Stanton unbending about his approach

Stanton unbending about his approach

PHILADELPHIA -- Giancarlo Stanton is becoming increasingly stubborn with his approach at the plate, and that's a good thing for the Marlins' three-time All-Star right fielder.

The results are telling the story, as Stanton is riding a four-game hitting streak, batting .529 (9-for-17) with three home runs and seven RBIs.

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Joe Frisaro has covered the Marlins for MLB.com since 2002. Follow him on Twitter @JoeFrisaro and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Marlins push rotation back a day after rainout

Marlins push rotation back a day after rainout

PHILADELPHIA -- Tuesday's rainout will not prompt the Marlins to scramble their rotation. Wei-Yin Chen, initially set to start the series opener, will instead start on Wednesday and Edinson Volquez will close out the series on Thursday.

The Marlins and Phillies were washed out on Tuesday, Miami's first rainout of the season. No makeup date has been set.

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Joe Frisaro has covered the Marlins for MLB.com since 2002. Follow him on Twitter @JoeFrisaro and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Chen, with scoreless streak intact, faces Phils

Chen, with scoreless streak intact, faces Phils

After Tuesday night's series opener at Citizens Bank Park was rained out, Marlins left-hander Wei-Yin Chen will have an extra day of rest before he gets the call Wednesday night against the Phillies. Chen will try to replicate the exceptional seven no-hit innings he threw against the Mariners last week.

Chen was pulled from the game during his no-hit bid when his pitch count reached the century mark. He enters the start with a 2-0 record, a 3.94 ERA and 1.063 WHIP in 16 innings this season.

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Ben Harris is a reporter for MLB.com based in Philadelphia. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

'Shift' to top-tier defense paying off for Marlins

'Shift' to top-tier defense paying off for Marlins

PHILADELPHIA -- Playing the percentages is paying off for the Marlins, as an already sure-handed group of infielders is shifting more than ever and converting more outs with minimal mistakes.

A year after ranking near the bottom in total number of infield shifts, the Marlins are now among the most active teams when it comes to repositioning their infielders. The results are evident, as if not for one questionable error last week at Seattle, they would be heading into Philadelphia on Tuesday night trying to establish a Major League-record errorless streak.

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Joe Frisaro has covered the Marlins for MLB.com since 2002. Follow him on Twitter @JoeFrisaro and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Marlins, MLB commit $5M to All-Star Legacy

Marlins, MLB commit $5M to All-Star Legacy

MIAMI -- The Marlins and Major League Baseball announced Monday they are contributing more than $5 million to the 2017 All-Star Legacy program to assist baseball-related initiatives in Greater Miami and nationally.

Celebrating its 20th anniversary, the All-Star Legacy program aims at assisting the development of youth baseball and softball fields, Boys & Girls Club teen centers, an airport military hospitality lounge and a mobile eye unit.

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Joe Frisaro has covered the Marlins for MLB.com since 2002. Follow him on Twitter @JoeFrisaro and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Marlins surge past Padres with 6-run 6th

Marlins surge past Padres with 6-run 6th

SAN DIEGO -- Stifled through five innings, the Marlins offense came alive quickly during a six-run sixth inning that sent Miami to a 7-3 series-clinching victory over the Padres on Sunday.

Each of Miami's first six hitters reached base in the fateful frame, and each of them came around to score -- the final three on Justin Bour's no-doubter into the right-field seats. Padres reliever Craig Stammen left a changeup over the heart of the plate, and Bour crushed it -- 403 feet with a 111 mph exit velocity, according to Statcast™.

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AJ Cassavell covers the Padres for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @ajcassavell.

Jay Paris is a contributor to MLB.com and covered the Marlins on Sunday.

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Koehler's quality start lets Marlins come back

Koehler's quality start lets Marlins come back

SAN DIEGO -- Marlins starter Tom Koehler didn't have his "A" game Sunday. And with Padres clogging the bases in the fifth inning, the odds were long Koehler would see the sixth.

But as quickly as Koehler could say "Prado to Gordon to Bour," he had new life in what ended up a 7-3 victory.

