SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Giants left-hander Tony Watson has exercised his player option for 2020, which was increased from $2.5 million to $3 million as part of an amended contract.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Trea Turner saved the Washington Nationals after another bullpen meltdown.
Turner homered with two outs in the ninth inning, and the Nationals beat the Chicago White Sox...
WASHINGTON (AP) — This time, the Nationals beleaguered bullpen wasn't alone in blowing yet another lead.
José Ureña pitched seven solid innings, Washington again fell apart late behind ace...
Miami Marlins (16-32, fifth in the NL East) vs. Washington Nationals (20-31, fourth in the NL East)
Washington; Saturday, 4 p.m. EDT
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Washington Nationals (19-30, fourth in the NL East) vs. New York Mets (23-25, third in the NL East)
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Nationals hit four home runs and took a seven-run lead into the ninth inning, providing hope that the team's beleaguered bullpen would not again be the main topic...
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Pitcher Trevor Bauer has gone to salary arbitration with the Cleveland Indians for the second straight year.
Relievers Ryan Tepera of Toronto and Kyle Barraclough of Washington lost their cases, leaving the sides tied 3-3 with six possible decisions remaining.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Kyle Barraclough and the Washington Nationals have gone to salary arbitration, with the reliever asking for $2 million and the team arguing for $1,725,000.
Arbitrators Jeanne Wood, Steven Wolf and Elizabeth Neumeier heard the case Thursday.
Barraclough was 1-6 with a 4.20 ERA in 61 games last season for Miami, which traded him to the Nationals last October. He had a $556,500 salary last year and was eligible for arbitration for the first time.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Nationals avoided arbitration with two star infielders, reaching an $18.8 million deal with Anthony Rendon and a $3,725,000 agreement with Trea Turner.
The one-year deals Friday with Rendon and Turner left only two Washington players still eligible for arbitration. Outfielder Michael A. Taylor asked for $3.5 million, and the team offered $3.25 million. Reliever Kyle Barraclough asked for $2 million, and the team offered $1,725,000.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Right-handed reliever Kyle Barraclough was acquired by Washington from Miami on Wednesday in the Nationals' first offseason move to rebuild their bullpen.
Washington sent the Marlins $1 million in international slot allotment as part of the deal.
Barraclough went 1-6 with 4.20 ERA and 10 saves in 17 chances during 61 appearances this year. He allowed one hit in 36 at-bats in June, when he was chosen NL reliever of the month, but struggled with his command the rest of the season.
MIAMI (AP) — Justin Smoak's first career pinch-hit homer was one memorable drive.
Smoak capped Toronto's five-run ninth inning with a grand slam, sending the Blue Jays to a 6-5 victory over the Miami Marlins on Friday night.
"It's awesome, man," Smoak said. "In that situation, down the whole game, to be able to come big for your team, it's what it's all about."
MIAMI (AP) — Javy Guerra kept closer Kyle Barraclough's struggles from costing Miami a victory Monday night.
Guerra cleaned up a ninth-inning mess created by Barraclough, getting Yadier Molina to hit into a double play to end the Marlins' 2-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals.
"It was important to be ready," Guerra said. "I think overall I went in there prepared and got the right results. It went well."
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Maikel Franco launched a towering drive, watched the ball clear the left-field wall and flipped his bat high in the air backward before his jubilant trot around the bases.
Franco's three-run homer with two outs in the bottom of the ninth lifted the Phillies to a 5-2 victory over the Miami Marlins on Thursday night and kept Philadelphia a half-game ahead of Atlanta in the NL East.
MIAMI (AP) — The last-place Miami Marlins were sellers at the trade deadline, as usual, but kept a foundation for their future.
All-Star catcher J.T. Realmuto and closer Kyle Barraclough, both subjects of trade talk, were among those staying in Miami. The Marlins parted with right-handed reliever Brad Ziegler and outfielder Cameron Maybin, two well-traveled veterans who increased their market value by playing well lately.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Daniel Robertson was slumping at the plate and out of the starting lineup.
One big swing off the bench made him feel a lot better.
Robertson connected for a game-ending grand slam, lifting the Tampa Bay Rays to a 6-4 victory over the Miami Marlins on Sunday.
"He made us look pretty smart," manager Kevin Cash said.
MIAMI (AP) — All-Star Aaron Nola gave up two runs in the first inning and the punchless Philadelphia Phillies never recovered, losing Saturday to the Miami Marlins 2-0.
