The Miami Marlins defeated the Minnesota Twins 5-2 on Wednesday afternoon at LoanDepot Park. The Marlins got a strong performance from starting pitchers Pablo Lopez and Jesus Luzardo, who both pitched six innings and allowed two runs. Avisaíl García homered for the Marlins, while Jorge Soler added a two-run homer.
Lopez (1-0) allowed two runs on six hits and one walk while striking out five. He threw 99 pitches, 63 for strikes.
Luzardo (0-1) allowed two runs on six hits and one walk while striking out six. He threw 104 pitches, 61 for strikes.
The Marlins took a 1-0 lead in the first inning on a solo homer by García. The Twins tied the game in the second inning on an RBI single by Jorge Polanco.
The Marlins took a 3-2 lead in the sixth inning on a two-run homer by Soler. The Marlins added an insurance run in the seventh inning on an RBI single by Garrett Cooper.
The Twins had their chances to score, but they were unable to get the big hit. They stranded 10 runners on base, including six in scoring position.
The Marlins improved to 2-1 on the season, while the Twins fell to 1-2.
Here are some additional details from the game:
- The Marlins’ win was their first of the season.
- Lopez’s six innings pitched were the most he has pitched in a game since he pitched seven innings against the Arizona Diamondbacks on September 25, 2021.
- Luzardo’s six innings pitched were the most he has pitched in a game since he pitched six innings against the Detroit Tigers on August 15, 2021.
- García’s homer was his first of the season.
- Soler’s homer was his second of the season.
- The Marlins’ bullpen pitched 3 2/3 scoreless innings.
- The Twins’ bullpen allowed three runs in 2 2/3 innings.
- The Marlins’ offense had 10 hits.
- The Twins’ offense had eight hits.
- The Marlins’ defense had no errors.
- The Twins’ defense had one error.
The Marlins will next play the Mets on Thursday afternoon at Citi Field. The game is scheduled to start at 1:10 p.m. ET.