MIAMI (AP) — Kyle Schwarber hit his NL-leading 29th homer, J.T. Realmuto had a homer and a double and the Philadelphia Phillies spoiled the major league debut of touted Miami pitcher Max Meyer, beating the Marlins 10-0 on Saturday.
Didi Gregorius and Rhys Hoskins also went deep for the Phillies, who had not scored more than three runs in their previous seven games. Gregorius finished with four RBIs.
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Philadelphia starter Ranger Suárez pitched five scoreless innings of four-hit ball. Activated from the injured list Saturday, Suárez struck out four in his first outing since June 29. Suárez was sidelined because of a low back strain.
The 23-year-old Meyer, the third overall selection in the 2020 draft, was lifted after Realmuto’s one-out double in the sixth. Meyer allowed five runs, seven hits, walked one and struck out five.
Realmuto, who played with the Marlins from 2014-18, gave Philadelphia a 2-0 lead with his two-run shot in the fourth. He is 5 for 9 since sitting out the Phillies’ two games in Toronto because of Canadian restrictions on unvaccinated travelers.
Hoskins’ leadoff homer and Gregorius’ two-run single in the sixth padded the Phillies’ advantage.
Philadelphia broke it open with a five-run eighth against reliever Cody Poteet. Gregorius hit his first homer, a two-run shot, and Schwarber added a solo blast.
Four Phillies relievers followed Suárez and limited the Marlins to one hit. Miami didn’t have another base runner after Jesús Aguilar’s two-out single in the sixth.
Suárez improved to 3-0 and lowered his ERA to 1.24 in his last nine outings against the Marlins. Five of the appearances were in relief before Suárez became a starter late last season.
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MARTÍNEZ ON THE MOUND
Former major league pitcher Dennis Martínez threw the ceremonial first pitch before the game. Martíinez, who was born in Nicaragua, won 245 games during his 23-year career. The game coincided with the Marlins’ Nicaraguan Heritage promotion.
The Phillies reinstated INF Johan Camargo from the 10-day injured list and optioned RHP Mark Appel and OF Mickey Moniak to Triple-A Lehigh Valley. Camargo entered in the eighth and singled.
Marlins: RHP Jimmy Yacabonis (left groin strain) was placed on the 15-day injured list retroactive to July 13.
RHP Aaron Nora (5-7, 3.35) will start the series finale for the Phillies on Sunday while the Marlins will go with LHP Trevor Rogers (4-8, 5.42).
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