Cooper, Granderson help power Marlins past Mets, 8-4
MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Marlins are last in the majors in home runs. When they do hit them, they've made them count.
Garrett Cooper, Curtis Granderson and Brian Anderson all homered and drove...
MIAMI (AP) — When asked why the formidable Philadelphia Phillies bring out the best in his last-place team, Miami Marlins shortstop Miguel Rojas had a colorful response.
MIAMI (AP) — The Phillies are having a tough time gaining ground in the NL East race because they can't beat the last-place Marlins.
Brian Anderson drove in three runs with a double and his...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Manager Don Mattingly likes the progress he is seeing from the rebuilding Marlins.
Phillies manager Gabe Kapler thinks he has the right pieces, too — even if that's a...
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...
Alfaro has four hits, Marlins win 4-2
MIAMI (AP) — Jorge Alfaro has put an 0-for-20 skid behind him and been a catalyst for the Marlins in their recent surge.
Alfaro had a career-high four hits and the Miami Marlins handed the...
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MARLINS ON THE MOVE
Something unexpected is happening with the baseball team in Miami. The Marlins are actually winning some...
MIAMI (AP) — Miami Marlins starter Pablo Lopez followed his worst outing as a big leaguer with his best — both against the New York Mets.
The result was the Marlins' first winning streak in...
MIAMI (AP) — Derek Jeter says the Miami Marlins are better than this.
If he's wrong, the woebegone franchise is headed for its worst season yet.
MIAMI (AP) — Less than 24 hours after firing their hitting coach, the Miami Marlins broke out against one of baseball's best pitchers.
Curtis Granderson homered and the Marlins roughed up...
MIAMI (AP) — The first run came home on an error. The lead was seized with a bases-loaded walk, and a hit batsman scored the other run.
Alcantara pitches Marlins past Rockies 3-0
MIAMI (AP) — Sandy Alcantara had to settle for the longest outing of his career.
Pretty nice way to start the season.
Alcantara pitched eight crisp innings, Jorge Alfaro drove in two...
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — At a time when home runs dominate baseball's offensive strategy, the Miami Marlins are zigging to the long ball's zag.
Manager Don Mattingly realizes that if his Marlins...
Marlins searching for answers to Chen’s road woes
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — The "homer" could follow the "opener" into baseball's lexicon.
Miami Marlins manager Don Mattingly says he'd consider rearranging some of pitcher Wei-Yin Chen's starting...
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — The return of inflammation to Jorge Alfaro's right knee is once again prompting the Miami Marlins to shut down their expected opening-day catcher for a few more...
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A dreadful 2018 season in a way led to Lewis Brinson's current spring training home run binge.
A key piece in the trade that sent NL MVP Christian Yelich to...
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Lingering knee swelling and stiffness will delay Miami catcher Jorge Alfaro's return exhibition action.
Obtained from Philadelphia as part of the trade that sent J. T....
Slowly, baseball rolls out pitch clock in spring training
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Baseball is on the clock.
The traditionally timeless sport implemented a pitch clock all around major league spring training for the first time Saturday in an attempt...
Marlins open camp, and Don Mattingly knows decisions await
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — There have been years in his managerial career where Don Mattingly has arrived for the first day of spring training without any mystery regarding who would be on the 25-man roster coming out of camp.
Column: It’s time for baseball’s shift to go
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Ask baseball managers what they think about the dreaded shift, and most of them have the same answer.
It's not a problem if the hitters don't make it one.
"There's an easy way to combat that," Oakland's Bob Melvin said. "Just hit the ball the other way."
Mel Stottlemyre Jr. hired as Marlins pitching coach
MIAMI (AP) — Former Seattle Mariners pitching coach Mel Stottlemyre Jr. has been hired as pitching coach for the Miami Marlins.
Also joining manager Don Mattingly's staff is former Kansas City Royals manager Trey Hillman, who will be first base and infield coach.
Japan beats MLB All-Stars 4-1, win series 5-1
NAGOYA, Japan (AP) — Sosuke Genda hit a three-run triple that chased starter Brian Johnson in a four-run second inning, and Japan beat the MLB All-Stars 4-1 Thursday for their fifth win in the six-game series.
Genda scored on Ryosuke Kikuchi's sacrifice fly off Erasmo Ramirez at the Nagoya Dome.
Japan rallies to beat MLB All-Stars 5-3 to lead series 3-1
HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) — Ryosuke Kikuchi drove in the go-ahead run on a squeeze bunt in a four-run ninth inning as Japan beat the MLB All-Stars 5-3 Tuesday and took a 3-1 lead in their six-game exhibition series.
MLB All-Stars visit Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park
HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) — Miami Marlins manager Don Mattingly and Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Kenta Maeda were among the members of Major League Baseball's All-Star tour of Japan who visited the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park on Monday.
Mattingly laid a wreath at the cenotaph in the park which commemorates the victims of the atomic bombings in 1945.
