Granderson homers, Marlins tag Scherzer in 9-3 win over Nats

MIAMI (AP) Less than 24 hours after firing their hitting coach, the Miami Marlins broke out against one of baseball's best pitchers.

Curtis Granderson homered and the Marlins roughed up Max Scherzer in beating the Washington Nationals 9-3 on Saturday night to win a series for the first time this season.

''Obviously, a guy like Max, he's like a freight train,'' said Miami manager Don Mattingly, who celebrated his 58th birthday. ''He's going to keep coming at you the whole game. We had a lot of big hits in that game. I felt we had action all night and gave ourselves chances.''

Brian Anderson doubled twice and the Marlins finished with 11 hits in their first game under new batting coach Jeff Livesey. He was promoted when the team fired Mike Pagliarulo after Friday night's 3-2 victory.

Nationals slugger Anthony Rendon exited after being hit by a pitch on the left elbow in the third inning. Rendon went 0 for 1, ending his 17-game hitting streak.

An X-ray revealed no fracture. His status for Sunday was unknown.

''I'm still breathing,'' Rendon said. ''I'm doing all right. It's just a little swollen.''

Miguel Rojas and Starlin Castro each had two hits for the Marlins, who can sweep the three-game series Sunday.

Granderson's solo shot off Scherzer (1-3) in the fifth snapped a 3-all tie. Granderson, who entered the game hitting .137, drove a fastball to right-center for his third home run of the season.

Jose Urena (1-3) allowed three runs, two earned, and eight hits in six innings with four strikeouts and one walk. Three relievers combined to strike out seven over the final three innings for Miami.

''It's extremely important to keep up with (Scherzer) and limit damage,'' Urena said.

Scherzer was removed in the sixth after pinch-hitter Rossell Herrera's infield single scored Rojas from third. Scherzer rushed from the mound to field Herrera's short grounder and made an errant throw home past catcher Yan Gomes, allowing Isaac Galloway to score from second.

Granderson's sacrifice fly drove in Herrera from second base after center fielder Victor Robles crashed into the wall and fell as he made the catch.

Robles felt discomfort in his shoulder afterward.

''He said his shoulder hit the wall pretty hard, so that was the concern. So we'll see how he feels (Sunday) as well,'' Nationals manager Dave Martinez said. ''But he said he was OK.''

Scherzer was tagged for a season-high seven runs - six earned - and 11 hits in 5 1/3 innings. The three-time Cy Young Award winner struck out nine and moved past Don Drysdale for 35th on the career strikeout list with 2,493.

Scherzer entered 12-3 against the Marlins, including 5-0 last season.

''When you pitch down the middle in this league, you get hit,'' he said. ''They're very familiar with my stuff and they've seen me over the years that when I leave pitches down the middle to these guys, they're going to kill it.''

Howie Kendrick replaced Rendon and hit an RBI single in the fifth that tied it at 3.

Miami struck early on Anderson's RBI double and Castro's run-scoring single in the first.

Matt Adams' two-run single in the third tied it before Miami regained the lead in the bottom half on Castro's RBI single.

''We were able to take advantage of mistakes over the plate and we were able to get traffic,'' Anderson said.

NO LONGER BY HIS SIDE

Pagliarulo's dismissal prompted Mattingly to reflect on his former New York Yankees teammate and friend of more than 30 years.

''It's one of those situations in professional sports that when things aren't going well, one section is not going well, somebody usually pays for that,'' Mattingly said. ''Unfortunately, it's the guy I've known for a long time, been friends for a long time. An extremely hard worker, cares, compassionate. It's the nature of the business.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Marlins OF Garrett Cooper (strained calf) will begin a rehabilitation assignment Sunday at Class A Jupiter. Cooper has been sidelined since March 31.

ROSTER MOVE

Before the game, the Marlins optioned outfielder Austin Dean to Triple-A New Orleans and recalled outfielder Jon Berti.

