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DETROIT (AP) — Jesús Sánchez drove in Bryan De La Cruz with a 10th-inning groundout, securing the Miami Marlins a 1-0 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night.

Both starters, Miami’s Ryan Weathers and Detroit’s Reese Olson, delivered stellar performances, each allowing only three singles over a career-best eight innings. Olson struck out six, while Weathers finished with four strikeouts.

“They were both great,” Marlins manager Skip Schumacher said. “Olson was on his game and we couldn’t get the ball off the ground, and I think Weathers was throwing 80% fastball strikes and keeping everything on the ground.”

Despite his impressive 2.09 ERA, Olson remains winless at 0-4 in eight starts. The Tigers have been shut out three times with him on the mound.

“Our guys have been scoring runs, so I believe in them,” Olson said. “I’m just focusing on throwing strikes.”

In the 10th inning, Josh Bell hit a leadoff single against Alex Lange (0-3), moving De La Cruz to third. Sánchez then hit a grounder to second, resulting in a forceout at second base but allowing De La Cruz to score the game’s only run.

A.J. Puk secured three outs for his first save of the season. Puk had struggled recently, with four losses in five outings and a 9.00 ERA.

“We were going back and forth between Puk and (Declan) Cronin for the 10th,” Schumacher said. “We ended up going with Puk because he’s been in that situation before. He was our closer for a lot of last season.”

This marked the 10th extra-inning shutout victory in franchise history for the Marlins, the previous being a 2-0 win at the New York Mets in 10 innings on July 10, 2022.

Weathers matched a bit of family history; his father, David Weathers, allowed three hits in eight shutout innings for the Marlins against the San Diego Padres on Sept. 6, 1993. David Weathers spent most of his 19-season career as a reliever, only starting 69 games.

“It’s awesome to share that moment with him,” Ryan Weathers said. “He’s the reason I’m here today; he showed me how to pitch. I’m sure I am going to call him tonight and talk about the whole game.”

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Weathers didn’t allow a baserunner until Wenceel Pérez led off the sixth with a grounder through the infield. Javier Báez then grounded into his fourth double play of the season.

“This was a little bit of a throwback game where each starting pitcher was just dealing and going through each other’s lineup,” Tigers manager A.J. Hinch said.

The Tigers put two runners on against Tanner Scott (2-4) in the ninth, including Mark Canha reaching on the game’s only walk, but Riley Greene grounded out to end the inning.

The game was completed in a brisk 129 minutes.

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