The Miami Marlins lost All-Star second baseman Dee Gordon to a dislocated left thumb Saturday, and they responded with a franchise-record offensive outburst, beating Cincinnati 14-3.
Though the Cincinnati Reds are assured of their worst pre-All Star break record in eight years, they’re showing life more recently behind dominant pitching.
Mike Leake allowed three hits and struck out 10 in eight innings, and Jay Bruce homered in the second inning to help the Cincinnati Reds beat the Miami Marlins 1-0 Friday.
Giancarlo Stanton broke his hand swinging two weeks ago, an injury that will force him to miss the All-Star Game despite being chosen a National League starter.
Jose Fernandez pitched seven innings and tied the modern record for most consecutive home victories by a starter to begin a career, helping the Miami Marlins beat the Cincinnati Reds 2-0 Thursday.
Rick Porcello held Miami to two runs in six innings to snap a career-worst, seven-game losing streak, David Ortiz hit a two-run homer and the surging Boston Red Sox won their season-high fourth straight, 6-3 over the Marlins on Wednesday night.
Xander Bogaerts drove in three runs with a bases-loaded single in the seventh inning, bolstering his chances for a spot in the All-Star Game and leading the Boston Red Sox to a 4-3 victory over the Miami Marlins on Tuesday night.
Kyle Hendricks (4-4) allowed five hits, walked one and struck out six in 7 1-3 innings in Chicago’s 2-0 win Sunday over the Miami Marlins.
Kris Bryant hit two home runs, including a grand slam, to lead the Chicago Cubs over the Miami Marlins 7-2 Saturday night.
Justin Bour is doing his best impersonation of Giancarlo Stanton as the Miami Marlins continue to win without arguably the top slugger in the majors.