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Gordon Beckham hit a three-run homer, Nick Markakis drove in two runs and the Atlanta Braves beat the Miami Marlins 7-2 on Saturday to secure their first home series win of the season.
Luck a factor for Stanton, Yelich?
Giancarlo Stanton has been struggling at the plate this season. Meanwhile, Christian Yelich is hitting the ball better than ever. Are these performances for real or is luck -- good or bad -- a factor? FiveThirtyEight has the answer. Hitting hard, or into hard luck?
Lineup: Marlins (25-23) at Braves (13-34)
- 1. Ichiro Suzuki, RF (L)
- 2. Martin Prado, 3B (R)
- 3. Marcell Ozuna, CF (R)
- 4. Justin Bour, 1B (L)
- 5. J.T. Realmuto, C (R)
- 6. Derek Dietrich, 2B (L)
- 7. Cole Gillespie, LF (R)
- 8. Adeiny Hechavarria, SS (R)
- 9. Wei-Yin Chen, LHP (L) Daily notes
Nick Markakis hit a tie-breaking, two-run single off third baseman Nick Prado's glove with two outs and the bases loaded in the eighth inning and the Braves beat the Marlins 4-2 on Friday night.
Fernandez on pace for record season
Through 10 starts this season, Jose Fernandez is sporting a 13.35 K/9 rate. That ranks just behind Randy Johnson for the highest K/9 by a pitcher with 10 or more starts in a single season in MLB history.
Fernandez continues his winning ways
With Thursday's victory over the Rays, Jose Fernandez now has seven wins in his first 10 starts this season. The only other Marlins pitchers to win that many games in their first 10 starts in a single season are Dontrelle Willis and Livan Hernandez, per the Elias Sports Bureau.
Jose Fernandez spares nobody
Not only did the Marlins ace strike out 12 Rays over seven strong innings on Thursday, but he hit Raymond, Tampa Bay's mascot, with a pitch while warming up before the game. "He was all over my business," Fernandez said. Five things we learned Thursday
Jose Fernandez struck out 12 in seven innings Thursday and won his sixth straight start for the Miami Marlins, a 9-1 decision over the Tampa Bay Rays.
Marlins a match for Drew Pomeranz?
San Diego will likely look to sell high on Pomeranz at this summer's trade deadline, and plenty of teams will be lining up to acquire the left-hander. Jim Bowden sees Miami as the best potential fit. Top trade candidates, best fits (Insider)
Cole Gillespie had a late tiebreaking RBI single, Marcell Ozuna drove in two runs and the Miami Marlins beat the Tampa Bay Rays 4-3 on Wednesday night.
Marlins manager Don Mattingly says Giancarlo Stanton also had been dealing with right side soreness in spring training.
The strangest final acts of all-time great careers usually involve career-tarnishing performances in bizarre uniforms.
Jake Odorizzi allowed two hits in five shutout innings, Hank Conger hit a two-run single and the Tampa Bay Rays held on to beat the Miami Marlins 4-3 on Tuesday.
Conine to rep Marlins at draft
Former Marlins 1B/LF Jeff Conine will represent the team at this year's MLB draft. Conine spent eight of his 17 years in the majors with the Marlins, including All-Star seasons in 1994 and '95.
Olney: A look at Stanton's struggles
With help from ESPN Stats & Info's Mark Simon, Buster Olney explores what might be behind Giancarlo Stanton's current slump and if it is related to his season-ending hit by pitch in 2014. Olney's blog (Insider)
Buster Olney chats with Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald about Giancarlo Stanton's alarming struggles at the plate this year and Ichiro's resurgence in recent weeks.
Ichiro's age not showing of late
In his last three games, 42-year-old outfielder Ichiro Suzuki has logged 10 hits. Only one other player over 40 has had more hits in a similar amount of games since 1900, per Elias Sports Bureau.
Monday's longest home runs
Albert Pujols hit his 569th career home run in style, as the blast traveled 439 feet to lead the way among Monday homers.
Ichiro Suzuki had four hits, including a single in Miami's two-run eighth inning, and the Marlins rallied past the Tampa Bay Rays 7-6 Monday night.
David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer
Giancarlo Stanton, mired in a terrible slump in May, has swung and missed on 40.4 percent of swings on the season. In our database going back to 2009, that's the highest rate for a regular player. Even Mark Reynolds hasn't hit that percentage.
David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer
It's small sample size fun, but with a 3-for-3 game so far tonight, Ichiro Suzuki is 11 for his last 14 and is hitting .414 with a .477 OBP. Not bad for a 42-year-old.
Everything about Giancarlo Stanton is epic: his physique, his contract, the distance of his home runs. And his latest slump.
On Base Percentage.3335th
Earned Run Average3.9914th
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