Urena in line for rubber match with Rangers

Urena in line for rubber match with Rangers

With trade rumors swirling around him as the non-waiver Trade Deadline looms next Monday, Yu Darvish makes what could end up being his last start for the Texas Rangers on Wednesday as he takes on Jose Urena and the Miami Marlins at Globe Life Park.

Darvish (6-8, 3.44 ERA) has said he'd rather not discuss any potential trade possibilities and instead focus on pitching, and although he won't say anything publicly, his teammates will, and they would prefer him to remain with the Rangers. His next start would be either Monday -- the day of the Deadline -- or Tuesday, depending on how Rangers manager Jeff Banister works the rotation around the off-day on Thursday.

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

Yelich matches career high with 4 RBIs

Yelich matches career high with 4 RBIs

ARLINGTON -- Marlins center fielder Christian Yelich was able to match in one night what he had done previously in his career off Rangers left-hander Cole Hamels.

Yelich had three hits -- two doubles and a three-run home run -- off Hamels in the Marlins' 10-4 loss to Texas at Globe Life Park on Tuesday.

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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.

Yelich stars, but Straily struggles as Miami falls

Yelich stars, but Straily struggles as Miami falls

ARLINGTON -- After being shut out in back-to-back games at home, the Rangers' offense erupted on Tuesday. They launched four home runs, including two from Joey Gallo, and Cole Hamels held Miami at bay to give Texas a 10-4 win on Tuesday at Globe Life Park. The Rangers have won four of their last five games and are 3 1/2 games out of the American League Wild Card, as both New York and Kansas City picked up wins on Tuesday as well.

Miami struck first on an RBI double by Christian Yelich in the opening inning, but Gallo launched the first of his two homers in the third to give the Rangers a lead they didn't relinquish. Hamels threw six innings and allowed four runs on six hits to earn the win, while Matt Bush, Keone Kela and Jason Grilli each worked a scoreless inning to preserve the win. Texas has won 23 of Hamels' 28 starts at home since he was acquired in 2015.

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Aviles' single bounces off first-base bag

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Aviles' single bounces off first-base bag

Sometimes, it's good to be lucky. Mike Aviles certainly was in the second inning of Tuesday's Marlins-Rangers game at Globe Life Park, and it all happened when he was trying to protect the plate. 

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Rogers No. 1 in Marlins' Top 30 Prospects

Rogers No. 1 in Marlins' Top 30 Prospects

ARLINGTON -- There's a change at the top of the Marlins' prospect list. Trevor Rogers, the 13th overall pick in the June MLB Draft, is now ranked as the organization's No. 1 prospect, according to the revised Top 30 list.

Rogers, a left-hander from Carlsbad High School in New Mexico, has replaced lefty Braxton Garrett at No. 1. Garrett, who underwent Tommy John surgery in June, slips to second.

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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 place Bour, Riddle on disabled list

Aviles, Telis summoned from Triple-A New Orleans

Marlins place Bour, Riddle on disabled list

ARLINGTON -- A couple of impactful left-handed hitters will be out of the Marlins' lineup for possibly a couple of weeks. As expected, Miami placed first baseman Justin Bour (right oblique strain) and shortstop JT Riddle (left shoulder tendinitis) on the 10-day disabled list Tuesday.

In corresponding moves, infielder Mike Aviles had his contract selected from Triple-A New Orleans and catcher/first baseman Tomas Telis was recalled from New Orleans.

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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.

Garrett collects four hits with Jupiter

Garrett collects four hits with Jupiter

Shane Bieber has passed every test the Indians have thrown his way this season, a trend that continued Tuesday with his scoreless debut for Double-A Akron.

Starting for Akron in game one of a doubleheader against Binghamton, Bieber, the Indians' No. 13 prospect, limited opposing hitters to five hits over 6 2/3 innings. He found the zone with 65 of his 94 pitches, striking out five and walking one, and generated another nine outs on the ground.

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Stanton (2 HRs) powers Marlins past Rangers

Stanton (2 HRs) powers Marlins past Rangers

ARLINGTON -- Left-hander Adam Conley pitched seven scoreless innings in his second start since returning from the Minor Leagues and the Marlins went on for a 4-0 victory over the Rangers on Monday night.

Giancarlo Stanton supported Conley with a pair of home runs, the seventh time he has hit two in a game this season and the 25th multi-homer game of his career. He has 32 homers for the season, the most in the National League, and 11 of those have come in July.

