Miami Marlins

The Miami Marlins are an American professional baseball team based in Miami, Florida. They compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the National League (NL) East division. Their home park is Marlins Park. Though one of only two MLB franchises to have never won a division title (the other is the Colorado Rockies), the Marlins have won two World Series championships as a wild card team.
  • Alcantara scheduled to start for Miami against Pittsburgh
    Miami Herald

    Alcantara scheduled to start for Miami against Pittsburgh

    Alcantara scheduled to start for Miami against Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Pirates (31-39, fourth in the NL Central) vs. Miami Marlins (25-43, fifth in the NL East) Miami; Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT PITCHING PROBABLES: Pirates: Chris Archer (3-6, 5.73 ERA, 1.46 WHIP, 61 strikeouts) Marlins: Sandy Alcantara (3-6, 3.67 ERA, 1.34 WHIP, 52 strikeouts) LINE: Pirates favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 8 runs BOTTOM LINE: Miami and Pittsburgh will meet at Marlins Park on Sunday. The Marlins are 13-24 in home games. Miami has slugged .348, last in the league. Jorge Alfaro leads the club with a .441 slugging percentage, including 14 extra-base hits and nine home runs. The Pirates are 18-21 in road games. The Pittsburgh

  • Sizing Up Baseball's Strong Men
    Rotoworld

    Sizing Up Baseball's Strong Men

    Nate Grimm takes a look at some of the game's heaviest hitters in terms of average home run distance in this week's Digging In. (Getty Images)

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    Alcantara scheduled to start for Miami against Pittsburgh

    Alcantara scheduled to start for Miami against Pittsburgh

  • Lopez pitches 7 innings, Marlins win 4-3 over Pirates
    San Francisco Chronicle

    Lopez pitches 7 innings, Marlins win 4-3 over Pirates

    MIAMI (AP) — For the second straight game Pittsburgh jumped on Miami, this time though the Marlins' answered and Pablo Lopez and his teammates were able to lock down the Pirates the rest of the way. Lopez pitched seven strong innings and allowed three runs to help the Miami Marlins beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-3 on Saturday night. The Pirates, who have lost eight of nine, built a 3-0 lead in the fourth and the Marlins responded with three in the bottom half. "Definitely the guys scoring runs was a turning point," Lopez said. Lopez (5-5) gave up seven hits and one walk. He struck out four. He is 2-0 with a 1.80 ERA over his last four starts. "It kind of looked similar to last night and they were

  • Tampa Bay Times

    Here is the latest Florida sports news from The Associated Press

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) � Tommy Pham hit a pair of RBI singles as the Tampa Bay Rays suddenly broke loose, overcoming another subpar start by Blake Snell and rallying past the Los Angeles Angels 9-4. Held to one hit through five innings and trailing 4-0, the Rays scored five times in sixth and added four more runs in seventh. Pham singled home runs in both bursts. MIAMI (AP) � Steven Brault scattered eight hits over six innings, and the Pittsburgh Pirates stopped a seven-game slide by routing the Miami Marlins 11-0. Brault was hit on his left leg by Starlin Castro's line drive in the first, but it didn't seem to affect him very much. The left-hander struck out six and walked none. He also went

  • Marlins' Garrett Cooper is fantasy gem owners overlook
    New York Post

    Marlins' Garrett Cooper is fantasy gem owners overlook

    If you ever have been to the beach, there is a good chance you've seen a random guy walking around wearing headphones while constantly waving his metal detector around hoping to find gold buried in the sand. Sometimes you watch him stroll aimlessly up and down the beach finding nothing while ticking off beachgoers as he waves his magic wand over their belongings. Other times, he will discover seashells, popsicle sticks, hypodermic needles or a few nickels. Then there are the rare times he finds something of value, but he might have had to dig deep to find such treasures. Scouring the fantasy waiver wires is no different, and sometimes the deeper you dive, the more goodies you find. Garrett Cooper

