Philadelphia closer Jonathan Papelbon made a lewd gesture to fans and was ejected after giving up four runs in the ninth inning during the Phillies’ 5-4 loss to the Miami Marlins on Sunday.
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.
Justin Upton homered and had three RBIs, Jason Heyward drove in the go-ahead run in the seventh inning and the Atlanta Braves beat the Miami Marlins 5-2 on Friday night for their third straight win.
The Miami Marlins have been playing extremely well at home of late and find themselves in the midst of the playoff race.
Giancarlo Stanton hit two home runs and made a spectacular diving catch in right field to help the Miami Marlins beat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-5 on Monday night.
Johnny Cueto has been one of the best pitchers in baseball this season despite not getting much run support during the majority of his starts.
The Miami Marlins used a big five-run eighth inning to take down the host Pittsburgh Pirates in the opening game of a three-game set. Unfortunately for Pittsburgh, they could be dealing with bigger issues than a bad outing by their bullpen.
The Cincinnati Reds have gotten some good starting pitching during their series with the Miami Marlins.
The Washington Nationals avoided being swept at the hands of the red-hot Miami Marlins on Wednesday with a 4-3 victory at Marlins Park.
Manager Mike Redmond is confident in the Miami Marlins’ young starters, and another meeting with the Houston Astros may reinforce his convictions.