Alfaro's 4 RBIs help carry Marlins over Padres 9-3

SAN DIEGO (AP) The Miami Marlins were on their way to dominating the San Diego Padres for a second straight game before a swarm of bees took over the field at Petco Park.

Jorge Alfaro homered, doubled and drove in a career-high four runs for the Marlins, who beat the Padres 9-3 on Sunday in a game delayed 28 minutes after a swarm of bees settled on a microphone on the netting near the home dugout.

The Marlins led 2-0 on Alfaro's second-inning home run before the bees interrupted the game.

''That was the first I've ever seen that, I think,'' said Trevor Richards (3-5), who held San Diego to one hit in five scoreless innings. ''I just went in and sat down for a little bit. They told me it was going to be at least 10 minutes. I kind of just took it as almost like another break for an inning. Sat down for a little bit and then once the guy got there I figured I should throw a little bit. Just treated it like a new inning almost, just only had to get two outs that time.''

Richards struck out eight and walked two and the Marlins won two of three. Miami outscored San Diego 18-6 in the final two games.

Hunter Renfroe homered twice to provide all the Padres' runs.

With the Padres trailing 9-1, they had rookie third baseman Ty France pitch the ninth and he allowed just a single. Austin Hedges, who got the day off from catching, played third.

Padres rookie Josh Naylor was about to bat with two outs in the third when players began scattering because of the bees. Alfaro headed to the dugout and umpire Gerry Davis moved back from the plate.

Eventually all the players left the field. An exterminator in a beekeeping suit climbed a ladder and sprayed the bees. He then used a shop vacuum cleaner to remove the dead bees and the grounds crew tidied up the area.

Naylor flied out to end the inning.

Renfroe said he's ''a nature freak'' and wasn't bothered by the bees.

''Only thing I was wondering is if they were Africanized honey bees or regular honey bees, but other than I was perfectly fine with them,'' he said. ''I've been stung by many a wasp, bees and what have you in Mississippi.''

There were still a few bees buzzing around near the Padres' on-deck circle later in the game.

''They were still kind of flying around and trying to land on us,'' Renfroe said. ''I'm sure we smelled a little good and we had cologne or deodorant on and they smelled that so they wanted to come check us out.''

There was bee delay of 52 minutes on July 2, 2009, against the Houston Astros at the downtown ballpark, which opened in 2004.

''It was good to get on the board early,'' Marlins manager Don Mattingly said. ''Jorge gets us on the board then we just kind of kept tacking on all day. It was just one of those days everything kind of clicked the way we like it.''

Mattingly said he was ''just hoping it's not too long. It's like a little rain delay. You just don't want Trevor sitting there too long. That was the main thing you're worried about, is your pitcher right there.''

Harold Ramirez had three hits and two RBIs, and Brian Anderson had three hits and scored twice.

Alfaro hit a two-run homer with two outs in the second, his ninth, off left-hander Matt Strahm (2-5). He added a two-run double in the fourth.

Garrett Cooper hit a solo homer with two outs in the third, his fourth.

Strahm hit Garrett Cooper with a pitch and allowed Brian Anderson's single before being pulled. Matt Wisler came on and allowed Starlin Castro's sacrifice fly and Harold Ramirez's RBI single.

The Marlins added on in the seventh on Castro's RBI double and Ramirez's run-scoring single.

Strahm allowed seven runs and seven hits in 4 1/3 innings, struck out five and walked none.

Renfroe homered off Wei-Yin Chen with one out in the seventh and added a two-run shot in the ninth off Jeff Brigham. Renfroe has 17.

France, who played at San Diego State, said manager Andy Green told him he would pitch the ninth if the score remained 9-1.

''He just told me I was going in,'' France said. ''I was excited. It was definitely a fun moment. It (stinks) having a position player go in there, but I definitely had a lot of fun with it.''

France made two appearances in Double-A in 2017, going 1-0 with a 0.00 ERA, and three appearances the season before in single-A, throwing three scoreless innings.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Padres: Green said rookie SS Fernando Tatis Jr. will start a rehab assignment Monday at Double-A Amarillo. He's been out since straining his left hamstring on April 28.

UP NEXT

Marlins: RHP Pablo Lopez (3-5, 4.99) is scheduled to start Tuesday night in the opener of a series at Milwaukee, which is due to counter with Chase Anderson (3-0, 3.31).

Padres: LHP Eric Lauer (4-4, 4.45) is scheduled to start the opener of a three-game home series against the Philadelphia Phillies, who are expected to counter with RHP Aaron Nola (6-0, 4.18).

