Dunn dominates in first outing

MIAMI — Lost in the shuffle of Miami’s 2-1 loss to the Braves on Opening Day was the dominant eighth inning turned in by lefty reliever Mike Dunn.

Dunn did his part to energize the club by striking out the side in order on 15 pitches. It marked the 13th time the lefty has fanned three in an inning, and the fifth time he struck out the side in order in his career. He last did it on Sept. 11, 2014 at Milwaukee, which turned out being the game Giancarlo Stanton got struck in the face by a pitch.

On Monday, Dunn faced three straight lefties, and sent Jace Peterson, Nick Markakis and Freddie Freeman down on strikes.

The most strikeouts Dunn has had in a game is five in a two-inning stint in 2011.

Joe Frisaro

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