Castillo's 2-run double lifts Marlins past Phillies 5-3

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Wilkin Castillo's perseverance paid off after a decade in the minors trying to return to the major leagues.

Castillo hit a go-ahead two-run double in the seventh inning in his first game back in the majors in 10 years, lifting the Miami Marlins to a 5-3 victory over the struggling Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday.

Castillo hadn't played in the big leagues since June 20, 2009, with the Cincinnati Reds. The 35-year-old catcher suffered a torn labrum in his right shoulder and bounced around the minors before he was called up from Triple-A on Friday.

''It's something indescribable,'' Castillo said. ''It's a lot of effort. Just being out, playing winter ball, Dominican League, Mexican League and minor league for so many years - 10 years - and then just being up here and seeing things happening. I thank God. I thank the Marlins for giving me the opportunity to be here on the major league level.''

The Phillies have lost six in a row and 15 of 21. They've fallen five games behind NL East-leading Atlanta after holding a 3 1/2-game lead before their skid began on May 29.

''We're not playing good baseball, period,'' manager Gabe Kapler said.

Austin Brice (1-0) struck out two in a perfect sixth for the last-place Marlins, who've won three in a row. Wei-Yin Chen tossed 2 1/3 scoreless innings and Jose Quijada retired Cesar Hernandez on an infield popup for the final out with the bases loaded for his first save in his seventh big-league appearance.

Bryce Harper and Rhys Hoskins hit back-to-back homers for the Phillies. JT Riddle hit a solo shot for Miami.

Kapler was ejected for the first time in his managerial career for arguing after Scott Kingery struck out swinging in the fourth. The pitch appeared to hit Kingery. Fans gave Kapler a standing ovation during the argument and after he was tossed. Kapler kicked dirt toward plate umpire Chris Guccione before leaving the field.

Kapler said he was upset because Kingery ''was not on first base.''

First-base umpire Mike Everitt cited Rule 5.09 (6) that says a batter is out if he ''attempts to hit a third strike and the ball touches him.''

''Chris ruled hit by pitch but he came to me for the appeal and I ruled that he offered at the pitch,'' Everitt said.

Phillies starter Vince Velasquez retired 15 of 16 batters, allowing Riddle's homer and striking out five. The right-hander made a strong case to remain in the rotation.

Miami's Elieser Hernandez gave up three runs and four hits in five innings, striking out six.

Down 3-1, the Marlins rallied against Adam Morgan (2-2) in the seventh. Garrett Cooper walked to start the inning and Brian Anderson followed with a single. Starlin Castro's RBI single cut it to 3-2.

After Anderson got caught in a rundown and was tagged out on Cesar Puello's grounder to first, Riddle popped out to shortstop. Edubray Ramos replaced Morgan and Castillo ripped his first pitch off the right-field fence to score both runners, giving Miami a 4-3 lead.

''Once I squatted behind the plate, I don't know if it was nervous but I felt weird,'' Castillo said. ''It was something about my body just being there and seeing the whole scenario, but after we pitched (to) the first batter I started feeling more comfortable for everything in the game.''

Anderson's RBI single off JD Hammer in the eighth extended the lead to 5-3.

After Riddle gave the Marlins a 1-0 lead in the third on his second homer, the Phillies answered in the bottom half. Harper lined his 13th homer out to right and Hoskins drove his 16th into the seats in left-center.

Harper's RBI single to left gave the Phillies a 3-1 lead in the fifth. He was thrown out trying to stretch it into a double.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Marlins: Cooper was back in the lineup for the first time since Wednesday after experiencing left triceps tightness. He hit a single to extend his hitting streak to 13 games.

Phillies: RHP Tommy Hunter is scheduled to make a rehab appearance on Sunday with Class A Clearwater. Hunter has been out since spring training with right forearm strain.

UP NEXT

RHP Enyel De Los Santos (0-0, 6.43 ERA) makes his first start for the Phillies and RHP Jordan Yamamoto (2-0, 0.00) goes for the Marlins on Sunday.

