Dean's career-high 4 hits, 5 RBIs help Miami beat Phils 10-3

MIAMI (AP) Newcomer Austin Dean led the Miami Marlins' breakout at the plate Saturday, and he's optimistic about a turnaround in the won-loss column, too.

Dean had four hits and five RBIs, both career highs, to help Miami end a five-game losing streak by beating the Philadelphia Phillies 10-3.

The performance came in the outfielder's second game since being recalled from Triple-A to make his season debut with the Marlins.

''Before I got here, we were struggling a little bit, but I know that's not us,'' Dean said. ''I know we're going to be a really good team this year.''

The Marlins, who won for only the fourth time, snapped an offensive slump with a season-high 18 hits after being outscored 30-2 in their previous four games.

Dean hit his first homer of the season and also drove in two runs with a double to complete a 4-for-4 night. He played in 34 games as a rookie with the Marlins last season and hit four home runs, and was their minor league player of the league, but didn't make their roster out of spring training.

''I'm just going to show up and play the game hard and compete and win,'' Dean said. ''I love winning. I've always been on a winning team.''

Miami was one against Zach Eflin, who gave up three homers in the third inning, including back-to-back shots by Brian Anderson and Neil Walker . Anderson had three hits and has gone 6 for 10 in the past three games, hiking his average from .143 to .231.

Miguel Rojas went 3 for 3, and Lewis Brinson drove in two runs.

''All of a sudden, we get a little bit of a breakout game,'' manager Don Mattingly said. ''Hopefully it's something that turns the corner and gets us going. It was needed - to see some balls fall, to put some runs on the board, to know that you can do it.''

Caleb Smith (1-0) needed 29 pitches to get through the first, but settled in to pitch six scoreless innings. The only hit he allowed was a double by Andrew McCutchen in the third.

Eflin (2-1) allowed 10 hits and six runs in four innings, hiking his ERA from 0.75 to 3.94. It was the second drubbing in three games for the Phils, who lost Wednesday to Washington, 15-1.

''They beat us from every element of the game - defense, pitching and they swung the bats better than we did,'' Phillies manager Gabe Kapler said. ''We have to play better than this.''

Anderson hit his first home run of the year on Eflin's first pitch in the third inning. Three pitches later, Walker hit his third homer. And with two outs, Dean homered to make the score 6-0.

''For the most part, honestly, I thought I had really good stuff,'' Eflin said. ''It's one of those weird games where things that normally don't get hit get hit.''

Miami posted a crooked number for the first time in 45 innings by scoring twice in the second. Rojas doubled, Dean hit an RBI single and Brinson doubled home another run.

The Marlins totaled only 35 runs in their first 14 games.

PIVOTAL MOMENT

The Phillies had two on with two outs in the first when Smith waged an 11-pitch showdown with J.T. Realmuto that included seven foul balls.

''I was just thinking, `I wish he'd swing and miss,''' Smith said.

Realmuto finally did for strike three , and Smith escaped.

''We had him on the ropes there,'' Kapler said. ''We were really close to putting their backs against the wall. He just settled in and got into a rhythm, a groove.''

BURGEONING BANDWAGON

The crowd of 13,828 was the first in five figures at Marlins Park since opening day. Miami ranks last in the majors in attendance.

UP NEXT

RHP Jose Urena (0-3, 9.22), the Marlins' opening day pitcher, tries to bounce back from a poor start this year against RHP Vince Velasquez (0-0, 3.00) in the rubber game of the series Sunday.