The NL East-leading Phillies have scored only 24 runs in their past nine games.
Nola (12-3) needed 31 pitches to get through the first. After he loaded the bases with none out, one run scored on a groundout, and another came home on Martin Prado's two-out single.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Nationals manager Dave Martinez acknowledged he was looking for someone who could end the game with one swing in the ninth inning Friday night.
He chose the right guy.
Pinch-hitter Mark Reynolds led off the bottom of the ninth with a home run that lifted the Nationals past the Miami Marlins 3-2.
MIAMI (AP) — Marlins closer Kyle Barraclough was the National League's best reliever in June, which makes him a trade target in July.
The hard-throwing right-hander was chosen NL reliever of the month, an honor that will assume a prominent place in his collection, partly because there's little competition.
"I don't really have many items on my trophy shelf," Barraclough said Monday. "A high school championship, maybe. I try not to pay much attention to individual awards. I like to win games."
MIAMI (AP) — Despite taking a shutout into the sixth inning, Caleb Smith was most proud of what he did with the bat.
Smith had an RBI single for his first career hit to help the Miami Marlins beat the San Diego Padres 4-0 Friday night.
"Probably the first hit, definitely more proud of that today," Smith said.
ATLANTA (AP) — Ender Inciarte took two pitches outside the strike zone and then played the waiting game.
His patience paid off.
Inciarte's bases-loaded walk from Kyle Barraclough with two outs in the ninth inning lifted the Atlanta Braves to a 6-5 victory over the Miami Marlins on Saturday night.
MIAMI (AP) — Giancarlo Stanton hit his 50th home run to break an eighth-inning tie, helping the Miami Marlins sweep the San Diego Padres with a 6-2 victory on Sunday.
Stanton became the first National League player to reach 50 homers since Prince Fielder hit 50 for Milwaukee in 2007. Stanton's 17th homer in August tied him for the second-most in MLB history in the month, behind Rudy York's 18 in 1937.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — With two more home runs to pad his already impressive total in the first half, Miami's Giancarlo Stanton sure looks ready to make a strong defense of his Home Run Derby title during the All-Star break.
A sweep of the San Francisco Giants to complete their long road trip also has the Marlins feeling optimistic about their own situation.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — It's official: Giancarlo Stanton's slump was short-lived.
Stanton homered twice, recording his 22nd career multihomer game, and Marcell Ozuna and Justin Bour also hit home runs as the Miami Marlins beat the St. Louis Cardinals 9-6 on Wednesday night.
Stanton went 3 for 4 and also walked while driving in four runs as the Marlins won their second straight. He has five hits in his last two games after starting Miami's road trip in a 1-for-17 funk.
SEATTLE (AP) — Mitch Haniger hit a one-out double off Kyle Barraclough in the ninth inning, ending the Miami Marlins' bid for a combined no-hitter against the Seattle Mariners.
Wei-Yin Chen and Brad Ziegler combined on eight hitless innings Tuesday night. Chen was pulled after seven innings, and Ziegler got three groundouts to complete the eighth Tuesday night.
MIAMI (AP) — Neil Walker ended the Miami Marlins' no-hit bid against the New York Mets on Sunday when he singled up the middle off reliever Brad Ziegler with two outs in the eighth inning.
Dan Straily, Jarlin Garcia and Kyle Barraclough had kept the Mets hitless through seven innings.
Straily, who entered with a 7.56 ERA in his first two starts, walked five and struck out five in 5 1/3 innings. He was removed after consecutive walks to Walker and Yoenis Cespedes,
MIAMI (AP) — Andrew Cashner matched his season high for strikeouts with nine over 5 1/3 innings and earned his first win for the Miami Marlins, 6-0 over the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday night.
Martin Prado drove in three runs for the Marlins, who faded from playoff contention by losing their previous five games and 10 of 11.
Acquired from San Diego on July 29, Cashner (5-11) allowed four hits and walked two. He had been 0-4 in his first six starts following the trade.
MIAMI (AP) — When catcher Dioner Navarro reached the dugout after scoring from third base on a strikeout, he draped himself over a teammate's shoulders as if on the verge of collapsing from his 90-foot sprint.
The run put the Chicago White Sox ahead to stay, capping a bizarre eighth-inning comeback that helped them beat the Miami Marlins 8-7 on Saturday night.