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04/29 00:34 CDT Mattingly's Marlins complete 4-game sweep of Dodgers Mattingly's Marlins complete 4-game sweep of Dodgers By JOE RESNICK Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) --- Dee Gordon and Martin Prado drove in the tying and go-ahead runs with consecutive two-out singles in the seventh inning, and the Miami Marlins got home runs from Giancarlo Stanton and J.T. Realmuto to beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-3 on Thursday night to complete a four-game sweep. After the game, Major League Baseball announced that Gordon, the reigning NL batting champion, has been suspended for 80 games after testing positive for performance-enhancing substances. Jose Fernandez (2-2) allowed two runs and five hits in six innings, striking out eight and walking three. The right-hander was lifted for a pinch-hitter during the Marlins' pivotal three-run rally. Kenta Maeda (3-1) was charged with four runs and seven hits over 6 2-3 innings in his fifth big league start, after allowing just one run in 25 2-3 innings. The Japanese-born right-hander took a 2-1 lead into the seventh before Gordon chased him with his RBI single. Prado then greeted Pedro Baez with a first-pitch single, and the right-hander balked home Gordon with the Marlins' fourth run. Stanton added his 18th homer in the eighth against Baez, and A.J. Ramos got three outs for his sixth save. The Dodgers grabbed a 2-0 lead in the first with Yasmani Grandal's double over the head of center fielder Ichiro Suzuki and a run-scoring infield hit by Yasiel Puig. Maeda struck out his first two batters in the second, but Realmuto lined the next pitch to right-center for his second homer of the season. Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez came up with two men on base his first three times up and came up empty each time. Fernandez struck him out the first two times, then fielded a fifth-inning dribbler and tagged him halfway up the first base line. SPIKE MARKS Marlins: During Florida manager Don Mattingly's five seasons as Dodgers skipper, they swept a four-game series twice --- in August 2013 at Chicago, and June 2012 at Philadelphia. . Suzuki started for the fourth time this season, going 0 for 4. The 2001 AL MVP and two-time batting champion needs 57 hits for 3,000 in the big leagues. ... Realmuto has a hit in all nine games he's played against the Dodgers, and is 14 for 32 altogether. . Rookie RHP Kyle Barraclough has allowed no runs and three hits with 11 strikeouts in his first eight big league relief appearances. Dodgers: This was the first time the Dodgers were swept in a four-game series at home since May 2012, by Milwaukee. . Grandal started in the cleanup spot for the first time this season, becoming fifth player manager Dave Roberts has used in the four hole through the first 23 games. TRAINER'S ROOM Marlins: LHP Mike Dunn threw off flat ground for the first time in his rehab from a forearm strain. "Dunn is at least 30 days away from coming back, but it helps that he's a reliever and doesn't have to get built up," Mattingly said. UP NEXT Marlins: LHP Adam Conley (0-1) gets the assignment Friday night in the opener of a three-game series at Milwaukee. He is 4-2 with a 4.04 ERA in 15 big league starts, including two no-decisions against the Brewers last season as a rookie. Dodgers: LHP Alex Wood (1-2) starts the opener of a three-game set with San Diego, coming off a no-decision at Colorado in which he gave up five runs in five innings before his teammates got him off the hook with five runs in the ninth and won 12-10. He won both of his starts against the Padres last season after his trade from the Braves to the Dodgers, allowing two runs over 14 innings.
 
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