Leading off: Marlins streak the right way, Sale vs Astros

Baseball 05/23/19, 17:48

A look at what's happening around the majors Friday:MARLINS ON THE MOVESomething unexpected is happening with the baseball team in Miami. The Marlins are actually winning some games.Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale delivers against the Houston Astros during the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, May 19, ...

At 9-24, Marlins could be headed for worst season yet

Sports 05/06/19, 12:32

Derek Jeter says the Miami Marlins are better than this.If he's wrong, the woebegone franchise is headed for its worst season yet.The Marlins began the week with the worst record in the majors at 9-24 (.274), which put them on pace to finish 44-118. That's bad, even for a franchise ...

Swanson, catcher’s interference call help Braves top Marlins

Baseball 04/07/19, 15:18

Dansby Swanson hit a game-ending single against a five-man infield and the Atlanta Braves, helped by a catcher's interference call, beat the Miami Marlins 4-3 on Sunday.Miami's Curtis Granderson tied it in the top of the ninth with a pinch-hit homer off Arodys Vizcaíno (1-0).Freddie Freeman led off Atlanta's ninth ...

With Marlins lacking power, Mattingly preaching small ball

Baseball 03/17/19, 14:51

At a time when home runs dominate baseball's offensive strategy, the Miami Marlins are zigging to the long ball's zag.Manager Don Mattingly realizes that if his Marlins are going to score runs, most often they're going to have to do it the old fashioned way — one at a time ...

Marlins searching for answers to Chen’s road woes

Baseball 03/10/19, 14:52

The "homer" could follow the "opener" into baseball's lexicon.Miami Marlins manager Don Mattingly says he'd consider rearranging some of pitcher Wei-Yin Chen's starting dates during the regular season should last year's atrocious home/road splits continue."If we're seeing the same type trend then I think if you have a chance to ...

Marlins shut down catcher Alfaro after knee swelling returns

Baseball 03/08/19, 15:54

The return of inflammation to Jorge Alfaro's right knee is once again prompting the Miami Marlins to shut down their expected opening-day catcher for a few more days.Alfaro re-aggravated the injury during Tuesday's game while sliding into second base."The biggest thing is just get rid of this inflammation so we ...

Marlins’ Brinson expecting spring power to carry into season

Baseball 03/06/19, 16:18

A dreadful 2018 season in a way led to Lewis Brinson's current spring training home run binge.A key piece in the trade that sent NL MVP Christian Yelich to Milwaukee prior to the 2018 season, Brinson made the Marlins opening-day roster last season in large part because of a strong ...

Marlins’ Jorge Alfaro still sidelined by knee swelling

Baseball 03/01/19, 17:14

Lingering knee swelling and stiffness will delay Miami catcher Jorge Alfaro's return exhibition action.Obtained from Philadelphia as part of the trade that sent J. T. Realmuto to the Phillies, Alfaro injured his right knee while chasing a foul popup Saturday in the Marlins' spring-training opener. He won't play again until ...

Slowly, baseball rolls out pitch clock in spring training

Baseball 02/23/19, 18:09

Baseball is on the clock.The traditionally timeless sport implemented a pitch clock in major league spring training for the first time on Saturday in an attempt to hurry up both pitchers and hitters and keep the modern fan from tuning out the increasingly lengthy games.Sixteen games across Florida and Arizona ...

Marlins open camp, and Don Mattingly knows decisions await

Baseball 02/13/19, 17:25

There have been years in his managerial career where Don Mattingly has arrived for the first day of spring training without any mystery regarding who would be on the 25-man roster coming out of camp.This is not one of those years.And that's just fine with the manager of the Miami ...

Column: It’s time for the shift to go

Baseball 12/12/18, 02:18

Ask baseball managers what they think about the dreaded shift, and most of them have the same answer.It's not a problem if the hitters don't make it one."There's an easy way to combat that," Oakland's Bob Melvin said. "Just hit the ball the other way."It's a simple enough solution, though ...

Japan beats MLB All-Stars 6-5 to clinch exhibition series

Baseball 11/14/18, 10:00

Takuya Kai drove in the go-ahead run in the eighth inning to lead Japan over the MLB All-Stars 6-5 Wednesday and give the hosts a 4-1 lead in their six-game exhibition series.Kai's double to left off Dan Otero allowed Seiji Uebayashi to score from first as Japan rallied after being ...

MLB All-Stars visit Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park

Baseball 11/12/18, 05:15

Miami Marlins manager Don Mattingly and Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Kenta Maeda were among the members of Major League Baseball's All-Star tour of Japan who visited the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park on Monday.Mattingly laid a wreath at the cenotaph in the park which commemorates the victims of the atomic bombings ...

Mattingly, Molina set to lead MLB All-Star tour of Japan

Baseball 11/07/18, 03:48

All-Star catcher Yadier Molina hopes to throw out some speedy runners. Don Mattingly looks forward to seeing Japan's national team.Mattingly and Molina are in Japan as part of a Major League Baseball All-Star tour that features six games against Japan.The series begins on Friday with three games on consecutive nights ...

Jeter: Mattingly expected to return in ’19 as Miami manager

Football 09/20/18, 18:35

Derek Jeter is signaling that Don Mattingly is expected to return next year as manager, providing dugout continuity for a last-place team in transition.Mattingly has one season to go on a four-year contract he signed when he joined the Marlins for the 2016 season.When asked about Mattingly returning in 2019, ...

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