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Jose Fernandez

Jose Fernandez struck out 13 and allowed just one run in seven innings to help Miami win the series finale Sunday, 6-1. This was Fernandez’s 10th victory of the year. The Marlins took three of four games from the injury-depleted Cubs. The Marlins are now six games above .500 for the first time since June 2012.

The Cubs were outscored 23-14 in the four game series by the Marlins.

“They’re a banged-up club, but we played well,” manager Don Mattingly said. “I don’t think this in our minds is a need to prove anything; I think our guys already believe we can play with anybody. These guys believe in themselves that we can be a club that can contend.”

The Cubs still possess the best record in baseball even after going 1-6 for this week.

Jose Fernandez (10-3) improved his career record to 24-1 with a 1.48 ERA. The right-hander has been pretty good everywhere else, too.

This year Jose Fernandez has a 2.28 ERA and 138 strikeouts.

 The turning point in this game was when Giancarlo Stanton doubled and scored the go-ahead run in the sixth inning. Martin Prado would seal the win when he hit a three-run double in the ninth.

After pitching out of many jams, Jason Hammel (7-4) only allowed two runs in six innings, but the Cubs lost his fourth start in a row as they once again couldn’t provide run support.

 “Jose looked early on like he was a little bit of a mission to show that club over there what kind of pitcher he was,” Mattingly said. “He had a really good fastball today. He was able to beat a lot of guys with that, which sets up his other pitches.”

Jose Fernandez brought the heat in the fifth inning. He struck out the side with a top speed of 101 mph on the radar gun.

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