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Miami Marlins' Francisco Cervelli celebrates with teammates after hitting a three-run home run during the second inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Surprising Marlins win again, top Mets 4-3 for 6th straight

Aug. 8, 2020 12:14 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Francisco Cervelli hit a three-run homer, Humberto Mejia impressed in his abbreviated major league debut and the Miami Marlins kept up their surprising surge, beating the New York Mets 4-3 Friday night. The Marlins won their sixth in a row and improved to 7-1 - they’re 5-0 since...

Miami Marlins' Brian Anderson, center, Eddy Alvarez, left, and Jonathan Villar (2) celebrate after a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Marlins' 6-1 start is reminiscent of the 1899 Perfectos

Aug. 7, 2020 8:22 AM EDT

Miami Marlins manager Don Mattingly was talking about this week’s doubleheader sweep at Baltimore that involved a parade of relievers, including several newcomers rescued from unemployment, and after naming three of them he drew a blank. “I’ve got to remember who all we used,”...

Miami Marlins' Francisco Cervelli (29) greets Jesus Aguilar, back, after they both scored on a Brian Anderson single during the third inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Marlins beat Orioles 8-7 to complete stunning 4-game sweep

Aug. 6, 2020 11:31 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — In early March, Don Mattingly figured the rebuild of the Miami Marlins just might begin to show results this season. The world, and the Marlins, are vastly different since then. Yet, somehow, this baseball team has found a way to overcome a team-wide coronavirus outbreak, an unwanted...

Miami Marlins' Eddy Alvarez watches a foul ball to right field during the fifth inning in the second game of a baseball doubleheader against the Baltimore Orioles, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, in Baltimore. Among the Marlins' roster replacements following their coronavirus outbreak was infielder Alvarez, a 2014 Olympic silver medalist in speedskating.  (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Olympic skater Alvarez achieves another goal: his MLB debut

Aug. 6, 2020 6:36 PM EDT

Miami Marlins manager Don Mattingly knew about Eddy Alvarez’s background as an Olympic medalist in speedskating, and also knew that didn’t necessarily mean he could hit a slider. After all, Alvarez was a 30-year-old infielder still stuck in the Marlins' farm system. Then in spring training, and...

Milwaukee Brewers' Christian Yelich reacts after striking out during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

LEADING OFF: Hitters slumping, cutdown day, Scherzer's exit

Aug. 6, 2020 2:57 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: OFF BASE Star hitters Christian Yelich, Gary Sanchez, Hunter Pence and others are slumping badly in a season where hitters across the majors are struggling to find base hits. The league-wide batting average entering Wednesday’s games was .232, down from...

Milwaukee Brewers' Christian Yelich reacts after striking out during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

LEADING OFF: Hitters slumping, cutdown day, Scherzer's exit

Aug. 6, 2020 12:23 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors on Thursday: OFF BASE Star hitters Christian Yelich, Gary Sanchez, Hunter Pence and others are slumping badly in a season where hitters across the majors are struggling to find base hits. The league-wide batting average entering Wednesday’s games was .232, down...

Miami Marlins starting pitcher Elieser Hernandez throws a pitch to the Baltimore Orioles during the first inning in game one of a baseball double-header, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Surprising first-place Marlins stay hot, sweep Orioles

Aug. 5, 2020 11:33 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Don Mattingly feels like he's been working all summer, even though his Miami Marlins have played only six games. And lately, the Marlins manager is making every right move for a gritty team that's overcome a COVID-19 outbreak and a radical roster change to equal the best start in franchise...

Miami Marlins catcher Francisco Cervelli, center, reacts he engages with teammates in a social distant celebration after defeating the Baltimore Orioles 4-0 during a baseball game, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Triumphant return for retooled Marlins, who beat Orioles 4-0

Aug. 4, 2020 11:48 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Finally back on the baseball diamond after enduring eight days of virus testing, hotel room service and lengthy bus rides, the Miami Marlins scratched out a victory worth savoring. Following one final delay in their effort to return from a miserable coronavirus-induced hiatus, the Marlins...

FILE - In this July 12, 2020, file photo, Miami Marlins' Jonathan Villar, left, Jesus Aguilar, center, and Jon Berti wait to bat during a baseball scrimmage at Marlins Park in Miami. Marlins CEO Derek Jeter blamed the team's coronavirus outbreak on a collective false sense of security that made players lax about social distancing and wearing masks. Infected were 21 members of the team's traveling party, including at least 18 players. None is seriously ill, Jeter said Monday, and he expects all to return this season.  (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

Miami Marlins resume season and win with 18 new players

Aug. 4, 2020 11:46 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Scrambling for replacements following a coronavirus outbreak, the Miami Marlins added a Moran, a Morin, two pitchers named Josh Smith and a former Olympic medalist in speedskating. Also among the 18 players joining the Marlins' 30-man roster as they resumed their virus-disrupted season in...

FILE - In this July 12, 2020, file photo, Miami Marlins' Jonathan Villar, left, Jesus Aguilar, center, and Jon Berti wait to bat during a baseball scrimmage at Marlins Park in Miami. Marlins CEO Derek Jeter blamed the team's coronavirus outbreak on a collective false sense of security that made players lax about social distancing and wearing masks. Infected were 21 members of the team's traveling party, including at least 18 players. None is seriously ill, Jeter said Monday, and he expects all to return this season.  (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

LEADING OFF: Marlins back in action, Ohtani on the shelf

Aug. 4, 2020 2:17 AM EDT

A look at what’s happening around the majors today: ___ FRESH FISH The Miami Marlins are set to resume play in Baltimore following an outbreak that left 21 members of their traveling party infected with the coronavirus, including 18 players. The team has not played since July 26. Miami is replacing...