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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.
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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.
"The game went from a very good game to very bad game in one inning," Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen said.
"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.
|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 Dodgers|
|Shane Victorino, LF||4||0||1||0||1||0||0||.260|
|Mark Ellis, 2B||5||1||3||0||0||0||0||.262|
|Matt Kemp, CF||5||1||1||0||0||2||6||.356|
|Hanley Ramirez, SS||4||1||2||3||0||1||2||.253|
|Andre Ethier, RF||4||1||1||1||0||0||4||.285|
|Juan Rivera, 1B||4||0||0||0||0||2||1||.242|
|Luis Cruz, 3B||4||0||2||1||0||0||0||.248|
|Matt Treanor, C||4||0||0||0||0||2||2||.186|
|Chris Capuano, P||3||1||1||0||0||0||1||.100|
|a- Adam Kennedy, PH||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||.255|
|Jamey Wright, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|a-singled for Capuano in the 9th|
|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|
|DP - L. Cruz-Ellis-J. Rivera|
|Los Angeles Dodgers|
|Chris Capuano (W,11-8)||8||2||0||0||3||10||0||3.11|
|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|
|Gorkys Hernandez, CF||4||0||0||0||0||3||0||.104|
|Justin Ruggiano, LF||4||0||0||0||0||2||0||.339|
|Jose Reyes, SS||3||0||1||0||1||1||0||.286|
|Carlos Lee, 1B||3||0||0||0||0||0||2||.285|
|Austin Kearns, RF||1||0||0||0||2||0||1||.243|
|Donovan Solano, 2B||3||0||0||0||0||1||2||.252|
|Nick Green, 3B||3||0||1||0||0||1||0||.174|
|Brett Hayes, C||3||0||0||0||0||2||1||.202|
|Wade LeBlanc, P||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||.200|
|Heath Bell, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Chris Hatcher, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|a- Giancarlo Stanton, PH||1||0||0||0||0||1||1||.285|
|Chad Gaudin, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|a-struck out for Hatcher in the 8th|
|CS - Austin Kearns (1, 2nd base by Capuano/Treanor)|
|Team LOB - 3|
|Wade LeBlanc (L,1-2)||7||6||1||1||0||4||0||1.45|
|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|
|Attendance - 28388|
|Game Time - 2:42|
|Temperature - 81|
|Umpires - Home - Angel Hernandez, First Base - Ed Hickox, Second Base - Chris Conroy, Third Base - Mark Carlson|