A.J. Ramos served up a 2-run homer to Jeff Francoeur in the bottom of the ninth inning as the Miami Marlins fell 8-7 to the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday.
Chad Billingsley had his best outing in nearly three years and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Miami Marlins 3-1 on Saturday night.
The Philadelphia Phillies own the worst record in baseball but the Miami Marlins aren’t much better.
The Miami Marlins were hoping to remain in playoff contention long enough that Jose Fernandez might be able to put them over the top once he returned.
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.
The Miami Marlins hoped Dee Gordon could give them a spark at the top of the lineup after acquiring him in the offseason.
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.