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Capuano, Ramirez carry Dodgers

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MIAMI -- Chris Capuano was well aware he was working on a no-hit bid, thanks to a fan who constantly gave him updates.

Capuano held Miami hitless until the seventh inning and Hanley Ramirez drove in three runs against his former team, leading the Los Angeles Dodgers over the Marlins 5-0 Sunday.

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"I started thinking about it a little bit probably after the fifth, sixth," Capuano said. "I had a nice heckler today when I was in the on-deck circle that kept reminding me. I actually turned to him and said, `Yeah, I know."'

Capuano (11-8) shut down the Marlins until Jose Reyes lined a clean single to center field with one out in the seventh.

"Jose's got a quick bat. I left one over the middle and he smoked it," Capuano said.

Capuano allowed two hits in eight innings, striking out nine. The 33-year-old lefty had lost his last three starts with a 6.75 ERA in that span.

"He's tough and he's tough for a younger club," Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said. "They've got some older guys, but they've got some younger guys that he can really pull the string and rock you back and forth, hard, soft, hard, soft. That's tough for young hitters."

Ramirez, acquired in a trade with the Marlins on July 25, hit a sacrifice fly in the third. He added a two-run single in eighth, giving him 500 career RBI.

"His swing is great and if he just takes his hits, he's going to drive in a ton of runs, but he's going to hit more home runs too," Mattingly said. "Hanley can hit. He sees the ball early. He's a talented cat."

Ramirez went 6 for 13 with five RBI in his first series against his former club. He was booed before each at-bat.

"Only my first at-bat [was emotional]," Ramirez said. "After that everything was back to normal. I was trying to do my job."

The Dodgers took a 1-0 lead into the eighth, and Heath Bell relieved Marlins starter Wade LeBlanc (1-2). After getting one out, Bell allowed four straight hits, including the single by Ramirez and an RBI single by Andre Ethier.

Luis Cruz added an RBI double off Chris Hatcher to push the Dodgers lead to 5-0.

"The game went from a very good game to very bad game in one inning," Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen said.

Capuano allowed a bloop single by Nick Green in the eighth before Jamey Wright came on to pitch a perfect ninth. Capuano threw 69 of 102 pitches for strikes.

"He's got an unbelievable changeup and when he throws that fastball at 88, it looks like 100," said Reyes, who played with Capuano last season with the New York Mets.

LeBlanc pitched a season-high seven innings, allowing one run and six hits.

Notes

  • Matt Treanor was the Dodgers' catcher. His wife, Olympic beach volleyball gold medalist Misty May-Treanor, was at the game.
  • The Marlins optioned C Brett Hayes to Triple-A New Orleans. C Rob Brantly, acquired in a trade with Detroit last month, will have his contract selected from Triple-A New Orleans on Monday.
  • Ethier's .368 batting average (49 for 133) against the Marlins is the highest among active players with at least 125 plate appearances.
  • It was LeBlanc's longest outing since pitching eight innings on April 24, 2011, while with San Diego.
  • The Dodgers begin a four-game series at Pittsburgh on Monday and will send RHP Aaron Harang (7-7, 3.80 ERA) to the mound to face RHP Jeff Karstens (4-2, 3.77).
  • Miami will host Philadelphia for a three-game set, with RHP Josh Johnson (7-8, 3.88) opposing Phillies RHP Kyle Kendrick (4-9, 4.86) in the opener.
 
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Chris Capuano takes a no-hitter into the seventh inning and strikes out nine in the Dodgers'  win over the Marlins. (Getty Images)
Chris Capuano takes a no-hitter into the seventh inning and strikes out nine in the Dodgers' win over the Marlins. (Getty Images)

Players of the Game
Los Angeles

C. Capuano
IP 8.0
H 2
ER 0
BB 3
K 10
Los Angeles

H. Ramirez
AB 4
R 1
H 2
HR 0
RBI 3
 
Los Angeles Dodgers
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Shane Victorino, LF4010100 .260
Mark Ellis, 2B5130000 .262
Matt Kemp, CF5110026 .356
Hanley Ramirez, SS4123012 .253
Andre Ethier, RF4111004 .285
Juan Rivera, 1B4000021 .242
Luis Cruz, 3B4021000 .248
Matt Treanor, C4000022 .186
Chris Capuano, P3110001 .100
   a- Adam Kennedy, PH1010000 .255
    Jamey Wright, P0000000 .000
Totals38512517  
a-singled for Capuano in the 9th
Batting
2B - Matt Kemp (13, Bell), Hanley Ramirez (21, LeBlanc), Luis Cruz (10, Hatcher)
SF - Hanley Ramirez (3)
RBI - Hanley Ramirez 3 (66), Andre Ethier (65), Luis Cruz (19)
2-OUT RBI - Luis Cruz (6)
Team LOB - 8
Fielding
DP - L. Cruz-Ellis-J. Rivera
Los Angeles Dodgers
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Chris Capuano (W,11-8) 82003100 3.11
Jamey Wright 1000010 3.74
Pitches-Strikes - Chris Capuano 102-69, Jamey Wright 14-8
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Chris Capuano 4-8, Jamey Wright 2-0
Batters Faced - Chris Capuano 27, Jamey Wright 3
Miami Marlins
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Gorkys Hernandez, CF4000030 .104
Justin Ruggiano, LF4000020 .339
Jose Reyes, SS3010110 .286
Carlos Lee, 1B3000002 .285
Austin Kearns, RF1000201 .243
Donovan Solano, 2B3000012 .252
Nick Green, 3B3010010 .174
Brett Hayes, C3000021 .202
Wade LeBlanc, P2000000 .200
    Heath Bell, P0000000 .000
    Chris Hatcher, P0000000 .000
   a- Giancarlo Stanton, PH1000011 .285
    Chad Gaudin, P0000000 .000
Totals27020311  
a-struck out for Hatcher in the 8th
Batting
CS - Austin Kearns (1, 2nd base by Capuano/Treanor)
Team LOB - 3
Miami Marlins
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Wade LeBlanc (L,1-2) 7611040 1.45
Heath Bell 0.1444000 6.07
Chris Hatcher 0.2100010 4.70
Chad Gaudin 1100120 4.24
Pitches-Strikes - Wade LeBlanc 102-73, Heath Bell 19-14, Chris Hatcher 13-8, Chad Gaudin 23-13
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Wade LeBlanc 6-11, Chris Hatcher 1-0, Chad Gaudin 1-0
Batters Faced - Wade LeBlanc 27, Heath Bell 5, Chris Hatcher 3, Chad Gaudin 5
Game Information
Attendance - 28388
Game Time - 2:42
Temperature - 81
Umpires - Home - Angel Hernandez, First Base - Ed Hickox, Second Base - Chris Conroy, Third Base - Mark Carlson