In his return from Tommy John surgery, Jose Fernandez gave the Marlins plenty of things to be excited about.
Jose Fernandez's comeback required a comeback.
Posey, Crawford All-Star starters?
Our ESPN baseball contributors seem to think the two Giants deserve the nod. Buster Posey was their unanimous choice at catcher while Brandon Crawford received five of six votes at shortstop. ESPN's NL All-Stars
Jose Fernandez returned to the Miami Marlins' rotation Thursday after Tommy John elbow surgery and a nearly 14-month recovery process.
Matt Cain exits game trailing
In his first start of the season, the Giants RHP gave up 5 ER -- including 2 HRs -- through 5 innings vs. Jose Fernandez and the Marlins. Miami leads 5-3 after 6. Follow live
OTD: Spahn, Marichal go 16 innings
On this date in 1963, the Braves' Warren Spahn and the Giants' Juan Marichal had a pitching duel for the ages, each going the distance in a 16-inning game. It was Spahn who eventually faltered, but cut him some slack -- it was none other than Willie Mays with the walk-off home run to win, 1-0.
Fans excited for Jose Fernandez's return
It's not like Marlins fans were counting down the days until they got their star pitcher back or anything. He's given up 3 runs with 5 K's as he pitches in the 5th inning vs. the Giants. Follow live
Moore, Fernandez, Cain back on bump
Three top pitchers for their teams returned today, after a combined 1,228 days. How their first innings fared:
- Matt Moore, TB: 0 H, 0 ER, K
- Jose Fernandez, MIA: 3 H, 2 ER, K
- Matt Cain, SF: 0 H, 2 BB, K
With far less fanfare, Matt Cain and Matt Moore are returning from elbow procedures and making their 2015 debuts.
Keith Law: Crawford should be an All-Star
Brandon Crawford leads all NL shortstops in RBI and ranks high in defensive metrics. Nobody else has a better combination of defense and pop. Some belong, some don't (Insider)
Who is deserves a spot on the National League's All-Star Game roster this year? Our experts make their picks for the Midsummer Classic in Cincinnati.
The Marlins, Giants and Rays all get a starting pitcher back from injury on Thursday. A look at what they bring.
Guess who's back
Three aces will make their long-awaited return to MLB mounds from arm surgery today, two of them from Tommy John surgery. José Fernández of the Marlins and Matt Cain of the Giants will oppose each other while Matt Moore will get the ball for the Rays against the Indians.
Pence unlikely to play again before break
Hunter Pence (wrist tendinitis) likely won't get into a game before the All-Star break. Said Giants manager Bruce Bochy: "He's doing well, but he is [just] hitting off a tee now. We're going to slow-play this. He'll probably need a couple of [minor league rehab] games."
Posey could miss time after hit on mask
Buster Posey left tonight's game in the 6th inning after taking a foul ball off his mask earlier in the night. While he passed concussion tests, Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Posey would rest a day or two if necessary.
Justin Bour hit a three-run homer with no outs in the ninth inning, and the Miami Marlins overcame three errors and a flurry of double-play grounders to rally past the San Francisco Giants 6-5 on
San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey left Wednesday's game against the Marlins as a precaution after taking a foul ball off his mask, and said he avoided serious injury.
Crawford sets career high for HRs
Brandon Crawford broke a 3-3 tie with a HR to right-center field in the sixth inning for his 11th this season -- a new career high. Follow live
Gordon triples, Marlins take lead
The Giants briefly held a one-run lead in the third before the Marlins plated three in the bottom of the inning that featured a triple from Dee Gordon, who hit an inside-the-park HR last night. Miami leads 3-1. Follow live
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