Adam Duvall hit a three-run home run and also threw out a runner at home plate from right field as the Miami Marlins avoided a three-game sweep with a 3-2 victory Sunday over the host Los Angeles Dodgers.
Pablo Lopez gave up two runs over five innings for the Marlins, while the bullpen polished off the victory with four scoreless innings to end a run where Miami lost six of eight games.
Austin Barnes and Mookie Betts drove in runs for the Dodgers, although Betts was thrown out a home plate in the fifth inning by Duvall after he tried to score on a Matt Beaty single. The Dodgers saw their four-game winning streak come to an end.
The Marlins are now 3-4 on a 10-game, three-city road trip that resumes Tuesday at Philadelphia.
Playing without Corey Seager, who went to the injured list after he was hit by a pitch Saturday and came away with a fractured right hand, the Dodgers looked like they might not skip a beat when they took a 2-0 lead in the second inning.
The first Dodgers run of the game came on Barnes double left field to score Sheldon Neuse and two batters later Betts made it 2-0 on an RBI single, also to left.
On a bullpen day, the Dodgers held down the Marlins through the first four innings until rookie right-hander Edwin Uceta took over in the fifth.
In his third career appearance, Uceta saw Lopez reach base on a Neuse error at second base before giving up a single to Jazz Chisholm Jr., who was playing in his first game since April 27 after spending time on the injured list with a hamstring issue.
Uceta (0-2) moved an out away from getting out of the jam before Duvall crushed a ball just inside the left field foul pole for his eighth home run of the season and second of the series.
Lopez (1-3) gave up seven hits with a walk and three strikeouts, while a pair of former Dodgers relievers closed out the victory for the Marlins. Dylan Floro, who received his 2020 World Series ring Friday, pitched a scoreless eighth inning, while Yimi Garcia pitched the ninth for his seventh save in eight chances.
–Field Level Media