Lopez pitches 7 innings, Marlins win 4-3 over Pirates

MIAMI (AP) For the second straight game Pittsburgh jumped on Miami, this time though the Marlins' answered and Pablo Lopez and his teammates were able to lock down the Pirates the rest of the way.

Lopez pitched seven strong innings and allowed three runs to help the Miami Marlins beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-3 on Saturday night.

The Pirates, who have lost eight of nine, built a 3-0 lead in the fourth and the Marlins responded with three in the bottom half.

''Definitely the guys scoring runs was a turning point,'' Lopez said.

Lopez (5-5) gave up seven hits and one walk. He struck out four. He is 2-0 with a 1.80 ERA over his last four starts.

''It kind of looked similar to last night and they were going to start banging him around and he gets out of the inning and then we get the runs back,'' Marlins manager Don Mattingly said. ''Then he was really good after that. I thought Pablo got really aggressive with his fastball. Everything seemed to be clean and he really just beared down after that.''

Garrett Cooper and Harold Ramirez paced the offensive attack with three hits apiece for the Marlins while Starlin Castro knocked in the go-ahead run in the fifth.

''Yesterday they jumped on us early and our at-bats got away from at the end of the game,'' Cooper said. ''We had a meeting today that if we got down just to not give those at-bats away, stick with what we do.''

Sergio Romo pitched around a one-out single in the ninth by getting Melkey Cabrera to bounce into a game-ending double play to earn his 12th save in 13 opportunities.

Cooper is hitting .360 (32 of 89) with six home runs and 18 RBIs over his last 23 games.

''Cooper can just hit,'' Mattingly said. ''He can go the other way, but obviously he's showed he's dangerous too with the long ball. We've always liked the hit tool, he uses the whole field, an inside-out guy.''

Cooper singled and Brian Anderson dropped in a double to right field to begin the fifth off Geoff Hartlieb (0-1). Castro grounded out to third scoring Cooper for a 4-3 lead.

Kevin Newman's base hit started the scoring in the third for the Pirates, who added two runs in the fourth on a base hit by Josh Bell and a double by Corey Dickerson for a 3-0 lead.

The Marlins tied it in the fourth with three runs on a base hit by Harold Ramirez, a throwing error by second baseman Adam Frazier, and a single by Jorge Alfaro.

''You've got to love to be engaged in major league baseball,'' Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said. ''Tonight's game goes to show there is a game to be played and a game to be finished. We give them one extra out in the fourth and it cost us.''

AGRAZAL MAKES MLB DEBUT

Pirates' 24-year old right-hander Dario Agrazal, a native of Panama, made his debut. He pitched four innings and allowed six hits and three runs, two earned, while striking out three.

''I felt very good,'' Agrazal said. ''It is an emotion I will never forget. It is an amazing experience.''

Agrazal's major league debut was broadcasted in his home country of Panama. Before throwing his first pitch, he reflected on his journey.

''I realized my dream,'' he said. ''When I stepped on the mound, I saw many people. At first you feel nerves which is normal. But what's important is I maintained my focus.''

Agrazal allowed two baserunners in the first three innings before running into trouble in the fourth.

''I thought Agrazal pitched well,'' Hurdle said. ''First three were clean, double play helped. The error extended the inning however they synced him up a little bit. They hit four hard hit balls in that inning for singles as well.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Pirates: RHP Trevor Williams (side) is nearing a return. ''Trevor's feeling good and we're intending to start him Wednesday against Detroit,'' Hurdle said. ''Everything has gone well.'' . C Francisco Cervelli (concussion) is scheduled to be re-examined by the neurologist in the next couple of days. . RHP Keone Keta was transferred from the 10-day injured list to the 60-day.

Marlins: LHP Caleb Smith (hip) threw for the first time. ''I know he's excited to be playing catch and get on the field,'' manager Don Mattingly said. ''This is kind of the start of getting him ready. I don't want to put a timetable on it, but hopefully it's something that's not going to be a long time.''. IF Jon Berti (oblique) and OF Peter O'Brien (ribs) are advancing with baseball activities.

UP NEXT

Pirates: RHP Chris Archer (3-6, 5.73 ERA) is looking to bounce back after allowing a career-high five home runs in a 7-5 loss at Atlanta in his last start.

Marlins: RHP Sandy Alcantara (3-6, 3.67) has allowed one earned run in 20 innings over his last three home starts.

