The Marlins' ace is a sure thing at home and his numbers are off the charts. And he's using his slider more than ever before.
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Jose Fernandez pitched seven scoreless innings to help the Miami Marlins beat Gerrit Cole and the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-1 on Tuesday night.
Lineup: Marlins (26-25) vs. Pirates (29-21)
- 1. Ichiro Suzuki, RF (L)
- 2. J.T. Realmuto, C (R)
- 3. Christian Yelich, LF (L)
- 4. Marcell Ozuna, CF (R)
- 5. Justin Bour, 1B (L)
- 6. Derek Dietrich, 2B (L)
- 7. Chris Johnson, 3B (R)
- 8. Adeiny Hechavarria, SS (R)
- 9. Jose Fernandez, RHP (R) Daily notes
Cubanos en MLB: Brillan Soler, Abreu y Hechavarría
La producción ofensiva de Jorge Soler y José Abreu no ha sido la esperada en los dos primeros meses de la temporada, pero en la última semana de mayo mostraron signos de recuperación. Leer
Jeff Locke tossed a three-hitter and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Miami Marlins 10-0 on Monday night.
Miami remains at No. 17 in rankings
The Marlins hold their position according to ESPN's expert panel despite becoming the first visitor to lose a series at Atlanta this season. Miami has seven home games this coming week but is only 10-13 at Marlins Park this season. Week 8 Rankings
Marlins second baseman Derek Dietrich left the team's win at Atlanta in the ninth inning on Sunday after getting hurt on a foul ball hit into his dugout.
Marcell Ozuna, temporada de ensueño
El dominicano de los Marlins continua con su campaña consagratoria con otra semana sensacional. Leer
Derek Dietrich hit a tiebreaking, two-run homer and drove in four runs before getting hurt on a foul ball hit into his dugout, and the Miami Marlins beat the Atlanta Braves 7-3 on Sunday.
Marlins targeting HS pitcher at No. 7?
In his latest mock draft, Keith Law now has the Marlins selecting high school left-hander Braxton Garrett with the No. 7 overall pick. Two other young arms are also on Miami's radar. Law: Mock draft 2.0 (Insider)
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?
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)
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