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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,”...

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 Friday, July 24, 2020, file photo, Miami Marlins' Jesus Aguilar, right, celebrates a win with teammates following a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies in Philadelphia. Marlins CEO Derek Jeter blames 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. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola, File)

Marlins' Jeter blames outbreak on 'false sense of security'

Aug. 3, 2020 11:57 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Miami Marlins CEO Derek Jeter says his players let up and paid a price. Jeter blames the team's COVID-19 outbreak on a collective false sense of security that made the Marlins lax about social distancing and wearing masks. "The entire traveling party got a little too comfortable,” Jeter...

Los Angeles Angels catcher Jason Castro, left, catches a ball that was fouled off the ground by Houston Astros' Martin Maldonado, upper right, as home plate umpire Cory Blaser watches during the ninth inning of a baseball game Friday, July 31, 2020, in Anaheim, Calif. Houston Astros' Myles Straw advanced to second on the play. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Column: Let's make baseball weirder with even more new rules

Aug. 1, 2020 3:06 PM EDT

The stat geeks are all excited, even if no one else seems to be. They’ve spent the first days of the baseball season analyzing a bunch of new numbers that show the possibilities — and probabilities — of runners scoring after being put on second base to open extra innings. What they’ve...

A woman wearing a protective face covering walks past Marlins Park, Monday, July 27, 2020, in Miami. The Marlins home opener against the Baltimore Orioles on Monday night has been postponed as the Marlins deal with a coronavirus outbreak that stranded them in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

At least 3 MLB games postponed amid Marlins' virus outbreak

Jul. 27, 2020 8:35 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The Marlins scrambled for roster replacements as they coped with a coronavirus outbreak. The New York Yankees had an unscheduled day off in Philadelphia while the home team underwent COVID-19 tests. The Baltimore Orioles were flying home from Miami without playing a game. And Washington...

Miami Marlins' manager Don Mattingly looks out from the dugout during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Saturday, July 25, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

Miami Marlins postpone trip home amid fear of virus outbreak

Jul. 26, 2020 6:52 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Marlins scratched right-hander Jose Urena from his scheduled start Sunday in Philadelphia and delayed their postgame trip home amid concerns about a possible coronavirus outbreak within the team. No reason was given for Urena being scratched in the series finale, which Miami won ...

Miami Marlins' Brian Anderson, right, comes in to score on his two-run home run with Jesus Aguilar, center, as Philadelphia Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto, left, looks on during the fifth inning of a baseball game Sunday, July 26, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

Marlins top Phillies 11-6 as specter of coronavirus looms

Jul. 26, 2020 6:01 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Marlins never considered sitting out a game as health concerns rattled the clubhouse. Brian Anderson and Miguel Rojas eased the lineup pain for a day -- and they’ll have an extra night in Philadelphia to think about any potential scares ahead. Anderson and Rojas each hit...

Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Zack Wheeler throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Saturday, July 25, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

Gosselin homers twice, Wheeler sharp in Phillies' 7-1 win

Jul. 25, 2020 9:01 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Zack Wheeler’s wait to make his Phillies debut unexpectedly took longer than the one for his newborn son. Five days after Wesley Wheeler was born, dad took home a small souvenir — a game ball from his first win for Philly. Phil Gosselin homered twice, J.T. Realmuto added a...

Philadelphia Phillies manager Joe Girardi, left, talks with Bryce Harper, right, prior to a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Friday, July 24, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

Aguilar leads Marlins over Phillies 5-2 in Girardi's debut

Jul. 24, 2020 11:02 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jesus Aguilar helped put the Miami Marlins in unfamiliar territory. Aguilar hit a two-run homer off Aaron Nola, Sandy Alcantara pitched neatly into the seventh and the Marlins beat the Phillies 5-2 Friday night, spoiling manager Joe Girardi’s first game in Philadelphia. The...