National League Game Capsules

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Miami, FL (Sports Network) - Jose Fernandez was dealing, as he struck out a career-high 13 batters to help the Miami Marlins edge the Pittsburgh Pirates, 3-2, in the rubber match of a three-game series. Fernandez (7-5) threw a 97- pitch gem, allowing just two runs on five hits without a walk over eight stellar innings. The 13 strikeouts set a new Marlins rookie record. Giancarlo Stanton continued his recent offensive surge, going 2-for-3 with a solo homer that put Miami ahead in the sixth. Ed Lucas and Donovan Solano each added an RBI for the Marlins, winners in three of their last four contests. Gerrit Cole (6-3) had an impressive outing himself but just caught fellow rookie Fernandez on the wrong day. He yielded three runs on four hits and two walks while fanning eight in seven frames. Russell Martin and Clint Barmes each drove in a run for the Pirates, who ended their 10-game road trip with a .500 record.

Final Score: Detroit 12, Philadelphia 4

Detroit, MI (Sports Network) - Jhonny Peralta crushed a grand slam to cap an eight-run sixth inning that propelled the Detroit Tigers to a 12-4 win and a three-game interleague sweep of the spiraling Philadelphia Phillies at Comerica Park. The AL Central-leading Tigers plated 12 unanswered runs without slugger Miguel Cabrera, who was ejected along with manager Jim Leyland in the third inning. Peralta's home run was just one of two hits in an absolute ugly frame for Philadelphia during which the club committed three errors. After opening this nine-game road trip with a win against the New York Mets, the Phillies dropped eight in a row to fall a season-worst seven games under .500 (49-56).

Final Score: Washington 14, New York 1

Washington, DC (Sports Network) - Wilson Ramos had a grand slam and five RBI and the Washington Nationals recorded 18 hits en route to a 14-1 rout against the New York Mets in the finale of a four-game series at Nationals Park. Denard Span had a two-run home run and three RBI while Bryce Harper and Ian Desmond drove in two runs apiece for the Nationals, who took three straight games from the Nats after being shut out in the series opener. Taylor Jordan (1-3) gave up one run on five hits while fanning seven and walking one over six innings to pick up his first major league win. Marlon Byrd drove in the lone run for the Mets. Starter Carlos Torres (1-2) lasted just three innings, surrendering eight runs on nine hits and a walk.

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