A three-run, seventh-inning rally boosted the Marlins, who won
their fifth in a row.
Dee Gordon's RBI single to left initiated the comeback, plating
Realmuto to knot the score at 2 with two outs in the seventh. That
chased Dodgers starter Kenta Maeda, who wound up charged with a
season-high four runs on seven hits with five strikeouts and one
walk in 6 2/3 innings.
Maeda (3-1) allowed just one run in his previous four starts
covering 25 1/3 innings.
Pedro Baez relieved Maeda, and he served up a run-scoring single to
Martin Prado for a 3-2 Miami edge. A balk by Baez scored Gordon to
put the Marlins up by two.
In the bottom of the seventh, Los Angeles pinch hitter Justin Turner
got a leadoff base hit and Chase Utley was hit by a pitch from
reliever Kyle Barraclough with one out. After Corey Seager struck
out, Adrian Gonzalez hit a grounder to second baseman Gordon, who
booted it for an error. However, first baseman Justin Bour threw out
Utley, who was heading for third before retreating to second, to end
Stanton led off the eighth with his seventh home run of the season
and his 13th career dinger against the Dodgers, depositing a shot to
right-center to push the margin to 5-2.
Miami's Jose Fernandez (2-2) struck out eight and walked three,
allowing two runs on five hits in six innings. Closer A.J. Ramos
surrendered a run and two hits in the ninth before recording his
sixth save in as many opportunities.
Prado collected three hits for Miami (10-11), and Realmuto had two.
Seager and Turner both had two hits for Los Angeles (12-11).
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In the first, Utley led off with a single and Yasmani Grandal lined
an one-out RBI double off the wall in center for a 1-0 Dodgers lead.
Yasiel Puig followed by blooping an infield single just past the
mound that Gordon was unable to reach. That brought home Seager for
a 2-0 advantage.
Realmuto hammered a Maeda fastball for a solo homer to right-center
to cut the deficit in half with two outs in the second. It was
Realmuto's second home run of the season.
NOTES: Both clubs have fared better on the road so far than at home.
The Marlins own an 8-4 road record; they are 2-7 at home. The
Dodgers are 4-6 at home, 8-5 at visiting ballparks. ... Miami LF
Christian Yelich, a Southern California native, has recorded a hit
in 11 of the team's 12 road games. He went 1-for-4 on Thursday. ...
Marlins LHP Adam Conley (0-1, 5.12 ERA) will face Brewers RHP Zach
Davis (0-2, 9.72 ERA) as Miami visits Milwaukee on Friday to open a
three-game series. At Dodger Stadium on Friday, San Diego Padres RHP
Cesar Vargas (0-0, 1.80 ERA) clashes with Dodgers LHP Alex Wood
(1-2, 6.00 ERA) to kick off a three-game set.
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