  • The Florida Times-Union

    Jumbo Shrimp's Sixto Sanchez could one day be face of Miami Marlins

    It's a warm Saturday afternoon at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville. The sun slowly sinks behind the home-plate stands as the Jumbo Shrimp prepare for a game against the Montgomery Biscuits. As fans head to concession stands to grab hot dogs and beer, Sixto Sanchez chats with teammates and throws warm-up tosses. Sanchez, a hard-throwing right-handed pitcher, is the top prospect in the Miami Marlins organization. He has an inside track to the majors and stardom. And, at least for now, Jacksonville has a front-row seat. Four days before, Sanchez was called up to the Jumbo Shrimp on May 14. He made his debut that night against the Biloxi Shuckers, throwing six scoreless innings and allowing one

  • Marlins lean on Alcantara vs. Archer, Pirates
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    Marlins lean on Alcantara vs. Archer, Pirates

    When Miami Marlins right-hander Sandy Alcantara faces the visiting Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday, he hopes to continue a positive trend. Entering Saturday, Marlins starting pitchers ranked fourth in the National League in batting average allowed (.239) and fifth in ERA (3.89). In addition, Marlins starters have allowed just four stolen bases all season, which ranks first in the majors. Alcantara (3-6, 3.67 ERA) has been better at home (3.25 ERA) than on the road (4.26). In addition, Alcantara's ERA has improved every month this season, from 4.86 in March/April to 3.23 in May and 1.50 in two June starts. "Sandy is part of a rotation that has been our bright spot and our hope for the future," Miami

  • Miami hosts Pittsburgh, looks to build on Yamamoto's strong showing
    Elko Daily Free Press

    Miami hosts Pittsburgh, looks to build on Yamamoto's strong showing

    Miami hosts Pittsburgh, looks to build on Yamamoto's strong showing

  • The Charlotte Observer

    Miami hosts Pittsburgh, looks to build on Yamamoto's strong showing

    Miami hosts Pittsburgh, looks to build on Yamamoto's strong showing Pittsburgh Pirates (30-38, fifth in the NL Central) vs. Miami Marlins (24-42, fifth in the NL East) Miami; Friday, 7 p.m. EDT PITCHING PROBABLES: Pirates: Steven Brault (2-1, 5.05 ERA, 1.56 WHIP, 34 strikeouts) Marlins: Trevor Richards (3-6, 3.31 ERA, 1.12 WHIP, 68 strikeouts) LINE: Marlins favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 8 1/2 runs BOTTOM LINE: Miami heads into the matchup fresh off a strong showing by Jordan Yamamoto. Yamamoto pitched seven innings, giving up zero runs on three hits with five strikeouts against St. Louis. The Marlins are 12-23 in home games. Miami has slugged .349, last in the majors. Jorge Alfaro leads

  • Tampa Bay Times

    Here is the latest Florida sports news from The Associated Press

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) � Tommy Pham hit a pair of RBI singles as the Tampa Bay Rays suddenly broke loose, overcoming another subpar start by Blake Snell and rallying past the Los Angeles Angels 9-4. Held to one hit through five innings and trailing 4-0, the Rays scored five times in sixth and added four more runs in seventh. Pham singled home runs in both bursts. MIAMI (AP) � Steven Brault scattered eight hits over six innings, and the Pittsburgh Pirates stopped a seven-game slide by routing the Miami Marlins 11-0. Brault was hit on his left leg by Starlin Castro's line drive in the first, but it didn't seem to affect him very much. The left-hander struck out six and walked none. He also went

  • The injuries keep coming to the Miami Marlins. Here's the latest.
    Miami Herald

    The injuries keep coming to the Miami Marlins. Here's the latest.

    The workhorse of the Miami Marlins' starting rotation has been shut down. The Marlins announced Friday ahead of their three-game series with the Pittsburgh Pirates that Jose Urena, the team's Opening Day starter for the past two seasons, has been moved to the 60-day Injured List with a herniated disc in his lower back. The earliest he can return is mid August. Urena was initially placed on the 10-day IL on Wednesday after feeling tightness in his lower back during a bullpen session earlier in the week. An MRI on Wednesday revealed that the injury was more severe than originally thought. “Not the news we wanted to hear,” Marlins manager Don Mattingly said. Urena, 27, had been the team's workhorse