Jose Fernandez allowed just four hits in seven solid innings, leading the Miami Marlins to a 4-1 win over the Milwaukee Brewers in their series opener. Fernandez struck out 11, ending the Brewers two-game win streak.
The Brewers looked like they had something going early. Jonathan Villar led off the first with a double and Alex Presley followed with a walk. Ryan Braun then sent a long drive into the gap in right-center, but Giancarlo Stanton hauled it in just short of the fence. Chris Carter then grounded into a 5-4-3 double play to end the threat.
The Marlins struck first when J.T. Realmuto clubbed a two-run home run, but Marcell Ozuna, who singled earlier, went back to tag up at first base. Realmuto ended up passing Ozuna at first base which resulted in a challenge. Ozuna was ruled out and Realmuto was credited with an RBI single, giving the Marlins a 1-0 lead.
Peralta scattered ten hits, allowing two runs in six innings but was saddled with the loss. He pitched in and out of trouble the entire time. Peralta had just returned from the paternity list on Sunday, following the birth of his daughter.
The Brewers scored their only run in the ninth inning. A.J. Ramos walked the bases loaded. The Marlins brought in Bryan Morris who then walked Domingo Santana to force in the run.