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Fernandez Pitches Marlins Past Padres, 5-0

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Shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria #3 of the Miami Marlins turns a double play against Seth Smith #12 of the San Diego Padres during the third inning at Marlins Park on April 5, 2014 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)

Shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria #3 of the Miami Marlins turns a double play against Seth Smith #12 of the San Diego Padres during the third inning at Marlins Park on April 5, 2014 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)

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MIAMI (AP) — Jose Fernandez struck out eight in 6 2-3 innings while lowering his ERA to 0.71, and the Miami Marlins won again Saturday, beating the punchless San Diego Padres 5-0.

The Marlins improved to 5-1, their best start since 2009. Last year their fifth victory came in their 21st game, and they finished with 100 losses.

Fernandez (2-0) improved his career record at home to 11-0 even though he was at less than his best.

Giancarlo Stanton had two RBIs to increase his season total to 11, one more than teammate Casey McGehee, who began the day leading the NL. Four of the Marlins’ runs scored with two outs.

Andrew Cashner (0-1) allowed only two runs in six innings.

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