ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Kevin Kiermaier hit Pablo Lopez’s first pitch for an inside-the-park house run and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Miami Marlins 4-0 on Tuesday evening.
Harold Ramirez and Ji-Man Choi additionally homered off Lopez, who had given up most effective two house runs in 8 previous begins.
Shane McClanahan (4-2) pitched six innings for the Rays, putting out 9.
Kiermaier hit a line force that heart fielder Jesus Sanchez dove ahead to try to catch. The ball skipped previous Sanchez and rolled to the wall as Kiermaier turned around the bases, scoring when catcher Jacob Stallings could not keep an eye on the relay throw in time.
It was once the 6th homer of the 12 months for Kiermaier, who’s 13 for twenty-four with 3 homers in his closing 5 video games. Ramirez hit his first house run since June 21 with Cleveland. Choi’s two-run shot within the 6th was once his 3rd of the season.
The Marlins’ supreme likelihood to attain off McClanahan got here within the 6th, when Garrett Cooper and Jesus Aguilar led off with singles. After a double play, McClanahan threw a wild pitch that bounced again into truthful territory, inflicting Cooper to switch his thoughts about looking to ranking from 3rd. When McClanahan slipped and fell, on the other hand, Cooper attempted once more to attain, however 3rd baseman Isaac Paredes threw him out.
Lopez (4-2), who got here into the sport with a National League-best 1.57 ERA, gave up 4 runs on 9 hits in seven innings, putting out 8.
Cooper, main off for the primary time in his profession, and Stallings each and every had two of Miami’s 5 hits.
Marlins: OF Jazz Chisolm (tight left hamstring) it will be again within the lineup Wednesday. … Ex-Rays IF Joey Wendle, who has been out two weeks with a sore proper hamstring, has been operating at 100% for a couple of days, in step with supervisor Don Mattingly.
Rays: OF Manuel Margot (strained proper hamstring) it will be activated Wednesday. … IF Yandy Diaz’s shoulder continues to be sore, however supervisor Kevin Cash mentioned Diaz it will be again within the the lineup Wednesday.
RHP Cody Poteet (0-0, 0.78) gets his 2d get started of the season for the Marlins towards RHP Drew Rasmussen (4-1, 2.33). Rasmussen is 4-0 with a 1.01 ERA in his closing 5 begins.