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  • W: A. Brice (1-0)L: A. Morgan (2-2)S: J. Quijada (1)
  • HR: MIA - J. Riddle (4), PHI - B. Harper (13), R. Hoskins (16)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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C. Granderson LF41100001.183.272.356.6283.0
G. Cooper 1B31100110.313.388.493.8812.5
B. Anderson 3B40210000.251.336.401.7383.0
S. Castro 2B41110001.232.263.313.5763.0
C. Puello RF41000012.340.453.5661.0190.5
J. Riddle CF41111012.193.228.375.6035.5
W. Castillo C40120020.250.250.500.7503.0
E. Hernandez P10000010.000.000.000.000-0.5
a- Y. Rivera PH10000000.056.056.056.1110.0
A. Brice P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- H. Ramirez PH10000011.312.340.413.753-0.5
W. Chen P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Quijada P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-grounded out for Hernandez in the 6th
  • b-struck out for Brice in the 7th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
B. Harper RF31221101.246.360.461.8209.0
R. Hoskins 1B31111111.272.399.526.9266.5
J. Bruce LF40000012.232.293.564.857-0.5
J. Realmuto C40000011.261.318.428.746-0.5
J. Segura SS40100020.269.318.433.7511.0
S. Kingery CF40100010.333.373.6381.0120.5
B. Miller 3B10000100.279.354.465.8191.0
a- S. Rodriguez PH-3B20000002.224.321.347.6680.0
V. Velasquez P10000011.200.273.200.473-0.5
b- M. Franco PH10000010.205.275.371.646-0.5
J. Nicasio P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
A. Morgan P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
E. Ramos P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
c- A. Knapp PH10000010.172.314.259.573-0.5
J. Hammer P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Alvarez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
d- R. Quinn PH00000100.125.222.156.3781.0
C. Hernandez 2B41200003.271.328.425.7533.0
  • a-grounded out for Miller in the 7th
  • b-struck out for Velasquez in the 5th
  • c-struck out for Ramos in the 7th
  • d-walked for Alvarez in the 9th
BATTING
  • 2B - C. Granderson (12), W. Castillo
  • HR - J. Riddle (4)
  • RBI - B. Anderson (33), S. Castro (31), J. Riddle (7), W. Castillo 2 (2)
  • 2-Out RBI - W. Castillo 2 (2)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - C. Granderson, S. Castro, H. Ramirez
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Segura (17)
  • HR - B. Harper (13), R. Hoskins (16)
  • RBI - B. Harper 2 (52), R. Hoskins (50)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Bruce, J. Realmuto, V. Velasquez, C. Hernandez 3 (3)
FIELDING
  • Outfield Assist - C. Granderson (2)
  • DP - (Rojas-Cooper)
FIELDING
  • Outfield Assist - J. Bruce (6)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
E. Hernandez5.04332624.341.189.0
A. Brice (W, 1-0)1.00000202.431.2811.0
W. Chen (H, 3)2.13001107.041.532.5
J. Quijada (S, 1)0.20001001.691.696.0
PITCHERSIP
E. Hernandez5.0
A. Brice (W, 1-0)1.0
W. Chen (H, 3)2.1
J. Quijada (S, 1)0.2
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
V. Velasquez5.01110514.401.3815.5
J. Nicasio (H, 4)1.00001104.061.482.5
A. Morgan (L, 2-2) (H, 13)0.22331003.320.84-11.0
E. Ramos (BS, 2)0.11000104.151.54-0.5
J. Hammer1.03110004.151.38-1.0
J. Alvarez1.00000004.101.443.0
PITCHERSIP
V. Velasquez5.0
J. Nicasio (H, 4)1.0
A. Morgan (L, 2-2) (H, 13)0.2
E. Ramos (BS, 2)0.1
J. Hammer1.0
J. Alvarez1.0
PITCHING
  • WP - E. Hernandez
  • Pitches-Strikes - E. Hernandez 80-52, A. Brice 12-8, W. Chen 37-23, J. Quijada 11-5
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - E. Hernandez 4-4, A. Brice 1-0, W. Chen 3-2
  • Batters Faced - E. Hernandez 20, A. Brice 3, W. Chen 10, J. Quijada 3
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - V. Velasquez 57-40, J. Nicasio 17-11, A. Morgan 13-7, E. Ramos 5-4, J. Hammer 13-9, J. Alvarez 6-6
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - V. Velasquez 2-8, J. Nicasio 2-0, A. Morgan 1-1, J. Hammer 2-0, J. Alvarez 2-1
  • Batters Faced - V. Velasquez 16, J. Nicasio 4, A. Morgan 5, E. Ramos 2, J. Hammer 5, J. Alvarez 3
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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M. Rojas SS30000100.271.333.331.6641.0
C. Granderson LF41100001.183.272.356.6283.0
G. Cooper 1B31100110.313.388.493.8812.5
B. Anderson 3B40210000.251.336.401.7383.0
S. Castro 2B41110001.232.263.313.5763.0
C. Puello RF41000012.340.453.5661.0190.5
J. Riddle CF41111012.193.228.375.6035.5
W. Castillo C40120020.250.250.500.7503.0
E. Hernandez P10000010.000.000.000.000-0.5
a- Y. Rivera PH10000000.056.056.056.1110.0
A. Brice P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- H. Ramirez PH10000011.312.340.413.753-0.5
W. Chen P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Quijada P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-grounded out for Hernandez in the 6th
  • b-struck out for Brice in the 7th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
B. Harper RF31221101.246.360.461.8209.0
R. Hoskins 1B31111111.272.399.526.9266.5
J. Bruce LF40000012.232.293.564.857-0.5
J. Realmuto C40000011.261.318.428.746-0.5
J. Segura SS40100020.269.318.433.7511.0
S. Kingery CF40100010.333.373.6381.0120.5
B. Miller 3B10000100.279.354.465.8191.0
a- S. Rodriguez PH-3B20000002.224.321.347.6680.0
V. Velasquez P10000011.200.273.200.473-0.5
b- M. Franco PH10000010.205.275.371.646-0.5
J. Nicasio P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
