If the Marlins are going to solve their problems on the road, Philadelphia is the place to start. Casey McGehee hit a two-run double, Nathan Eovaldi pitched six-hit ball into the seventh inning and Miami beat the Phillies 4-0 Monday night.
Although their recent offensive surge came to a halt in losing their last two games, the Philadelphia Phillies appear to have a good chance to get back on track against an NL East rival they’ve dominated at home.
Jake Arrieta had a career-high 11 strikeouts in seven innings, and Nate Schierholtz hit a three-run homer to help the Chicago Cubs beat the Miami Marlins 6-1 Wednesday.
With Jake Arrieta on the mound, the Chicago Cubs would appear to have a strong chance at winning two straight road series for the first time in almost a year.
Pittsburgh Pirates rookie Gregory Polanco had five hits Friday night, and the last one was the biggest — and the longest.
The Miami Marlins returned home after a seven-game road trip looking to continue making ground in both their division and in the National League Wild Card race. The Pittsburgh Pirates had other plans though, taking down the Marlins 8-6 in thirteen innings.
Andrew McCutchen and Giancarlo Stanton both shined in last year’s season series between the Pittsburgh Pirates and Miami Marlins.
The Miami Marlins made their first visit of the season to Wrigley Field on Friday for a late-afternoon ballgame with the Chicago Cubs. In a game that was dominated by pitching for the majority of the day, the Cubs defeated the Miami 5-3 thanks to a 2-run homerun by Anthony Rizzo in the bottom of the 13th.
On the verge of matching their longest winning streak this season, the Miami Marlins continue to surprise.
When the Miami Marlins entered their series with the Atlanta, they looked forward to a chance to surpass their divisional foe for first place. But they’ve squandered that opportunity with back-to-back home losses to the Braves.