Adam LaRoche hit an early two-run homer to support Doug Fister and lead the NL-leading Washington Nationals to a 3-2 victory over the Miami Marlins on Friday night.
Miami Marlins ace Jose Fernandez has been cleared to start throwing Oct. 1.
The Marlins were thought to have an overabundance of good young pitching to start the season.
Giancarlo Stanton of the Miami Marlins is speaking out for the first time about the injury that ended his season, saying Thursday night that he’s recovering well from injuries caused by a fastball to the face.
Gio Gonzalez allowed two runs in seven innings, Bryce Harper had three hits, and the Washington Nationals kept up their push for home-field advantage in the NL playoffs by beating the Miami Marlins 6-2 on Thursday night.
As Wilmer Flores continued his recent turnaround, the New York Mets ended their longest home skid in nearly a month while evening up their series with the Miami Marlins.
Miami Marlins’ star slugger Giancarlo Stanton tweeted out a before and after photo of his recovery from a hit by pitch to the face.
After tying a major-league record when their first eight batters struck out, the Marlins came back twice to beat the Mets.
Marlon Byrd hit an RBI double and threw out a runner at the plate, leading Kyle Kendrick and the Philadelphia Phillies over the Miami Marlins 2-1 Saturday night.
While Cole Hamels could be making his final home start with Philadelphia, he won’t have to face Giancarlo Stanton, whose tremendous season is likely over.
With Stanton sidelined after a scary injury, Hamels takes the hill for the Phillies on Friday night in the opener of a three-game series against the Marlins.