Molina, Realmuto homer to lead MLB All-Stars over Japan 7-3
TOKYO (AP) — Yadier Molina had three hits, including a three-run homer, and J.T. Realmuto also went deep to lead the MLB All-Stars over Japan 7-3 on Sunday for their first win of the six-game exhibition series after a pair of defeats.
Realmuto hit an opposite-field solo homer to right in the fourth at Tokyo Dome, and Mitch Haniger scored the go-ahead run from second in a four-run fifth when Japan starter Shinsaburo Tawata threw wildly for an error on Whit Merrifield's bunt.
Yanagita’s HR off Yates lift Japan over MLB in tour opener
TOKYO (AP) — Yuki Yanagita hit a game-ending, two-run home run off Kirby Yates in the ninth inning, and Japan beat the MLB All-Stars 7-6 Friday in the opener of a six-game exhibition series.
Juan Soto, Carlos Santana and Amed Rosario homered to build a 6-4 lead.
Mattingly, Molina set to lead MLB All-Star tour of Japan
TOKYO (AP) — All-Star catcher Yadier Molina hopes to throw out some speedy runners. Don Mattingly looks forward to seeing Japan's national team.
Mattingly and Molina are in Japan as part of a Major League Baseball All-Star tour that features six games against Japan.
The series begins on Friday with three games on consecutive nights at Tokyo Dome followed by one game in Hiroshima on Nov. 13 and two games in Nagoya on Nov. 14 and 15.
Marlins part with pitching coach Nieves, 3 other coaches
MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Marlins are parting with pitching coach Juan Nieves and three other coaches after their 98-loss season.
Also not returning in 2019 will be first base coach Perry Hill, assistant hitting coach Frank Menechino and strength and conditioning coach Ty Hill. All were on the staff of manager Don Mattingly, who will be back for a fourth season.
The Marlins finished last in the majors in runs and OPS, and last in the National League in ERA and pitching strikeouts.
Jeter’s Marlins finish as poorest home draw since 2004 Expos
MIAMI (AP) — The 25th anniversary of the Marlins franchise was seen by the fewest fans at home in team history.
The Marlins became the first major league team to draw fewer than 1 million fans at home since the 2004 Montreal Expos, beating the Cincinnati Reds 6-0 Sunday before 13,595 to complete the Miami portion of their schedule in Derek Jeter's first season as chief executive officer.
Jeter: Mattingly expected to return in ’19 as Miami manager
MIAMI (AP) — Derek Jeter signaled Thursday that Don Mattingly is expected to return next year as manager of the Miami Marlins, providing some dugout continuity for a last-place team in transition.
Mattingly has one season to go on a four-year contract he signed when he joined the Marlins for the 2016 season.
"Is he going to be back in 2019?" Jeter said. "He's under contract. Yeah."
MLB commemorates 9/11 anniversary with ballpark ceremonies
NEW YORK (AP) — In a way, Don Mattingly was about as far from the hustle and bustle of downtown New York City as an ex-ballplayer could be on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001.
The former New York Yankees captain was cleaning out stalls on his horse farm in Indiana when he heard the horrible news on the radio: Two planes had crashed into the Twin Towers in Manhattan, destroying the World Trade Center landmarks and undoubtedly killing thousands of people.
Alcantara dazzles on the mound, Marlins top Phillies 2-1
MIAMI (AP) — It's been a month since the Philadelphia Phillies won a series, and Miami's Sandy Alcantara made sure that drought continued.
Alcantara pitched shutout ball into the eighth inning in his second career start, Austin Dean drove in a pair of runs and the Marlins beat the Phillies 2-1 on Wednesday night.
Alcantara (2-0) allowed three hits, walked two and struck out six. His ERA, over 12 innings this season, dropped to 0.75.
Fading Phillies fall flat against Marlins in 3-1 loss
MIAMI (AP) — Miami Marlins manager Don Mattingly sat in the dugout contemplating his team's role of spoiler a couple of hours before the start of a three-game series against the Philadelphia Phillies, whose playoff hopes are fading with a late-season swoon.
"They're probably feeling like they've got to win every game," Mattingly said.
Morales homers in 7th straight game as Jays fall to Phillies
TORONTO (AP) — Kendrys Morales became the seventh player in major league history to homer in at least seven consecutive games, going deep in the third inning of the Toronto Blue Jays' 8-3 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday.
Morales hit a two-run shot off Vince Velasquez, his 21st homer of the season. He has a chance to equal the major league record of homers in eight consecutive games, shared by Ken Griffey Jr., Dale Long and Don Mattingly.
Anderson’s pinch-hit 2-run HR helps Marlins beat Braves 3-1
MIAMI (AP) — After being held out of the lineup to rest, Brian Anderson was ready when needed.
Anderson delivered with a pinch-hit, two-run home run in the seventh inning to help the Miami Marlins beat the Atlanta Braves 3-1 on Saturday night.
Urena drops appeal of suspension for hitting Acuna Jr.
MIAMI (AP) — Marlins right-hander Jose Urena dropped his appeal of a six-game suspension for intentionally hitting Atlanta rookie Ronald Acuna Jr. with a pitch.
