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Miami 3, Detroit 2
When: 7:10 PM ET, Friday, September 27, 2013
Where: Marlins Ballpark, Miami, Florida
Temperature: 84°
Umpires: Home - Tom Hallion, 1B - Lance Barksdale, 2B - Ron Kulpa, 3B - Chris Guccione
Attendance: 26992

Marlins 3, Tigers 2: Giancarlo Stanton hit a three-run double in the third inning to power host Miami in the opener of a three-game series.

Tom Koehler (5-10) allowed two runs on five hits over 5 1/3 innings and two relievers bridged the gap to Steve Cishek, who worked a scoreless ninth for his 34th save. Cishek has converted 29 consecutive save opportunities.

Jose Alvarez (1-5) was charged with three runs in 2 2/3 innings for the Tigers, who will be the No. 3 seed in the American League playoffs. Miguel Cabrera went 2-for-3 in his return to Miami before being lifted for a pinch runner, and the former Marlins star received a standing ovation before his first at-bat.

The Marlins loaded the bases in the third to chase Alvarez, and Stanton greeted Rick Porcello with a double down the left-field line to clear the bases.

Austin Jackson singled home a run in the fifth to get the Tigers on the board, and Jhonny Peralta - playing left field in his return from a 50-game suspension related to performance-enhancing drugs - added an RBI double in the sixth.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The Marlins on Friday fired president of baseball operations Larry Beinfest and special assistant Jim Fleming. Beinfest had headed the personnel department since 2002. … Peralta played left field for the first time in his career and Porcello made his second career relief appearance, both in preparation for new roles in the postseason. … The Marlins won for the first time this season with the roof open at Marlins Park, improving to 1-13.

Top Game Performances
Starting Pitchers
Detroit   Miami
Jose Alvarez Player Tom Koehler
Loss W/L Win
2.2 IP 5.1
3 Strikeouts 3
2 Hits 5
10.12 ERA 3.38
Detroit   Miami
Alex Avila Player Logan Morrison
2 Hits 1
0 RBI 0
0 HR 0
2 TB 1
.667 Avg .500
Team Stats Summary
Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Detroit 7 0 8 .219 19 6 2 3 0 0
Miami 6 0 7 .214 10 7 3 3 1 0