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Miami Marlins Morning News: Marlins Fall to Tigers 8-4

The Marlins fall to the Detroit Tigers 8-4 on Wednesday, plus notes on Jared Cosart's gambling accusations.

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On Wednesday afternoon, the Detroit Tigers defeated the Miami Marlins by a score of 8-4.  David Phelps tossed five scoreless innings and Donovan Solano went 3-4 including a home run off of Tigers starter Alfredo Simon. For the Tigers, Catcher Brian Holaday hit a grand slam leading a six-run 6th inning.

Marlins pitcher Jared Cosart is under investigation for gambling. Cosart allegedly  sent questionable tweets about betting on a Twitter instant message. Major League Baseball has formally opened an investigation into the allegations. Cosart's twitter account was recently deleted.

Michael Morse is happy to be back home playing for the Marlins. Morse refers to Miami as "home" and grew up attending Florida Marlins games and even has a complete collection of inaugural season giveaways.

Don't let the expensive stadium and recent spending spree fool you. The Marlins are only ranked as  the 29th most valueable franchise in the MLB. The Marlins are worth an estimated $650 million. The New York Yankees top this years' list.

Could the Marlins Park host a MLS team? David Beckham thinks so.

Around the League

Pittsburgh Pirates star Andrew McCutchen is cutting off his trademark dreadlocks for charity. The hair will be donated to the Pirates charity to be auctioned off. Anyone getting in line to buy Andrew's hair?

A movie about former pitcher Roger Clemens titled "The Rocket" has entered production. It is unclear who will play Clemens in the movie or it's release date.

Edwin Jackson couldn't find his way to the Cubs Spring Training game against the Oakland A's, After arriving to the park late Jackson surrendered eight runs on nine hits.

Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka will start opening day for the Yankees, Tanaka beat out C.C. Sabathia for the opening day gig.

Shortly after tearing his UCL, Mets Pitcher Zack Wheeler had Tommy John surgery. Wheeler will most likely miss the season and return next spring.

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