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Bryson Stott's bases-clearing triple keys MLB-best Phillies' 8-3 win over Marlins

2024-05-12 07:59 Last Updated At:08:01

MIAMI (AP) — Bryson Stott hit a tiebreaking, bases-loaded triple in the sixth inning, and the major league-best Philadelphia Phillies beat the Miami Marlins 8-3 on Saturday.

Stott finished with two hits and four RBIs. Catcher J.T. Realmuto had a run-scoring single and threw out two baserunners trying to steal for the Phillies, who have won 13 of 15 to improve to 28-12. Cristian Pache had three hits and an RBI and is 5-for-9 through the first two games of the series.

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Philadelphia Phillies center fielder Johan Rojas is unable to catch a ball hit by Miami Marlins' Jake Burger for a single during the first inning of a baseball game, Saturday, May 11, 2024, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

MIAMI (AP) — Bryson Stott hit a tiebreaking, bases-loaded triple in the sixth inning, and the major league-best Philadelphia Phillies beat the Miami Marlins 8-3 on Saturday.

Miami Marlins second base Otto Lopez, left, tags out Philadelphia Phillies' Alec Bohm (28) after Bohm attempted to stretch out a base hit during the fourth inning of a baseball game, Saturday, May 11, 2024, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Miami Marlins second base Otto Lopez, left, tags out Philadelphia Phillies' Alec Bohm (28) after Bohm attempted to stretch out a base hit during the fourth inning of a baseball game, Saturday, May 11, 2024, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Philadelphia Phillies' Edmundo Sosa breaks his bat as he hits during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Saturday, May 11, 2024, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Philadelphia Phillies' Edmundo Sosa breaks his bat as he hits during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Saturday, May 11, 2024, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Miami Marlins' Jesus Luzardo delivers a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Saturday, May 11, 2024, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Miami Marlins' Jesus Luzardo delivers a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Saturday, May 11, 2024, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Philadelphia Phillies' Taijuan Walker delivers a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Saturday, May 11, 2024, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Philadelphia Phillies' Taijuan Walker delivers a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Saturday, May 11, 2024, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Philadelphia Phillies second base Bryson Stott, left, prepares to tag out Miami Marlins' Jazz Chisholm Jr. after Chisholm attempted to steal second base during the first inning of a baseball game, Saturday, May 11, 2024, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Philadelphia Phillies second base Bryson Stott, left, prepares to tag out Miami Marlins' Jazz Chisholm Jr. after Chisholm attempted to steal second base during the first inning of a baseball game, Saturday, May 11, 2024, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Philadelphia Phillies players celebrate after they beat the Miami Marlins 8-3 in a baseball game, Saturday, May 11, 2024, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Philadelphia Phillies players celebrate after they beat the Miami Marlins 8-3 in a baseball game, Saturday, May 11, 2024, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Bryce Harper, who went 0-for-5, was the only Phillies starter without a hit. Philadelphia finished with 12 knocks.

“The bottom of the lineup has done a great job the last couple of days,” Phillies manager Rob Thomson said. “It’s good to see. We’re getting guys time off and the guys that don’t usually play are performing.”

Pache entered the series hitting .118 and has raised his average to .269.

“I am feeling very comfortable at the plate and appreciative for the club giving me an opportunity to play,” Pache said in Spanish.

Phillies starter Taijuan Walker (3-0) allowed one run in six innings. He gave up eight hits and struck out four.

“I felt my stuff was good. They were swinging it early and got some quick outs,” Walker said. “Our offense has been rolling — one through nine. My job was to go out there and try to put up as many zeros as possible because I knew they were going to put up runs.”

The Marlins dropped to an NL-worst 10-31. They are 1-7 since trading NL batting champion Luis Arraez on May 4.

Philadelphia trailed 1-0 in the sixth before Realmuto’s RBI hit against Marlins starter Jesús Luzardo (0-3). Anthony Maldonado relieved Luzardo and allowed Alec Bohm’s two-out single and walked Nick Castellanos. Stott then hit a hard grounder over the bag at first that rolled to the wall and cleared the bases.

