Cards look to continue surge, clinch series in Miami

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The St. Louis Cardinals, winners of five of their past six games, will go for a third straight series victory on Tuesday night when they oppose the host Miami Marlins. St. Louis blew three leads on Monday but eventually beat the Marlins 7-6 in 12 innings. Despite the loss, Marlins manager Skip Schumaker didn’t lament the missed opportunities but rather lauded his club’s resiliency. “Our guys don’t quit — hell of an effort against Sonny

Pitching lifting Cardinals while Marlins searching for offense

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The resurgent St. Louis Cardinals are set to open a three-game series against the host Miami Marlins on Monday night. On May 11, the Cardinals were 15-24. But after beating the Cubs 2-1 on Sunday, the Cardinals are 35-35, and they would be a wild-card team if the regular season ended today. “Really nice job by our pitchers,” Cardinals manager Oliver Marmol said after Sunday’s win. The Cardinals, who have won four of their past

Nationals pitch another rookie against Marlins, seek series sweep

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The visiting Miami Marlins will face their third consecutive left-handed starting pitcher and second straight rookie when they meet the Washington Nationals in the finale of their three-game series on Sunday. Mitchell Parker (4-3, 3.21 ERA) is scheduled to make his 12th start of the season for the Nationals, who have won seven of eight and will be trying for the three-game sweep. The Marlins couldn’t figure out the first two lefties they faced in

After eventful series opener, Nats seek more success vs. Marlins

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If the Washington Nationals can overcome a scrum between their starting pitcher and third baseman, they should be able to brush aside just about anything. The Nationals will try for their second straight win over the visiting Miami Marlins when the teams meet in the second game of a three-game series on Saturday afternoon. Washington, which has won six of seven, took the series opener 8-1 on Friday night behind seven strong innings from MacKenzie

Win streak over, Nats try to bounce back vs. Marlins

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The Washington Nationals will try to start another winning streak when they host the Miami Marlins in the opener of a three-game series on Friday night. The Nationals had won five in a row, their longest winning streak in nearly three years, before losing 7-2 to the host Detroit Tigers on Thursday afternoon. “We won the series, so we get to go home now and start a fresh one,” Washington manager Dave Martinez said. The

New batting order boosts Mets entering finale vs. Marlins

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Harrison Bader needed only five pitches in the No. 2 spot in the New York Mets’ batting order to ensure Carlos Mendoza’s lineup shuffle paid dividends Wednesday night. Now the Mets hope a rare resounding win will generate the momentum they need to continue climbing out of an early-season hole. The Mets will look for their second series win this month Thursday night when they host the Miami Marlins in the rubber game of a

Mets look to atone for ‘flat’ performance in rematch vs. Marlins

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The New York Mets were the team at Citi Field hoping to begin a push into the playoff race on Tuesday night. But the last-place Miami Marlins were the team displaying a previously elusive winning formula. The Mets will look to avoid a series loss on Wednesday night when they host the Marlins in the second contest of a three-game set. David Peterson (1-0, 3.09 ERA) is scheduled to start for the Mets against fellow

Mets back home to face Marlins, continue to eye postseason

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The New York Mets earned a dramatic win in London on Sunday afternoon, hours after owner Steve Cohen said there was still time for the team to climb into the playoff race. The work continues Tuesday night, when the Mets return home to host the Miami Marlins in the opener of a three-game series. Right-hander Tylor Megill (1-2, 3.00 ERA) is slated to start for the Mets on Tuesday against left-hander Jesus Luzardo (2-5, 5.30).

Guardians turn to Ben Lively in rematch vs. Marlins

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As Ben Lively tries to continue his surprisingly successful season, the right-hander also needs to help the Cleveland Guardians end a minor rut. Meanwhile, the Miami Marlins are aiming to string together some wins. Lively will look to keep the visiting Guardians from a third straight defeat when they continue a three-game set with the Marlins on Saturday night. The American League Central-leading Guardians are 4-5 since winning nine straight games from May 17-26. After

Guardians bid to rebound and hand Marlins fifth straight loss

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The Cleveland Guardians’ usual recipe for victory didn’t materialize Thursday. The Guardians will look to bounce back from a rare letdown by their bullpen when they visit the Miami Marlins on Friday night for the opener of a three-game interleague series. Logan Allen (6-3, 5.83 ERA) is slated to start for the Guardians against fellow left-hander Ryan Weathers (3-5, 3.41) The host Guardians missed a chance to sweep a rain-shortened, two-game series against the Kansas