National League Game Summary - Miami at Philadelphia|
(Saturday, May 4th)
Final Score: Miami 2, Philadelphia 0
Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - Jose Fernandez dazzled Philadelphia
hitters over seven scoreless innings to guide the Miami Marlins to a 2-0 win
over the Phillies on Saturday.
Fernandez (1-2) allowed just one hit and two baserunners during his stint and
retired 17 straight batters before issuing a walk in the seventh inning. The
20-year-old rookie also struck out a career-high nine to earn his first career
win in the majors.
"Jose was great out there. He had command of the strike zone. Their lineup is
a tough lineup to plow through, but he was great," said Marlins manager Mike
Marcell Ozuna and Chris Valaika both clubbed solo homers for the Marlins, who
had dropped three straight entering the contest.
Freddy Galvis provided the lone hit for the Phillies, who were shut out for
the fifth time this season. Cole Hamels (1-4) allowed four hits, including
both homers, while striking out six over eight innings.
"I went out and I was able to accomplish what I wanted to accomplish except
for that part when you get that 'W' by your name," said Hamels.
Ozuna hit a towering homer to left field to open the second inning and Valaika
cracked a one-out shot to left-center in the third to put the Marlins up for
Galvis picked up a one-out single in the first inning after lacing a grounder
to left field, but Fernandez was dominating from there on out. The hard-
throwing righty struck out the next two hitters and navigated his was through
the Phillies lineup until walking Galvis to open the seventh. Fernandez
settled down, though, and struck out the next three hitters to put an
exclamation point on his gem.
Mike Dunn worked a perfect eighth and Steve Cishek worked around a ninth-
inning walk to earn his fourth save of the season.
Ozuna's homer was the first of his career. Over five games since replacing
injured-slugger Giancarlo Stanton, Ozuna is batting .400 (6-for-15) with one
homer, two doubles and two RBI ... Fernandez has struck out 32 batters over
six starts this season ... Chase Utley, Ryan Howard and Delmon Young, the
Phillies 3, 4, and 5 hitters went 0-for-10 with seven strike outs ...
Philadelphia did not have a batter advance past first base.
05/04 22:23:41 ET