Not long after Jose Fernandez went on the shelf in May, Henderson Alvarez stepped up to become the Miami Marlins’ most reliable starter until he was forced to make his own trip to the disabled list.
The Miami Marlins on the brink of returning to .500 thanks to a clutch hit from Marcell Ozuna, a sight that’s becoming familiar to the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Marcell Ozuna doubled home Garrett Jones with the winning run in the 10th inning, and theMiami Marlins topped the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-4 on Thursday night.
Justin Masterson pitched seven scoreless innings in his best outing since joining the St. Louis Cardinals, and they averted a series sweep by beating the Miami Marlins 5-2 Wednesday.
The drive down the left-field line took a surprising path, clanging off the foul pole for a homer by a batter who rarely hits them against a pitcher who rarely gives them up.
After failing to generate much at the plate in their series opener with the Miami Marlins, the Cincinnati Reds will try to get back on track Saturday night when they face a veteran who’s making his first start in three seasons.
Nathan Eovaldi gave his second straight shutdown performance, holding Cincinnati to five hits over eight shutout innings, and Giancarlo Stanton hit his NL-leading 28th homer on Friday night, powering the Miami Marlins to a 2-1 victory.
Marlins left-hander Dan Jennings was released from a Pittsburgh hospital on Friday, a day after he was hit in the head by a line drive.
The Chicago Cubs acquired right-hander Jacob Turner from the Miami Marlins on Friday in exchange for minor league right-handers Jose Arias and Tyler Bremer.
The Miami Marlins are hoping to get back into the win column against the Cincinnati Reds tonight.