Fantasy Football 2014:

Marlins 2, Phillies 0

The SportsXchange

PHILADELPHIA -- Rookie right-hander Jose Fernandez combined with two relievers on a one-hitter to earn his first major-league victory Saturday night as the Miami Marlins beat the Philadelphia Phillies 2-0.

The 20-year-old Fernandez (1-2) allowed only a first-inning single to Freddy Galvis in seven innings. Using a fastball that reached speeds as high as 98 mph and a sharp breaking ball, he retired 17 straight hitters between Galvis' one-out hit in the first and a walk to Galvis leading off the seventh.

Fernandez struck out a career-high nine and walked one while throwing 82 pitches, 57 for strikes. Mike Dunn worked a perfect eighth, and Steve Cishek pitched around a one-out walk in the ninth to earn his fourth save.

Cole Hamels (1-4) was the hard-luck loser, allowing four hits in eight innings -- two of those solo homers by Marcell Ozuna and Chris Valaika. Hamels retired the last 13 hitters he faced.

Hamels, who struck out six and did not issue a walk, has pitched at least six innings in each of his last five starts, and he has not allowed more than three runs in any of them. But he has one victory, two losses and two no-decisions over that span, as the Phillies have managed to score just nine runs for him.

Ozuna and Valaika hit solo homers in the second and third, giving Miami a 2-0 lead. Valaika started at second base in place of Donovan Solano, who was a late scratch with tightness in his left side.

The home run by Ozuna, an outfielder playing in just his fifth game, was his first in the majors. It was the second for Valaika, who was playing in his 52nd major-league game over three years.

NOTES: MLB TV analyst Mitch Williams, a former Phillies closer, criticized Phillies pitching coach Rich Dubee's performance, but manager Charlie Manuel said Dubee is "a huge part of what we do here. I'll stand behind him thick or thin, or until I die." ... Freddy Galvis made his second start of the season at third base in place of Michael Young. ... Marlins reliever Ryan Webb pitched two scoreless innings Friday and has allowed just two earned runs in 15 1/3 innings over 11 appearances at Citizens Bank Park.

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League type:
Free Yahoo League
League size:
10 players
Draft time:
Aug 27 9:00 am
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