MIAMI (AP) Jose Fernandez returned from the disabled list and became only the third pitcher since 1914 to win his first 16 career decisions at home when the Miami Marlins beat the fading Washington Nationals 2-0 Saturday night.
Pitching for the first time since he was sidelined by a right biceps strain Aug. 7, Fernandez (5-0) threw five innings, allowed two hits and struck out seven.
Johnny Allen (1932-33) and LaMarr Hoyt (1980-82) also started 16-0 at home, according to STATS.
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Fernandez already held the major league record for most home starts without a loss to start a career. He lowered his ERA in 25 starts at home to 1.11.