The latest indication of Jose Fernandez's rising stature in this town, Heat owner Micky Arison and team President Pat Riley came to watch him pitch Saturday at Marlins Park.

Or maybe they came with the hope of seeing another tape-measure homer from Giancarlo Stanton, who hit one 484 feet the night before.

The Heat brass, sitting six rows behind the plate, saw Fernandez's competitiveness carry him through on a night his command wasn't at its best. The Marlins' young ace battled through 6 2/3 shutout innings as he extended his career record at Marlins Park to 11-0 in a 5-0 victory over the Padres in front of 35,188.

Stanton delivered two hard-hit, run-scoring hits as the Marlins improved to 5-1, their best start since the 2009 team opened 11-1. Fernandez (2-0) held San Diego to three hits while walking two and striking out eight.

After throwing 73 of 94 pitches for strikes in defeating the Rockies on Opening Night, Fernandez struggled to stay in the zone, particularly in the early innings. He had to pitch around a couple of misplays in the infield.