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PHILADELPHIA -- Jose Fernandez hopped over the foul line on his way back to the dugout after an easy inning, exerting more energy in that step than in his work on the mound.
The 20-year-old righty breezed through a tough lineup without flinching, leaving Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria gushing about the rookie's future afterward.
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"It's amazing to get a win, but it's more important for the team," Fernandez said. "They're a great lineup. I respect their hitters. I try to throw every pitch the best I can."
Fernandez (1-2) allowed just a single by Freddy Galvis up the middle in the first. He then retired the next 17 batters.
"He was great out there," Marlins manager
Fernandez mixed a deceptive curve with an overpowering fastball, baffling hitters from the start. He got eight of his strikeouts swinging, including seven against Philadelphia's 3-4-5 hitters.
"It was a case of guy with a lot of talent and he was on," Phillies manager Charlie Manuel said.
Fernandez fanned five batters with his curve and four others on fastballs between 95-97 mph. He struck out Howard three times and Utley and Young twice in setting his career high.
"I was just ready to pitch," Fernandez said. "I look forward to every start like it's the World Series."
Hamels was a hard-luck loser again. He allowed two runs and four hits, striking out six in eight innings.
Ozuna led off the second with a drive into the left-center field stands. Filling in for the injured Giancarlo Stanton, Ozuna has a hit in each of his first five games.
"This kid is just exciting," Redmond said of Ozuna. "He's fun to watch." Valaika, a late addition to the starting lineup, connected in the third for his second career homer and first since hitting one for Cincinnati against the Chicago Cubs on Aug. 27, 2010.
Fernandez, one of the few bright spots on the Marlins (9-22), has thrown 13 scoreless innings and allowed just three hits against the Phillies this season. He didn't get a decision in Miami's 2-1 win over Philadelphia on April 13.
Hamels, who signed a $144 million, six-year contract last July, isn't getting ace-like results this year. The Phillies are 1-6 when he pitches and he has a 4.34 ERA. Hamels, however, has five straight quality starts and an ERA of 2.31 in that span. The Phillies have scored just nine runs in those five outings.
Roy Halladay and Cliff Lee, the Phillies' other two high-priced aces, have fared only slightly little better. The Phillies are 5-14 when the $64.5 million trio of Hamels, Halladay or Lee start. They're 9-3 when Kyle Kendrick, John Lannan and Jonathan Pettibone start.
"I've pitched a few years," Hamels said. "It's a matter of being comfortable on what you can do. You make adjustments and eventually things will change."
Hamels escaped a scary moment in the seventh when he snared Miguel Olivio's hard liner back to the mound. Hamels caught the ball inches in front of his face.
|Rookie Jose Fernandez thwarts the Phillies' offense as he yields one hit in seven shutout innings while striking out nine. (Getty Images)|
|Players of the Game|
|Chris Valaika, 2B||4||1||1||1||0||2||0||.250|
|Placido Polanco, 3B||3||0||1||0||0||0||0||.257|
|Justin Ruggiano, CF||4||0||0||0||0||2||1||.223|
|Matt Diaz, LF||4||0||0||0||0||1||2||.000|
|Marcell Ozuna, RF||3||1||1||1||1||0||0||.389|
|Greg Dobbs, 1B||4||0||0||0||0||0||1||.237|
|Miguel Olivo, C||3||0||1||0||0||0||0||.171|
|Adeiny Hechavarria, SS||3||0||0||0||0||1||1||.169|
|Jose Fernandez, P||2||0||0||0||0||1||0||.125|
|a- Juan Pierre, PH||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.217|
|Mike Dunn, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Steve Cishek, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|a-flied out for Fernandez in the 8th|
|HR - Chris Valaika (1, Hamels), Marcell Ozuna (1, Hamels)|
|RBI - Chris Valaika (9), Marcell Ozuna (1)|
|SB - Placido Polanco (1, 2nd base off Hamels/Ruiz)|
|Team LOB - 4|
|Jose Fernandez (W,1-2)||7||1||0||0||1||9||0||3.48|
|Mike Dunn (H,5)||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||1.84|
|Steve Cishek (S,4)||1||0||0||0||1||2||0||4.85|
|Pitches-Strikes - Jose Fernandez 82-57, Mike Dunn 14-9, Steve Cishek 24-14|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Jose Fernandez 7-5, Mike Dunn 1-1|
|Batters Faced - Jose Fernandez 23, Mike Dunn 3, Steve Cishek 4|
|Jimmy Rollins, SS||3||0||0||0||1||1||0||.237|
|Freddy Galvis, 3B||3||0||1||0||1||1||1||.231|
|Chase Utley, 2B||4||0||0||0||0||2||3||.270|
|Ryan Howard, 1B||3||0||0||0||0||3||2||.280|
|Delmon Young, RF||3||0||0||0||0||2||1||.200|
|Domonic Brown, LF||3||0||0||0||0||1||0||.260|
|Carlos Ruiz, C||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||.111|
|Ben Revere, CF||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||.204|
|a- John Mayberry Jr., PH-CF||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.225|
|Cole Hamels, P||2||0||0||0||0||1||0||.077|
|Phillippe Aumont, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Jeremy Horst, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|b- Laynce Nix, PH||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||.240|
|a-flied out for Revere in the 8th|
|b-struck out for Horst in the 9th|
|Cole Hamels (L,1-4)||8||4||2||2||0||6||2||4.34|
|HBP - Polanco (by Cole Hamels)|
|Pitches-Strikes - Cole Hamels 104-72, Phillippe Aumont 15-7, Jeremy Horst 2-1|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Cole Hamels 9-9, Phillippe Aumont 1-0|
|Batters Faced - Cole Hamels 29, Phillippe Aumont 3, Jeremy Horst 1|
|Attendance - 40091|
|Game Time - 2:22|
|Temperature - 63|
|Umpires - Home - Chad Fairchild, First Base - Jeff Kellogg, Second Base - Eric Cooper, Third Base - Paul Schrieber|