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Koehler quiets Dodgers, Marlins' home streak up to 7

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MIAMI -- If Tom Koehler has figured out why he and the Miami Marlins are so tough to beat at home, he's not saying.

Koehler outpitched Josh Beckett on Friday night, and the Marlins extended their home winning streak to seven games with a 6-3 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers.

"I just know we've got a good thing going right now," Koehler said. "I don't want to jinx it by saying anything else."

The Marlins' 13-4 home record is the best in the majors, while their 2-10 road mark is the worst. They've outscored opponents 29-10 in the first four games of this homestand.

Koehler is 0-2 on the road, but he has won all three of his starts in Miami, where his ERA is 0.90. He limited the Dodgers to three hits in seven scoreless innings.

"It's a big team win," he said. "It's good to keep the momentum on our side while we're playing at home."

Jarrod Saltalamacchia homered on his 29th birthday for the Marlins, who climbed above .500. Garrett Jones had three doubles, scored and drove in a run. Giancarlo Stanton drove in a run with a two-out infield single and leads the NL with 32 RBI.

That was plenty of support for the surprising Koehler, who began the year with a career record of 5-11, made the rotation as a fifth starter and now has an ERA of 2.41.

"He pitched excellent," manager Mike Redmond said. "He was up in the zone a few times and got behind a few hitters, but he seemed to bounce back and did a great job."

Beckett (0-1) struck out eight but gave up four runs in 6 2/3 innings. He fell to 0-6 in his past 13 starts and remained winless since the end of the 2012 season, even though his ERA this year is 3.14.

Is the victory drought frustrating?

"If you've got an arbitration case, yeah," Beckett said. "But I'm past that point. I want the team to get the victory. I don't care who gets the win. For me, if the team wins, I'm happy."

The Dodgers arrived in Miami at 6:30 a.m. after playing for more than 8 hours Thursday at Minnesota to earn their first doubleheader sweep in 12 years, and they looked travel-logged while falling behind 6-0.

"I watched both those games," said Beckett, who flew to Miami a day ahead of his teammates. "I was pretty much the only guy that got any sleep last night. The guys played really hard behind me. It wasn't a perfect situation for them."

Saltalamacchia hit his sixth homer in the second inning against Beckett, his former battery mate when both played for the Boston Red Sox.

"Obviously, I've seen Josh a little bit," Saltalamacchia said. "He looked good. I remember him throwing a lot more fastballs when I caught him. Tonight he was mixing his curve in a lot, and it made hitters look off balance."

Jones hit a two-out RBI double that deflected off the glove of a retreating Yasiel Puig in right field to make it 2-0 in the fourth.

The Marlins scored four times with two out in the seventh, with the first run scoring on a single by Reed Johnson, his fifth pinch hit this season. Christian Yelich followed with an RBI triple, and Stanton and Casey McGehee hit RBI singles.

The game was Beckett's second against the Marlins, who made him the No. 2 overall pick in the 1999 amateur draft.

Los Angeles' Dee Gordon had three hits, scored and drove in a run. The major-league stolen-base leader was thrown out for only the second time this year but also stole his 16th base.

Notes

The temperature with the roof closed was 77. It was 45 for the first pitch Thursday when the Dodgers played at Minnesota. ... Dodgers SS Juan Uribe was given the night off. ... Two calls by second-base umpire C.B. Bucknor on steal attempts were overturned by replay reviews. ... Yelich was 14 for 14 in his career on stolen-base attempts before he was thrown out by Miguel Olivo in the first inning. ... Marlins RHP Jacob Turner (shoulder) will pitch for the first time since April 3 when he starts Saturday against Dodgers and Paul Maholm (1-2, 4.74).