The Phillies broke it open with a four-run eighth. Stott and Pache hit RBI singles and Johan Rojas’ two-run single padded the lead.

“Luzardo was dominant early on but we were able to make adjustments,” Pache said. “Thank God we came out with the win.”

Otto López hit a two-run homer for Miami in the ninth.

Vidal Bruján put the Marlins ahead 1-0 in the fifth when he drove the first pitch from Walker over the wall in right-center for his first homer since Oct. 5, 2022, when he was with Tampa Bay.

Luzardo allowed two runs and four hits while striking out out eight in 5 2/3 innings. He had been sidelined since April 20 because of left elbow tightness.

“They have one of the strongest lineups in the major leagues and my job was to attack early,” Luzardo said. “I felt my body reacted well the entire game. It is something that we can build on for the next start.”

TRAINER’S ROOM

Phillies: DH-OF Kyle Schwarber missed his first game of the season. Schwarber experienced back soreness during Friday’s series opener and was replaced late in the game.

Marlins: INF Tim Anderson (lower back tightness) was a late scratch. ... LHP A.J. Puk (left shoulder fatigue) struck out the three batters he faced in a rehab appearance with Triple-A Jacksonville Friday.

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RHP Zack Wheeler (4-3, 1.64) will start for the Phillies as they seek a three-game sweep on Sunday. LHP Braxton Garrett will make his season debut for the Marlins. Garrett began the season on the injured list because of a left shoulder impingement.

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Philadelphia Phillies center fielder Johan Rojas is unable to catch a ball hit by Miami Marlins' Jake Burger for a single during the first inning of a baseball game, Saturday, May 11, 2024, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Philadelphia Phillies center fielder Johan Rojas is unable to catch a ball hit by Miami Marlins' Jake Burger for a single during the first inning of a baseball game, Saturday, May 11, 2024, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Miami Marlins second base Otto Lopez, left, tags out Philadelphia Phillies' Alec Bohm (28) after Bohm attempted to stretch out a base hit during the fourth inning of a baseball game, Saturday, May 11, 2024, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Miami Marlins second base Otto Lopez, left, tags out Philadelphia Phillies' Alec Bohm (28) after Bohm attempted to stretch out a base hit during the fourth inning of a baseball game, Saturday, May 11, 2024, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Philadelphia Phillies' Edmundo Sosa breaks his bat as he hits during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Saturday, May 11, 2024, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Philadelphia Phillies' Edmundo Sosa breaks his bat as he hits during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Saturday, May 11, 2024, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Miami Marlins' Jesus Luzardo delivers a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Saturday, May 11, 2024, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Miami Marlins' Jesus Luzardo delivers a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Saturday, May 11, 2024, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Philadelphia Phillies' Taijuan Walker delivers a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Saturday, May 11, 2024, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Philadelphia Phillies' Taijuan Walker delivers a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Saturday, May 11, 2024, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Philadelphia Phillies second base Bryson Stott, left, prepares to tag out Miami Marlins' Jazz Chisholm Jr. after Chisholm attempted to steal second base during the first inning of a baseball game, Saturday, May 11, 2024, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Philadelphia Phillies second base Bryson Stott, left, prepares to tag out Miami Marlins' Jazz Chisholm Jr. after Chisholm attempted to steal second base during the first inning of a baseball game, Saturday, May 11, 2024, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Philadelphia Phillies players celebrate after they beat the Miami Marlins 8-3 in a baseball game, Saturday, May 11, 2024, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Philadelphia Phillies players celebrate after they beat the Miami Marlins 8-3 in a baseball game, Saturday, May 11, 2024, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

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Shaqiri scores stunning goal in Switzerland's 1-1 draw with Scotland at Euro 2024

2024-06-20 09:28 Last Updated At:09:30

COLOGNE, Germany (AP) — “Shaq” did it again.

At the age of 32 and having left top-flight European soccer behind to play in MLS, Xherdan Shaqiri is back on the international stage and back scoring again.

His stunning first-half strike secured a 1-1 draw for Switzerland against Scotland at Euro 2024 on Wednesday.

It is the sixth-straight major international tournament in which Shaqiri has scored, dating to the World Cup in 2014.

