drove in three runs, and Miami won a battle of last-place teams by beating the Cincinnati Reds 5-1 Saturday.

Dean singled home a run in the fourth inning and hit his fourth homer in the sixth, raising his average to .219 in 96 at-bats. He was chosen the Marlins' minor league player of the year earlier this week.

''Words can't describe how much fun it is to be up here,'' the 24-year-old Dean said. ''It's everybody's dream as a kid. To finally be up here is unreal. I'm one of those guys who is always going to have a smile on my face. Whatever happens next year, just count on me playing the game hard and trying to win every single game.''

Another rookie, pinch hitter Gabriel Guerrero, hit his first career homer in the eighth for the Reds, ending their 19-inning scoreless streak. Guerrero is the nephew of 2018 Hall of Fame inductee Vladimir Guerrero.

''It was amazing running the bases,'' he said. ''I was floating.''

Jose Urena (8-12) pitched 5 2/3 scoreless innings to win his fourth start in a row. He said he was bothered by leg cramps but expects to make his next start, which will be his final outing of the season. In his past six starts, Urena has an ERA of 1.85, lowering his ERA for the season to 4.07.

Drew Steckenrider came on to get the final out and strand two runners for his fifth save. The Reds fell to 8-24 on the road since mid-July.

Anthony DeSclafani (7-7) tied a career high with 10 strikeouts but allowed five runs, three earned, in 5 2/3 innings.

''I don't really care about strikeouts,'' DeSclafani said. ''I'll take 20 balls smoked right at me if it means zeroes.''

DeSclafani committed a pair of errors in the fourth, which led to two unearned runs. It could have been a 1-2-3 inning, but he mishandled a dribbler by J.T. Realmuto, and Lewis Brinson and Dean delivered two-out RBI singles.

Urena said Dean has been a welcome addition.

''It's really good when you see a young player like that give it everything they have,'' Urena said.

Slumping Miami rookie Brian Anderson singled in the sixth for his first RBI in nine games.

The crowd of 12,559 was the Marlins' largest at home this month.

FLASHING LEATHER

Marlins second baseman Starlin Castro made a diving catch of Scooter Gennett's two-out liner to rob him of an RBI hit in the sixth.

CLINCHER

Miami improved to 4-2 against Cincinnati in 2018 and won the season series for the fourth consecutive year.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Reds: SS Jose Peraza was back in the lineup after missing Friday's game due to illness.

UP NEXT

The Marlins play their home finale Sunday when RHP Trevor Richards (3-9, 4.95) pitches against Cincinnati RHP Michael Lorenzen (3-1, 3.03), who will make his second consecutive start after beginning the season with 42 relief appearances.