UP NEXT

Stephen Strasburg (1-1, 5.56 ERA) starts Sunday for Washington against RHP Trevor Richards (0-2, 3.57).

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  • W: J. Urena (1-3)L: M. Scherzer (1-3)
  • HR: MIA - C. Granderson (3)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
A. Eaton RF40100112.312.391.403.7932.5
A. Rendon 3B11000000.371.451.7711.2232.0
H. Kendrick 3B20110101.458.548.9581.5073.0
J. Soto LF40000126.246.381.449.8300.0
M. Adams 1B40220011.241.233.552.7854.5
B. Dozier 2B40000031.169.222.288.510-1.5
Y. Gomes C40200000.250.313.364.6762.0
W. Difo SS40200012.236.311.382.6932.5
M. Scherzer P30000002.143.143.143.2860.0
T. Sipp P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
A. Adams P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
M. Grace P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- M. Taylor PH10000010.222.417.222.639-0.5
V. Robles CF42200020.288.338.545.8834.0
  • a-struck out for Grace in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Granderson LF32221011.167.277.352.6298.5
A. Conley P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
T. Kinley P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- J. Berti PH01000100.0001.000.0001.0002.0
T. Guerrero P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
M. Prado 3B51100022.359.405.436.8411.0
B. Anderson RF32210201.240.345.373.7189.0
N. Walker 1B50010036.194.265.355.620-0.5
S. Castro 2B50220004.244.295.329.6256.0
J. Alfaro C30000022.283.333.453.7860.0
M. Rojas SS31200100.321.381.429.8105.0
I. Galloway CF-LF41100013.250.250.313.5634.5
J. Urena P20000021.000.000.000.000-1.0
b- R. Herrera PH-LF11110000.149.200.191.3913.0
L. Brinson CF10000010.188.235.250.485-0.5
  • a-walked for Kinley in the 8th
  • b-singled for Urena in the 6th
BATTING
  • 2B - A. Eaton (4), M. Adams (3), W. Difo (2), V. Robles (6)
  • RBI - H. Kendrick (7), M. Adams 2 (10)
  • 2-Out RBI - M. Adams 2 (7)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Soto 3 (3), M. Adams 2 (2), B. Dozier, W. Difo, M. Scherzer 2 (2)
BATTING
  • 2B - B. Anderson 2 (4), M. Rojas (6), I. Galloway
  • HR - C. Granderson (3)
  • SF - C. Granderson (2)
  • RBI - C. Granderson 2 (7), B. Anderson (4), N. Walker (4), S. Castro 2 (6), R. Herrera (3)
  • 2-Out RBI - S. Castro 2 (5)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - C. Granderson, S. Castro 3 (3), J. Alfaro 2 (2), I. Galloway 2 (2)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - S. Castro, I. Galloway
FIELDING
  • E - Y. Gomes, M. Scherzer
FIELDING
  • Outfield Assist - B. Anderson
  • DP - (Rojas-Walker)
  • PB - J. Alfaro (2)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
M. Scherzer (L, 1-3)5.111760914.451.24-2.5
T. Sipp0.200000010.801.800.0
A. Adams1.00112209.002.001.0
M. Grace1.00112107.881.750.5
PITCHERSIP
M. Scherzer (L, 1-3)5.1
T. Sipp0.2
A. Adams1.0
M. Grace1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Urena (W, 1-3)6.08321405.741.6919.0
A. Conley1.01000206.752.003.0
T. Kinley1.01000300.731.053.5
T. Guerrero1.00002200.001.032.0
PITCHERSIP
J. Urena (W, 1-3)6.0
A. Conley1.0
T. Kinley1.0
T. Guerrero1.0
PITCHING
  • WP - A. Adams 2 (2), M. Grace
  • HBP - A. Adams
  • Pitches-Strikes - M. Scherzer 108-77, T. Sipp 6-3, A. Adams 33-16, M. Grace 20-8
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Scherzer 4-3, A. Adams 1-0, M. Grace 3-0
  • Batters Faced - M. Scherzer 27, T. Sipp 2, A. Adams 6, M. Grace 6
PITCHING
  • HBP - J. Urena
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Urena 80-55, A. Conley 15-12, T. Kinley 21-16, T. Guerrero 22-12
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Urena 8-4, A. Conley 1-0, T. Guerrero 1-0
  • Batters Faced - J. Urena 26, A. Conley 4, T. Kinley 4, T. Guerrero 5
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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A. Eaton RF40100112.312.391.403.7932.5
A. Rendon 3B11000000.371.451.7711.2232.0
H. Kendrick 3B20110101.458.548.9581.5073.0
J. Soto LF40000126.246.381.449.8300.0
M. Adams 1B40220011.241.233.552.7854.5
B. Dozier 2B40000031.169.222.288.510-1.5
Y. Gomes C40200000.250.313.364.6762.0
W. Difo SS40200012.236.311.382.6932.5
M. Scherzer P30000002.143.143.143.2860.0
T. Sipp P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
