Stanton and Fernandez Handle Dodgers 6-2


Aug 19, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton (27) celebrates with teammates after defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers 6-2 at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

One of the more anticipated match ups of the night turned into somewhat of a blowout in its final innings. The Miami Marlins decidedly beat Los Angeles Dodgers with three runs in 7.1 innings against starter Hyun-Jin Ryu, and three more off of the Dodger bullpen. Jose Fernandez tossed a strong 6.0 innings, allowing two runs on four hits. An Ed Lucas error ensured that Fernandez wasn’t charged with one of the runs.

The Miami lineup put together ten hits on the night, including Giancarlo Stanton’s 15th dinger of the season. The Marlins now move to 4-0 when Jose Fernandez starts and Stanton hits a home run, a stat fans hope to look forward to dominating for seasons to come.

Everyone but Jeff Mathis and Jake Marisnick scored a run, including Jose Fernandez, who scored on a Christian Yelich double in the third inning. Marisnick, on the other hand, saw 13 pitches in four at-bats, and is hitting a lowly .193/.239/.241 on the season.

The bullpen continued to shine for Miami, as an A.J. Ramos, Chad Qualls, and Steve Cishek combo allowed two base runners in three innings.

The Los Angeles Dodgers haven’t lost a series in 18 tries, and Miami hopes to make another step to putting that impressive feat to rest tomorrow when Justin Turner takes the mound. L.A. will send Chris Capuano against the Fish at 7:10 p.m. ET in Miami.