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  • W: T. Richards (3-5)L: M. Strahm (2-5)
  • HR: MIA - J. Alfaro (9), G. Cooper (4), SD - H. Renfroe 2 (17)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
A. Dean LF50000022.151.164.264.428-1.0
J. Garcia P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Brigham P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
G. Cooper RF42111010.256.337.423.7607.5
R. Herrera RF00000000.220.290.341.6310.0
B. Anderson 3B52300000.241.321.358.6795.0
S. Castro 2B41120011.230.268.297.5654.5
H. Ramirez CF-LF51320001.373.417.478.8946.0
M. Prado 1B42200002.241.264.307.5705.0
J. Alfaro C41241001.278.333.475.80811.0
M. Rojas SS40100011.258.316.301.6170.5
T. Richards P20000011.056.150.056.206-0.5
a- C. Granderson PH00000100.186.286.366.6511.0
W. Chen P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- J. Riddle PH-CF10000011.152.176.333.510-0.5
  • a-walked for Richards in the 6th
  • b-struck out for Chen in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
G. Garcia 2B-SS40000021.253.348.384.732-1.0
J. Naylor RF41100011.207.207.379.5861.5
M. Machado SS30000030.251.339.412.751-1.5
T. Wingenter P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
A. Hedges 3B10000011.187.253.343.597-0.5
E. Hosmer 1B30000101.291.340.453.7931.0
H. Renfroe LF32232101.261.309.636.94514.0
W. Myers CF20000012.225.313.427.740-0.5
M. Wisler P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- I. Kinsler PH-2B20000020.190.256.367.623-1.0
T. France 3B-P30000001.228.287.359.6460.0
A. Allen C30100010.217.250.304.5540.5
M. Strahm P10000011.200.200.333.533-0.5
M. Margot CF20000000.231.259.313.5720.0
  • a-struck out for Wisler in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - S. Castro (4), M. Prado (6), J. Alfaro (4)
  • HR - G. Cooper (4), J. Alfaro (9)
  • SF - S. Castro (4)
  • RBI - G. Cooper (13), S. Castro 2 (20), H. Ramirez 2 (10), J. Alfaro 4 (23)
  • 2-Out RBI - G. Cooper (6), H. Ramirez (2), J. Alfaro 2 (9)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. Dean, H. Ramirez, M. Prado, J. Alfaro, T. Richards
BATTING
  • HR - H. Renfroe 2 (17)
  • RBI - H. Renfroe 3 (33)
  • 2-Out RBI - H. Renfroe 2 (13)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Naylor, W. Myers, T. France
FIELDING
  • DP - (Garcia-Kinsler-Hosmer)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
T. Richards (W, 3-5)5.01002803.531.2423.0
W. Chen2.01110218.181.735.0
J. Garcia1.00000005.401.303.0
J. Brigham1.022202113.502.250.0
PITCHERSIP
T. Richards (W, 3-5)5.0
W. Chen2.0
J. Garcia1.0
J. Brigham1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
M. Strahm (L, 2-5)4.17770524.031.16-4.5
M. Wisler2.24221104.241.29-0.5
T. Wingenter1.01000102.411.022.5
T. France1.01000000.001.002.0
PITCHERSIP
M. Strahm (L, 2-5)4.1
M. Wisler2.2
T. Wingenter1.0
T. France1.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - T. Richards 98-69, W. Chen 28-19, J. Garcia 10-7, J. Brigham 18-13
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Richards 1-6, W. Chen 1-3, J. Garcia 2-1
  • Batters Faced - T. Richards 18, W. Chen 7, J. Garcia 3, J. Brigham 5
PITCHING
  • WP - M. Wisler
  • HBP - M. Strahm (5)
  • Pitches-Strikes - M. Strahm 84-58, M. Wisler 56-37, T. Wingenter 14-9, T. France 14-6
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Strahm 3-5, M. Wisler 3-4, T. Wingenter 1-0, T. France 1-2
  • Batters Faced - M. Strahm 21, M. Wisler 13, T. Wingenter 3, T. France 4
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
A. Dean LF50000022.151.164.264.428-1.0
J. Garcia P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Brigham P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
G. Cooper RF42111010.256.337.423.7607.5
R. Herrera RF00000000.220.290.341.6310.0
B. Anderson 3B52300000.241.321.358.6795.0
S. Castro 2B41120011.230.268.297.5654.5
H. Ramirez CF-LF51320001.373.417.478.8946.0
M. Prado 1B42200002.241.264.307.5705.0
J. Alfaro C41241001.278.333.475.80811.0
M. Rojas SS40100011.258.316.301.6170.5
T. Richards P20000011.056.150.056.206-0.5
a- C. Granderson PH00000100.186.286.366.6511.0
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  • a-walked for Richards in the 6th
  • b-struck out for Chen in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
G. Garcia 2B-SS40000021.253.348.384.732-1.0
J. Naylor RF41100011.207.207.379.5861.5
M. Machado SS30000030.251.339.412.751-1.5
T. Wingenter P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
A. Hedges 3B10000011.187.253.343.597-0.5
E. Hosmer 1B30000101.291.340.453.7931.0
H. Renfroe LF32232101.261.309.636.94514.0
W. Myers CF20000012.225.313.427.740-0.5
M. Wisler P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- I. Kinsler PH-2B20000020.190.256.367.623-1.0
T. France 3B-P30000001.228.287.359.6460.0
A. Allen C30100010.217.250.304.5540.5
M. Strahm P10000011.200.200.333.533-0.5
M. Margot CF20000000.231.259.313.5720.0
Total3134322129-----
  • a-struck out for Wisler in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - S. Castro (4), M. Prado (6), J. Alfaro (4)
  • HR - G. Cooper (4), J. Alfaro (9)
  • SF - S. Castro (4)
