Ozuna robs Simmons of XBH, then homers

Ozuna robs Simmons of XBH, then homers

MIAMI -- Marlins left fielder Marcell Ozuna took away a potential extra-base hit with his glove in the first inning on Saturday at Marlins Park, then capped his day with an opposite-field home run in the ninth.

The two highlight plays revealed the different ways Ozuna can impact a game -- in the field and at the plate. But the end result was the Angels holding on for a 5-2 win over the Marlins, who continue to struggle stringing together consecutive victories.

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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.

Bats stymied by Angels pitching in loss

Bats stymied by Angels pitching in loss

MIAMI -- After escaping a potentially bumpy first, JC Ramirez was in control on Saturday in his seven-inning outing at Marlins Park. Backed by Mike Trout's first-inning homer and Luis Valbuena's eighth-inning two-run single, the Angels defeated the Marlins, 5-2, to even the three-game series.

"For the most part, he was in the zone early and got some big outs during the game, pitched a strong seven innings," Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. "Coming out of the seventh, we felt he had enough to start the eighth. But as our inning got longer, we just thought we'd start with somebody fresh."

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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.

Glenn Sattell is a contributor to MLB.com based in Miami and covered the Angels on Saturday.

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Save 50 percent on MLB.TV this weekend

Yearly, single-team subscriptions are half off until Monday night

Save 50 percent on MLB.TV this weekend

MLB.TV will be offering 50 percent off subscriptions throughout Memorial Day weekend. MLB.TV Premium, with nearly two dozen features for subscribers to access and interact with live out-of-market Major League Baseball games at 60 frames per second on any of the more than 400 supported devices, is on sale for just $56.49. MLB.TV Single Team subscriptions are also available, on sale for $43.74.

Marlins center fielder Christian Yelich can attest to the value of MLB.TV to displaced military families. His brother Cameron has been able to follow games that way.

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Marlins honoring HOF broadcaster Ramirez

93-year-old remains hospitalized in Delaware after fall

Marlins honoring HOF broadcaster Ramirez

MIAMI -- Hall of Fame broadcaster Felo Ramirez, the long-time Spanish-language radio voice of the Marlins, remains in a Delaware hospital recovering from a fall that he sustained during Miami's trip to Philadelphia in late April.

The 93-year-old will be on the minds of all at Marlins Park on Sunday as the club hands out a Felo Ramirez bobblehead giveaway prior to the series finale against the Angels. In Section 29, fans will have the opportunity to sign get well cards and create video messages for Ramirez.

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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 knock 3 homers to power past Halos

Marlins knock 3 homers to power past Halos

MIAMI -- Marlins Park, not known for being home run-friendly, proved to be a home-field advantage for the Marlins on Friday night. Giancarlo Stanton, J.T. Realmuto and Justin Bour each went deep in Miami's 8-5 victory over the Angels.

Stanton's homer was his first since May 8, and Bour stayed hot, homering for the ninth time in 14 games. Backed by early run support, Dan Straily won his second straight start, giving up three runs with six strikeouts in 5 1/3 innings. It marked the seventh time the Marlins knocked three homers in a game.

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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.

Glenn Sattell is a contributor to MLB.com based in Miami and covered the Angels on Friday.

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Statcast of the Day: Stanton hits batter's eye

Statcast of the Day: Stanton hits batter's eye

MIAMI -- When Giancarlo Stanton connects, the Marlins' slugger can do damage in many ways. The three-time All-Star did it again on Friday night in Miami's 8-5 win over the Angels at Marlins Park.

Stanton's two-run homer in the first inning not only put his team in front to stay, but it also clanked off the batter's eye and actually left a dent on 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.

Prado, Hechavarria weeks from rehab games

Infielders have been on disabled list since early May

Prado, Hechavarria weeks from rehab games

MIAMI -- Adeiny Hechavarria is taking swings in the cages, but he is still not at full speed. The Marlins' shortstop, who has been on the disabled list since May 10 with a left oblique strain, remains several weeks away from returning.

Third baseman Martin Prado is in a similar situation, as he is recovering from a right hamstring strain. Manager Don Mattingly said on Friday the two are "10 days to two weeks" from going out on rehab assignments.

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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.