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  • W: P. Lopez (5-5)L: G. Hartlieb (0-1)S: S. Romo (12)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
K. Newman SS40110010.313.363.424.7871.5
B. Reynolds RF30100101.364.417.570.9861.0
S. Marte CF41100022.288.326.475.8012.0
J. Bell 1B40210001.323.391.6581.0494.0
C. Moran 3B41000002.269.324.472.7951.0
C. Dickerson LF40210010.257.308.429.7363.5
E. Diaz C31100001.271.310.353.6633.0
a- M. Cabrera PH10000001.326.365.448.8120.0
A. Frazier 2B20000111.262.322.379.7010.5
D. Agrazal P20000003.000.000.000.0000.0
G. Hartlieb P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- G. Polanco PH10000010.242.302.423.725-0.5
F. Liriano P000000001.0001.0001.0002.0000.0
  • a-grounded into a double play for Diaz in the 9th
  • b-struck out for Hartlieb in the 7th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Granderson LF50000026.179.270.352.622-1.0
G. Cooper 1B42300000.310.391.491.8825.0
B. Anderson 3B31100001.245.332.379.7124.0
S. Castro 2B40110013.230.261.305.5661.5
H. Ramirez RF41310011.319.347.407.7556.5
J. Riddle CF30000003.183.234.333.5680.0
a- A. Dean PH10000010.208.215.351.566-0.5
S. Romo P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
J. Alfaro C30110001.271.325.441.7673.0
M. Rojas SS30100101.274.337.327.6652.0
P. Lopez P30000024.200.200.240.440-1.0
N. Anderson P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- R. Herrera PH-CF00000100.204.281.320.6011.0
  • a-struck out for Riddle in the 8th
  • b-walked for N. Anderson in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - S. Marte (14), J. Bell (26), C. Dickerson (3), E. Diaz (8)
  • RBI - K. Newman (19), J. Bell (64), C. Dickerson (7)
  • 2-Out RBI - K. Newman (8)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - B. Reynolds, J. Bell, D. Agrazal 2 (2)
BATTING
  • 2B - B. Anderson (13)
  • RBI - S. Castro (28), H. Ramirez (13), J. Alfaro (27)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - C. Granderson 6 (6), H. Ramirez, J. Riddle, J. Alfaro
BASERUNNING
  • CS - B. Reynolds
BASERUNNING
  • SB - H. Ramirez (2)
FIELDING
  • Outfield Assist - S. Marte (3)
  • DP - (Moran-Frazier-Bell)
  • E - A. Frazier (4)
FIELDING
  • DP - 3 (Alfaro-Castro; Castro-Rojas; Romo-Rojas-Cooper)
  • PB - J. Alfaro (7)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
D. Agrazal4.06320304.501.505.5
G. Hartlieb (L, 0-1)2.03111208.001.89-3.0
F. Liriano2.01001202.141.195.0
PITCHERSIP
D. Agrazal4.0
G. Hartlieb (L, 0-1)2.0
F. Liriano2.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
P. Lopez (W, 5-5)7.07331404.231.1222.0
N. Anderson (H, 3)1.00001204.081.223.0
S. Romo (S, 12)1.01000005.251.429.0
PITCHERSIP
P. Lopez (W, 5-5)7.0
N. Anderson (H, 3)1.0
S. Romo (S, 12)1.0
PITCHING
  • HBP - D. Agrazal, F. Liriano
  • Pitches-Strikes - D. Agrazal 59-43, G. Hartlieb 30-24, F. Liriano 34-23
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Agrazal 6-3, G. Hartlieb 3-0, F. Liriano 1-3
  • Batters Faced - D. Agrazal 19, G. Hartlieb 9, F. Liriano 9
PITCHING
  • WP - P. Lopez (3)
  • IBB - P. Lopez (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - P. Lopez 90-59, N. Anderson 20-13, S. Romo 7-7
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - P. Lopez 12-3, S. Romo 2-0
  • Batters Faced - P. Lopez 27, N. Anderson 4, S. Romo 3
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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K. Newman SS40110010.313.363.424.7871.5
B. Reynolds RF30100101.364.417.570.9861.0
S. Marte CF41100022.288.326.475.8012.0
J. Bell 1B40210001.323.391.6581.0494.0
C. Moran 3B41000002.269.324.472.7951.0
C. Dickerson LF40210010.257.308.429.7363.5
E. Diaz C31100001.271.310.353.6633.0
a- M. Cabrera PH10000001.326.365.448.8120.0
A. Frazier 2B20000111.262.322.379.7010.5
D. Agrazal P20000003.000.000.000.0000.0
G. Hartlieb P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- G. Polanco PH10000010.242.302.423.725-0.5
F. Liriano P000000001.0001.0001.0002.0000.0
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  • a-grounded into a double play for Diaz in the 9th
  • b-struck out for Hartlieb in the 7th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Granderson LF50000026.179.270.352.622-1.0
G. Cooper 1B42300000.310.391.491.8825.0
B. Anderson 3B31100001.245.332.379.7124.0
S. Castro 2B40110013.230.261.305.5661.5
H. Ramirez RF41310011.319.347.407.7556.5
J. Riddle CF30000003.183.234.333.5680.0
a- A. Dean PH10000010.208.215.351.566-0.5
S. Romo P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
J. Alfaro C30110001.271.325.441.7673.0
M. Rojas SS30100101.274.337.327.6652.0
P. Lopez P30000024.200.200.240.440-1.0
N. Anderson P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- R. Herrera PH-CF00000100.204.281.320.6011.0
Total33410302720-----
  • a-struck out for Riddle in the 8th
  • b-walked for N. Anderson in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - S. Marte (14), J. Bell (26), C. Dickerson (3), E. Diaz (8)
