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Trevor Rogers and the Marlins bullpen shut out the Tigers for the second straight day in a 2-0 win

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Posted at 3:50 PM, May 15, 2024
and last updated 2024-05-16 06:09:04-04

DETROIT (AP) — Bryan De La Cruz homered, Trevor Rogers pitched five scoreless innings and the Miami Marlins beat the Detroit Tigers 2-0 on Wednesday afternoon.

Miami (13-32) has won two straight and three of four after a four-game losing streak. They shut out the Tigers on Tuesday and Wednesday to win the three-game series.

Four relievers finished, with Tanner Scott pitching the ninth for his fifth save. Two-out singles by Javier Baez and Carson Kelly put runners on the corners, but Riley Greene struck out.

One day after Ryan Weathers pitched eight shutout innings, Rogers (1-6) held the Tigers scoreless for five innings. He allowed three hits and two walks while striking out six.

Casey Mize (1-2) allowed two runs on two hits in six innings. Detroit (21-22) has lost four straight series and nine of the last 12 games.

Unlike Tuesday, where the teams needed 10 innings to score a run, the Marlins needed only 11 pitches on Wednesday. Jazz Chisholm Jr. led off the game with an infield single and De La Cruz hit his ninth homer over the center-field fence.

Mize and the Detroit bullpen didn't allow another hit until Nick Fortes' single with two out in the eighth, but the Tigers offense couldn't get going.

The Tigers loaded the bases with two out in the third, but Rogers struck out Gio Urshela on three pitches and they didn't get another runner in scoring position.

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Marlins: Off on Thursday before starting a three-game weekend series at home against the New York Mets. Miami LHP Jesus Luzardo (0-3, 5.97) is expected to start Friday.

Tigers: Fly across the county on Thursday before starting a three-game series with the Arizona Diamondbacks. Detroit ace LHP Tarik Skubal (5-0, 2.02) is scheduled to pitch on Friday.

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