A. Adams P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
M. Grace P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- M. Taylor PH10000010.222.417.222.639-0.5
V. Robles CF42200020.288.338.545.8834.0
Total353103031115-----
  • a-struck out for Grace in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Granderson LF32221011.167.277.352.6298.5
A. Conley P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
T. Kinley P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- J. Berti PH01000100.0001.000.0001.0002.0
T. Guerrero P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
M. Prado 3B51100022.359.405.436.8411.0
B. Anderson RF32210201.240.345.373.7189.0
N. Walker 1B50010036.194.265.355.620-0.5
S. Castro 2B50220004.244.295.329.6256.0
J. Alfaro C30000022.283.333.453.7860.0
M. Rojas SS31200100.321.381.429.8105.0
I. Galloway CF-LF41100013.250.250.313.5634.5
J. Urena P20000021.000.000.000.000-1.0
b- R. Herrera PH-LF11110000.149.200.191.3913.0
L. Brinson CF10000010.188.235.250.485-0.5
Total359117141220-----
  • a-walked for Kinley in the 8th
  • b-singled for Urena in the 6th
BATTING
  • 2B - A. Eaton (4), M. Adams (3), W. Difo (2), V. Robles (6)
  • RBI - H. Kendrick (7), M. Adams 2 (10)
  • 2-Out RBI - M. Adams 2 (7)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Soto 3 (3), M. Adams 2 (2), B. Dozier, W. Difo, M. Scherzer 2 (2)
BATTING
  • 2B - B. Anderson 2 (4), M. Rojas (6), I. Galloway
  • HR - C. Granderson (3)
  • SF - C. Granderson (2)
  • RBI - C. Granderson 2 (7), B. Anderson (4), N. Walker (4), S. Castro 2 (6), R. Herrera (3)
  • 2-Out RBI - S. Castro 2 (5)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - C. Granderson, S. Castro 3 (3), J. Alfaro 2 (2), I. Galloway 2 (2)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - S. Castro, I. Galloway
FIELDING
  • E - Y. Gomes, M. Scherzer
FIELDING
  • Outfield Assist - B. Anderson
  • DP - (Rojas-Walker)
  • PB - J. Alfaro (2)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
M. Scherzer (L, 1-3)5.111760914.451.24-2.5
T. Sipp0.200000010.801.800.0
A. Adams1.00112209.002.001.0
M. Grace1.00112107.881.750.5
Total8.011984121---
PITCHERSIP
M. Scherzer (L, 1-3)5.1
T. Sipp0.2
A. Adams1.0
M. Grace1.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Urena (W, 1-3)6.08321405.741.6919.0
A. Conley1.01000206.752.003.0
T. Kinley1.01000300.731.053.5
T. Guerrero1.00002200.001.032.0
Total9.010323110---
PITCHERSIP
J. Urena (W, 1-3)6.0
A. Conley1.0
T. Kinley1.0
T. Guerrero1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • WP - A. Adams 2 (2), M. Grace
  • HBP - A. Adams
  • Pitches-Strikes - M. Scherzer 108-77, T. Sipp 6-3, A. Adams 33-16, M. Grace 20-8
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Scherzer 4-3, A. Adams 1-0, M. Grace 3-0
  • Batters Faced - M. Scherzer 27, T. Sipp 2, A. Adams 6, M. Grace 6
PITCHING
  • HBP - J. Urena
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Urena 80-55, A. Conley 15-12, T. Kinley 21-16, T. Guerrero 22-12
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Urena 8-4, A. Conley 1-0, T. Guerrero 1-0
  • Batters Faced - J. Urena 26, A. Conley 4, T. Kinley 4, T. Guerrero 5
  • 8TH INNING
    Walker reached on fielder's choice to third, Berti scored, Prado to third, Anderson out at second39
  • 7TH INNING
    Anderson scored, Alfaro to second on wild pitch38
  • 6TH INNING
    Granderson hit sacrifice fly to center, Herrera scored37
    Herrera reached on an infield single to pitcher, Rojas and Galloway scored, Herrera to second on Scherzer throwing error36
  • 5TH INNING
    Granderson homered to right center34
    Kendrick singled to right, Robles scored33
  • 3RD INNING
    Castro singled to left, Prado scored23
    Adams singled to left, Robles and Rendon scored22
  • 1ST INNING
    Castro singled to left center, Anderson scored, Castro to second02
    Anderson doubled to deep left, Granderson scored01
  • 9TH INNING
    • Tayron Guerrero pitching
    • Michael Taylor hit for Matt Grace
    • M. Taylor: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Taylor struck out swinging
    • V. Robles: Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Robles struck out looking
    • A. Eaton: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Eaton walked
    • H. Kendrick: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Kendrick walked, Eaton to second