  • RBI - G. Cooper (13), S. Castro 2 (20), H. Ramirez 2 (10), J. Alfaro 4 (23)
  • 2-Out RBI - G. Cooper (6), H. Ramirez (2), J. Alfaro 2 (9)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. Dean, H. Ramirez, M. Prado, J. Alfaro, T. Richards
BATTING
  • HR - H. Renfroe 2 (17)
  • RBI - H. Renfroe 3 (33)
  • 2-Out RBI - H. Renfroe 2 (13)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Naylor, W. Myers, T. France
FIELDING
  • DP - (Garcia-Kinsler-Hosmer)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
T. Richards (W, 3-5)5.01002803.531.2423.0
W. Chen2.01110218.181.735.0
J. Garcia1.00000005.401.303.0
J. Brigham1.022202113.502.250.0
Total9.04332122---
PITCHERSIP
T. Richards (W, 3-5)5.0
W. Chen2.0
J. Garcia1.0
J. Brigham1.0
Total9.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
M. Strahm (L, 2-5)4.17770524.031.16-4.5
M. Wisler2.24221104.241.29-0.5
T. Wingenter1.01000102.411.022.5
T. France1.01000000.001.002.0
Total9.01399172---
PITCHERSIP
M. Strahm (L, 2-5)4.1
M. Wisler2.2
T. Wingenter1.0
T. France1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - T. Richards 98-69, W. Chen 28-19, J. Garcia 10-7, J. Brigham 18-13
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Richards 1-6, W. Chen 1-3, J. Garcia 2-1
  • Batters Faced - T. Richards 18, W. Chen 7, J. Garcia 3, J. Brigham 5
PITCHING
  • WP - M. Wisler
  • HBP - M. Strahm (5)
  • Pitches-Strikes - M. Strahm 84-58, M. Wisler 56-37, T. Wingenter 14-9, T. France 14-6
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Strahm 3-5, M. Wisler 3-4, T. Wingenter 1-0, T. France 1-2
  • Batters Faced - M. Strahm 21, M. Wisler 13, T. Wingenter 3, T. France 4
  • 9TH INNING
    Renfroe homered to left center, Naylor scored93
  • 7TH INNING
    Renfroe homered to left center91
    Ramirez singled to deep right, Castro scored90
    Castro doubled to deep left, Anderson scored80
  • 5TH INNING
    Ramirez singled to center, Anderson scored70
    Castro hit sacrifice fly to center, Cooper scored60
  • 4TH INNING
    Alfaro doubled to deep right, Ramirez and Prado scored50
  • 3RD INNING
    Cooper homered to center30
  • 2ND INNING
    Alfaro homered to center, Prado scored20
  • 9TH INNING
    • Austin Hedges at third base
    • G. Cooper: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Cooper grounded out to shortstop
    • Br. Anderson: Ball, Strike looking, Anderson singled to right
    • St. Castro: Ball, Ball, Castro popped out to second
    • H. Ramirez: Ball, Ball, Ramirez flied out to shallow right
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Jeff Brigham relieved Jarlin Garcia
    • Rosell Herrera in right field
    • J. Naylor: Strike swinging, Naylor singled to right
    • A. Hedges: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Hedges struck out looking
    • E. Hosmer: Hosmer flied out to left
    • H. Renfroe: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Renfroe homered to left center, Naylor scored
    • I. Kinsler: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Kinsler struck out swinging
    • End of the 9th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Trey Wingenter pitching
    • M. Rojas: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Rojas singled to center
    • JT Riddle hit for Wei-Yin Chen
    • J. Riddle: Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Riddle struck out swinging
    • A. Dean: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Dean grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Rojas out at second
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Jarlin Garcia pitching
    • A. Allen: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Allen grounded out to third
    • M. Margot: Margot flied out to center
    • G. Garcia: Strike looking, Ball, Garcia grounded out to second
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • M. Wisler Pitching:
    • G. Cooper: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Cooper grounded out to shortstop
    • Br. Anderson: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Anderson singled to center
    • St. Castro: Castro doubled to deep left, Anderson scored
    • H. Ramirez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ramirez singled to deep right, Castro scored
    • M. Prado: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Prado lined out to right
    • J. Alfaro: Ball, Foul, Alfaro grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 7th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • W. Chen Pitching:
    • E. Hosmer: Hosmer grounded out to first
    • H. Renfroe: Strike looking, Renfroe homered to left center
    • Ian Kinsler hit for Matt Wisler
    • I. Kinsler: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Kinsler struck out swinging
    • T. France: Ball, Strike swinging, France lined out to center
    • End of the 7th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • M. Wisler Pitching:
    • J. Alfaro: Strike swinging, Foul, Alfaro grounded out to shortstop
    • M. Rojas: Strike looking, Ball, Rojas flied out to center
    • Curtis Granderson hit for Trevor Richards
