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Capps dominates in first victory as a Marlin

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MIAMI -- Manager Dan Jennings wasn't the only one to experience his first victory as a Marlin on Saturday night. Reliever Carter Capps, who logged three dominating innings, collected his first win since joining the organization.

Martin Prado's walk-off single with two outs in the 13th inning lifted the Marlins to a 1-0 victory over the Orioles at Marlins Park in a game that lasted three hours and 51 minutes.

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MIAMI -- Manager Dan Jennings wasn't the only one to experience his first victory as a Marlin on Saturday night. Reliever Carter Capps, who logged three dominating innings, collected his first win since joining the organization.

Martin Prado's walk-off single with two outs in the 13th inning lifted the Marlins to a 1-0 victory over the Orioles at Marlins Park in a game that lasted three hours and 51 minutes.

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Miami was in position to finally capitalize because Capps threw a career-high three shutout innings. The hard-throwing right-hander also fanned a career-best six.

"That was definitely my best big league outing, so I was pretty excited about that," Capps said. "I was feeling good tonight. I knew I was going to throw my slider in the dirt, J.T. [Realmuto] was going to block it. He was great back there. Everything he was calling, we were right on the same page."

Capps allowed just one baserunner, on a bloop two-out single by Adam Jones in the 13th. The right-hander was blazing fastballs in the 96-98-mph range, offering a completely different look to Baltimore batters who saw six innings of Dan Haren slinging fastballs at 86 mph.

"I was trying to go out there and go for as long as I could," Capps said. "I knew with our hitters, it was only a matter of time. They've been getting some bad breaks lately, but we do have a good lineup. We finally came through."

Capps is in his second season with the Marlins, and he's spent much of the season at Triple-A New Orleans. Acquired from the Mariners for Logan Morrison at the 2013 Winter Meetings, Capps showed how his explosive fastball can become a weapon when he is throwing strikes.

The fastball wasn't the only pitch the Orioles had to deal with. Capps, who logged 30 pitches, also was snapping off some impressive sliders.

"That's probably the best I've felt with my slider command," the right-hander said. "I was excited about that."

Joe Frisaro is a reporter for MLB.com. He writes a blog, called The Fish Pond. Follow him on Twitter @JoeFrisaro and listen to his podcast.

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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