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Stanton adds to record-setting July with 2 HRs

Slugger has 11 homers this month; MLB record is 16

Stanton adds to record-setting July with 2 HRs

ARLINGTON -- Miss an at-bat and you risk missing Giancarlo Stanton's torrid march towards making home run history.

On Monday, the four-time All-Star turned in his fourth multi-home run game of July, leading the Marlins to a 4-0 win over the Rangers at Globe Life Park.

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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 shuffle rotation, option Koehler

Cervenka recalled from Triple-A New Orleans to add bullpen depth

Marlins shuffle rotation, option Koehler

ARLINGTON -- The Marlins again are searching for a starting pitching option. Tom Koehler, on the losing end of Sunday's 6-3 decision at Cincinnati, was optioned to Triple-A New Orleans on Monday.

Left-hander Hunter Cervenka was recalled from New Orleans to provide bullpen depth, but the club still will look for a starter for Friday against the Reds at Marlins Park. At this point it is unclear who will make that start, but Vance Worley, who is a long relief option in the bullpen right now, could get the nod.

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Ichiro discusses Beltre's march to history

Ichiro discusses Beltre's march to history

ARLINGTON -- Ichiro Suzuki is all too familiar with the pursuit. Last August, the fanfare and large Japanese-media following swarmed the Marlins' outfielder in his quest to reach 3,000 hits.

Ichiro became the 30th player in MLB history to reach the milestone, achieving the feat with a triple on Aug. 7, 2016, at Colorado. For the next three days, the 43-year-old will observe the player destined to become the 31st on the exclusive list.

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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.

This Reds fan met Gordon ... and kicked him

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This Reds fan met Gordon ... and kicked him

Beyond clapping, cheering and meme-making, fans don't have much of a chance to impact the game. (Unless you believe in no-hitter jinxes, that is.)

Not so for this young Reds fan. When he got a chance to meet Dee Gordon before Sunday's Marlins-Reds game, he took this opportunity to make an impact into his own hands -- or should I say feet: 

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Ellis goes deep, but Reds overpower Marlins

Ellis goes deep, but Reds overpower Marlins

CINCINNATI -- It's been a rough 10-game homestand for the Reds, as starting pitching and offense both sputtered coming out of the All-Star break. But both came together with synergy to net a 6-3 victory over the Marlins that salvaged a game from their three-game series. Cincinnati finished the homestand with a 2-8 record.

Scooter Gennett had two hits and two RBIs, including a home run, to spark the Reds, while Eugenio Suarez and Tucker Barnhart each added homers in the sixth inning. Rookie starting pitcher Sal Romano pitched a solid six innings with one earned run, three hits, one walk and seven strikeouts. A.J. Ellis' two-out solo home run in the fourth inning was the only run Romano allowed as he retired 13 of his last 14 batters.
 

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Mark Sheldon has covered the Reds for MLB.com since 2006, and previously covered the Twins from 2001-05. Follow him on Twitter @m_sheldon and Facebook and listen to his podcast.

Jeremy Vernon is a reporter for MLB.com based in Cincinnati who covered the Marlins on Sunday.

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Marlins don't let Cincy rain delays get to them

Marlins don't let Cincy rain delays get to them

CINCINNATI -- Rain isn't much of a problem when you have a roof to play under, but the Marlins haven't had that luxury this weekend in Cincinnati.

Two delays totaling two hours and 47 minutes caused Friday's and Saturday's games to start late. But while it can be frustrating for fans to wait out the delay -- especially if it doesn't end up raining -- Marlins manager Don Mattingly understands the importance of waiting things out.

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Jeremy Vernon is a reporter for MLB.com based in Cincinnati who covered the Marlins on Sunday. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Realmuto homers twice as Marlins beat Reds

Realmuto homers twice as Marlins beat Reds

CINCINNATI -- Reds pitchers have given up a staggering 22 home runs since the All-Star break, most in the Majors. That total includes two long balls from J.T. Realmuto, who provided most of the Marlins' offense with three hits and four RBIs in a 5-4 victory over Cincinnati on Saturday night at Great American Ball Park.

The Reds held a 2-1 lead in the second inning when Realmuto hit Robert Stephenson's full-count pitch for a two-run homer to left field. It was a 3-3 game in the sixth when Realmuto returned to slug Stephenson's first pitch to left field again for another two-run shot.