Superstars Trout, Giancarlo admire each other

Superstars Trout, Giancarlo admire each other

MIAMI -- Batting practice had a lot more sizzle on Friday night at Marlins Park. The must-see attractions were Giancarlo Stanton when Miami was warming up, and Mike Trout when it was the Angels' turn to hit.

For the first time since 2014, the Marlins faced the Angels, and it marked Los Angeles' first trip to Marlins Park, which opened in 2012.

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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.

Hood goes deep again for New Orleans

Hood goes deep again for New Orleans

Angel Perdomo and Kyle Funkhouser put together quite a pitcher's duel on Friday as Class A Advanced Dunedin topped Lakeland, 3-1.

Perdomo, the Blue Jays' No. 20 prospect, put together his best start of the season, giving up three hits over six scoreless innings. Control has been a struggle for the 23-year-old in the past, but he was able to harness it Friday.

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William Boor is a reporter for MLBPipeline.com. Follow him on Twitter at @wboor. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

With Riddle, Marlins may wind up with puzzle

Prospect improving on offense while filling in for Hechavarria

With Riddle, Marlins may wind up with puzzle

MIAMI -- J.T. Riddle is giving the Marlins something to think about.

Ranked by MLBPipeline.com as Miami's No. 12 prospect, the 25-year-old is making the most of his first big league opportunity, and he's building a case to eventually become the everyday shortstop.

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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 hoping to dig in, find momentum

Volquez remains winless behind struggling offense

Marlins hoping to dig in, find momentum

OAKLAND -- Signs of encouragement are coming gradually, but not with any consistency, for the Marlins as they continue to endure a painful month of May.

Any hopes of building off a high-scoring win on Tuesday night were thwarted on Wednesday afternoon in a 4-1 loss to the A's at the Oakland Coliseum.

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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 drop finale, can't solve A's Gray

Marlins drop finale, can't solve A's Gray

OAKLAND -- Hitting with two outs was not an issue for Jed Lowrie on Wednesday afternoon. The second baseman matched a career high with four hits, all with two outs, and he drove in a pair of runs in the A's 4-1 victory over the Marlins at Oakland Coliseum.

Lowrie's double off Edinson Volquez in the first inning extended the frame and set up Khris Davis' two-run homer. The A's, behind Sonny Gray's 11 strikeouts in seven innings, never looked back.

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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.

Alex Espinoza is a contributor to MLB.com based in the Bay Area who covered the A's on Wednesday.

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Hood continues power show for New Orleans

Hood continues power show for New Orleans

After his second straight scoreless start for the Dayton Dragons, also the longest of his career, Tony Santillan may not have much more to prove at the Class A level.

The Reds' No. 14 prospect flat-out dominated over eight innings on Wednesday against Great Lakes, allowing just two hits and one walk while striking out five in a game that was suspended due to rain after 13 scoreless frames. In his previous turn, Santillan had completed a then-season-high seven innings after losing a perfect game bid with one out in the seventh.

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Mike Rosenbaum is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @GoldenSombrero. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Marlins jump ahead early, hang on late vs. A's

Marlins jump ahead early, hang on late vs. A's

OAKLAND -- The revamped Marlins' lineup had production up and down the order Tuesday night. No. 2 hitterGiancarlo Stanton had three singles and an RBI, Ichiro Suzuki had a two-run single and Justin Bour  collected four hits, including a home run in the a 11-9 win over the A's.

The Marlins established season highs for hits (19) and runs, and still had to hang on after the A's made things interesting with three runs in the ninth off closer A.J. Ramos.

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Alex Espinoza is a contributor to MLB.com based in the Bay Area. He covered the A's on Tuesday.

Joe Frisaro has covered the Marlins for MLB.com since 2002. Follow him on Twitter @JoeFrisaro and listen to his podcast.

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Marlins bullpen catcher shows sharing is caring

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Marlins bullpen catcher shows sharing is caring

The bullpen catcher performs a thankless job. Nearly every night, he lends his catching abilities to help teammates warm-up to enter a baseball game, yet he never sees the field himself. He's a footnote in the media guide. At some point, that constant lending of oneself for the benefit of others becomes second-nature.

