Fernandez pitches 7 innings in 3-1 win over Reds

MIAMI (AP) — Jose Fernandez allowed an unearned run in seven innings to help the Miami Marlins to a 3-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Friday night to begin the final series before the All-Star break.

Christian Yelich homered and drove in two runs and Derek Dietrich also knocked in a run for the Marlins, who returned home after a 3-6 road trip.

Fernandez (11-4) struck out eight and did not walk a batter while allowing six hits. The Reds scored the unearned run with two errors committed by Marlins’ outfielders.

Miami’s All-Star relievers both pitched one inning, Fernando Rodney in the eighth and A.J.Ramos in the ninth for his 26th save in 27 chances.

The game took only 2 hours and 16 minutes.

The win assured the Marlins of a winning record in the first half for the first time since 2009 when they went 46-44 before the break.

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