Justin Nicolino, Derek Dietrich Lead Miami Marlins past Milwaukee Brewers 6-2
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Rookie left-hander Justin Nicolino pitched 6 2-3 solid innings and Derek Dietrich homered as the Miami Marlins beat the Milwaukee Brewers 6-2 on Monday night.
Nicolino (2-1) scattered six hits and allowed just two runs in his fourth major league start. He retired the first two batters of the seventh inning before allowing a two-out double and was replaced after throwing 95 pitches.
Milwaukee starter Matt Garza (6-13) pitched two perfect innings to start the game but ran into trouble the rest of the way, lasting only five innings. He allowed five runs on eight hits while striking out two. He set a career record for losses in a season — he was 8-12 with Tampa Bay in 2009.
Dee Gordon had two hits, two RBIs, scored a run and stole a base for Miami, which has won five of seven games.
Ryan Braun had two singles and a walk for Milwaukee, which had its three-game winning streak snapped.
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