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Jay Paris is a contributor to MLB.com and covered the Marlins on Sunday. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Stanton homers twice as Marlins win in 11

Stanton homers twice as Marlins win in 11

SAN DIEGO -- The Marlins plated two runs in the 11th inning on Dee Gordon's "little-league home run" and two more on Giancarlo Stanton's big league home run en route to a 6-3 victory over the Padres on Saturday night. In the process, they made certain Dan Straily's career night wouldn't go to waste.

With one on in the 11th, Gordon hit a slow roller in front of the mound, which Padres reliever Jose Torres promptly threw into the right-field corner. Hunter Renfroe couldn't dig the ball out, and the Marlins speedster came all the way around to score on an infield single and a pair of Padres errors. More >>

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Straily's slider helps produce 14 strikeouts

Straily's slider helps produce 14 strikeouts

SAN DIEGO -- Dan Straily let the Padres see firsthand what they had. And what they let slip away.

Straily, who was once Padres' property, was sensational in his fourth Marlins start on Saturday night.

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Jay Paris is a contributor to MLB.com based in San Diego. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Dee Gordon hit a 40-foot Little League HR

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Dee Gordon hit a 40-foot Little League HR

When games reach extra innings, it can sometimes feel like no team will ever score a run again. That certainly seemed the case in the Marlins' 6-3 victory against the Padres, as the teams headed into the 11th inning tied at 2. At that point, no runner had crossed the plate since the sixth inning -- thanks in part to Martin Prado's 10th-inning, game-saving dive

Runs, like life, find a way, though. Dee Gordon proved that. With Justin Bour on first base in the top of the 11th, Gordon grounded the ball a few feet in front of home plate. With his speed, that's always dangerous. 

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Marlins' outfielders flexing their muscles

Stanton, Yelich, Ozuna showing off their big-time power

Marlins' outfielders flexing their muscles

SAN DIEGO -- They didn't call him, "Donny Longball," but Miami's manager still knows about going deep. And what Don Mattingly has seen in the season's first month has him thinking.

"The ball seems to be traveling again this year,'' said Mattingly, who hit 222 homers in his 14-year career. "Balls were going out opposite field in Seattle like nothing. I have been there before and it doesn't travel like that.''

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Riddle homers again for Baby Cakes

Riddle homers again for Baby Cakes

Clint Frazier has had Yankees fans abuzz since New York traded for him last July, but he hadn't gotten off to the hottest start to the 2017 season at the plate. As of Saturday, that looks like it might be changing.

One of the team's two uber-prospects along with shortstop Gleyber Torres, Frazier went 2-for-3 with a solo home run for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, accounting for the only offense in the RailRiders' 1-0 win over the Indianapolis Indians.

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Ozuna, Stanton go deep but Marlins fall

Ozuna, Stanton go deep but Marlins fall

SAN DIEGO -- Austin Hedges capped a four-run seventh inning with a three-run home run off the third deck of the Western Metal Building Friday night. That was enough to make a winner out of Vista High School graduate Trevor Cahill in his first home start at Petco Park, as the Padres beat the Marlins, 5-3.

Both starters pitched crisp one-run ball, before the Padres' bats came alive against the Miami bullpen. Wil Myers drove in the go-ahead run with a double-play grounder, before reliever David Phelps intentionally walked Yangervis Solarte. Hedges made the Marlins pay for that decision, launching a projected 430-foot shot for his fourth homer in the past week.

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Conley holds Padres' offense in check

Conley holds Padres' offense in check

SAN DIEGO -- Adam Conley saw something different on Friday night. When he peered in at the batter, he wasn't wearing a Mets uniform.

Amazingly, Conley's first three outings -- one in relief -- all came against New York.

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Jay Paris is a contributor to MLB.com based in San Diego. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Mattingly welcomes Hechavarria's return

Marlins have gotten two infielders healthy in last week

Mattingly welcomes Hechavarria's return

SAN DIEGO -- The left side of Miami's infield finally got right on the left coast. Shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria, who's played in but five games this year, was activated before the Marlins' three-game series with Padres, which opened on Friday.

