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Marlins defeat Dodgers 13-3

The Marlins avoided a three-game road sweep by blasting the Los Angeles Dodgers 13-3.
By The Sports Network May 15, 2014 at 1:43 AM

Charged with the tough task of filling in for Miami ace Jose Fernandez, Anthony DeSclafani received a heavy dose of support from his teammates.

Ed Lucas, Reed Johnson and Jeff Mathis each homered as the Marlins avoided a three-game road sweep by blasting the Los Angeles Dodgers 13-3.

DeSclafani was summoned from Double-A Jacksonville to make his major league debut in place of Fernandez, who has been advised to undergo Tommy John surgery to repair a torn ligament in his right elbow.

Miami's bats erupted for season-high totals in runs and hits (17), giving DeSclafani (1-0) plenty of breathing room. The 24-year-old right-hander allowed two runs on seven hits, walked one and struck out seven in six innings.

DeSclafani also registered his first big league hit and picked up two RBI.

Giancarlo Stanton extended his career-best hitting streak to 16 games, finishing 3-for-3 with a walk for the Marlins, who snapped a five-game skid.

It was a nightmarish outing for Paul Maholm (1-4). The Dodgers' left-hander surrendered 10 runs -- five earned -- on 11 hits and walked three in 3 2/3 innings.

[SportsNetwork.com]

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