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Mark Sheldon has covered the Reds for MLB.com since 2006, and previously covered the Twins from 2001-05. Follow him on Twitter @m_sheldon and Facebook and listen to his podcast.

Jeremy Vernon is a reporter for MLB.com based in Cincinnati and covered the Marlins on Saturday.

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Hit the road for two jacks, Realmuto

Hit the road for two jacks, Realmuto

J.T. Realmuto, one of the rising young catching talents in the game, stands out anywhere he plays. But the 26-year-old has been especially productive on the road.

Realmuto belted a pair of two-run homers and added a double in the Marlins' 5-4 win over the Reds on Saturday night at Great American Ball Park.

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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.

Jeremy Vernon contributed to this story.

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Tazawa handles new role; bullpen falls in line

With Phelps gone, veteran extends scoreless streak in high-leverage spot

Tazawa handles new role; bullpen falls in line

It didn't take long for the Marlins to find a fill-in for David Phelps in the back end of the bullpen. Junichi Tazawa promises to get more chances in high-leverage situations, and one of them came in Friday's 3-1 win over the Reds at Great American Ball Park.

Tazawa worked out of a bases-loaded jam in the seventh inning in what turned out to be the most critical moment of the 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. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Ramos focused in face of trade rumors

Closer knows Phelps deal likely not the last one by Marlins before Deadline

Ramos focused in face of trade rumors

CINCINNATI -- The Marlins dealt reliever David Phelps to the Mariners on Thursday for four prospects, but they are by no means done moving bullpen pieces ahead of the non-waiver Trade Deadline on July 31.

Closer AJ Ramos has been among the players other teams have looked into -- 8-10 teams, according to sources -- and Marlins president of baseball operations Michael Hill said Thursday the market for Ramos is similar to what it was for Phelps.

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

Early runs hold up as Urena, Fish 4-hit Reds

Early runs hold up as Urena, Fish 4-hit Reds

CINCINNATI -- Both the Reds and Marlins have been headed in the wrong direction while slumping coming out of the All-Star break. Miami, which had lost five of six games entering Friday, got a respite with its 3-1 victory at Great American Ball Park. Cincinnati has now dropped seven of eight games since the second half began.

Jose Urena gave up one earned run and three hits over six-plus innings, Junichi Tazawa escaped a bases-loaded jam in the seventh and AJ Ramos threw a perfect ninth to close out the Marlins' four-hitter.

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Mark Sheldon has covered the Reds for MLB.com since 2006, and previously covered the Twins from 2001-05. Follow him on Twitter @m_sheldon and Facebook and listen to his podcast.

Jeremy Vernon is a reporter for MLB.com based in Cincinnati who covered the Marlins on Friday.

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Inbox: Would Stanton waive no-trade clause?

Beat reporter Joe Frisaro answers fans' questions

Inbox: Would Stanton waive no-trade clause?

How happy is Giancarlo Stanton? What's the feeling he would OK a deal somewhere? I know he bought a place in Miami.
-- @darknaterises

Stanton was certainly blunt with how he felt after the Marlins dropped two of three to the last-place Phillies and went 1-5 on the first homestand coming out of the All-Star break. He noted that he has accomplished things individually, but it doesn't mean as much to him if the club isn't winning.

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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 get four prospects for Phelps

Seattle sends outfielder, three pitchers for reliever

Marlins get four prospects for Phelps

MIAMI -- The Marlins took a major step toward rebuilding on Thursday by trading reliever David Phelps to the Mariners for four Minor Leaguers, including outfielder Brayan Hernandez, who had been ranked Seattle's No. 6 prospect by MLBPipeline.com.

One of the most coveted relievers on the market, Phelps had attracted the interest of roughly 11 clubs in recent days. But a match was made with Seattle before Miami traveled to Cincinnati for a three-game series against the Reds that begins on Friday.

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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 on fire, slugs 30th HR in 1st inning

Slugger says milestone isn't as important as winning

Stanton on fire, slugs 30th HR in 1st inning

MIAMI -- Another first inning, another impressive home run for Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton.

Stanton blistered a home run off Phillies right-hander Nick Pivetta in the Marlins' 10-3 loss Wednesday afternoon at Marlins Park, giving him 30 on the season and pulling him even with Aaron Judge of the Yankees for the Major League lead.