That habitual generosity was on display in the ninth inning of the Marlins' 11-9 win against the Athletics Tuesday night. On a foul ball from A's second baseman Jed Lowrie, the bullpen catcher showed off his glove skills ... only not with his glove.

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Bour has 4 hits on #ASGWorthy night

Marlins first baseman finishes a triple shy of the cycle

Bour has 4 hits on #ASGWorthy night

OAKLAND -- Justin Bour is doing pretty much everything at the plate. The left-handed-hitting first baseman had four hits, including a home run, and drove in two runs in the Marlins' 11-9 win over the A's on Tuesday night.

About the only thing you can't expect from Bour is a triple. When asked if he has one in him, he responded quickly with a "no."

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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.

Inbox: Who might Miami try to deal at Deadline?

Beat reporter Joe Frisaro fields Marlins fans' questions

Inbox: Who might Miami try to deal at Deadline?

If the Marlins become sellers at the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline this year, who would be most likely to be traded? Who would be considered untouchable?
-- @josi_elder

The uncertainty of the ownership situation has created plenty of speculation. My read is, if a sale is imminent (say, within a few weeks), then significant core players are more likely to be held off the market. If not, and a potential sale is months from being finalized (which appears likely), then I anticipate the front office conducting business as usual. No matter who owns the team, the farm system needs to be restocked.

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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.

Stanton broke the Dodgers' fence

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Stanton broke the Dodgers' fence

Like a giant that accidentally destroys entire cities with a single step, Giancarlo Stanton crushes baseballs at speeds and distances that should be impossible. His forearms are like tiny galaxies and his biceps are like mountain ranges. Frankly, Stanton is too strong for our world. 

He displayed that yet again as the Marlins played the Dodgers on Sunday.

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Steckenrider makes Pipeline Team of the Week

Steckenrider makes Pipeline Team of the Week

MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Team of the Week honors the best performances in the Minor Leagues from the previous seven days. Any player on an organization Top 30 Prospects list on our Prospect Watch is eligible.

This week's Prospect Team of the Week features our first two repeat performers, an organization hitting the list for the first time and the youngest player to make the team so far this year.

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Jonathan Mayo is a reporter for MLBPipeline.com. Follow him on Twitter @JonathanMayo and Facebook, and listen to him on the weekly Pipeline Podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Bour homers, Worley struggles in finale loss

Bour homers, Worley struggles in finale loss

LOS ANGELES -- Adrian Gonzalez went 3-for-4 with three RBIs and Joc Pederson homered, as the Dodgers beat the Marlins, 6-3, on Sunday afternoon to win a four-game series at Dodger Stadium.

"When you see pitchers grinding through our lineup, there's traffic created, and we've been getting big hits," Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. "And today, Adrian came up with some big hits for us."

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Austin Laymance is a reporter for MLB.com and covered the Marlins on Sunday.

Will Laws is a contributor to MLB.com based in Los Angeles and covered the Dodgers on Sunday.

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Ellis appreciates warm response to LA return

Marlins catcher starts, drives in run during loss on Sunday

Ellis appreciates warm response to LA return

LOS ANGELES -- Marlins catcher A.J. Ellis felt right at home squatting behind the plate at Dodger Stadium.

Ellis started the Marlins' 6-3 loss on Sunday, his first game action as a visitor at Chavez Ravine, where he played with the Dodgers for parts of nine seasons from 2008-16, going 1-for-4 with one RBI against the franchise that drafted and developed him.

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Austin Laymance is a reporter for MLB.com based in Los Angeles. He covered the Marlins on Sunday. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Stanton doubles down on #ASGWorthy case

Marlins slugger sets career-high with 3 doubles in 10-6 win

Stanton doubles down on #ASGWorthy case

LOS ANGELES -- Giancarlo Stanton let his bat do the talking with three doubles and three RBIs to help lead the Marlins to a 10-6 win over the Dodgers Saturday night.

Stanton was in the middle of the late-inning drama in Friday's loss, when a fastball whizzed behind him in the ninth that resulted in both benches clearing. On Saturday, Stanton's fingerprints were all over the game offensively as he set a career-high for doubles in a game.

