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ATLANTA -- Interim Braves manager Brian Snitker had a funny feeling Jose Fernandez might beat Atlanta with his bat.Snitkers hunch was right.Fernandez, the Miami ace, delivered a pinch-hit two-run double that sent the Braves to a 7-5 loss in the 12th inning Friday night.Before that inning started, I was sort of trying to look over in the dugout, Snitker said. I was hoping maybe theyd sent him back (to the hotel) for his start tomorrow. It didnt surprise me when he came out. It was kind of the guy I expected.Making the first pinch-hit appearance of his career, Fernandez doubled into the gap in left-center, easily scoring runners from second and first base.Thats always been like a dream, play the outfield or get to pinch hit like that, Fernandez said. When it actually happened, it was like, `Oh my God, were really doing this. My heart rate started, (but) the main goal was just try to hit a ground ball somewhere and get a run and go home.The dramatic moment overshadowed the meltdown of closer A.J. Ramos, who blew a rare save in the ninth for Miami. Ramos had converted 33 straight saves, one short of the franchise record, before Tyler Flowers led off with his sixth homer to force a 5-5 tie.Really I was just trying to be on time, Flowers said. That guy has good weapons. Hes been extremely successful in that role hes in. You hope to get one pitch and be ready for it. I was able to do that.Fernandez, one of baseballs most dynamic starters, began the game with a .222 batting average in 27 at-bats. With the pitchers spot due up in the 12th and no position players available, Fernandez batted for reliever Nick Wittgren (3-1) and delivered the big hit.Before the game, Mattingly said that Ramos would remain the closer after the team traded for Fernando Rodney. Rodney did his job, facing four batters in a scoreless eighth, but Ramos wasnt as lucky.Rodney, whose 253 career saves rank fifth on the active list, converted all 17 of his chances this year for the Padres, but Mattingly said the plan was for him to work primarily as a setup man with Miami.The Marlins snapped a three-game skid and improved to 3-7 against Atlanta, the NLs worst team.Casey Kelly (0-3), the sixth Atlanta pitcher, took the loss.Marcell Ozuna went 4 for 6, homered and drove in three runs for Miami. Martin Prado, Christian Yelich and Ozuna each had a two-out hit in the seventh when Miami scored twice to take a 5-4 lead.Braves ace Julio Teheran began the night having pitched 23 consecutive scoreless innings, but his career-best streak ended quickly when Miami took a 3-0 lead in the first on Derek Dietrichs leadoff homer and Ozunas 17th homer, a two-run shot.Teheran avoided trouble in the second when he struck out Yelich to strand the bases loaded, but Yelich chased him in the seventh with an RBI single that made it 3-all.Teheran allowed 11 hits and five runs and struck out six in 6 2/3 innings. His ERA rose .26 points to 2.72.Atlanta cut the lead to 3-2 in the second on Erick Aybars RBI single and Teherans groundout.Ozunas RBI single in the seventh came off Chris Withrow for the go-ahead run.In his previous 12 starts, Teheran was just 3-5 despite a 1.61 ERA and a .160 opponents batting average.It was a battle, Teheran said. It was kind of a different game. Youre not going to feel the same way every game. You try to, but sometimes its not going to happen.Marlins starter Justin Nicolino gave up seven hits, four runs, one walk and struck out one in five innings. The left-hander blew a 3-0 lead when Chase dArnaud hit his first career homer, a two-run shot, to put the Braves up 4-0 in the fifth.Recalled before the game from Triple-A New Orleans, Nicolino has an 8.22 ERA over his last three starts.KER-PLUNK AGAINDietrich was hit by a pitch in the second, marking the third time this series and 16th this season, most in the majors. Even the visiting dugout at Turner Field hasnt been a safe place Dietrich, who was hit in the head by Yelichs foul liner on May 29. Carlos Delgado set the Marlins single-season record after getting hit by 17 pitches in 2005.TRAINERS ROOMAtlanta CF Ender Inciarte strained his right groin and had to leave the game in the sixth inning.TRANSACTION WIRELHP Jo-Jo Reyes was designated for assignment with Rodneys arrival. 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LOS ANGELES -- A Southern California community college football player was suspended for five years on Monday after knocking out a referee during a game, but his school said the punch was accidental and the penalty will be appealed.I knew I wasnt going to play the next game....I didnt think it would be years, Bernard Schirmer of Mount San Antonio College said after learning of the suspension.However, the 19-year-old man said in a telephone interview that he takes full responsibility for his actions and accepts whatever punishment he ultimately will receive.The commissioner of the Southern California Football Association suspended Schirmer for what was termed a Level 1 Decorum Infraction, which carries a minimum 60-month suspension.A letter from football association Commissioner Jim Sartoris to the college says an officials game report stated that Schirmer was disqualified during the third quarter of Saturday nights game in Ventura for an unsportsmanlike act -- punching a referee and knocking him out cold.The decision to suspend the player was made after viewing video of the incident and reviewing a report provided by the head referee, Sartoris said.Video streaming live from the game showed the line judge falling to the ground.I talked to him yesterday. Hes a little sore from going down so hard, but he said he had no headache or anything else, Rich Kollen, director of football operations for the Southern California Football Association, said Monday.Kollen said the man has not seen a physician. He is scheduled to officiate at anotther game Saturday.ddddddddddddSchirmer was arrested on suspicion of battery after the incident, booked at Ventura Countys jail and released on bail. The district attorneys office will decide whether to file criminal charges.The player said he has not heard anything more from police about the case.Schirmer, who stands 6-foot-6 (2 meters) and weighs 275 pounds (122 kilograms), said he was having words with a defensive end who had pushed him.I let him get the best of me, Schirmer said. I tried to approach him and my teammates were holding me back and I had no idea that the official was, like, hugging me or something.Schirmer said when he becomes frustrated or angry on the football field, he hits his helmet to refocus -- once even giving himself a mild concussion.So during Saturday nights confrontation , he struck the side of his helmet.The next thing I know, the ref was on the ground ... I honestly thought somebody else hit him, Schirmer said.The school looked at the enlarged video frame by frame and concluded that Schirmer accidentally struck the official with his forearm. The college will appeal what could be a career-ending suspension, sports information director Brian Yokoyama said.Im really sorry, Schirmer said. I didnt mean where it (the blow) went. I just tried to get myself focused, and it all went south.---This story has been corrected to show the correct spelling of Brian Yokoyamas last name. Wholesale Jerseys ' ' '