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Miami Marlins starting pitcher Jose Fernandez (16) throws in the first inning during a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Monday, Aug. 19, 2013, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
Miami Marlins starting pitcher Jose Fernandez (16) throws in the first inning during a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Monday, Aug. 19, 2013, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
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(AP) Jose Fernandez bested Yasiel Puig and beat the Dodgers.


Fernandez allowed only one earned run in six innings and the Miami Marlins won 6-2 Monday, giving Los Angeles consecutive losses for the first time since June 20-21.


Puig went 0 for 3 against Fernandez in the first matchup between the Cubans, both NL Rookie of the Year contenders.


Logan Morrison doubled home a run in the seventh to put Miami ahead to stay. Giancarlo Stanton added his 15th homer in the eighth, when Miami scored three times against a bullpen that has been the best in the majors over the past month.


Three Marlins relievers completed the six-hitter, delighting a crowd of 27,127, the third-largest this season in Miami.


The Dodgers fell to 25-5 since the All-Star break and lost for only the third time in their past 22 road games. They had a 10-game winning streak snapped Sunday at Philadelphia.


Juan Uribe went 3 for 3 against Fernandez, scored once and doubled home a run. But the Dodgers went 0 for 7 against the rookie with runners in scoring position.


Fernandez (9-5) , who beat the Dodgers for the second time in two starts, struck out eight and threw a career-high 109 pitches. He also had the Marlins' first hit and scored the game's first run from first base on a two-out double by Christian Yelich.


The right-hander has an ERA of 1.64 since June 1. At home this year he's 6-0 in 12 starts with an ERA of 1.40.


Hyun-Jin Ryu (12-4), another standout rookie, allowed three runs in 7 1-3 innings and lost for the first time in his past eight starts.


Hanley Ramirez, traded by the Marlins during their miserable 2012 season, drew boos each time he batted. He went 0 for 4 and struck out twice.


Puig went 0 for 5, dropping his average to .351.


Los Angeles loaded the bases in the fifth on a ground single, an infield single and an error by third baseman Ed Lucas. Carl Crawford drove in a run with a groundout, but Fernandez then squelched the threat. He struck out Puig on three consecutive 97-mph fastballs, then struck out Adrian Gonzalez on a breaking pitch.


Fernandez's curve plunked Andre Ethier on the left knee in the sixth, and with two out, Uribe pulled a 3-2 pitch into the corner to tie the score 2-all.


Fernandez hit a two-out single in the third for the Marlins' first hit, and they went on to score twice. Fernandez sprinted home on Yelich's double, and Donovan Solano followed with an RBI single to improve his average this season to .400 with runners in scoring position.


Stanton homered off the home-run sculpture at Marlins Park against Chris Withrow. That ended a streak of 12 1-3 consecutive scoreless innings by the Los Angeles bullpen.


NOTES: LF Crawford and 2B Mark Ellis robbed the Marlins of hits. ... Fernandez might make only one more home start. The Marlins plan to limit him to no more than 170 pitches this year. ... LHP Chris Capuano, scheduled to start Tuesday, celebrated his 35th birthday Monday.


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