The Miami Marlins ended their five game losing streak with a solid 13-3 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday.
Anthony DeSclafani, who was making his major league debut, went six strong innings to earn his first career win. The prospect was pitching in what used to be Jose Fernandez's rotation spot and he did as well as anyone could expect.
DeSclafani struck out seven, walked one and allowed two earned runs in the quality start. One run came in the fifth and another in the sixth when it is possible that he was running out of steam. DeSclafani was acquired in the blockbuster 2012 trade with the Toronto Blue Jays along with Jeff Mathis, Adeiny Hechavarria, Henderson Alvarez, Jake Marisnick and Justin Nicolino.
After DeSclafani exited, the Marlins brought in another new addition with Randy Wolf taking the mound. Wolf was signed earlier in the day and is expected to join the rotation next week. Needing to get his work in, the veteran pitched the last three innings of this one. In those innings, Wolf allowed one run on three hits and was credited with a save. It was the first save of his long career as only nine of his 377 appearances have come out of the bullpen.
The offense put on a show as if the game was being played in Marlins Park, where it has thrived this season. Miami had 17 hits and hit three home runs, all from names that don't often populate that section of the box score. Ed Lucas hit his first of the year before Reed Johnson added his second of the series as well as the season. Lastly, Jeff Mathis tagged his second of the year, and it was of the three-run variety.
Giancarlo Stanton did not hit one out but he was 3-3 with his 12th double of the year and extended his hitting streak to 16 games. Every starter including DeSclafani had at least one hit for Miami and seven of the nine starters had multi-hit days.
On Thursday, the Marlins will send Nathan Eovaldi to the mound to take on the San Francisco Giants.