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  • W: C. Smith (1-0)L: Z. Eflin (2-1)
  • HR: MIA - N. Walker (3), A. Dean (1), B. Anderson (1)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
A. McCutchen LF20100210.273.448.545.9943.5
S. Dominguez P10000011.000.000.000.000-0.5
J. Segura SS40000014.309.345.418.763-0.5
B. Harper RF30000124.302.474.6511.1250.0
R. Hoskins 1B31100111.295.456.7271.1833.5
J. Realmuto C30000022.239.321.326.647-1.0
d- A. Knapp PH10000001.143.143.143.2860.0
O. Herrera CF40110010.300.345.440.7851.5
C. Hernandez 2B41000001.178.240.244.4841.0
M. Franco 3B20000010.256.407.581.989-0.5
e- S. Kingery PH-3B21200000.500.583.7001.2835.0
Z. Eflin P10000010.000.000.000.000-0.5
a- A. Altherr PH10000000.100.100.200.3000.0
J. Nicasio P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
f- N. Williams PH-LF20120001.182.250.273.5234.0
  • a-lined out for Eflin in the 5th
  • d-lined out for Realmuto in the 9th
  • e-doubled for Franco in the 8th
  • f-doubled for Nicasio in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Granderson LF40000001.158.298.342.6400.0
T. Guerrero P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
c- J. Riddle PH-SS10100000.192.192.423.6151.0
B. Anderson 3B51311001.231.322.308.63010.0
N. Walker 1B51211012.190.277.429.7056.5
S. Castro 2B51100033.233.258.350.6080.5
A. Conley P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
J. Alfaro C30200000.316.366.553.9181.0
d- C. Wallach PH-C21100002.333.412.400.8122.0
M. Rojas SS-2B33310000.316.372.421.7938.0
A. Dean RF43451000.667.5711.3331.90516.0
L. Brinson CF40120022.226.241.302.5433.0
C. Smith P30000013.167.167.167.333-0.5
N. Anderson P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- R. Herrera PH-LF10000000.152.222.212.4340.0
  • b-flied out for Anderson in the 7th
  • c-singled for Guerrero in the 8th
  • d-flied out for Alfaro in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - A. McCutchen (3), R. Hoskins (4), S. Kingery 2 (2), N. Williams
  • RBI - O. Herrera (7), N. Williams 2 (3)
  • 2-Out RBI - N. Williams 2 (2)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - S. Dominguez, B. Harper 2 (2), J. Realmuto (9)
BATTING
  • 2B - M. Rojas (4), A. Dean, L. Brinson (4)
  • HR - B. Anderson, N. Walker (3), A. Dean
  • SF - M. Rojas
  • RBI - B. Anderson (2), N. Walker (3), M. Rojas (6), A. Dean 5 (6), L. Brinson 2 (4)
  • 2-Out RBI - A. Dean 2 (2)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - C. Granderson (6), S. Castro (11), C. Wallach, C. Smith
BASERUNNING
  • SB - B. Anderson
  • CS - J. Alfaro (2)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
Z. Eflin (L, 2-1)4.010660433.941.25-7.0
J. Nicasio3.06440206.751.880.0
S. Dominguez1.02000107.201.401.5
PITCHERSIP
Z. Eflin (L, 2-1)4.0
J. Nicasio3.0
S. Dominguez1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
C. Smith (W, 1-0)6.01003602.650.8827.0
N. Anderson1.00000201.351.054.0
T. Guerrero1.01001200.001.052.0
A. Conley1.04330108.442.44-3.5
PITCHERSIP
C. Smith (W, 1-0)6.0
N. Anderson1.0
T. Guerrero1.0
A. Conley1.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - Z. Eflin 81-54, J. Nicasio 44-30, S. Dominguez 24-16
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Z. Eflin 5-8, J. Nicasio 6-4, S. Dominguez 0-2
  • Batters Faced - Z. Eflin 21, J. Nicasio 15, S. Dominguez 5
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - C. Smith 99-64, N. Anderson 12-10, T. Guerrero 21-13, A. Conley 26-17
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Smith 8-3, T. Guerrero 0-1, A. Conley 1-0
  • Batters Faced - C. Smith 22, N. Anderson 3, T. Guerrero 5, A. Conley 7
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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A. McCutchen LF20100210.273.448.545.9943.5
S. Dominguez P10000011.000.000.000.000-0.5
J. Segura SS40000014.309.345.418.763-0.5
B. Harper RF30000124.302.474.6511.1250.0
R. Hoskins 1B31100111.295.456.7271.1833.5
J. Realmuto C30000022.239.321.326.647-1.0
d- A. Knapp PH10000001.143.143.143.2860.0
O. Herrera CF40110010.300.345.440.7851.5
C. Hernandez 2B41000001.178.240.244.4841.0
M. Franco 3B20000010.256.407.581.989-0.5
e- S. Kingery PH-3B21200000.500.583.7001.2835.0
Z. Eflin P10000010.000.000.000.000-0.5
a- A. Altherr PH10000000.100.100.200.3000.0
J. Nicasio P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
f- N. Williams PH-LF20120001.182.250.273.5234.0
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  • a-lined out for Eflin in the 5th
  • d-lined out for Realmuto in the 9th
  • e-doubled for Franco in the 8th
  • f-doubled for Nicasio in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Granderson LF40000001.158.298.342.6400.0
T. Guerrero P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
c- J. Riddle PH-SS10100000.192.192.423.6151.0
B. Anderson 3B51311001.231.322.308.63010.0
N. Walker 1B51211012.190.277.429.7056.5
S. Castro 2B51100033.233.258.350.6080.5
A. Conley P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
J. Alfaro C30200000.316.366.553.9181.0
d- C. Wallach PH-C21100002.333.412.400.8122.0
M. Rojas SS-2B33310000.316.372.421.7938.0
A. Dean RF43451000.667.5711.3331.90516.0
L. Brinson CF40120022.226.241.302.5433.0
C. Smith P30000013.167.167.167.333-0.5
N. Anderson P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- R. Herrera PH-LF10000000.152.222.212.4340.0
Total4010181030714-----
  • b-flied out for Anderson in the 7th
  • c-singled for Guerrero in the 8th
