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June 20, 2014

Former Oklahoma State hurler loses in MLB debut

MLB capsules: Royals winning streak ends; Swisher hits walk-off grand slam for Indians

MIAMI — Miami Marlins starter Andrew Heaney was good in his major league debut, just not as good as New York Mets counterpart Zack Wheeler.

Heaney, an former standout at Oklahoma State, allowed one run in six innings but was beaten by a first inning home run hit by David Wright in the Marlins' 1-0 loss to the Mets on Thursday night.

Wheeler went the distance and earned his first big league shutout, holding the Marlins to just three hits and facing just one batter over the minimum.

"You don't know how you're going to react when you get out there," Heaney said. "First few innings, I was a little antsy, quick to the plate. I had to calm myself and just trust myself."

Heaney (0-1) gave up four hits and walked one. The 23-year old lefty, the ninth pick in the 2012 draft, struck out three.

"He did a nice job, gave us a chance and kept us in the game," Marlins manager Mike Redmond said. "He gave up one pitch to a really good hitter for a home run, and that was it. He executed his pitches, got his pitch count up high early, but then settled in. All in all it was a good start for him."

Wheeler (3-7) outdueled Heaney in the longest outing of his career.

"He showed you exactly what we've talking about all along — plus stuff. Tremendous, great effort," Mets manager Terry Collins said. "He went after them. It was his night."

MLB capsules

CLEVELAND — Nick Swisher's two-out grand slam off Ernesto Frieri in the 10th inning gave the Cleveland Indians a 5-3 win over the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday.

Swisher had gone 0 for 4 with three strikeouts before he belted a 1-2 pitch into the right-field seats to cap an improbable comeback after Albert Pujols' two-run single put the Angels ahead in the top of the inning.

Pujols' single with two outs gave the Angels a 3-1 lead, but the Indians responded off rookie Cam Bedrosian (0-1). Michael Bourn drew a leadoff walk and took third on Jason Kipnis' one-out double. Carlos Santana walked to load the bases and Frieri replaced Bedrosian. David Murphy flied out before Swisher rallied the Indians.

Kyle Crockett (1-0) retired the final hitter in the 10th for his first major league win.

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