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Henderson Alvarez has pitched much like an ace while trying to help the Miami Marlins overcome the season-ending injury to star Jose Fernandez.
Not even a stint on the disabled list could cool off the right-hander.
Alvarez will try to win his fourth straight start Friday night when the Marlins try to resume their push for a playoff spot as they open a nine-game road trip with the first of three against the Colorado Rockies.
After missing the first half of August with right shoulder inflammation, Alvarez (9-5, 2.43 ERA) wasted little time returning to the stopper role he assumed after Fernandez went down in May.
The 24-year-old held Arizona to a run over seven innings Saturday in a 2-1 victory.
Alvarez is 3-0 with a 1.23 mark in his last three starts. He's limited opponents to two runs or fewer in 13 of his last 14 starts - Miami has won 12 of those - while going 7-2 with a 1.70 ERA.
"I'm just trying to do my best for me and for my team," Alvarez, fourth in the NL i...
BEST OF MAXIM
Giancarlo Stanton – Photo Credit – Paul Hadsall
No Miami Marlins player has ever been named an MVP. Granted, they have only been around since 1993 but 20+ years is a long time to go without one of those awards being associated with your franchise.
That drought could, and probably should change this season.
Right fielder Giancarlo Stanton has been the National League‘s best...
The National League Wild Card race is hardly a race at all. It feels as though the teams vying for the playoffs’ back door don’t actually want to claim the prize, struggling as the contenders have in recent months. There is another team on the outside of that cohort or recent playoff squads, something of […]
MIAMI -- Any momentum the Miami Marlins tried carrying over from last night's walk-off victory quickly evaporated during Wednesday's 5-4 loss to the Texas Rangers.
Right-hander Nathan Eovaldi opened the game by inducing two quick outs before the Rangers collected three runs on four straight hits.
The hardest hit ball -- J.P. Arencibia's RBI double to left -- brought two...
DENVER (AP) Marcell Ozuna hit a grand slam for his third homer in as many games, Giancarlo Stanton had three hits and three RBIs, and the Miami Marlins beat the Colorado Rockies 13-5 on Friday night.
Henderson Alvarez (10-5) withstood a pair of homers over six innings to win his fourth consecutive decision. He was making his second start since successfully returning last week from...
Giancarlo Stanton started his day at Marlins Park by getting doused by a fan with ice water to raise money for charity.
He ended it Tuesday night by receiving a celebratory shower from his teammates.
Stanton’s two-out line drive single to right field in the bottom of the 10th inning off Neftali Feliz plated Jeff Baker with the winning run and lifted the Marlins to their 11th...
With 36 games remaining, the Miami Marlins (63-63) sit four games out of the second National League wild-card spot after winning six of nine at home.
As the Marlins embark on a three-city, nine-game trip, NL MVP talk surrounding All-Star slugger Giancarlo Stanton has picked up steam. But if Miami wants to stay in the race, others will need to step up and do their part.
DENVER (AP) -- Marcell Ozuna hit a grand slam for his third homer in as many games, Giancarlo Stanton had three hits and three RBIs, and the Miami Marlins beat the Colorado Rockies 13-5 on Friday night.
Henderson Alvarez (10-5) withstood a pair of homers over six innings to win his fourth consecutive decision. He was making his second start since successfully returning last week...
Miami 13, Colorado 5
When: 8:40 PM ET, Friday, August 22, 2014
Where: Coors Field, Denver, Colorado
Umpires: Home – Clint Fagan, 1B – Tim Timmons, 2B – Tim Welke, 3B – Todd Tichenor
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Marlins 13, Rockies 5: Giancarlo Stanton recorded three hits and three RBIs – increasing his National League-leading total to 92...
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The Miami Marlins have enjoyed strong pitching at home lately, but Marlins Park hasn't been too friendly for Nathan Eovaldi for most of the season.
They'll look for Eovaldi to put an end to his home struggles and help them to a fourth straight victory Wednesday when they host the Texas Rangers.
Miami (63-62) pitchers...
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The Miami Marlins open a crucial three-city, nine-game trip this weekend against the Colorado Rockies.
Miami (63-63) sits 3.5 games out of the second National League wild-card spot with 36 games remaining. The Marlins went 6-3 on their recent homestand. Despite being 6-12 this month and holding the worst record in the NL, the Rockies (50-76) have victories in four of their last six...
The Marlins' blockbuster trade with the Blue Jays in November 2012, which featured the payroll purging of Jose Reyes, Mark Buehrle and Josh Johnson, yielded starting pitcher Henderson Alvarez and shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria among seven players.
While Alvarez and Hechavarria have factored into the Marlins' surprising season (63-63) so far, another former Toronto player scooped...