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Marlins slip past Dodgers, 5-4

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Jeff Baker's two-out double in the ninth lifts the Miami Marlins to victory over Dodgers

KEY MOMENT: After watching the Dodgers rally to tie the score in the ninth inning, the Marlins came back in their half of the inning to win it on Jeff Baker's two-out double just over the glove of Yasiel Puig in the right-field corner. The inning started with a single by Adeiny Hechavarria, who advanced to second base on a sacrifice and to third on a groundout before Baker gave the Marlins their second walk-off victory this season.

AT THE PLATE: Puig singled and scored, extending his hitting streak to six games. Dee Gordon also had a hit and scored a run and has hit safely in 10 of his 11 last games. The Marlins had three home runs, two by Giancarlo Stanton, who leads the majors with 36 runs batted in.

ON THE MOUND: Jose Fernandez, who hasn't lost a home game in his big league career, pitched well enough to win, giving up two earned runs and striking out 10 in seven innings. The Dodgers also got a solid effort from their starter, Stephen Fife, who pitched into the seventh inning. But with a thin bullpen the Dodgers tried to get two innings from Jamey Wright and he fell one pitch — the last one to Baker — short of getting it done.

MEDICAL REPORT: Puig was shaken up when he crashed into a padded support pole in the right-field fence. He was examined by a doctor and the Dodgers said a concussion test was negative. He is officially listed as day to day.

UPON FURTHER REVIEW: The Marlins won an appeal of a call at second base in the ninth inning, costing the Dodgers an out and possibly a run. With runners at first base and second base and one out, Hanley Ramirez hit a grounder up the middle that appeared headed for center field. Hechavarria made a diving stop to prevent a run and flipped to second base ahead of a sliding Puig. Umpire Dale Scott called Puig safe but the Marlins challenged and got the call overturned, the sixth consecutive appeal the Marlins have won this season.

UP NEXT: Zack Greinke (5-0, 2.04 ERA) has put together some impressive streaks in his big league career; it's hard to win a Cy Young Award without that. But the right-hander is on a run now that no pitcher has matched in the last century. Including the playoffs, Greinke has pitched at least five innings and given up no more than two runs in his last 21 starts. It has helped him get off to a 5-0 start for the second time in his career and his ERA was ninth-best in the National League before Sunday. He'll be opposed Monday by All-Star right-hander Jordan Zimmermann (2-1, 3.27), who led the league with 19 victories last season. On the air: TV: SportsNet LA; Radio: 570, 1020.

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