Urena began serving the suspension Tuesday. The Marlins, fearful the Braves might retaliate, had already decided Urena wouldn't pitch against them during a four-game series later this week.
"It seems like there's no reason to open that back up," manager Don Mattingly said. "We don't need that."
Marlins’ Urena appeals penalty for hitting Acuna, can play
WASHINGTON (AP) — Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Urena is appealing his six-game suspension for intentionally hitting Ronald Acuna Jr. of the Braves with a pitch.
Urena was in uniform Friday and Marlins manager Don Mattingly didn't rule out using him this weekend against the Washington Nationals.
Brett, Carew on Hall committee that picks new members Sunday
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Hall of Fame players George Brett, Rod Carew, Dennis Eckersley, Don Sutton, Dave Winfield and Robin Yount will be on the 16-man committee that decides Sunday if anyone formerly passed over for Cooperstown will now get elected.
Stanton’s status in doubt; Mattingly to return to Marlins
MIAMI (AP) — While Giancarlo Stanton's destination remains unclear, Don Mattingly will be back with the Miami Marlins next season.
President of baseball operations Michael Hill confirmed Thursday that Mattingly will return for the third season of his four-year contract as manager. The decision had been expected, but the recent sale of the franchise to a group including Derek Jeter had left Mattingly's future in question.
Garvey, Morris, John, Miller on 10-person Hall ballot
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Former stars Steve Garvey, Jack Morris and Tommy John and longtime players' union chief Marvin Miller are among the 10 names on the ballot for a Hall of Fame election next month.
The candidates were announced Monday. Results will be released on Dec. 10 at the baseball winter meetings in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.
New Marlins owner Jeter mum on future of Stanton, Mattingly
MIAMI (AP) — Back in the ballgame, Derek Jeter says he'll learn on the job as he tries to lead the Miami Marlins out of the wilderness.
How Jeter expects to get there remains a secret, even after his first public comments about the Marlins since beginning his pursuit of the team nearly a year ago. The rookie owner declined to discuss his plans, and whether they include Giancarlo Stanton, Don Mattingly or even the home run sculpture at Marlins Park.
Derek Jeter’s group closes on purchase of Miami Marlins
MIAMI (AP) — Derek Jeter's group closed on its purchase of the Miami Marlins on Monday, and he and new controlling owner Bruce Sherman will speak publicly for the first time about the deal at a news conference Tuesday.
Stanton remains at 59 homers, Marlins win 10-2
MIAMI (AP) — Giancarlo Stanton has one game left to get to 60 home runs.
The All-Star slugger went 1 for 5 with an RBI single in the Miami Marlins' 10-2 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Saturday night. Manager Don Mattingly plans to move him to the leadoff spot for Sunday's season finale to try to get him more plate appearances.
Stanton hits 56th homer, Marlins beat Mets 9-2 for sweep
MIAMI (AP) — Home runs before small crowds in the eighth inning of lopsided games between also-rans count, too, which is fortunate for Giancarlo Stanton.
Now he needs only five more for 61.
Stanton hit his major league-leading 56th homer in the eighth Wednesday to punctuate the Miami Marlins' 9-2 win over the New York Mets, which completed a three-game sweep.
Realmuto homers in 10th; Marlins rally past Ramos, Mets 5-4
MIAMI (AP) — New York Mets closer A.J. Ramos took the mound at Marlins Park with a three-run lead in the ninth inning and quickly found himself in trouble, a development that didn't surprise Miami manager Don Mattingly.
"We've seen him have innings like that," Mattingly said. "He gets himself in a little bit of a mix and usually gets out of those."
Stanton hits 55th homer to help Marlins beat Mets 13-1
MIAMI (AP) — Maybe it was the breather Giancarlo Stanton requested and received, or the move one spot down in the batting order that rejuvenated his home run swing.
Perhaps it was Mets pitching.
Stanton hit his 55th homer — and his first in nine days — while driving in four runs to help the Miami Marlins beat New York 13-1 Monday night.
Shaw, Aguilar pace Milwaukee in 10-3 win over Marlins
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The hurricane-displaced Miami Marlins finally get to go home — not a day too soon after the Milwaukee Brewers battered them on Sunday.
Travis Shaw, Jesus Aguilar and Manny Pina each had two hits in Milwaukee's eight-run fourth inning, lifting the Brewers to a 10-3 victory.
Marlins stop 6-game skid with 7-4 win against Brewers
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Miami Marlins manager Don Mattingly wanted Adam Conley to be the difference maker and the left-hander delivered.
Derek Dietrich hit a two-run homer, Conley pitched into the sixth inning and the Marlins beat the Milwaukee Brewers 7-4 on Saturday night to stop a six-game slide.
Milwaukee dropped four games back of NL Central-leading Chicago. The Brewers had won three straight and six of seven.
Marlins in Milwaukee: Road-weary Miami comes “home”
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Miami Marlins manager Don Mattingly walked about midway down the dugout before settling into a spot on the bench and surveying the Miller Park field.
This was home, at least for the next three days, even if the Marlins were 1,500 miles from Miami.