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Jose Fernandez is NL Rookie of the Month for August

CHICAGO -- Jose Fernandez was named the National League Rookie of the Month for August, making it the second straight month he's won the award.

Fernandez went 3-1 with a 1.15 ERA in his six starts last month. He struck out 49 in 39 innings.

Fernandez is scheduled to make his next-to-last start of the season on Friday when the Marlins open a 3-game series against the Nationals at Marlins Park. Fernandez has yet to lose (7-0) in his home park. Both of his two remaining starts will be played at Marlins Park.

Braves pitcher Alex Wood was second to Fernandez for top N.L rookie in August.

Fernandez and the Dodgers' Yasiel Puig are considered the two frontrunners for N.L. Rookie of the Year honors, which will be announced after the postseason. 

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