With Hechavarria's oblique strain healed, he settles in alongside third baseman Martin Prado as the team continues its nine-game, three-city, 11-day trip.

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Bour dances to Selena Gomez in pregame

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Bour dances to Selena Gomez in pregame

When that one tune come across the radio, it often doesn't matter where you are or who is watching. As the great Lady Gaga once said, "Just dance."

Just ask Miami's Justin Bour, who was caught shimmying to "It Ain't Me" by Selena Gomez during pregame warmups for Friday night's game in San Diego.

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Inbox: Who will bat second for Marlins?

Beat reporter Joe Frisaro answers questions from Miami fans

Inbox: Who will bat second for Marlins?

Do you see J.T. Realmuto or Martin Prado hitting in the No. 2 spot in the lineup over the long term?
-- @ZachGluck

Manager Don Mattingly has a good problem in filing out his lineup card, because both players have been productive at various spots in the order. If both are healthy, I'd say Prado gets the nod, mainly because -- based on last year -- he strikes out less. What we're seeing this year is Realmuto emerging as an All-Star-caliber player. Like Prado, he can hit the ball to all fields, and he has more home run potential.

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Joe Frisaro has covered the Marlins for MLB.com since 2002. Follow him on Twitter @JoeFrisaro and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Emotional Ichiro homers in finale at Safeco

Although it could be final game at stadium for RF, he says, 'I think I'll be back'

Emotional Ichiro homers in finale at Safeco

SEATTLE -- Ichiro Suzuki seemed to always come up with ways to thrill the crowd at Safeco Field. That didn't change in what might end up being his last appearance at the stadium where he began his Major League career.

On the same day that the Mariners honored their former right fielder and current Marlin with a bobblehead, an emotional Ichiro homered in his final at-bat on Wednesday, blasting an Evan Marshall pitch over the wall in right-center field in Miami's 10-5 loss.

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Trio of homers not enough in finale vs. Seattle

Trio of homers not enough in finale vs. Seattle

SEATTLE -- Run support hasn't always been plentiful for Felix Hernandez over the course of his Mariners career, but the 13-year veteran got lots of help Wednesday afternoon as Seattle topped the Marlins, 10-5, in the Interleague series finale at Safeco Field.

Hernandez gave up four runs on 12 hits over 6 1/3 innings , but he improved to 2-1 with a 3.65 ERA as Seattle -- which managed just one hit in a 5-0 loss on Tuesday -- racked up a season high in runs while totaling 11 hits and 10 walks.

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Greg Johns has covered the Mariners since 1997, and for MLB.com since 2011. Follow him on Twitter @GregJohnsMLB and listen to his podcast.

Doug Miller is a reporter for MLB.com and covered the Marlins on Wednesday. Follow him on Twitter @DougMillerMLB.

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Face-plant payback? Yelich robs Dyson at wall

Last season, Seattle OF (then with KC) made great grab of Miami hitter's drive

Face-plant payback? Yelich robs Dyson at wall

Marlins center fielder Christian Yelich got a measure of revenge against Mariners outfielder Jarrod Dyson, and he got a busted lip in the process.

In the first inning of Miami's 10-5 loss at Safeco Field on Wednesday afternoon, Dyson laced a long drive that Yelich clutched while running face-first into the wall.

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Joe Frisaro has covered the Marlins for MLB.com since 2002. Follow him on Twitter @JoeFrisaro and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Ichiro hits homer at Safeco on bobblehead day

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Ichiro hits homer at Safeco on bobblehead day

It's been an emotional few days for Ichiro Suzuki, who returned to Seattle with the Marlins to face the Mariners this week ... and he capped it off in just about the most perfect way possible.

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Stanton HR puts him in rare Statcast company

445-foot blast ties Marlins slugger with CarGo for most HRs in Statcast era of at least 440 feet

Stanton HR puts him in rare Statcast company

SEATTLE -- Giancarlo Stanton was back to doing Giancarlo Stanton things in Miami's 10-5 loss to Seattle on Wednesday.

