The first half of the season has not been kind to the Miami Marlins, but they head into the MLB All-Star Break on a positive note.
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.
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.
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.
The Reds’ hottest hitters were at it again, helping a sick starter pull through a tough day.
Justin Nicolino’s major league debut was a smashing success.
Mike Leake allowed only two singles through seven innings Friday night, and Marlon Byrd homered in his return from a broken wrist, leading the Cincinnati Reds to a 5-0 victory over the Miami Marlins.
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The Miami Marlins will finish with their most successful season in four years, but that likely won’t stop them from wondering just how far they could’ve gone had their two biggest stars not fallen victim to season-ending injuries.