It was basically a home run derby between the Miami Marlins and Washington Nationals on Sunday, with the Nats going home with an 11-7 win.
Yunel Escobar riled up the crowd with an exaggerated display after a home run in the eighth inning and Sean Rodriguez hit a sacrifice fly in the 10th that lifted the Tampa Bay Rays over the Toronto Blue Jays 6-5 on Sunday.
J.A. Happ had a successful return to Florida three months after a scary injury. Happ won in his first game at Tropicana Field since getting hit in the head by a ball and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Tampa Bay Rays 6-2 on Saturday.
Last November, the Miami Marlins decided to disassemble most of the team in a massive trade with the Toronto Blue Jays. The Marlins dumped almost every big name and contract to the Blue Jays in exchange for prospects and pundits pounced. But the Marlins may have the last laugh.
Evan Longoria and Yunel Escobar hit two-run homers Sunday, leading the Tampa Bay Rays to an 11-3 win over the Cleveland Indians.
The Miami Marlins had their best offensive performance in over three weeks, but they still failed to improve upon the majors’ worst record.
Sean Rodriguez, Yunel Escobar and James Loney drove in late runs for the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday in a 4-2 victory that completed a three-game sweep of the San Diego Padres.
The Miami Marlins have succeeded in their quest to alienate fans and eliminate payroll, but they still have a rather large opening at third base that hasn’t been filled and the baseball winter meetings are about to conclude.
Stop us if you’ve heard this one before: a possible starter with the Miami Marlins has been traded for a minor leaguer. It’s déjà vu for Marlins fans as the team dealt shortstop Yunel Escobar to the Tampa Bay Rays Tuesday night.
The Miami Marlins are making some noise at baseball’s winter meetings this week, but it’s not by signing any big name free agent. Instead, the Marlins are trying to get rid of Yunel Escobar and trying to figure out what to do with Ricky Nolasco, who wants out of the troubled franchise.