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The 20-year-old Fernandez (4-3) became the first pitcher under the age of 21 to strike out 10 or more since Felix Hernandez with Seattle in 2007. Relying heavily on breaking balls, he threw a career-high 107 pitches and allowed three runs, two earned.
"I was looking forward to this start," Fernandez said. "They're a great team. They've got great hitters. Everybody knows the Cardinals, one through nine, can create a mess in two seconds."
Westbrook (2-2), who had been sidelined with elbow inflammation, went five innings in his first game since May 8. He allowed five runs, two of them unearned because of a misplayed grounder by second baseman Matt Carpenter, and his ERA rose to 2.05.
"He wasn't as sharp as he normally is, but he's coming back from an injury," manager Mike Matheny said.
"He really was in complete control of that game after the first inning," Marlins manager Mike Redmond said. "He set the tone against a great team, a great lineup, and it was fun to watch him. He can pitch."
Fernandez improved to 4-1 over his past eight starts with a 2.42 ERA. He also singled home a run.
"He did a lot of things right," Matheny said. "We knew he was going to be a handful."
Giancarlo Stanton had three hits, including a two-run double for the Marlins, who won despite going 2 for 15 with runners in scoring position. They've won seven of their past 13 games, their best stretch this season.
Beltran singled in the fifth to extend his hitting streak to 13 games, but Marlins relievers retired the final five batters. Steve Cishek pitched a perfect ninth for his eighth save in 10 chances.
Plate umpire Phil Cuzzi reversed himself on a call in the fifth, which led to a Marlins run. When Ed Lucas tried to bunt, Cuzzi initially said the pitch had been fouled. But after Redmond came onto the field and pointed out the blood on Lucas' hand, Cuzzi ruled he had been hit by the pitch.
"He said, 'OK, I'll give it to you.' I said, 'Thank you,'" Redmond said. "It broke his skin. He took his glove off, and he had a little cut there. It was bleeding, so it wasn't a tough sell."
Lucas then scored on Stanton's double to make it 5-2.
Carpenter mishandled Derek Dietrich's grounder for an error to start the second inning, and Miami went on to score two unearned runs. Jeff Mathis had an RBI groundout, and Fernandez followed with a two-out run-scoring single for his third RBI this year.
"I keep getting lucky, man," Fernandez said.
Miami went ahead to stay in the fourth on a single by Dietrich and a run-scoring double by Greg Dobbs. That was one of eight hits off Westbrook.
"I felt good enough to pitch better than that," Westbrook said. "Overall my arm felt good. Just came out on the wrong end."
The Cardinals scored in the first on consecutive RBI singles by Craig and Yadier Molina. The hits came after an error by third baseman Lucas, and one run was unearned.
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|St. Louis Cardinals|
|Matt Carpenter, 2B||5||1||1||0||0||3||0||.324|
|Carlos Beltran, RF||4||0||1||0||0||1||1||.306|
|Matt Holliday, LF||4||2||1||0||0||1||1||.266|
|Allen Craig, 1B||4||1||2||1||0||2||1||.318|
|Yadier Molina, C||4||0||1||1||0||0||1||.351|
|David Freese, 3B||3||0||1||1||1||2||3||.282|
|Jon Jay, CF||3||0||1||1||1||1||3||.248|
|Pete Kozma, SS||3||0||0||0||0||1||3||.255|
|a- Daniel Descalso, PH||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.256|
|Jake Westbrook, P||2||0||0||0||0||1||2||.133|
|Joe Kelly, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|b- Ty Wigginton, PH||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.191|
|Keith Butler, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Kevin Siegrist, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|c- Matt Adams, PH||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||.324|
|a-grounded out for Kozma in the 9th|
|b-popped out for Kelly in the 7th|
|c-struck out for Siegrist in the 9th|
|2B - David Freese (9, Qualls), Jon Jay (9, Fernandez)|
|RBI - Allen Craig (50), Yadier Molina (33), David Freese (21), Jon Jay (31)|
|2-OUT RBI - David Freese (15), Jon Jay (13)|
|Team LOB - 6|
|DP - Kozma-M. Carpenter-Craig, Molina-Freese-Craig|
|E - Matt Carpenter (5, Misplayed grounder)|
|St. Louis Cardinals|
|Jake Westbrook (L,2-2)||5||8||5||3||1||0||0||2.05|
|HBP - Lucas (by Jake Westbrook)|
|Pitches-Strikes - Jake Westbrook 92-58, Joe Kelly 10-7, Keith Butler 15-9, Kevin Siegrist 12-10|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Jake Westbrook 11-3, Joe Kelly 1-2|
|Batters Faced - Jake Westbrook 24, Joe Kelly 4, Keith Butler 4, Kevin Siegrist 3|
|Juan Pierre, LF||4||1||2||0||0||0||2||.250|
|Ed Lucas, 3B||3||1||0||0||0||0||1||.310|
|Giancarlo Stanton, RF||4||0||3||2||0||0||1||.253|
|Marcell Ozuna, CF||4||0||0||0||0||0||4||.306|
|Derek Dietrich, 2B||4||1||1||0||0||1||2||.223|
|Adeiny Hechavarria, SS||4||2||1||0||0||0||2||.199|
|Greg Dobbs, 1B||4||0||1||1||0||0||0||.211|
|Jeff Mathis, C||3||0||1||1||1||1||0||.132|
|Jose Fernandez, P||3||0||1||1||0||0||2||.238|
|Chad Qualls, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Mike Dunn, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Steve Cishek, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|2B - Juan Pierre (7, Westbrook), Giancarlo Stanton 2 (5, Westbrook, Butler), Greg Dobbs (6, Westbrook), Jeff Mathis (3, Kelly)|
|RBI - Giancarlo Stanton 2 (14), Greg Dobbs (15), Jeff Mathis (3), Jose Fernandez (3)|
|2-OUT RBI - Jose Fernandez (3)|
|SB - Juan Pierre (18, 2nd base off Westbrook/Molina)|
|Team LOB - 6|
|DP - Lucas-Dietrich-Dobbs|
|E - Ed Lucas (2, Misplayed grounder)|
|Jose Fernandez (W,4-3)||7||6||3||2||2||10||0||3.11|
|Chad Qualls (H,2)||0.2||2||1||1||0||1||0||2.81|
|Mike Dunn (H,8)||0.1||0||0||0||0||1||0||2.83|
|Steve Cishek (S,8)||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||3.86|
|Pitches-Strikes - Jose Fernandez 107-70, Chad Qualls 11-8, Mike Dunn 6-3, Steve Cishek 9-6|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Jose Fernandez 7-4, Chad Qualls 1-0, Steve Cishek 2-0|
|Batters Faced - Jose Fernandez 29, Chad Qualls 4, Mike Dunn 1, Steve Cishek 3|
|Attendance - 15403|
|Game Time - 2:48|
|Temperature - 75|
|Umpires - Home - Phil Cuzzi, First Base - Tom Hallion, Second Base - Chris Guccione, Third Base - Ron Kulpa|