May 13: Marlins (20-20) 1, Dodgers (22-19) 7
A couple of former Marlins players did the majority of the damage against their old team as Los Angeles’ Josh Beckett and Hanley Ramirez carried the Dodgers to a 7-1 win. Beckett pitched 6.1 innings while Ramirez knocked in a pair of runs.
The game was a pitcher’s duel to start as neither offensive side could get a run across the board after five innings.
In the bottom half of the sixth inning, the Dodgers broke through in a major way against Miami starter Jacob Turner. Following a Dee Gordon double and Yasiel Puig walk, Ramirez doubled home a pair of runs to open the scoring at 2-0.
The Dodgers weren’t satisfied with that as Adrian Gonzalez followed with an RBI double of his own, Matt Kemp singled home a run and Justin Turner contributed a sacrifice fly to finish the sixth with a substantial 5-0 cushion.
Both teams exchanged runs in the seventh before L.A. finished the scoring on a Drew Butera RBI single in the bottom portion of the eighth inning.
On the hill, Beckett had six strikeouts in his strong appearance. On the other side, Turner gave up eight hits, four earned runs and one walk in his 5.1 frames.
Jamey Wright came in to get the final three outs of the game for Dodgers. He allowed just a two-out single to Marcell Ozuna before shutting the door against Derek Dietrich.
Important things to note: Every Dodgers starter in the lineup registered at least one hit, including Beckett’s 1-for-2 night with his single in the third … Beckett received his first win of the year and lowered his ERA to 2.38 … Power-hitting Giancarlo Stanton was the only Marlins hitter to register more than one hit in the game — 2-for-4 — as he raised his batting average to .312 on the season.