Fernandez spoils Kershaw's return, Marlins top Dodgers 4-1

Miami Marlins' Jose Fernandez delivers a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Friday, Sept. 9, 2016, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
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MIAMI (AP) Jose Fernandez tied a career high with 14 strikeouts, overshadowing Clayton Kershaw's return from injury and leading the Miami Marlins to a 4-1 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday night.

Fernandez (14-8) gave up three hits and three walks in seven shutout innings. It was the fifth time he's struck out 14 in a game, and third this season.

Kershaw (11-3) had not started for the Dodgers since June 26 because of a mild disk herniation in his back. He threw 66 pitches, 46 for strikes, while allowing two runs and five hits over three innings.

The three-time Cy Young Award winner and 2014 NL MVP struck out five, did not walk a batter and now has 150 strikeouts against nine free passes in 2016.