Miami, FL, United States (4E Sports) – Rookie Jose Fernandez pitched six innings of two-run ball while Logan Morrison hit a go-ahead RBI double as the Miami Marlins opened a four-game series with the Los Angeles Dodgers with a 6-2 win Monday at Marlins Park.
The 21-year-old Fernandez allowed just one earned run on four hits with three walks and eight strikeouts to improve his record to 9-5 as the Marlins (48-75) notched a second straight win.
Fernandez, who is on an innings limit of about 170, is now at 145 2/3 innings pitched for the season. The 109 pitches he threw are one more than he tossed against the Indians in eight innings on Aug. 2.
Fernandez also outshadowed fellow neophyte Yasiel Puig, who went hitless in five at-bats with two strikeouts.
Giancarlo Stanton smacked his 15th homer and joined Morrison and Donovan Solano with two hits apiece for Miami.
Rookie lefty Hyun-Jin Ryu (12-4) yielded three runs on six hits with two walks and five strikeouts in 7 1/3 frames for the Dodgers (72-52), who suffered a second straight loss after a 10-game winning streak.
Carl Crawford and Juan Uribe drove in a run each for the Dodgers, who went 0-for-8 with runners in scoring position.
Ryu retired the first eight batters he faced, Fernandez got the Marlins’ offense going with a two-out single to center in the third inning. He scored from first on Christian Yelich’s RBI double to left before Solano’s run-scoring single to right gave Miami a two-run lead.
The Marlins let a two-run advantage slip away but regained a 3-2 lead on Morrison’s RBI double, which scored Donovan Solano.
Then, Stanton sparked a three-run eighth with a solo homer off Chris Withrow before Ed Lucas and Adeiny Hechavarria added run-scoring singles to wrap up the victory.