A. Morgan P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
E. Ramos P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
c- A. Knapp PH10000010.172.314.259.573-0.5
J. Hammer P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Alvarez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
d- R. Quinn PH00000100.125.222.156.3781.0
C. Hernandez 2B41200003.271.328.425.7533.0
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  • a-grounded out for Miller in the 7th
  • b-struck out for Velasquez in the 5th
  • c-struck out for Ramos in the 7th
  • d-walked for Alvarez in the 9th
BATTING
  • 2B - C. Granderson (12), W. Castillo
  • HR - J. Riddle (4)
  • RBI - B. Anderson (33), S. Castro (31), J. Riddle (7), W. Castillo 2 (2)
  • 2-Out RBI - W. Castillo 2 (2)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - C. Granderson, S. Castro, H. Ramirez
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Segura (17)
  • HR - B. Harper (13), R. Hoskins (16)
  • RBI - B. Harper 2 (52), R. Hoskins (50)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Bruce, J. Realmuto, V. Velasquez, C. Hernandez 3 (3)
FIELDING
  • Outfield Assist - C. Granderson (2)
  • DP - (Rojas-Cooper)
FIELDING
  • Outfield Assist - J. Bruce (6)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
E. Hernandez5.04332624.341.189.0
A. Brice (W, 1-0)1.00000202.431.2811.0
W. Chen (H, 3)2.13001107.041.532.5
J. Quijada (S, 1)0.20001001.691.696.0
Total9.0733492---
PITCHERSIP
E. Hernandez5.0
A. Brice (W, 1-0)1.0
W. Chen (H, 3)2.1
J. Quijada (S, 1)0.2
Total9.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
V. Velasquez5.01110514.401.3815.5
J. Nicasio (H, 4)1.00001104.061.482.5
A. Morgan (L, 2-2) (H, 13)0.22331003.320.84-11.0
E. Ramos (BS, 2)0.11000104.151.54-0.5
J. Hammer1.03110004.151.38-1.0
J. Alvarez1.00000004.101.443.0
Total9.0755271---
PITCHERSIP
V. Velasquez5.0
J. Nicasio (H, 4)1.0
A. Morgan (L, 2-2) (H, 13)0.2
E. Ramos (BS, 2)0.1
J. Hammer1.0
J. Alvarez1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • WP - E. Hernandez
  • Pitches-Strikes - E. Hernandez 80-52, A. Brice 12-8, W. Chen 37-23, J. Quijada 11-5
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - E. Hernandez 4-4, A. Brice 1-0, W. Chen 3-2
  • Batters Faced - E. Hernandez 20, A. Brice 3, W. Chen 10, J. Quijada 3
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - V. Velasquez 57-40, J. Nicasio 17-11, A. Morgan 13-7, E. Ramos 5-4, J. Hammer 13-9, J. Alvarez 6-6
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - V. Velasquez 2-8, J. Nicasio 2-0, A. Morgan 1-1, J. Hammer 2-0, J. Alvarez 2-1
  • Batters Faced - V. Velasquez 16, J. Nicasio 4, A. Morgan 5, E. Ramos 2, J. Hammer 5, J. Alvarez 3
  • 8TH INNING
    Anderson singled to left center, Granderson scored, Cooper to second, Anderson out at second53
  • 7TH INNING
    Castillo doubled to deep right, Castro and Puello scored43
    Castro singled to center, Cooper scored, Anderson to third23
  • 5TH INNING
    Harper singled to left, Hernandez scored, Harper out at second13
  • 3RD INNING
    Hoskins homered to center12
    Harper homered to right11
    Riddle homered to right center10
  • 9TH INNING
    • Jose Alvarez relieved JD Hammer
    • C. Puello: Foul, Puello grounded out to third
    • J. Riddle: Strike looking, Strike looking, Riddle grounded out to pitcher
    • W. Castillo: Castillo flied out to left
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • W. Chen Pitching:
    • J. Realmuto: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Realmuto grounded out to shortstop
    • J. Segura: Ball, Ball, Segura doubled to left
    • S. Kingery: Foul, Foul, Ball, Kingery singled to left, Segura to third
    • Jose Quijada relieved Wei-Yin Chen
    • S. Rodriguez: Ball, Rodriguez popped out to second
    • Roman Quinn hit for Jose Alvarez
    • R. Quinn: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Quinn walked, Kingery to second
    • C. Hernandez: Strike looking, Ball, Hernandez popped out to second
    • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • JD Hammer pitching
    • M. Rojas: Strike looking, Ball, Rojas grounded out to shortstop
    • C. Granderson: Granderson doubled to right
    • G. Cooper: Strike looking, Cooper singled to right, Granderson to third
    • B. Anderson: Ball, Anderson singled to left center, Granderson scored, Cooper to second, Anderson out at second
    • S. Castro: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Castro grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 8th (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • W. Chen Pitching:
    • C. Hernandez: Ball, Hernandez singled to left
    • B. Harper: Strike swinging, Foul, Harper grounded into double play shortstop to first, Hernandez out at second
    • R. Hoskins: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Hoskins walked
    • J. Bruce: Strike swinging, Bruce fouled out to third
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Adam Morgan relieved Juan Nicasio
    • G. Cooper: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Cooper walked
    • B. Anderson: Ball, Strike looking, Anderson singled to left, Cooper to second
    • S. Castro: Castro singled to center, Cooper scored, Anderson to third
    • C. Puello: Ball, Puello reached on fielder's choice to first, Anderson out at third, Castro to second
    • J. Riddle: Riddle popped out to shortstop
    • Edubray Ramos relieved Adam Morgan
    • W. Castillo: Castillo doubled to deep right, Castro and Puello scored