    • J. Soto: Foul, Ball, Soto grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Tyler Kinley relieved Adam Conley
    • Lewis Brinson in center field
    • M. Adams: Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Adams struck out looking
    • B. Dozier: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Dozier struck out swinging
    • Y. Gomes: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Gomes singled to right
    • W. Difo: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Difo struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Matt Grace relieved Austin Adams
    • L. Brinson: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Brinson struck out looking
    • Jon Berti hit for Tyler Kinley
    • J. Berti: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Berti walked
    • M. Prado: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Prado reached on fielder's choice to third, Berti to second
    • Br. Anderson: Ball, Ball, Berti stole third, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Anderson walked, Prado to second
    • N. Walker: Walker reached on fielder's choice to third, Berti scored, Prado to third, Anderson out at second
    • St. Castro: Ball, Ball, Castro grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, Walker out at second
    • End of the 8th (1 Run, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Adam Conley pitching
    • V. Robles: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Robles struck out looking
    • A. Eaton: Ball, Foul, Eaton doubled to left
    • H. Kendrick: Foul, Kendrick grounded out to shortstop
    • J. Soto: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul tip, Soto struck out on foul tip
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Austin Adams relieved Tony Sipp
    • Br. Anderson: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Anderson walked
    • N. Walker: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Anderson to second on wild pitch, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Walker struck out swinging
    • St. Castro: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Castro grounded out to shortstop, Anderson to third
    • J. Alfaro: Ball, Alfaro hit by pitch
    • M. Rojas: Ball, Ball, Ball, Anderson scored, Alfaro to second on wild pitch, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Rojas walked
    • I. Galloway: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Galloway struck out swinging
    • End of the 7th (1 Run, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • Jo. Urena Pitching:
    • B. Dozier: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Dozier lined out to center
    • Y. Gomes: Ball, Foul, Foul, Gomes grounded out to third
    • W. Difo: Difo singled to center
    • M. Scherzer: Scherzer lined out to left
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • M. Scherzer Pitching:
    • J. Alfaro: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Alfaro struck out swinging
    • M. Rojas: Strike looking, Rojas doubled to deep left
    • I. Galloway: Strike swinging, Ball, Galloway doubled to deep center, Rojas to third
    • Rosell Herrera hit for Jose Urena
    • R. Herrera: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Herrera reached on an infield single to pitcher, Rojas and Galloway scored, Herrera to second on Scherzer throwing error
    • Tony Sipp relieved Max Scherzer
    • C. Granderson: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Granderson hit sacrifice fly to center, Herrera scored
    • M. Prado: Ball, Prado flied out to deep center
    • End of the 6th (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 1 Error)
  • 5TH INNING
    • Jo. Urena Pitching:
    • V. Robles: Ball, Foul, Robles reached on bunt single to third
    • A. Eaton: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Eaton grounded out to first, Robles to second
    • H. Kendrick: Strike looking, Kendrick singled to right, Robles scored
    • J. Soto: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Soto reached on fielder's choice to second, Kendrick out at second
    • M. Adams: Adams doubled to right, Soto out at home
    • Middle of the 5th (1 Run, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • M. Scherzer Pitching:
    • C. Granderson: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Granderson homered to right center
    • M. Prado: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Prado struck out swinging
    • Br. Anderson: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Anderson doubled to deep right center
    • N. Walker: Strike looking, Walker grounded out to shortstop, Anderson to third
    • St. Castro: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Castro flied out to right
    • End of the 5th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • Jo. Urena Pitching:
    • Y. Gomes: Ball, Gomes singled to left
    • W. Difo: Ball, Difo grounded out to shortstop, Gomes out at second
    • M. Scherzer: Strike looking, Scherzer grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • M. Scherzer Pitching:
    • M. Rojas: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Rojas lined out to second
    • I. Galloway: Strike looking, Galloway fouled out to first
    • Jo. Urena: Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Urena struck out looking
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • Jo. Urena Pitching:
    • V. Robles: Ball, Foul, Ball, Robles doubled to left
    • A. Eaton: Pickoff attempt, Eaton flied out to center
    • A. Rendon: Ball, Ball, Rendon hit by pitch
    • J. Soto: Ball, Robles to third, Rendon to second on passed ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Soto struck out swinging
    • M. Adams: Strike looking, Ball, Adams singled to left, Robles and Rendon scored
    • B. Dozier: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Dozier struck out looking
    • Middle of the 3rd (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • M. Scherzer Pitching:
    • M. Prado: Ball
    • Prado singled to center
    • Br. Anderson: Anderson grounded out to shortstop, Prado to second
    • N. Walker: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Walker struck out swinging
    • St. Castro: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Castro singled to left, Prado scored
    • J. Alfaro: Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Castro stole second, Castro to third on catcher Gomes throwing error, Foul, Strike swinging, Alfaro struck out swinging
    • End of the 3rd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
  • 2ND INNING
    • Jo. Urena Pitching:
    • B. Dozier: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Dozier struck out looking
    • Y. Gomes: Strike looking, Gomes grounded out to third
    • W. Difo: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Difo doubled to deep right center
    • M. Scherzer: Strike looking, Foul, Scherzer grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • M. Scherzer Pitching:
    • M. Rojas: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Rojas singled to right
    • I. Galloway: Galloway reached on fielder's choice to third, Rojas out at second
    • Jo. Urena: Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Ball, Galloway stole second, Ball, Strike looking, Urena struck out looking
    • C. Granderson: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Granderson struck out swinging
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • Jo. Urena Pitching:
    • A. Eaton: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Eaton struck out swinging
    • A. Rendon: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Rendon lined out to shortstop
    • J. Soto: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Soto walked
    • M. Adams: Adams grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • M. Scherzer Pitching:
    • C. Granderson: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Granderson singled to left
    • M. Prado: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Prado struck out swinging
    • Br. Anderson: Foul, Anderson doubled to deep left, Granderson scored
    • N. Walker: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Walker struck out swinging
    • St. Castro: Castro singled to left center, Anderson scored, Castro to second
    • J. Alfaro: Strike looking, Ball, Alfaro flied out to deep center
    • End of the 1st (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)