Marlins back with big win over Orioles


    STARTER Pablo Lopez tossed five scoreless innings, Francisco Cervelli and Jesus Aguilar homered, and the Miami Marlins returned from an eight-day hiatus with a 4-0 shutout of the host Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday night.

    The game was Miami’s first since July 26 after 18 players tested positive for COVID-19 following a three-game series in Philadelphia to open the season.

    Lopez (1-0) allowed just two hits, didn’t issue a walk and matched his career high with seven strikeouts in his season debut. Relievers James Hoyt, Richard Bleier, Brad Boxberger and Brandon Kintzler tossed an inning each for the Marlins, who fanned a season-high 11.

    Baltimore’s John Means (0-1) pitched 4 2/3 innings and allowed one run on two hits. He struck out four without a walk.

    In other games, it was the Indians 4, Reds 2; Rockies 5, Giants 2; Twins 7, Pirates 3; Rays 5, Red Sox 1; Braves 10, Blue Jays 1; Dodgers 5, Padres 2; Nationals 5, Mets 3; Cubs 5, Royals 4; Astros 8, Diamondbacks 2; Angels 5, Mariners 3; White Sox 3, Brewers 2; Athletics 5, Rangers 1.— Field Level Media