4/19/2014 | Marlins hitters ready for when teams walk Stanton
No matter the opponent, all the scouting reports about the Marlins say the same thing: Don't let Giancarlo Stanton beat you. The Mariners were trying to avoid just that scenario on Friday night. They intentionally walked the Miami slugger twice. When they didn't, Stanton made them pay. The 24-year-old collected three hits, drove in five runs and ended the night with a walk-off grand slam in Miami's 8-4 win.
4/19/2014 | Late innings a work in progress for bullpen
Late-inning letdowns have plagued the Marlins' bullpen over the past 12 games. In Friday night's 8-4 walk-off win over the Mariners, a one-run lead was erased in the seventh inning. Prior to that, there have been several crushing home runs allowed by Miami's relievers.
4/19/2014 | Marlins keeping transfer rule in mind in the field
MLB's strictly enforced transfer rule has certainly gotten the attention of the Marlins, and it happened to play a big role in Friday night's 8-4 walk-off win over the Mariners at Marlins Park.
4/19/2014 | Elias hopes to stabilize Seattle staff, end skid
Roenis Elias has been a steady presence since a breakout Cactus League earned him a spot in Seattle's depleted rotation. He'll look to continue his early-season success and help the Mariners snap a four-game losing streak Saturday night in Miami, where Henderson Alvarez can earn his first win of the year and secure a series victory.
4/18/2014 | Transfer rule leads to overturned call in Miami
Earlier in the day Friday, the Marlins got a memo from the league outlining the umpires' interpretation of the "transfer rule." In the ninth inning later that night, Miami benefited from the rule that has been gaining plenty of attention lately. The rule worked in the Marlins' favor, leading to an overturned call that set up Giancarlo Stanton's walk-off grand slam in an 8-4 win over the Mariners at Marlins Park.
4/18/2014 | Stanton atones for error, slams Seattle in ninth
Giancarlo Stanton rocked Marlins Park on Friday night and received a water bath in the process. Stanton blasted a grand slam in the ninth inning to propel the Marlins to an 8-4 win over the Mariners. The dramatic drive came off Yoervis Medina with no outs. Stanton spiked his helmet prior to reaching home and was then doused with water by his teammates as he touched the plate.
4/18/2014 | Yelich remains consistent amid Marlins' slump
At a time when the Marlins as a team have been in a slump, Christian Yelich has stayed hot. A career-high 11-game hitting streak entering Friday has helped raise Yelich's average to .317, and the 22-year-old left fielder is getting on base at a .388 clip.
4/18/2014 | Marlins hope Jones can get in a groove
Fans are seeing signs from time to time of what Garrett Jones can do in the middle of the Marlins' order. What Jones and the Marlins are looking for is consistency.
4/18/2014 | Rehabbing Turner throws off mound
Jacob Turner is moving closer to game action. The Marlins right-hander, on the disabled list with a right shoulder sprain, threw roughly 45 pitches off the mound on Friday afternoon at Marlins Park. Next up is another bullpen session on Sunday, the last day of Miami's homestand.
4/17/2014 | Inbox: Will club call up top prospect Heaney?
With Jacob Turner out, will the Marlins call up top prospect Andrew Heaney? Is slugger Giancarlo Stanton willing to sign a long-term deal with the club? Beat reporter Joe Frisaro answers your queries.
4/16/2014 | Fernandez K's 10, but bullpen letdown dooms Marlins
Jose Fernandez struck out a season-high 10 batters on Wednesday, but a pair of errors and bullpen struggles led to the Marlins falling, 6-3, to the Nationals.
4/16/2014 | Marlins striving to establish both sides of plate
Sometimes when you are trying to establish the inside part of the plate, pitches get away. On those occasions, hitters tend get upset, like what transpired in the fourth inning of Miami's 11-2 win over the Nationals on Tuesday night.
4/16/2014 | Stanton off to hot start driving in runs
Giancarlo Stanton is making an early bid to be the RBI champ. After driving in five runs on Tuesday night, the Marlins right fielder lifted his total to 21 RBIs on the season, tops in the Majors.
4/16/2014 | Marlins move Slowey into rotation, Hand to 'pen
Without having to make a roster move, the Marlins were able to revise their rotation with a simple switch. Kevin Slowey will get the start on Sunday against the Mariners at Marlins Park. Slowey will flip with lefty Brad Hand, who goes from starter to the bullpen.
4/16/2014 | Young, Eovaldi meet in opener of Interleague set
There isn't a lot of history between the Marlins and Mariners, but Miami has some familiarity with veteran pitcher Chris Young. When he takes the mound Friday, Miami will counter with hard-throwing right-hander Nathan Eovaldi in the first of three.
4/15/2014 | Top prospect Heaney tosses gem for Jacksonville
Marlins No. 1 prospect Andrew Heaney allowed just one hit in six shutout innings Tuesday night, helping Double-A Jacksonville to a 4-0 victory at Chattanooga.
4/15/2014 | Tempers fizzle after benches clear in Miami
Benches and bullpens cleared and there was some jawing going on Tuesday night, but the dust quickly settled without further incident at Marlins Park. In the Marlins' 11-2 win over the Nationals, tempers heated up in the fourth inning after Tom Koehler's pitch ran inside on Ian Desmond.
4/15/2014 | Fernandez faces off against Roark in series finale
Jose Fernandez (2-1, 3.78 ERA) looks to bounce back from his previous start (six earned runs in four innings) in the series finale against Tanner Roark (1-0, 5.91 ERA) and the Nationals.
4/15/2014 | Yelich relieved to avoid collision with Stanton
At 6-foot-6, 240-pounds, Giancarlo Stanton is an imposing figure who is difficult to miss in the outfield. Christian Yelich is certainly glad he was able to stay clear of his teammate on a fly ball to the gap in right-center at Marlins Park on Monday night.
4/15/2014 | Turner throws on flat ground, status up in air
Jacob Turner, on the disabled list since April 9, played some light catch before the Marlins faced the Nationals on Tuesday night at Marlins Park.
4/15/2014 | Marlins' bats come alive to end eight-game skid
Pushed around for more than a week, the Marlins took their turn to slug back on Tuesday night. Giancarlo Stanton blasted a three-run homer and drove in five runs, while Marcell Ozuna collected four hits as the Marlins steamrolled Stephen Strasburg and the Nationals, 11-2, at Marlins Park.
4/15/2014 | Strasburg, Nationals stumble in loss to Miami
Right-hander Stephen Strasburg gave up a season-high six runs over four innings, and the Nationals collected just five hits in an 11-2 loss to the Marlins in front of 19,931 Tuesday night at Marlins Park.
4/15/2014 | Marlins president recognizes favorite school teacher
Before the Marlins faced the Nationals at Marlins Park, Major League Baseball paid tribute to Jackie Robinson Day. As part of the ceremony, president of baseball operations Michael Hill recognized one of his high school teachers, Patricia Dunn from Cincinnati Country Day School. She and her husband made the trip to Miami.
4/14/2014 | Hand loses control early in eighth straight loss
Left-hander Brad Hand never got comfortable on the mound Monday night in a 9-2 loss to the Nationals at Marlins Park. Hand allowed five runs on eight hits and a walk over three innings in the Marlins' eighth straight loss. Garrett Jones homered for the second straight game.
4/14/2014 | Jones hopes home run sparks offensive turnaround
It's been a frustrating couple of weeks at the plate for Marlins first baseman Garrett Jones, who is being counted on to deliver production in the middle of the order.
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