That’s three World Cups in a row and now three European Championships for the Chicago Fire forward. According to UEFA he is the first player to achieve that feat.

“He proved tonight that he lives and breathes for moments like these,” Switzerland coach Murat Yakin said.

Shaqiri rolled back the years with a first-time curling effort from about 20 meters out at Cologne Stadium.

Scotland led from the 13th minute when Scott McTominay’s shot took a wicked deflection off Fabian Schar to beat Switzerland goalkeeper Yann Sommer.

But Shaqiri pounced on Anthony Ralston’s loose pass in the 26th to even the match with a left-footed shot into the top corner and past Scotland keeper Angus Gunn.

“If that chance falls to any other player in the Swiss team, it’s not a goal,” Scotland manager Steve Clarke said. “You knew when it was rolling towards Shaqiri it was destined for the back of the net. He’s a top, top player, so you don’t give top, top players that kind of chance.”

Shaqiri’s career has seen him play for some of Europe’s most iconic teams, including Bayern Munich, Inter Milan and Liverpool. He joined the Fire two years ago, but in that time has continued to produce for his country on the biggest stage.

“Shaq always gives everything in training,” Switzerland defender Manuel Akanji said. “I don’t know how many other players are able to score that goal.”

The draw leaves Switzerland on four points, second in Group A behind Germany and likely to advance to the round of 16.

Germany became the first nation to advance after a 2-0 win over Hungary earlier in the day.

Scotland’s hopes of making the knockout round depend on its final game against Hungary on Sunday and results elsewhere. No team has failed to advance from the group stage with four points.

Both teams had chances to win the game.

The Swiss should have taken the lead just before the hour mark when Dan Ndoye turned Kieran Tierney on the edge of the box. With just goalkeeper Angus Gunn to beat, Ndoye fired wide of goal.

Grant Hanley then headed against the post from a Scotland free kick and Switzerland’s Zeki Amdouni headed wide at the far post late on.

Scotland has never advanced beyond the group stage of a World Cup or Euros on 11 previous attempts.

But repeated disappointment doesn’t seem to dampen optimism among its fans, who filled Cologne’s square before the game.

Swiss supporters were out in numbers, too, creating a raucous atmosphere in the stadium.

It was certainly a more enjoyable evening for Scotland’s fans than the opening game of the Euros — a 5-1 loss to Germany.

“It was what we expected. It was a good reaction to a disappointing night. We’re still alive in the tournament,” Clarke said.

Goals from Jamal Musiala and İlkay Gündoğan made it two wins from two for host Germany after victory against Hungary and ensured there would be no repeat of its group stage exit from the 2022 World Cup.

Albania substitute Klaus Gjasula scored in the fifth minute of stoppage time to hold World Cup semifinalist Croatia to a 2-2 draw in Group B. Gjasula’s own goal, just four minutes after entering the game in the second half, had looked like handing Croatia the win until his late strike.

James Robson is at https://twitter.com/jamesalanrobson

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Scotland's Scott McTominay celebrates after Switzerland's Fabian Schar scored an own goal during a Group A match between Scotland and Switzerland at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Cologne, Germany, Wednesday, June 19, 2024. (AP Photo/Andreea Alexandru)

Scotland's Scott McTominay celebrates after Switzerland's Fabian Schar scored an own goal during a Group A match between Scotland and Switzerland at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Cologne, Germany, Wednesday, June 19, 2024. (AP Photo/Andreea Alexandru)

Switzerland's Ricardo Rodriguez, right, fouls Scotland's Billy Gilmour during a Group A match between Scotland and Switzerland at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Cologne, Germany, Wednesday, June 19, 2024. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

Switzerland's Ricardo Rodriguez, right, fouls Scotland's Billy Gilmour during a Group A match between Scotland and Switzerland at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Cologne, Germany, Wednesday, June 19, 2024. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

Scotland's Che Adams reacts during a Group A match between Scotland and Switzerland at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Cologne, Germany, Wednesday, June 19, 2024. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

Scotland's Che Adams reacts during a Group A match between Scotland and Switzerland at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Cologne, Germany, Wednesday, June 19, 2024. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