  • d-flied out for Alfaro in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - A. McCutchen (3), R. Hoskins (4), S. Kingery 2 (2), N. Williams
  • RBI - O. Herrera (7), N. Williams 2 (3)
  • 2-Out RBI - N. Williams 2 (2)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - S. Dominguez, B. Harper 2 (2), J. Realmuto (9)
BATTING
  • 2B - M. Rojas (4), A. Dean, L. Brinson (4)
  • HR - B. Anderson, N. Walker (3), A. Dean
  • SF - M. Rojas
  • RBI - B. Anderson (2), N. Walker (3), M. Rojas (6), A. Dean 5 (6), L. Brinson 2 (4)
  • 2-Out RBI - A. Dean 2 (2)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - C. Granderson (6), S. Castro (11), C. Wallach, C. Smith
BASERUNNING
  • SB - B. Anderson
  • CS - J. Alfaro (2)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
Z. Eflin (L, 2-1)4.010660433.941.25-7.0
J. Nicasio3.06440206.751.880.0
S. Dominguez1.02000107.201.401.5
Total8.0181010073---
PITCHERSIP
Z. Eflin (L, 2-1)4.0
J. Nicasio3.0
S. Dominguez1.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
C. Smith (W, 1-0)6.01003602.650.8827.0
N. Anderson1.00000201.351.054.0
T. Guerrero1.01001200.001.052.0
A. Conley1.04330108.442.44-3.5
Total9.06334110---
PITCHERSIP
C. Smith (W, 1-0)6.0
N. Anderson1.0
T. Guerrero1.0
A. Conley1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - Z. Eflin 81-54, J. Nicasio 44-30, S. Dominguez 24-16
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Z. Eflin 5-8, J. Nicasio 6-4, S. Dominguez 0-2
  • Batters Faced - Z. Eflin 21, J. Nicasio 15, S. Dominguez 5
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - C. Smith 99-64, N. Anderson 12-10, T. Guerrero 21-13, A. Conley 26-17
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Smith 8-3, T. Guerrero 0-1, A. Conley 1-0
  • Batters Faced - C. Smith 22, N. Anderson 3, T. Guerrero 5, A. Conley 7
  • 9TH INNING
    Williams doubled to left center, Hernandez and Kingery scored310
    Herrera singled to right, Hoskins scored110
  • 7TH INNING
    Brinson grounded out to third, Dean scored010
    Dean tripled to deep right, Wallach and Rojas scored09
  • 5TH INNING
    Rojas hit sacrifice fly to center, Castro scored07
  • 3RD INNING
    Dean homered to left center, Rojas scored06
    Walker homered to center04
    Anderson homered to center03
  • 2ND INNING
    Brinson doubled to deep left, Dean scored, Brinson to third02
    Dean singled to center, Rojas scored01
  • 9TH INNING
    • Adam Conley pitching
    • R. Hoskins: Ball, Hoskins doubled to deep left
    • Andrew Knapp hit for J.T. Realmuto
    • A. Knapp: Knapp lined out to shortstop
    • O. Herrera: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Herrera singled to right, Hoskins scored
    • C. Hernandez: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Hernandez reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Herrera out at second
    • S. Kingery: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Kingery doubled to left, Hernandez to third
    • N. Williams: Ball, Williams doubled to left center, Hernandez and Kingery scored
    • S. Dominguez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Dominguez struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 9th (3 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Tayron Guerrero pitching
    • Scott Kingery hit for Maikel Franco
    • S. Kingery: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Kingery doubled to deep left
    • Nick Williams hit for Juan Nicasio
    • N. Williams: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Williams flied out to center
    • A. McCutchen: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Kingery to third on wild pitch, Ball, Ball, McCutchen walked
    • J. Segura: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Segura struck out swinging
    • B. Harper: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Harper struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • JT Riddle hit for Tayron Guerrero
    • Seranthony Dominguez pitching
    • J. Riddle: Riddle singled to center
    • B. Anderson: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Anderson flied out to deep center
    • N. Walker: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Walker singled to center, Riddle to second
    • S. Castro: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Castro struck out looking
    • C. Wallach: Ball, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Wallach flied out to right
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Nick Anderson relieved Caleb Smith
    • J. Realmuto: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Realmuto struck out looking
    • O. Herrera: Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Herrera struck out swinging
    • C. Hernandez: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Hernandez lined out to left
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Nicasio Pitching:
    • S. Castro: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Castro struck out swinging
    • Chad Wallach hit for Jorge Alfaro
    • C. Wallach: Wallach singled to center
    • M. Rojas: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Rojas singled to shallow right center, Wallach to third
    • A. Dean: Dean tripled to deep right, Wallach and Rojas scored
    • L. Brinson: Ball, Brinson grounded out to third, Dean scored
    • Rosell Herrera hit for Nick Anderson
    • R. Herrera: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Herrera flied out to shallow center