    • C. Granderson: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Granderson walked
    • A. Dean: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Dean struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Wei-Yin Chen pitching
    • G. Garcia: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Garcia lined out to center
    • J. Naylor: Naylor fouled out to third
    • M. Machado: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Machado struck out swinging
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • M. Strahm Pitching:
    • A. Dean: Ball, Foul, Foul, Dean lined out to left
    • G. Cooper: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Cooper hit by pitch
    • Br. Anderson: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Anderson singled to center, Cooper to third
    • Manuel Margot in center field
    • Matt Wisler pitching
    • St. Castro: Foul, Castro hit sacrifice fly to center, Cooper scored
    • H. Ramirez: Foul, Ball, Anderson to second on wild pitch, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ramirez singled to center, Anderson scored
    • M. Prado: Strike looking, Ball, Prado popped out to second
    • Middle of the 5th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. Richards Pitching:
    • T. France: Strike looking, Foul, France lined out to right
    • A. Allen: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Allen struck out swinging
    • M. Margot: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Margot fouled out to first
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • M. Strahm Pitching:
    • St. Castro: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Castro lined out to shortstop
    • H. Ramirez: Foul, Foul, Foul, Ramirez reached on an infield single to shortstop
    • M. Prado: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Prado doubled to shallow center, Ramirez to third
    • J. Alfaro: Ball, Foul, Foul, Alfaro doubled to deep right, Ramirez and Prado scored
    • M. Rojas: Rojas flied out to right
    • T. Richards: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Richards struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 4th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. Richards Pitching:
    • M. Machado: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Machado struck out swinging
    • E. Hosmer: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Hosmer walked
    • H. Renfroe: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Renfroe lined out to right
    • W. Myers: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Myers grounded out to second
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • M. Strahm Pitching:
    • T. Richards: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Richards grounded out to shortstop
    • A. Dean: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Dean struck out swinging
    • G. Cooper: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Cooper homered to center
    • Br. Anderson: Foul, Anderson fouled out to first
    • Middle of the 3rd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • T. Richards Pitching:
    • A. Allen: Allen reached on bunt single to shortstop
    • M. Strahm: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strahm struck out bunting foul
    • G. Garcia: Strike looking, Foul, Foul tip, Garcia struck out on foul tip
    • J. Naylor: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Naylor lined out to center
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • M. Strahm Pitching:
    • St. Castro: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Castro struck out swinging
    • H. Ramirez: Ball, Ramirez popped out to first
    • M. Prado: Ball, Strike looking, Prado singled to center
    • J. Alfaro: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Alfaro homered to center, Prado scored
    • M. Rojas: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Rojas struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 2nd (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. Richards Pitching:
    • E. Hosmer: Strike looking, Hosmer flied out to center
    • H. Renfroe: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Renfroe walked
    • W. Myers: Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Myers struck out swinging
    • T. France: Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, France flied out to right
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • M. Strahm Pitching:
    • A. Dean: Foul, Dean grounded out to third
    • G. Cooper: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Cooper struck out swinging
    • Br. Anderson: Ball, Strike looking, Anderson grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. Richards Pitching:
    • G. Garcia: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Garcia struck out swinging
    • J. Naylor: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Naylor struck out swinging
    • M. Machado: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Machado struck out swinging
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)