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Austin Laymance is a reporter for MLB.com based in Los Angeles. He covered the Marlins on Saturday. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Stanton, Riddle rock LA as Marlins stop slide

Stanton, Riddle rock LA as Marlins stop slide

LOS ANGELES -- Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton drove in three runs and rookie J.T. Riddle had four RBIs in a 10-6 win over the Dodgers on Saturday night at Dodger Stadium. Miami snapped its five-game losing skid and ended the Dodgers' three-game win streak.

"Motivation, whatever, just wake up, have some drive, have some fight generated towards the field the right way," Stanton said of the team's response to some late drama in Friday night's game that saw the benches clear. "It was good. It was a little wake-up. Hello. For us, for all of us, with how we've been playing and everything."

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Austin Laymance is a reporter for MLB.com based in Los Angeles. He covered the Marlins on Saturday.

Will Laws is a contributor to MLB.com based in Los Angeles. He covered the Dodgers on Saturday. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Marlins call up Worley, option Despaigne

Marlins call up Worley, option Despaigne

LOS ANGELES -- The Marlins have added Vance Worley to their rotation, and the right-hander will make his club debut when he starts Sunday's series finale against the Dodgers at Dodger Stadium.

The Marlins were in need of another starting pitcher when Tom Koehler (right shoulder bursitis) went on the 10-day disabled list Thursday. Manager Don Mattingly previously mentioned Odrisamer Despaigne and David Phelps as possibilities to start Sunday, but the Marlins decided to promote Worley from Triple-A New Orleans.

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Austin Laymance is a reporter for MLB.com based in Los Angeles. He covered the Marlins on Saturday. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Riddle making most of 'huge opportunity'

Marlins prospect dazzles on defense, improving at plate

Riddle making most of 'huge opportunity'

LOS ANGELES -- Rookie J.T. Riddle is doing all he can to make the most of an opportunity to get regular playing time as the starting shortstop for the Marlins.

With Adeiny Hechavarria (left oblique strain) and Miguel Rojas (right thumb fracture) on the disabled list, Riddle is now playing consistently with the Marlins.

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Austin Laymance is a reporter for MLB.com based in Los Angeles. He covered the Marlins on Friday. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Marlins can't solve Wood, fall to Dodgers

Marlins can't solve Wood, fall to Dodgers

LOS ANGELES -- Reigning National League Player of the Week Alex Wood continued his sudden dominance with 7 1/3 scoreless innings and fill-ins Chris Taylor, Brett Eibner and Cody Bellinger homered as the Dodgers beat the Marlins Friday night, 7-2, in a game that included an injury to Yasiel Puig and a bench-clearing fracas.

Wood (5-0, 1.88 ERA overall) is 4-0 with a 1.23 ERA in his last five starts and has a streak of 20 1/3 consecutive scoreless innings. He had only four strikeouts, but the Dodgers turned four double-plays behind him.

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Austin Laymance is a reporter for MLB.com based in Los Angeles. He covered the Marlins on Friday. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Tempers flare in LA after pitch behind Stanton

Stripling, Mattingly, Geren ejected after scrum in 9th inning

Tempers flare in LA after pitch behind Stanton

LOS ANGELES -- Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling, bench coach Bob Geren and Miami manager Don Mattingly were ejected in the ninth inning of the Dodgers' 7-2 win Friday night after Stripling threw behind Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton.

Stripling's first pitch of the inning sailed behind Stanton in apparent retaliation for Miami reliever A.J. Ramos hitting Brett Eibner with a pitch in the previous inning.

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Ken Gurnick has covered the Dodgers for MLB.com since 2001.

Austin Laymance is a reporter for MLB.com based in Los Angeles. He covered the Marlins on Friday. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Hard-hit balls don't lead to results for Marlins

Club scores one run in Thursday's second inning despite threatening

Hard-hit balls don't lead to results for Marlins

LOS ANGELES -- For a few moments Thursday night, it seemed the Marlins were on track to continue their recent success at Dodger Stadium and break out. But baseball has a funny way of unfolding.

The Marlins were blistering balls against Dodgers starter Hyun-Jin Ryu in the second inning, opening the frame with a trio of extra-base hits. Despite the loud and hard contact, the Marlins scored just one run, as missed opportunities were the theme of their 7-2 loss to the Dodgers.

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Austin Laymance is a reporter for MLB.com based in Los Angeles and covered the Marlins on Thursday. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.