    • End of the 7th (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • C. Smith Pitching:
    • A. McCutchen: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, McCutchen walked
    • J. Segura: Ball, Strike looking, Segura flied out to right
    • B. Harper: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Harper struck out swinging
    • R. Hoskins: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Hoskins struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Nicasio Pitching:
    • C. Granderson: Ball, Foul, Ball, Granderson flied out to deep left
    • B. Anderson: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Anderson flied out to right
    • N. Walker: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Walker grounded out to second
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • C. Smith Pitching:
    • C. Hernandez: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Hernandez flied out to deep right
    • M. Franco: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul tip, Franco struck out on foul tip
    • Aaron Altherr hit for Zach Eflin
    • A. Altherr: Strike swinging, Altherr lined out to left
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Juan Nicasio pitching
    • S. Castro: Strike swinging, Castro singled to shallow right center
    • J. Alfaro: Alfaro singled to right, Castro to third
    • M. Rojas: Foul, Ball, Rojas hit sacrifice fly to center, Castro scored
    • A. Dean: Dean singled to right, Alfaro to second
    • L. Brinson: Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Brinson struck out swinging
    • C. Smith: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Smith grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 5th (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • C. Smith Pitching:
    • R. Hoskins: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Hoskins grounded out to first
    • J. Realmuto: Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Realmuto grounded out to third
    • O. Herrera: Foul, Strike looking, Herrera grounded out to first
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Z. Eflin Pitching:
    • C. Smith: Ball, Smith flied out to right
    • C. Granderson: Ball, Ball, Granderson popped out to shortstop
    • B. Anderson: Strike looking, Anderson singled to center
    • N. Walker: Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Walker flied out to deep right
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • C. Smith Pitching:
    • Z. Eflin: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Eflin struck out swinging
    • A. McCutchen: Strike looking, Strike looking, McCutchen doubled to deep left
    • J. Segura: Ball, Strike looking, Segura grounded out to third, McCutchen to third
    • B. Harper: Harper grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Z. Eflin Pitching:
    • B. Anderson: Anderson homered to center
    • N. Walker: Strike looking, Ball, Walker homered to center
    • S. Castro: Ball, Ball, Castro flied out to deep center
    • J. Alfaro: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Alfaro singled to left
    • M. Rojas: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Alfaro picked off at second, pitcher to first to shortstop, Rojas singled to shallow center
    • A. Dean: Dean homered to left center, Rojas scored
    • L. Brinson: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Brinson struck out swinging
    • End of the 3rd (4 Runs, 5 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • C. Smith Pitching:
    • O. Herrera: Ball, Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Herrera grounded out to second
    • C. Hernandez: Strike looking, Hernandez grounded out to shortstop
    • M. Franco: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Franco popped out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Z. Eflin Pitching:
    • J. Alfaro: Strike swinging, Alfaro grounded out to second
    • M. Rojas: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Rojas doubled to deep left
    • A. Dean: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Dean singled to center, Rojas scored
    • L. Brinson: Ball, Brinson doubled to deep left, Dean scored, Brinson to third
    • C. Smith: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Smith struck out swinging
    • C. Granderson: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Granderson flied out to deep left
    • End of the 2nd (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • C. Smith Pitching:
    • A. McCutchen: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike looking, McCutchen struck out looking
    • J. Segura: Foul, Ball, Foul, Segura flied out to right
    • B. Harper: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Harper walked
    • R. Hoskins: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Hoskins walked, Harper to second
    • J. Realmuto: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Realmuto struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Z. Eflin Pitching:
    • C. Granderson: Strike looking, Granderson grounded out to pitcher
    • B. Anderson: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Anderson reached on an infield single to shortstop
    • N. Walker: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Walker struck out looking, Anderson stole second
    • S. Castro: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Castro struck out swinging
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)