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Game 11: Facing a pitching phenom

Twenty-year-old pitching prospect Jose Fernandez makes his home debut for the Marlins on Saturday. He struck out eight in his first start.

Game 11: Facing a pitching phenom

Miami Marlins starting pitcher Jose Fernandez pitches during the first inning of the baseball game against the New York Mets at CitiField Sunday, April 7, 2013 in New York. (Seth Wenig/AP)
Miami Marlins starting pitcher Jose Fernandez pitches during the first inning of the baseball game against the New York Mets at CitiField Sunday, April 7, 2013 in New York. (Seth Wenig/AP)

MIAMI — Jose Fernandez is 20 years old. His highest level of experience before 2013 was at single A, in the Florida State League. In his major-league debut, he fanned eight Mets in five innings.

He makes his first home start Saturday.

Miami is again without slugger Giancarlo Stanton, who could also miss Sunday's series finale.

The lineups:

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PHILLIES
1. Ben Revere 8
2. Jimmy Rollins 6
3. Chase Utley 4
4. Ryan Howard 3
5. Domonic Brown 7
6. Laynce Nix 9
7. Freddy Galvis 5
8. Erik Kratz 2
9. Cole Hamels 1

MARLINS
1. Juan Pierre 7
2. Donovan Solano 4
3. Placido Polanco 5
4. Adam Kearns 9
5. Greg Dobbs 3
6. Justin Ruggiano 8
7. Rob Brantly 2
8. Adeiny Hechavarria 6
9. Jose Fernandez 1


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