The Miami Marlins received a big start from Jose Fernandez and beat the Kansas City Royals 3-0 on Wednesday.
Fernandez had lost three straight starts heading into this one. The right-hander made sure that wouldn't extend to four with his seven solid innings. Fernandez struck out nine and allowed no runs on six hits. With the win, Fernandez is now 13-7 with a 2.91 E.R.A this season.
Not only did Fernandez pitch well, but he produced with his bat as well. Miami's ace was 2-2 with a run scored.
The game was tied 0-0 when it headed into the sixth inning. That's when Miami put up three runs courtesy of Christian Yelich and Marcell Ozuna. Yelich's two-run single gave him 74 runs batted in this year. Ozuna would then add 65th RBI this season.
A day after failing with runners in scoring position multiple times, Miami did a better job in the win. The Marlins were 2-5 with runners in scoring position and elft a total of five men on base.
A.J. Ramos worked the eighth inning as he remained the set-up man for a second straight outing. Fernando Rodney pitched the ninth for his 25th save of the season.
The Marlins will turn to Tom Koehler on Thursday as they look for a series win over Kansas City.