Marlins 10, Diamondbacks 3
Giancarlo Stanton helped the Marlins (62-62) stay firmly in the playoff hunt and tie their win total from all of last year.
marlins 2, diamondbacks 1
Henderson Alvarez allowed one run in seven strong innings Saturday night in his first start since coming off the disabled list.
Mike Dunn was so exhausted from heavy usage at one point in July that he stopped working out in the weight room to conserve what little energy he had left. And A.J. Ramos said he reached a point of having to change the arm angle on his delivery simply to “find a position where my arm wasn’t hurting.”
After suffering through last year’s dismal, 100-loss season, Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria said he is happy with the team’s improvement.
Diamondbacks 3, Marlins 2
The Marlins couldn’t muster much offense against Trevor Cahill and the Arizona bullpen, as the Diamondbacks’ early barrage Friday was too much to overcome.
As reporters gathered around Mike Dunn on Friday to talk to the pitcher about breaking the Marlins’ record for victories by a reliever with 10, Jeff Baker called out across the clubhouse, “Did he vulture another one?”
Marlins 5, Diamondbacks 4 (10)
Marcell Ozuna put his August blues behind him for one night, ripping a walk-off RBI double in the 10th inning to complete the Marlins’ comeback.
Dan Jennings can’t wait to get back on the mound.
Cardinals 5, Marlins 2
Justin Masterson shut out the Marlins for seven innings, denying Miami a sweep of St. Louis and a chance to gain more ground in the NL wild-card chase.
It has been so long since Brad Penny made a home start for the Marlins that his memory of it is scant.
Marlins 3, Cardinals 0
Marlins starter Jarred Cosart pitched seven scoreless innings in a victory over the St. Louis Cardinals and their ace, Adam Wainwright.
Marlins manager Mike Redmond tuned into a sports show Tuesday morning and heard a couple of analysts discussing if Giancarlo Stanton should be mentioned in the National League MVP race
Marlins 6, Cardinals 5
Giancarlo Stanton belted his 30th and 31st homers of the season and made a spectacular catch in the Marlins’ victory
Miami Marlins notebook
Marlins pitcher Jarred Cosart joked Monday that he still thinks he is a good hitter, but he will not be able to show it when he returns to the mound Tuesday.
Reds 7, Marlins 2
Brad Hand looked like a different pitcher after returning from a lengthy, mid-summer sabbatical on the disabled list. On Sunday, he more closely resembled the Hand of old.
Other than Brad Penny himself, perhaps no one was happier with the pitchers winning performance Saturday than his former Marlins manager, Jack McKeon.
Marlins 4, Reds 3
A decade after last pitching for the Marlins, Brad Penny plugged his way through five innings to help Miami beat Cincinnati again.
Brad Penny on Saturday became the 13th pitcher to make at least one start this season for the Marlins, breaking a single-season team mark for number of starters used.
Marlins 2, Reds 1
Nathan Eovaldi pitched eight dominant innings and the Marlins held off a Reds rally in the ninth to win.
Miami Marlins notebook
Dan Jennings sustained a concussion when he was struck in the head by a line drive on Thursday.
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