Heading into Tim Lincecum's long-awaited pitching "showcase," David Shoenfield identifies five fits for the two-time Cy Young winner.
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Thursday's longest home runs
Thursday featured plenty of power from the Senior Circuit, as five of the six longest home runs on the day belonged to National League hitters. Brandon Moss' 438-foot shot off Phillies starter Jerad Eickhoff led the way.
Adam Conley pitched shutout ball for the second start in a row Thursday and the Miami Marlins completed a three-game sweep of the Arizona Diamondbacks with a 4-0 win.
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The Marlins picked up their 10th win in 11 games with a 4-0 victory over Arizona and a sweep of the teams' three-game series Thursday. Don Mattingly deserves a lot of credit for holding things together when the mood could have gone south after Dee Gordon's recent PED suspension. The Fish have really responded in a positive way.
A decision is imminent on whether games between the Pirates and Marlins will be played in Puerto Rico this month, commissioner Rob Manfred said Thursday.
Lineup: Marlins (14-12) vs. Diamondbacks (12-17)
- 1. J.T. Realmuto, C (R)
- 2. Martin Prado, 3B (R)
- 3. Christian Yelich, LF (L)
- 4. Giancarlo Stanton, RF (R)
- 5. Marcell Ozuna, CF (R)
- 6. Chris Johnson, 1B (R)
- 7. Derek Dietrich, 2B (L)
- 8. Adeiny Hechavarria, SS (R)
- 9. Adam Conley, P (L) Daily notes
Stanton and Cruz do their thing
Both Giancarlo Stanton and Nelson Cruz hit home runs that traveled more than 425 feet on Wednesday, adding to their totals that rank them first and second, respectively, in the majors since 2009.
Giancarlo Stanton gets all of one
Stanton crushed a 427-foot home run off D-backs starter Rubby De La Rosa on Wednesday, his MLB-leading 73rd homer to travel at least 425 feet since 2009, per ESPN's Home Run Tracker.
Wednesday's longest home runs
Nelson Cruz's upper-deck shot to dead center in Oakland traveled 446 feet, leading the way on a day filled with plenty of 400-foot-plus homers.
Giancarlo Stanton homered and drove in two runs for the Miami Marlins who held on for a 4-3 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday night.
Tuesday's longest home runs
Joc Pederson's power was on display Tuesday, as the Dodgers outfielder led the way with a 438-foot shot off Rays starter Matt Moore. Marlins outfielder Christian Yelich fell a foot short of equaling Pederson's blast.
Yelich sets bar high at Marlins Park
Giancarlo Stanton might be Miami's most-feared slugger, but the title for longest home run at Marlins Park this season now belongs to Christian Yelich after his 437-foot shot off D-backs reliever Tyler Clippard on Tuesday.
MLB is expected to announce in the next few days that another player has tested positive for the steroid Turinabol, which was common in the 1970s, a source told Outside the Lines.
Ichiro Suzuki's two-run pinch-hit single put the Miami Marlins ahead in the sixth inning, and they rallied past the Arizona Diamondbacks 7-4 on Tuesday night.
Marlins pitcher Tom Koehler says the team attended a seminar on the Zika virus that heightened concerns about playing two games in Puerto Rico against the Pirates on May 30-31.
Since the announcement of Tim Lincecum's showcase set for this Friday, the list of teams expected to attend -- and not attend -- has become clearer.
Marlins make move in right direction
After losing 2B Dee Gordon to suspension, deciding how to fill that void is Miami's top priority. For now, the 12-12 Marlins rise from No. 26 to No. 19 in the rankings. Week 4 Power Rankings
Chris Carter went 3 for 5 with two homers and three RBI to lead Milwaukee's season-high 18-hit barrage, and the Brewers beat Miami 14-5 on Sunday to snap the Marlins' seven-game winning streak.
Stanton ripped Saturday's longest HR
Giancarlo Stanton hit the longest homer of the day on Saturday (460 feet). Kevin Pillar had the second longest home run (435 feet), followed by Mitch Moreland (432 feet).
Marlins vs Phillies
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