MIAMI – Adeiny Hechavarria’s first career walkoff hit and RBI, a three-run home run to center field, lifted the Marlins to a 5-2 victory in front of 25,228 at Marlins Park on Sunday afternoon.
Hechavarria’s home run came after A.J. Ramos blew a save in the top of the ninth inning.
"It’s a big win after the last couple of losses and it’s a big win for the team," Hechavarria said. "It shows we’re fighting hard. We just want to show the fans we are going out there and competing and that we don’t have our heads down low."
Other Marlins notes:
-- Hechavarria has now tied his single-season career high for RBIs (42). There are still 57 games remaining in 2015.
-- Carter Capps was taken out of the game in the eighth inning with right elbow stiffness. The organization has listed him as day-to-day: "It didn’t feel good and I couldn’t get it to loosen back up. It’s nothing serious," Capps said.
From Manager Dan Jennings: "His last two pitches were upper nineties. But once that occurred, there is no way you’re going to leave a guy like that with that special of an arm out there. We made the decision right there to go get him."
-- Jose Fernandez pitched well over six shutout innings. Fernandez was up to 94 pitches through five but asked Jennings to pitch in the sixth: "I felt strong. I felt like my stuff was there. I asked to go back out. I’m blessed to be feeling healthy right now that’s all I could say."
-- A.J. Ramos has allowed eight runs over eight appearances since the All-Star break. Jennings is not concerned and is confident Ramos will bounce back. "He’s the closer. Right now it’s just a little bit of the fastball command. The slider is effective. He made a pitch in a bad location for that particular hitter [Alexi Amarista]."
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