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  • W: J. Urena (8-12)L: A. DeSclafani (7-7)S: D. Steckenrider (5)
  • HR: CIN - G. Guerrero (1), MIA - A. Dean (4)
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S. Gennett 2B40100002.316.364.497.8611.0
E. Suarez 3B30100102.285.370.526.8961.0
T. Barnhart C40100011.243.326.360.6860.5
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J. Stephens P0000-000.000.333.000.000-
b- G. Guerrero PH1111-000.200.200.500.000-
M. Wisler P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
B. Hamilton CF30000000.233.295.320.6150.0
  • a-grounded out for Williams in the 9th
  • b-homered for Stephens in the 8th
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M. Rojas SS-1B40000001.246.292.340.6330.0
S. Castro 2B40000020.280.330.403.733-1.0
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B. Anderson 3B31110110.268.352.392.7443.5
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  • a-popped out for Garcia in the 6th
BATTING
  • HR - G. Guerrero
  • RBI - G. Guerrero
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - S. Gennett 2 (2), E. Suarez 2 (2), C. Casali 2 (2)
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Realmuto (30)
  • HR - A. Dean (4)
  • RBI - B. Anderson (60), L. Brinson (39), A. Dean 3 (13)
  • 2-Out RBI - L. Brinson (10), A. Dean 3 (6)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Rojas, M. Sierra 2 (2), I. Galloway
BASERUNNING
  • CS - E. Suarez
FIELDING
  • E - A. DeSclafani 2 (3)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Realmuto-Rojas)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
A. DeSclafani (L, 7-7)5.265311014.911.315.0
A. Garrett0.01000004.371.32-1.0
S. Romano0.10000005.321.440.0
J. Stephens1.00000005.201.713.0
M. Wisler1.00000004.141.143.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Urena (W, 8-12)5.23001204.071.1719.0
J. Garcia (H, 2)0.10000004.871.310.0
N. Wittgren2.01110012.811.284.0
A. Conley0.22000004.201.09-2.0
D. Steckenrider (S, 5)0.10000003.961.277.0
PITCHERSIP
J. Urena (W, 8-12)5.2
J. Garcia (H, 2)0.1
N. Wittgren2.0
A. Conley0.2
D. Steckenrider (S, 5)0.1
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - A. DeSclafani 80-58, A. Garrett 7-5, S. Romano 1-1, J. Stephens 9-6, M. Wisler 10-7
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. DeSclafani 4-4, J. Stephens 1-2, M. Wisler 3-0
  • Batters Faced - A. DeSclafani 25, A. Garrett, S. Romano, J. Stephens 3, M. Wisler 3
PITCHING
  • HBP - J. Urena (12)
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Urena 80-45, J. Garcia 4-2, N. Wittgren 19-13, A. Conley 11-7, D. Steckenrider 4-3
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Urena 7-7, N. Wittgren 1-5, A. Conley 1-1, D. Steckenrider 1-0
  • Batters Faced - J. Urena 21, J. Garcia, N. Wittgren 7, A. Conley 4, D. Steckenrider
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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S. Gennett 2B40100002.316.364.497.8611.0
E. Suarez 3B30100102.285.370.526.8961.0
T. Barnhart C40100011.243.326.360.6860.5
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A. DeSclafani P20000000.146.146.220.3660.0
A. Garrett P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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M. Wisler P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
B. Hamilton CF30000000.233.295.320.6150.0
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  • a-grounded out for Williams in the 9th
  • b-homered for Stephens in the 8th
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M. Rojas SS-1B40000001.246.292.340.6330.0
S. Castro 2B40000020.280.330.403.733-1.0
J. Realmuto C42100010.284.348.498.8463.5
P. O'Brien 1B40000022.263.341.579.920-1.0
D. Steckenrider P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
B. Anderson 3B31110110.268.352.392.7443.5
L. Brinson CF41110011.199.241.346.5862.5
A. Dean LF31231000.219.257.385.6439.0
N. Wittgren P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
A. Conley P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Riddle SS00000000.228.275.384.6590.0
M. Sierra RF30200012.188.212.203.4151.5
J. Urena P20000021.043.043.065.109-1.0
J. Garcia P0000-000.000.100.000.000-
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  • a-popped out for Garcia in the 6th
BATTING
  • HR - G. Guerrero
  • RBI - G. Guerrero
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - S. Gennett 2 (2), E. Suarez 2 (2), C. Casali 2 (2)
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Realmuto (30)
  • HR - A. Dean (4)
  • RBI - B. Anderson (60), L. Brinson (39), A. Dean 3 (13)
  • 2-Out RBI - L. Brinson (10), A. Dean 3 (6)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Rojas, M. Sierra 2 (2), I. Galloway
BASERUNNING
  • CS - E. Suarez
FIELDING
  • E - A. DeSclafani 2 (3)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Realmuto-Rojas)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
A. DeSclafani (L, 7-7)5.265311014.911.315.0
A. Garrett0.01000004.371.32-1.0
S. Romano0.10000005.321.440.0
J. Stephens1.00000005.201.713.0
M. Wisler1.00000004.141.143.0
Total8.07531101---
PITCHERSIP
A. DeSclafani (L, 7-7)5.2
A. Garrett0.0
S. Romano0.1
J. Stephens1.0
M. Wisler1.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Urena (W, 8-12)5.23001204.071.1719.0
J. Garcia (H, 2)0.10000004.871.310.0
N. Wittgren2.01110012.811.284.0
A. Conley0.22000004.201.09-2.0
D. Steckenrider (S, 5)0.10000003.961.277.0
Total9.0611121---
PITCHERSIP
J. Urena (W, 8-12)5.2
J. Garcia (H, 2)0.1
N. Wittgren2.0
A. Conley0.2
D. Steckenrider (S, 5)0.1
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - A. DeSclafani 80-58, A. Garrett 7-5, S. Romano 1-1, J. Stephens 9-6, M. Wisler 10-7
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. DeSclafani 4-4, J. Stephens 1-2, M. Wisler 3-0
  • Batters Faced - A. DeSclafani 25, A. Garrett, S. Romano, J. Stephens 3, M. Wisler 3
PITCHING
  • HBP - J. Urena (12)
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Urena 80-45, J. Garcia 4-2, N. Wittgren 19-13, A. Conley 11-7, D. Steckenrider 4-3
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Urena 7-7, N. Wittgren 1-5, A. Conley 1-1, D. Steckenrider 1-0
  • Batters Faced - J. Urena 21, J. Garcia, N. Wittgren 7, A. Conley 4, D. Steckenrider
  • 8TH INNING
    Guerrero homered to right center15
  • 6TH INNING
    Dean homered to left center, Brinson scored05
    Anderson singled to shallow left, Realmuto scored03
  • 4TH INNING
    Dean singled to shallow right, Anderson scored, Brinson to third02
    Brinson singled to center, Realmuto scored, Anderson to second01
  • 9TH INNING
    • Adam Conley relieved Nick Wittgren
    • J. Votto: Votto flied out to deep center
    • S. Gennett: Ball, Foul, Ball, Gennett grounded out to first
    • E. Suarez: Strike looking, Strike looking, Suarez singled to shallow left
    • T. Barnhart: Ball, Ball, Barnhart reached on an infield single to third, Suarez to second
