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55-46, 2nd in NL East

Lineup: Marlins (55-46) vs. Cardinals (54-47)

  • 1. Dee Gordon, 2B (L)
  • 2. Martin Prado, 3B (R)
  • 3. Christian Yelich, LF (L)
  • 4. Giancarlo Stanton, RF (R)
  • 5. Marcell Ozuna, CF (R)
  • 6. J.T. Realmuto, C (R)
  • 7. Derek Dietrich, 1B (L)
  • 8. Adeiny Hechavarria, SS (R)
  • 9. Jose Fernandez, RHP
  • Daily notes

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Marlins won't be afraid to use Dee Gordon (0:44)
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J.T. Realmuto thriving in leadoff role

Realmuto had three hits out of the leadoff spot in Miami's win on Wednesday. It marked the fourth time the Marlins' catcher has produced at least three hits while batting leadoff this season. Only four other catchers over the last 100 seasons produced at least four three-hit games out of the leadoff spot in a single year, per the Elias Sports Bureau.

  • Mickey Cochrane (1925)
  • Butch Wynegar (1980)
  • Paul LoDuca (2001)
  • Jason Kendall (2004-2006)

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Conley key to Marlins' success

Wednesday marked Adam Conley's sixth start this season of at least six scoreless innings. The rest of the Marlins' rotation has combined for seven such starts, ESPN Stats & Info notes.

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Gordon improves Marlins lineup a lot (1:20)
Stats & Info

Wednesday's longest home runs

Yoenis Cespedes' nine-pitch showdown against Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright in the seventh inning ended in a 447-foot homer that ranked as the day's longest. Meanwhile, Giancarlo Stanton had yet another big blast.

Stats & Info

Another day, another Stanton smash

Giancarlo Stanton took a pitch from Phillies starter Zach Eflin 430 feet to left field on Wednesday. The blast was his ninth to surpass 425 feet this season, per ESPN's Home Run Tracker.

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Stanton homers and Marlins beat Phillies 11-1

Giancarlo Stanton hit a two-run homer in the first inning to lead a 16-hit attack Wednesday, and the Miami Marlins took the rubber game of their series against Philadelphia, winning 11-1.

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Stanton's 22nd HR leaves park in a hurry (0:25)

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Another fun Ichiro fact: He's 21st on the all-time steals list since 1900 after swiping his 507th career base. His success rate of 81 percent ranks sixth among players with at least 400 career steals (for whom we have complete caught stealing data). Quick and efficient.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Ichiro records career hit No. 2,997 leading off the eighth inning for the Marlins. Ichiro's run to 3,000 has been remarkable, given he was 27 when he got his first MLB hit. The player who holds the oldest debut age to get to 3,000 hits is Wade Boggs, who hadn't even turned 24.

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Could Fernandez earn #MLBrank spot?

Jose Fernandez is one of the best young pitchers in the game, but he's yet to have pitched 180 innings in a season, notes Dan Szymborski. However, it's hard to ignore his 13.05 strikeouts per game just a year removed from Tommy John surgery. #MLBRank: Future top 100 candidates

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Small chance Marlins trade Fernandez

According to David Schoenfield, since the Marlins are buyers and not sellers, star pitcher Jose Fernandez isn't going anywhere -- not even if the Red Sox blew them out of the water with an offer. Untouchable players for all 30 teams

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Jeremy Hellickson's trade value continues to go up as he pitched six scoreless innings tonight against the Marlins. He only had one strikeout, but he does have a career-best K rate to go with a 3.65 ERA. He looks like a viable back-end rotation option -- in fact, maybe for the Marlins.

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs42521st
Batting Average.2722nd
On Base Percentage.3318th
Slugging Percentage.40819th
Earned Run Average3.8710th
Quality Starts4420th
WHIP1.3012th
BAA.2456th

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