The Marlins slugger got all of a Felix Hernandez pitch in the third inning of Miami's series finale at Safeco Field, and he sent a ball to the nether regions of the ballpark that aren't visited very often. Stanton's blast reached the back of "The Pen" viewing section in left-center field, a 445-foot blast that left the bat with an exit velocity of 114.1 mph, according to Statcast™. Safeco Field is now Stanton's 25th park with a homer.

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Fan has great reaction to Stanton homer

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Fan has great reaction to Stanton homer

During Wednesday's Marlins-Mariners game, Giancarlo Stanton hit a mammoth homer because, um, that's just what he does every day. Statcast projected it at 445 feet with an exit velocity of 114 mph. But if you're not really into numbers telling you how far a home run goes, please direct your attention to this fan's I-just-saw-Godzilla reaction below.

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Marlins reinstate Hechavarria, option Riddle

Marlins reinstate Hechavarria, option Riddle

MIAMI -- The Marlins' infield is finally at full strength. The club on Thursday reinstated shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria from the 10-day disabled list and optioned infielder J.T. Riddle to Triple-A New Orleans.

With the return of Hechavarria -- who had been out since April 9 with a left oblique strain -- for the first time this year, Miami's projected left side of the infield is intact.

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Joe Frisaro has covered the Marlins for MLB.com since 2002. Follow him on Twitter @JoeFrisaro and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Haniger, Barraclough go back pre-near-no-no

Seattle RF grew up with Miami reliever before ending combined no-hitter Tuesday

Haniger, Barraclough go back pre-near-no-no

SEATTLE -- The ninth-inning at-bat Tuesday night in which Mariners right fielder Mitch Haniger broke up a combined no-hitter by the Marlins with a double off Kyle Barraclough wasn't just a clutch one-out hit against a hard-throwing pitcher in dramatic circumstances.

As it turns out, it also was a nostalgic moment for two Bay Area kids who knew quite a bit about each other.

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Chen, Fish 'pen come within 2 outs of no-no

Chen, Fish 'pen come within 2 outs of no-no

SEATTLE -- The Marlins almost made history Tuesday night at Safeco Field, taking a combined no-hitter into the ninth inning before Mitch Haniger hit a one-out double off Kyle Barraclough. Still, their effort was good enough to beat the Mariners, 5-0, before 16,126.

Marlins starter Wei-Yin Chen was deceptive and exceptional through the first seven innings, stifling the Mariners by pitching to contact. Balls were not struck particularly hard, and most were hit right at defenders. Chen lost his perfect-game bid on a 10-pitch walk to Robinson Cano with two outs in the fourth inning, and Chen wobbled some in the seventh, walking Haniger and hitting Nelson Cruz with a pitch before escaping the jam unscathed.

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Mattingly defends decision to pull Chen after 7

Lefty had not allowed a hit Tuesday against Mariners

Mattingly defends decision to pull Chen after 7

They talked briefly in the dugout after the seventh inning, and then Marlins manager Don Mattingly made his decision quickly and decisively. Wei-Yin Chen was informed that 100 pitches were enough on Tuesday night.

For Chen, his pursuit for a no-hitter ended after seven innings in the Marlins' 5-0 win over the Mariners at Safeco Field. Still, Miami flirted with a combined no-no, but that was spoiled with one out in the ninth inning on Mitch Haniger's double off Kyle Barraclough.

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Joe Frisaro has covered the Marlins for MLB.com since 2002. Follow him on Twitter @JoeFrisaro and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

After tough 2016, hitless outing big for Chen

Lefty tossed seven superb innings Tuesday vs. Mariners

After tough 2016, hitless outing big for Chen

SEATTLE -- The Marlins needed this one. And maybe even more important for Miami's hopes of playing October baseball, Wei-Yin Chen needed this one, too.

Chen did not complete a no-hitter in Tuesday night's 5-0 win over the Mariners at Safeco Field. Chen knew that the questions in the aftermath would be centered on that fact. After all, he was pulled from the game by manager Don Mattingly having not allowed a hit through seven innings and 100 pitches, which amounted to his -- and his team's -- deepest outing this year.

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