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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, Yelich homer, but pitchers falter in loss

Stanton, Yelich homer, but pitchers falter in loss

MIAMI -- Solo home runs, they say, don't usually beat you. Nick Pivetta was reminded of that on Wednesday afternoon, as the right-hander surrendered a pair of homers, and little else over 5 1/3 innings and the Phillies' did the rest, rolling to a 10-3 win over the Marlins at Marlins Park.

Giancarlo Stanton belted his 30th of the season, pulling him even with Aaron Judge of the Yankees for the MLB lead. Christian Yelich added a blast in the sixth inning for Miami, but it was Pivetta who kept the damage down, and the Phillies, behind Daniel Nava's four hits and two RBIs, that ended up taking two of three in the series.

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Patrick Pinak is a reporter for MLB.com based in Miami and covered the Phillies on Wednesday.

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Stanton goes deep, but Marlins lose late

Stanton goes deep, but Marlins lose late

MIAMI -- The return of Vince Velasquez provided a boost to Philadelphia on Tuesday night, but it was a homer by Maikel Franco in the eighth inning that pushed the Phillies to a 5-2 win over Miami at Marlins Park.

Franco, who was a triple shy of a cycle, blistered a one-out home run off Dustin McGowan in the eighth that snapped a tie.

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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.

Patrick Pinak is a reporter for MLB.com based in Miami and covered the Phillies on Tuesday.

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Ichiro passes Henderson on all-time hits list

Ichiro passes Henderson on all-time hits list

MIAMI -- Passing Rickey Henderson in any career statistical category is a difficult accomplishment, but Ichiro Suzuki was able to do so on Tuesday night in the Marlins' 5-2 loss to the Phillies at Marlins Park.

With his pinch-hit single in the eighth inning off Joaquin Benoit, Ichiro passed Henderson into sole possession of 23rd place on Major League Baseball's all-time hits list.

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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.

Realmuto Marlins' Heart and Hustle winner

Realmuto Marlins' Heart and Hustle winner

The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association revealed the 30 preliminary winners of the 2017 Heart and Hustle Award on Tuesday. The honor is the only one voted on by former players, and is bestowed each year upon the active player who most represents a passion for the game of baseball, and best embodies the values, spirit and tradition of the game.

Past winners of the Heart and Hustle Award include David Eckstein (2005), Hall of Famer Craig Biggio (2006, 2007), Grady Sizemore (2008), Albert Pujols (2009), Roy Halladay (2010), Torii Hunter (2011), Mike Trout (2012), Dustin Pedroia (2013), Josh Harrison (2014), Anthony Rizzo (2015) and Todd Frazier (2016).

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Stanton mashes monster HR off scoreboard

Two-tater night marks the 24th of his career

Stanton mashes monster HR off scoreboard

MIAMI -- No two Giancarlo Stanton home runs look quite the same. The All-Star right fielder demonstrated that on Monday night with two impressive, yet contrasting, long drives in the Marlins' 6-5 walk-off win in 10 innings over the Phillies at Marlins Park.

Stanton enjoyed his sixth multi-homer game of the season -- and 24th of his career -- connecting twice off Phillies right-hander Jerad Eickhoff. Stanton now leads the National League with 28 homers.

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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 heads to DL with right knee strain

Prado heads to DL with right knee strain

MIAMI -- Marlins third baseman Martin Prado is headed to the disabled list for the third time this year, but this time it is with a strained right knee.

Prado tweaked his knee while making an off-balance throw in the third inning on Monday, but remained in the game until his at-bat in the fourth inning of the Marlins' 6-5 walk-off win in 10 innings against the Phillies at Marlins Park.

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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.

Gordon's walk-off 1B in 10th caps wild win

Gordon's walk-off 1B in 10th caps wild win

MIAMI -- Giancarlo Stanton homered twice, and Justin Bour chipped in with a monstrous two-run shot on Monday, but it was a lined single by Dee Gordon in the 10th inning that enabled the Marlins to celebrate a 6-5 walk-off win over the Phillies at Marlins Park.

The two-out single by Gordon gave Miami its fourth walk-off victory of the season and its first win in four games since the All-Star break.

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Joe Frisaro has covered the Marlins for MLB.com since 2002. He writes a blog, called The Fish Pond. Follow him on Twitter @JoeFrisaro and listen to his podcast.

Patrick Pinak is a reporter for MLB.com based in Miami and covered the Phillies on Monday.

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