    • Curt Casali hit for Mason Williams
    • JT Riddle at shortstop
    • Drew Steckenrider pitching
    • C. Casali: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Casali grounded out to pitcher
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Gabriel Guerrero hit for Jackson Stephens
    • G. Guerrero: Guerrero homered to right center
    • B. Hamilton: Hamilton lined out to left
    • S. Schebler: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Schebler flied out to shallow left
    • J. Peraza: Strike looking, Peraza flied out to deep center
    • Middle of the 8th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Matt Wisler pitching
    • P. O'Brien: Ball, O'Brien grounded out to second
    • B. Anderson: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Anderson grounded out to shortstop
    • L. Brinson: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Brinson grounded out to second
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Nick Wittgren pitching
    • E. Suarez: Strike looking, Suarez flied out to center
    • T. Barnhart: Ball, Strike looking, Barnhart lined out to second
    • M. Williams: Foul, Ball, Ball, Williams grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Jackson Stephens relieved Sal Romano
    • M. Rojas: Strike looking, Ball, Rojas flied out to right
    • S. Castro: Strike looking, Castro grounded out to third
    • J. Realmuto: Ball, Ball, Foul, Realmuto lined out to shortstop
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • J. Urena Pitching:
    • B. Hamilton: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Hamilton grounded out to second
    • S. Schebler: Ball, Schebler grounded out to second
    • J. Peraza: Strike looking, Ball, Peraza singled to right center
    • J. Votto: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Votto singled to center, Peraza to second
    • Jarlin Garcia relieved Jose Urena
    • S. Gennett: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Gennett lined out to second
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • A. DeSclafani Pitching:
    • J. Realmuto: Realmuto doubled to shallow left
    • P. O'Brien: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, O'Brien grounded out to shortstop
    • B. Anderson: Foul, Ball, Anderson singled to shallow left, Realmuto scored
    • L. Brinson: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Brinson reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Anderson out at second
    • A. Dean: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Dean homered to left center, Brinson scored
    • Amir Garrett relieved Anthony DeSclafani
    • M. Sierra: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Sierra reached on an infield single to second
    • Isaac Galloway hit for Jarlin Garcia
    • Sal Romano relieved Amir Garrett
    • I. Galloway: Galloway popped out to second
    • End of the 6th (3 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • J. Urena Pitching:
    • T. Barnhart: Ball, Barnhart grounded out to second
    • M. Williams: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Williams grounded out to third
    • A. DeSclafani: Ball, DeSclafani flied out to right
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • A. DeSclafani Pitching:
    • J. Urena: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Urena struck out swinging
    • M. Rojas: Strike looking, Rojas lined out to shortstop
    • S. Castro: Castro grounded out to pitcher
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • J. Urena Pitching:
    • S. Schebler: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Schebler popped out to shortstop
    • J. Peraza: Ball, Ball, Peraza hit by pitch
    • J. Votto: Foul, Votto flied out to left
    • S. Gennett: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Gennett singled to shallow left, Peraza to third
    • E. Suarez: Suarez popped out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • A. DeSclafani Pitching:
    • S. Castro: Foul, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Castro struck out looking
    • J. Realmuto: Strike looking, Realmuto safe at first on pitcher DeSclafani fielding error
    • P. O'Brien: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, O'Brien struck out swinging
    • B. Anderson: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Anderson walked, Realmuto to second
    • L. Brinson: Brinson singled to center, Realmuto scored, Anderson to second
    • A. Dean: Strike looking, Anderson to third on pitcher DeSclafani throwing error, Dean singled to shallow right, Anderson scored, Brinson to third
    • M. Sierra: Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Sierra struck out looking
    • End of the 4th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 2 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • J. Urena Pitching:
    • M. Williams: Ball, Williams grounded out to first
    • A. DeSclafani: Strike looking, DeSclafani grounded out to pitcher
    • B. Hamilton: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Hamilton fouled out to left
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • A. DeSclafani Pitching:
    • A. Dean: Ball, Foul, Dean lined out to second
    • M. Sierra: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Sierra singled to shallow center
    • J. Urena: Pickoff attempt, Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Urena struck out swinging
    • M. Rojas: Ball, Rojas lined out to left
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • J. Urena Pitching:
    • S. Gennett: Ball, Gennett flied out to left
    • E. Suarez: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Suarez walked
    • T. Barnhart: Pickoff attempt, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Suarez caught stealing second, catcher to shortstop
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • A. DeSclafani Pitching:
    • P. O'Brien: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, O'Brien struck out looking
    • B. Anderson: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike looking, Anderson struck out looking
    • L. Brinson: Foul, Strike looking, Strike looking, Brinson struck out looking
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • J. Urena Pitching:
    • S. Schebler: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Schebler flied out to center
    • J. Peraza: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Peraza grounded out to pitcher
    • J. Votto: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Votto struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • A. DeSclafani Pitching:
    • M. Rojas: Strike looking, Rojas lined out to center
    • S. Castro: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Castro struck out swinging
    • J. Realmuto: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Realmuto struck out swinging
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)