Phillies rough up Jose Fernandez, beat Marlins 6-3

Philadelphia Phillies' Jimmy Rollins heads to third base hitting triple during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Friday, April 11, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Tom Mihalek)
April 11, 2014 8:02:51 PM PDT
Marlon Byrd drove in two runs and the Philadelphia Phillies knocked around Jose Fernandez in one of his worst major league starts, beating the Miami Marlins 6-3 Friday night to snap a four-game skid.

Phillies starter A.J. Burnett left in the fourth inning because of a sore groin, but Philadelphia chased Fernandez (2-1) with three runs in the fifth en route to its first home win of the season.

Fernandez, last season's NL Rookie of the Year, was tagged for eight hits and a career-worst six earned runs in four-plus innings. The right-hander walked four, matching a career high, and struck out six. He gave up only one run over 18 innings in three appearances against Philadelphia last season.


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