Marlins harpoon Dodgers in 6-2 victory
APMIAMI -- Jose Fernandez got the better of Yasiel Puig and led the Miami Marlins over the Los Angeles Dodgers 6-2 Monday night.
August 21, 2013, 12:01 am TWN
Fernandez (9-5) allowed only one earned run in six innings, handing the NL West-leading Dodgers consecutive losses for the first time since June 20-21.
Puig went 0 for 3 against Fernandez in the first matchup between the Cubans, both NL Rookie of the Year contenders.
Giancarlo Stanton hit his 15th homer for Miami.
Hyun-Jin Ryu (12-4), another standout rookie, gave up three runs in 7 1-3 innings and lost for the first time in eight starts.
Cardinals 8, Brewers 5 Matt Carpenter hit an RBI single with two outs in the eighth inning, putting the St. Louis Cardinals ahead during a four-run rally against Milwaukee.
The Cardinals got seven of their 16 hits in the big inning, capped by pinch-hitter David Freese's two-run double. St. Louis won for the ninth time in 11 games.
Carlos Beltran and Jon Jay homered for St. Louis and Yadier Molina had four hits.
Michael Wacha (2-0) got the win. Edward Mujica, unavailable during the weekend because of a tired arm, pitched the ninth for his 32nd save in 34 chances.
Brandon Kintzler (3-1) gave up four runs and six hits while getting just two outs.
Reds 5, Diamondbacks 3 Ryan Ludwick drove in his first run of the season with a double as and the Cincinnati Reds kept up their August surge, beating Arizona for their seventh win in nine games.
Arizona now trails Cincinnati by six games for the final NL wild-card spot.
Bronson Arroyo (12-9) won his third straight start. J.J. Hoover retired the side in the eighth, his 23rd straight scoreless appearance — the longest active streak in majors.
Aroldis Chapman gave up a pair of singles in the ninth while getting his 31st save in 36 chances.
Ludwick got his long-awaited RBI during a three-run fourth inning against Randall Delgado (4-4). Ludwick tore cartilage in his right shoulder while sliding headfirst on opening day.
Phillies 5, Rockies 4 John Mayberry Jr. and Carlos Ruiz each homered to lead Philadelphia past Colorado, giving the Phillies and interim manager Ryne Sandberg two straight wins for the first time since the All-Star break.
Ethan Martin (2-2) tossed two-hit ball and struck out six over 6 1-3 innings for the win. Jonathan Papelbon tossed a scoreless ninth for his first 21st save, and first since July 11.