 
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Jarrod Saltalamacchia slides past Miguel Olivo's tag at the plate to score in the Marlins' 6-3 win over the Dodgers. (USATSI)
Jarrod Saltalamacchia slides past Miguel Olivo's tag at the plate to score in the Marlins' 6-3 win over the Dodgers. (USATSI)

Players of the Game
Miami

J. Saltalamacchia
AB 3
R 2
H 2
HR 1
RBI 1
Miami

G. Jones
AB 4
R 1
H 3
HR 0
RBI 1
 
Los Angeles (N.L.) Dodgers
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Dee Gordon, 2B5131011 .330
Yasiel Puig, RF3011111 .310
Hanley Ramirez, SS4000011 .261
Adrian Gonzalez, 1B3000001 .313
Andre Ethier, CF3010002 .244
   a-Matt Kemp, PH-CF1000011 .205
Miguel Olivo, C4110011 .429
Carl Crawford, LF4001001 .185
Chone Figgins, 3B2000101 .125
   Jose Dominguez, P0000000 .000
   b-Scott Van Slyke, PH1000000 .297
Josh Beckett, P2000012 .000
   Justin Turner, 3B1110100 .180
Totals3337336  
a-struck out for Ethier in the 8th
b-fouled out for Dominguez in the 9th
Batting
2B - Andre Ethier (2, Koehler)
3B - Miguel Olivo (1, Cishek)
RBI - Dee Gordon (8), Yasiel Puig (18), Carl Crawford (6)
SB - Dee Gordon (16, 2nd base off Marmol/Saltalamacchia), Yasiel Puig 2 (4, 2nd base off Marmol/Saltalamacchia, 2nd base off Koehler/Saltalamacchia)
CS - Dee Gordon (2, 2nd base by Koehler/Saltalamacchia)
Team LOB - 7
Fielding
DP - H. Ramirez-Gonzalez
Los Angeles (N.L.) Dodgers
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Josh Beckett (L,0-1) 6.2844181 3.14
Jose Dominguez 1.1322110 11.37
HBP - Dietrich (by Jose Dominguez)
Pitches-Strikes - Josh Beckett 113-66, Jose Dominguez 25-14
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Josh Beckett 4-6, Jose Dominguez 3-0
Batters Faced - Josh Beckett 27, Jose Dominguez 9
Miami Marlins
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Christian Yelich, LF3111111 .289
Derek Dietrich, 2B3100001 .250
Giancarlo Stanton, RF4011020 .267
Casey McGehee, 3B4021010 .312
Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C3221101 .310
Garrett Jones, 1B4131003 .282
Marcell Ozuna, CF4000023 .287
Adeiny Hechavarria, SS4010012 .280
Tom Koehler, P2000021 .182
   a-Reed Johnson, PH1111000 .348
   Carlos Marmol, P0000000 .000
   Mike Dunn, P0000000 .000
   b-Donovan Solano, PH1000000 .208
   Steve Cishek, P0000000 .000
Totals33611629  
a-singled for Koehler in the 7th
b-grounded out for Dunn in the 8th
Batting
2B - Garrett Jones 3 (5, Beckett), Adeiny Hechavarria (7, Beckett)
3B - Christian Yelich (3, Dominguez)
HR - Jarrod Saltalamacchia (6, Beckett)
RBI - Christian Yelich (9), Giancarlo Stanton (33), Casey McGehee (19), Jarrod Saltalamacchia (10), Garrett Jones (15), Reed Johnson (5)
2-OUT RBI - Christian Yelich (6), Giancarlo Stanton (11), Casey McGehee (11), Garrett Jones (4), Reed Johnson (3)
CS - Christian Yelich (1, 2nd base by Beckett/Olivo)
Team LOB - 6
Fielding
DP - Hechavarria-Dietrich-G. Jones
E - Derek Dietrich (5, Misplayed grounder)
Miami Marlins
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Tom Koehler (W,3-2) 7300240 2.41
Carlos Marmol 0.1222100 5.23
Mike Dunn 0.2000010 5.84
Steve Cishek 1211010 2.45
WP - Carlos Marmol (2)
HBP - Gonzalez (by Tom Koehler)
Pitches-Strikes - Tom Koehler 91-56, Carlos Marmol 16-8, Mike Dunn 11-7, Steve Cishek 21-14
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Tom Koehler 10-6, Carlos Marmol 1-0, Steve Cishek 1-1
Batters Faced - Tom Koehler 26, Carlos Marmol 4, Mike Dunn 2, Steve Cishek 5
Game Information
Attendance - 20722
Game Time - 3:08
Temperature - 77
Umpires - Home - Dale Scott, First Base - Dan Iassogna, Second Base - C.B. Bucknor, Third Base - Hal Gibson