Jose Urena nearly threw a complete game for the Miami Marlins in their 3-0 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday.
Miami has not had a complete game since June 3, 2014 when Henderson Alvarez went all nine innings. With 409 games in a row after this one, Miami holds the Major League Baseball record for most consecutive contests without a complete game.
Urena allowed only four hits in his 8.2 innings. The right-hander struck out four and walked none. Urena now has a 4-6 record with a 4.91 E.R.A this season. After the Dodgers picked up a hit, manager Don Mattingly brought in A.J. Ramos to finish the game. Ramos earned his 34th save of the season in the win.
The victory gave Miami a series win over Los Angeles, a day after it was almost perfect gamed. In this one, the Marlins had their own perfect game going until two outs in the fifth inning.
Miami used ten singles to put their three runs on the board. Even without the benefit of an extra-base hit, the Marlins were able to produce a few runs. Martin Prado and Christian Yelich had two hits each. Yelich also knocked in his 88th run of the season.
With runners in scoring position, Miami was 2-6 with six men on base. Adeiny Hechvarria struggled the most with run-scoring opportunities. Miami's shortshop left five on base himself in an 0-3 day.
The Marlins will begin a series in Atlanta on Monday. Andrew Cashner will be on the mound against the Braves.