Jose Fernandez had his major league all-time record of 17 home winning decisions to begin a career stopped as the Miami Marlins fell to the Detroit Tigers 7-3 at Marlins Park on Wednesday. It was the first time since May 9, 2014 in San Diego that the Marlins had both Fernandez and Giancarlo Stanton in the starting lineup.
Detroit(2-0) scored first for the second straight game against Miami(0-2). It continues a trend that the Tigers held last season when they had the best record in the majors whenever the club scored the first run of the game.
Later in the contest, Victor Martinez of the Tigers hit a pinch-hit home run in his second straight game to begin the regular season. He became the first player in the majors to accomplish that feat since 1959.
Fernandez was credited with the losing decision going 5 2/3 innings. He gave up five runs on five hits and struck out 13 batters.