The Miami Marlins lost star pitcher Jose Fernandez to a serious elbow injury five weeks into the season and star slugger Giancarlo Stanton with 2 1/2 weeks to go.
As Wilmer Flores continued his recent turnaround, the New York Mets ended their longest home skid in nearly a month while evening up their series with the Miami Marlins.
After tying a major-league record when their first eight batters struck out, the Marlins came back twice to beat the Mets.
Chris Young and rookie Eric Campbell delivered big hits off the bench in the late innings to rally the surging New York Mets past the Miami Marlins 5-4 on Saturday.
David Wright has been on quite a tear despite his recent injury and had his best performance of the season in the opener of this three-game home series against Miami.
The Marlins are looking for an 11th straight win as the team takes on the New York Mets Friday night at Citi Field.
Rafael Furcal had to wait more than two months to make his season debut with the Miami Marlins. Now another injury is expected to keep him out again.
Strong pitching has spurred the Miami Marlins’ home success against the New York Mets, and Tom Koehler has been an unexpected contributor.
When Henderson Alvarez closed out his shutout with a strikeout, the right-hander spun on the mound and threw a celebratory uppercut that landed on his left shoulder.
The Miami Marlins are among the best offensive teams in baseball, and that’s mostly due to their success at home.