    • Harold Ramirez hit for Austin Brice
    • H. Ramirez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ramirez struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 7th (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Wei-Yin Chen pitching
    • S. Kingery: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Kingery popped out to shortstop
    • Sean Rodriguez hit for Brad Miller
    • S. Rodriguez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Rodriguez grounded out to third
    • Andrew Knapp hit for Edubray Ramos
    • A. Knapp: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Knapp struck out swinging
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • Juan Nicasio pitching
    • W. Castillo: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Castillo struck out swinging
    • Yadiel Rivera hit for Elieser Hernandez
    • Y. Rivera: Strike looking, Rivera grounded out to second
    • M. Rojas: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Rojas walked
    • C. Granderson: Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Granderson grounded out to first
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Austin Brice pitching
    • J. Bruce: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Bruce struck out swinging
    • J. Realmuto: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Realmuto struck out swinging
    • J. Segura: Strike swinging, Segura grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • V. Velasquez Pitching:
    • S. Castro: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Castro popped out to first
    • C. Puello: Puello flied out to right
    • J. Riddle: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Riddle struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Maikel Franco hit for Vince Velasquez
    • M. Franco: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Franco struck out swinging
    • C. Hernandez: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Hernandez singled to shallow left
    • B. Harper: Strike looking, Ball, Hernandez to second on wild pitch, Foul, Harper singled to left, Hernandez scored, Harper out at second
    • R. Hoskins: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Hoskins fouled out to first
    • End of the 5th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • V. Velasquez Pitching:
    • C. Granderson: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Granderson flied out to deep center
    • G. Cooper: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Cooper struck out swinging
    • B. Anderson: Ball, Strike looking, Anderson grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • E. Hernandez Pitching:
    • J. Segura: Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Segura struck out swinging
    • S. Kingery: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Kingery struck out swinging
    • B. Miller: Foul, Miller grounded out to first
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • V. Velasquez Pitching:
    • J. Riddle: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Riddle homered to right center
    • W. Castillo: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Castillo struck out swinging
    • E. Hernandez: Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Hernandez struck out looking
    • M. Rojas: Strike looking, Rojas flied out to deep right
    • Middle of the 3rd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • E. Hernandez Pitching:
    • C. Hernandez: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Hernandez flied out to left
    • B. Harper: Strike swinging, Harper homered to right
    • R. Hoskins: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Hoskins homered to center
    • J. Bruce: Ball, Ball, Bruce lined out to center
    • J. Realmuto: Realmuto grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 3rd (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • V. Velasquez Pitching:
    • B. Anderson: Strike looking, Anderson flied out to right
    • S. Castro: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Castro fouled out to catcher
    • C. Puello: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Puello struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • E. Hernandez Pitching:
    • J. Segura: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Segura struck out swinging
    • S. Kingery: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Kingery flied out to center
    • B. Miller: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Miller walked
    • V. Velasquez: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Velasquez struck out swinging
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • V. Velasquez Pitching:
    • M. Rojas: Ball, Rojas fouled out to catcher
    • C. Granderson: Ball, Ball, Granderson fouled out to catcher
    • G. Cooper: Strike looking, Cooper grounded out to pitcher
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • E. Hernandez Pitching:
    • B. Harper: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Harper walked
    • R. Hoskins: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Hoskins struck out swinging
    • J. Bruce: Ball, Ball, Bruce reached on fielder's choice to first, Harper out at second
    • J. Realmuto: Strike looking, Realmuto reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Bruce out at second
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)