Carlos Zambrano pitched seven strong innings to help the Miami Marlins open interleague play by beating the Cleveland Indians 3-2 Friday night.
Giancarlo Stanton hit a two-out grand slam to cap a ninth-inning rally by the Miami Marlins, who beat an angry Frank Francisco and the New York Mets 8-4 Sunday.
Greg Dobbs’ single with two outs in the ninth inning scored Emilio Bonifacio from second base with the winning run Friday, and the Miami Marlins rallied to end the New York Mets’ five-game winning streak with a 6-5 victory.
Giancarlo Stanton found a way to keep the Miami Marlins on a roll.
Stanton drew a bases-loaded walk to force in the tiebreaking run in the eighth inning and the Marlins increased their season-high winning streak to six games with a 6-3 win over the San Diego Padres on Sunday.
Unbeaten Wade Miley held the Miami Marlins hitless until the sixth inning, and Jason Kubel drove in three runs to lead the Arizona Diamondbacks to an 8-4 victory Sunday.
Ross Detwiler and three relievers combined on a four-hitter, Rick Ankiel homered and had three hits and the Washington Nationals beat the Miami Marlins 2-0 on Friday night.
The Miami Marlins finished off the sweep of a woeful Chicago Cubs team Thursday afternoon with a 5-3 victory. It marked the Marlins’ first three-game sweep of the young 2012 season.
The Miami Marlins put the controversy surrounding manager Ozzie Guillen on the back burner Monday afternoon and rode Omar Infante’s power hitting to a 6-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies.
The sellout crowd in the Miami Marlins’ new ballpark cheered the introduction of their starters, who were accompanied by women dressed as Latin showgirls. There was another roar for Muhammad Ali, who delivered the first pitch.
The time for speculation and talk has finally ended for the Miami Marlins. In less than 48 hours, the Marlins will take the field to open the regular season for the first time at Marlins Park.