MIAMI – The Cleveland Indians had outscored opponents 50-21 during their eight-game winning streak, so maybe they were due for a drubbing. Rookie Jose Fernandez and the Miami Marlins gave them one.
Fernandez threw eight innings Friday and struck out 14, the most by an NL pitcher this season, to help Miami beat the Indians 10-0, snapping their longest win streak since 2008.
The Indians were outhit 16-3, and their batters struck out a season-high 16 times. Their defense was lousy, too: Shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera committed two errors, and his first-inning miscue led to three unearned runs.
But the biggest problem was Fernandez.
Unfortunately for us, thats as good a start as I think weve seen all year, Cleveland manager Terry Francona said. He had everything, and thankfully hes in the National League.
Fernandez (8-5) set a Marlins record for the most strikeouts in consecutive starts. He had 13 Sunday in a win over Pittsburgh.
GIANTS 4, RAYS 1: In St. Petersburg, Fla., Madison Bumgarner struck out 11 in seven innings and Brandon Crawford hit a two-run homer as San Francisco won its third in a row.
Tampa Bay has lost two in a row, after going 21-5 in July.
DIAMONDBACKS 7, RED SOX 6: In Boston, former Red Soxs right fielder Cody Ross capped his four-hit return to Fenway Park with a tie-breaking homer that lifted Arizona.
METS 4, ROYALS 2, 11 inn.: In New York, Eric Young Jr. homered with two outs in the 11th inning as New York snapped Kansas Citys winning streak at nine.
ORIOLES 11, MARINERS 8: In Baltimore, Chris Davis hit his major league-leading 40th home run and Nate McLouth contributed his first career grand slam lead Baltimore.
DODGERS 6, CUBS 2: In Chicago, Mark Ellis extended his hitting streak to 13 games before both he and manager Don Mattingly were ejected for arguing a called third strike in the fourth inning, and Los Angeles Dodgers matched an 89-year-old club record with its 12th straight road victory.
ROCKIES 4, PIRATES 2: In Pittsburgh, Jhoulys Chacin gave up one run on six hits over eight innings as Colorado snapped a four-game losing streak.
BRAVES 6, PHILLIES 4: In Philadelphia, Brian McCann and Chris Johnson hit consecutive homers in a five-run fifth inning as Atlanta won its eighth straight.
NATIONALS 4, BREWERS 1: In Milwaukee, Bryce Harper hit a home run to lead Washington.