  • RBI - K. Newman (19), J. Bell (64), C. Dickerson (7)
  • 2-Out RBI - K. Newman (8)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - B. Reynolds, J. Bell, D. Agrazal 2 (2)
BATTING
  • 2B - B. Anderson (13)
  • RBI - S. Castro (28), H. Ramirez (13), J. Alfaro (27)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - C. Granderson 6 (6), H. Ramirez, J. Riddle, J. Alfaro
BASERUNNING
  • CS - B. Reynolds
BASERUNNING
  • SB - H. Ramirez (2)
FIELDING
  • Outfield Assist - S. Marte (3)
  • DP - (Moran-Frazier-Bell)
  • E - A. Frazier (4)
FIELDING
  • DP - 3 (Alfaro-Castro; Castro-Rojas; Romo-Rojas-Cooper)
  • PB - J. Alfaro (7)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
D. Agrazal4.06320304.501.505.5
G. Hartlieb (L, 0-1)2.03111208.001.89-3.0
F. Liriano2.01001202.141.195.0
Total8.01043270---
PITCHERSIP
D. Agrazal4.0
G. Hartlieb (L, 0-1)2.0
F. Liriano2.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
P. Lopez (W, 5-5)7.07331404.231.1222.0
N. Anderson (H, 3)1.00001204.081.223.0
S. Romo (S, 12)1.01000005.251.429.0
Total9.0833260---
PITCHERSIP
P. Lopez (W, 5-5)7.0
N. Anderson (H, 3)1.0
S. Romo (S, 12)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • HBP - D. Agrazal, F. Liriano
  • Pitches-Strikes - D. Agrazal 59-43, G. Hartlieb 30-24, F. Liriano 34-23
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Agrazal 6-3, G. Hartlieb 3-0, F. Liriano 1-3
  • Batters Faced - D. Agrazal 19, G. Hartlieb 9, F. Liriano 9
PITCHING
  • WP - P. Lopez (3)
  • IBB - P. Lopez (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - P. Lopez 90-59, N. Anderson 20-13, S. Romo 7-7
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - P. Lopez 12-3, S. Romo 2-0
  • Batters Faced - P. Lopez 27, N. Anderson 4, S. Romo 3
  • 5TH INNING
    Castro grounded out to third, Cooper scored34
  • 4TH INNING
    Alfaro singled to right, Ramirez scored, Riddle to second33
    Riddle reached on fielder's choice to second, Anderson scored, Ramirez to third on 2nd baseman Frazier throwing error32
    Ramirez singled to left, Cooper scored, Anderson to second31
    Dickerson doubled to deep center, Moran scored30
    Bell singled to left, Marte scored, Bell to second20
  • 3RD INNING
    Newman reached on an infield single to shortstop, Diaz scored10
  • 9TH INNING
    • Sergio Romo pitching
    • C. Moran: Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Moran grounded out to catcher
    • C. Dickerson: Foul, Dickerson singled to left
    • Melky Cabrera hit for Elias Diaz
    • M. Cabrera: Cabrera grounded into double play pitcher to shortstop to first, Dickerson out at second
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Nick Anderson relieved Pablo Lopez
    • K. Newman: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Newman struck out swinging
    • B. Reynolds: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Reynolds walked
    • S. Marte: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Marte struck out swinging
    • J. Bell: Strike looking, Ball, Bell fouled out to third
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Austin Dean hit for JT Riddle
    • A. Dean: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Dean struck out swinging
    • J. Alfaro: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Alfaro hit by pitch
    • M. Rojas: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Rojas flied out to right
    • Rosell Herrera hit for Nick Anderson
    • R. Herrera: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Herrera walked, Alfaro to second
    • C. Granderson: Foul, Ball, Granderson grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • P. Lopez Pitching:
    • E. Diaz: Strike looking, Ball, Diaz grounded out to third
    • A. Frazier: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Frazier struck out swinging
    • Gregory Polanco hit for Geoff Hartlieb
    • G. Polanco: Ball, Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Polanco struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Francisco Liriano pitching
    • G. Cooper: Cooper flied out to center
    • B. Anderson: Strike looking, Anderson fouled out to right
    • S. Castro: Ball, Castro singled to center
    • H. Ramirez: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ramirez struck out swinging
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • P. Lopez Pitching:
    • J. Bell: Ball, Ball, Bell doubled to deep left
    • C. Moran: Ball, Moran lined into double play second to shortstop, Bell out at second
    • C. Dickerson: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Dickerson struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • G. Hartlieb Pitching:
    • J. Alfaro: Strike looking, Alfaro grounded out to second
    • M. Rojas: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Rojas walked
    • P. Lopez: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Lopez struck out bunting foul
    • C. Granderson: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Granderson struck out swinging
