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Error helps fuel six-run rally in Dodgers' 13-3 loss to Marlins

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Marlins blast three home runs against the Dodgers en route to a 13-3 win

KEY MOMENT: There was no score and one out in the second inning, and the Marlins had the bases loaded for pitcher Anthony DeSclafani, batting for the first time in his major league career. He grounded to second base for what should have been a forceout and might have been an inning-ending double play. But Dee Gordon booted the ball, and the Marlins took advantage with a six-run inning.

AT THE PLATE: Yasiel Puig doubled to extend his hitting streak to 14 games. His on-base percentage is .416, ranking fifth in the National League, just ahead of Joey Votto, the Cincinnati Reds' on-base machine. Carl Crawford hit a two-run home run.

ON THE MOUND: The highlight was catcher Drew Butera, who pitched the ninth inning and retired the Marlins in order. He struck out the final hitter, Marcell Ozuna, on three pitches — at 90, 74 and 94 mph, respectively. Butera, who pitched one inning for the Minnesota Twins, maintained his career earned-run average of 0.00.

PITCHING CHANGE? Paul Maholm, who started for the Dodgers, gave up 10 runs and 11 hits in 3 2/3 innings. His ERA is 5.40. He could lose his spot in the starting rotation to Hyun-Jin Ryu, who is on the disabled list because of shoulder inflammation but could be one simulated game away from returning.

SHORT HOPS: Juan Uribe is expected to start at third base Friday, when the Dodgers next play, according to Manager Don Mattingly. Uribe delivered a pinch-hit double Wednesday in his first appearance since straining his right hamstring last Thursday. ... The Dodgers activated catcher A.J. Ellis and optioned catcher Miguel Olivo to triple-A Albuquerque. Olivo, 35, has enough major league service time to reject the assignment but agreed in advance to accept one. ... A Florida court hearing on Yasiel Puig's motion to throw out a lawsuit against him was postponed until June 24. Miguel Angel Corbado Daudinot seeks $12 million from Puig, claiming that his lengthy prison sentence in Cuba resulted from Puig falsely informing Cuban authorities he was involved in human trafficking. Puig has denied the charges.

UP NEXT: The Dodgers are off Thursday. They open a three-game series at Arizona on Friday, with the Dodgers' right-hander Zack Greinke (6-1, 2.38 ERA) facing the Diamondbacks' left-hander Wade Miley (3-3, 4.82). TV: SportsNet LA; Radio: 570, 1020.

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