Miami Hammers Dodgers, 13-3
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ed Lucas homered for Miami during a six-run second inning in which second baseman Dee Gordon’s fielding error led to five unearned runs, and the Marlins scored another six runs two innings later to rout the Los Angeles Dodgers 13-3 on Wednesday night.
Anthony DeSclafani (1-0) allowed two runs and seven hits over six innings to earn the win in his major league debut.
Reed Johnson had a two-run homer and Jeff Mathis added a three-run shot in support of DeSclafani, a 24-year-old right-hander who was inserted into the rotation after Marlins ace Jose Fernandez was placed on the disabled list on Monday with a torn ligament in his elbow and became another high-profile candidate for Tommy John surgery.
DeSclafani, the Marlins’ minor league pitcher of the year last season, struck out seven and had a single and drove in two runs.