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • P. Lopez Pitching:
    • K. Newman: Foul, Ball, Ball, Newman grounded out to third
    • B. Reynolds: Ball, Ball, Reynolds grounded out to catcher
    • S. Marte: Strike looking, Marte grounded out to pitcher
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Geoff Hartlieb relieved Dario Agrazal
    • G. Cooper: Strike looking, Cooper singled to right
    • B. Anderson: Strike looking, Anderson doubled to right, Cooper to third
    • S. Castro: Ball, Foul, Foul, Castro grounded out to third, Cooper scored
    • H. Ramirez: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ramirez singled to center, Anderson out at home, Ramirez to second
    • J. Riddle: Strike looking, Riddle grounded out to first
    • End of the 5th (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • P. Lopez Pitching:
    • S. Marte: Foul, Strike looking, Marte doubled to deep left
    • J. Bell: Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Bell singled to left, Marte scored, Bell to second
    • C. Moran: Strike looking, Moran reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Bell out at third
    • C. Dickerson: Ball, Moran to second on passed ball, Foul, Dickerson doubled to deep center, Moran scored
    • E. Diaz: Strike looking, Diaz grounded out to shortstop
    • A. Frazier: Frazier intentionally walked
    • D. Agrazal: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Dickerson to third, Frazier to second on wild pitch, Ball, Ball, Agrazal grounded out to first
    • Middle of the 4th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • D. Agrazal Pitching:
    • G. Cooper: Ball, Foul, Cooper singled to right
    • B. Anderson: Ball, Anderson hit by pitch, Cooper to second
    • S. Castro: Strike looking, Foul, Castro flied out to right
    • H. Ramirez: Strike (foul tip), Ramirez singled to left, Cooper scored, Anderson to second
    • J. Riddle: Riddle reached on fielder's choice to second, Anderson scored, Ramirez to third on 2nd baseman Frazier throwing error
    • J. Alfaro: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Alfaro singled to right, Ramirez scored, Riddle to second
    • M. Rojas: Ball, Rojas reached on an infield single to third, Riddle to third, Alfaro to second
    • P. Lopez: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Lopez struck out swinging
    • C. Granderson: Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Granderson struck out swinging
    • End of the 4th (3 Runs, 4 Hits, 1 Error)
  • 3RD INNING
    • P. Lopez Pitching:
    • E. Diaz: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Diaz doubled to left center
    • A. Frazier: Ball, Strike swinging, Frazier grounded out to first, Diaz to third
    • D. Agrazal: Ball, Agrazal grounded out to pitcher
    • K. Newman: Ball, Strike swinging, Newman reached on an infield single to shortstop, Diaz scored
    • B. Reynolds: Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Reynolds reached on fielder's choice to second, Newman out at second
    • Middle of the 3rd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • D. Agrazal Pitching:
    • M. Rojas: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Rojas grounded out to third
    • P. Lopez: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Lopez grounded out to shortstop
    • C. Granderson: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Granderson flied out to center
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • P. Lopez Pitching:
    • J. Bell: Strike swinging, Bell grounded out to second
    • C. Moran: Strike (foul tip), Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Moran grounded out to second
    • C. Dickerson: Ball, Strike looking, Dickerson popped out to first
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • D. Agrazal Pitching:
    • S. Castro: Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Castro struck out looking
    • H. Ramirez: Ramirez singled to right
    • J. Riddle: Pickoff attempt, Riddle flied out to left
    • J. Alfaro: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ramirez stole second, Strike swinging, Alfaro grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • P. Lopez Pitching:
    • K. Newman: Newman popped out to second
    • B. Reynolds: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Reynolds singled to right
    • S. Marte: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul tip, Marte struck out on foul tip, Reynolds caught stealing second, catcher to second
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • D. Agrazal Pitching:
    • C. Granderson: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Granderson grounded out to second
    • G. Cooper: Strike looking, Ball, Cooper singled to right
    • B. Anderson: Strike looking, Ball, Anderson grounded into double play third to second to first, Cooper out at second
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)