Switzerland's Xherdan Shaqiri, left, celebrates after scoring his side's first goal during a Group A match between Scotland and Switzerland at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Cologne, Germany, Wednesday, June 19, 2024. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

Switzerland's Xherdan Shaqiri, left, celebrates after scoring his side's first goal during a Group A match between Scotland and Switzerland at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Cologne, Germany, Wednesday, June 19, 2024. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

Switzerland's Xherdan Shaqiri and team mates celebrate their side's equalising goal during a Group A match between Scotland and Switzerland at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Cologne, Germany, Wednesday, June 19, 2024. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

Switzerland's Xherdan Shaqiri and team mates celebrate their side's equalising goal during a Group A match between Scotland and Switzerland at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Cologne, Germany, Wednesday, June 19, 2024. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

Scotland's goalkeeper Angus Gunn fails to save a shot by Switzerland's Xherdan Shaqiri during a Group A match between Scotland and Switzerland at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Cologne, Germany, Wednesday, June 19, 2024. (AP Photo/Andreea Alexandru)

Scotland's goalkeeper Angus Gunn fails to save a shot by Switzerland's Xherdan Shaqiri during a Group A match between Scotland and Switzerland at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Cologne, Germany, Wednesday, June 19, 2024. (AP Photo/Andreea Alexandru)

Switzerland's Xherdan Shaqiri scores his side's opening goal during a Group A match between Scotland and Switzerland at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Cologne, Germany, Wednesday, June 19, 2024. (AP Photo/Andreea Alexandru)

Switzerland's Xherdan Shaqiri scores his side's opening goal during a Group A match between Scotland and Switzerland at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Cologne, Germany, Wednesday, June 19, 2024. (AP Photo/Andreea Alexandru)

Switzerland's Xherdan Shaqiri, left, celebrates after scoring his side's opening goal during a Group A match between Scotland and Switzerland at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Cologne, Germany, Wednesday, June 19, 2024. (AP Photo/Andreea Alexandru)

Switzerland's Xherdan Shaqiri, left, celebrates after scoring his side's opening goal during a Group A match between Scotland and Switzerland at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Cologne, Germany, Wednesday, June 19, 2024. (AP Photo/Andreea Alexandru)

Scotland's Scott McTominay celebrates after Switzerland's Fabian Schar scored an own goal during a Group A match between Scotland and Switzerland at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Cologne, Germany, Wednesday, June 19, 2024. (AP Photo/Andreea Alexandru)

Scotland's Scott McTominay celebrates after Switzerland's Fabian Schar scored an own goal during a Group A match between Scotland and Switzerland at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Cologne, Germany, Wednesday, June 19, 2024. (AP Photo/Andreea Alexandru)

Scotland's goalkeeper Angus Gunn is unable to stop a shot for a goal by Switzerland's Xherdan Shaqiri during a Group A match between Scotland and Switzerland at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Cologne, Germany, Wednesday, June 19, 2024. (Peter Klaunzer/Keystone via AP)

Scotland's goalkeeper Angus Gunn is unable to stop a shot for a goal by Switzerland's Xherdan Shaqiri during a Group A match between Scotland and Switzerland at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Cologne, Germany, Wednesday, June 19, 2024. (Peter Klaunzer/Keystone via AP)

Switzerland's Xherdan Shaqiri celebrates after scoring his side's opening goal during a Group A match between Scotland and Switzerland at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Cologne, Germany, Wednesday, June 19, 2024. (AP Photo/Andreea Alexandru)

Switzerland's Xherdan Shaqiri celebrates after scoring his side's opening goal during a Group A match between Scotland and Switzerland at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Cologne, Germany, Wednesday, June 19, 2024. (AP Photo/Andreea Alexandru)

Switzerland's Xherdan Shaqiri celebrates his side's equalising goal during a Group A match between Scotland and Switzerland at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Cologne, Germany, Wednesday, June 19, 2024. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

Switzerland's Xherdan Shaqiri celebrates his side's equalising goal during a Group A match between Scotland and Switzerland at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Cologne, Germany, Wednesday, June 19, 2024. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

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