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While not at his best, Jose Fernandez only gave up one run in six innings to lead the Fish to victory. Plus links on Mat Latos, Henderson Alvarez and Dee Gordon.

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Marlins News

Marlins ace Jose Fernandez is now one win away from tying the major league record for most consecutive wins at home to start a career. Fernandez didn't have his best stuff in last night's game, but he avoided serious trouble and kept the Fish in front for good.

Mat Latos is on the trade block, and the Marlins want young talent in return for the right-hander. The Toronto Blue Jays are seeking starting pitching, so the two teams could be trade partners again as the deadline nears.

Opening Day starter Henderson Alvarez has undergone season-ending surgery and his return date is yet unclear. He was slated to be Miami's number two starter next season.

Dee Gordon looked like he hadn't missed a step in his first game back from injury as he went two for three with a triple and a run scored to spark the Marlins' offense against the Nationals.

It appeared that the Marlins would have some new neighbors in the near future as David Beckham and his MLS team had decided on a spot next to Marlins Park to build a stadium. However, the Fish hold all of the cards and could make it very difficult for a soccer franchise to succeed financially.

Around the League

During last night's contest, the Nationals announced that they had traded for Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon. The veteran solidifies Washington's bullpen for another playoff run.

Rumors are swirling around the league as the trade deadline approaches. The Rockies have already made headlines by trading Troy Tulowitzki and may not be done dealing.

Just a few weeks after serving an 80-game suspension, Jenrry Mejia of the Mets has failed another PED test and will be suspended for another 162 games.

Down 5-0 in the first inning and then storming back to win 21-5. Yeah, these Yankees could be for real.

At Fish Stripes

MLB Scores: Marlins 4, Nationals 1 - Fish Stripes

Martin Prado went three for three and Jose Fernandez battled through six effective innings in a 4-1 victory over NL East leaders Washington.

Miami Marlins vs. Washington Nationals: Game 100 Thread and Ichthyomancy - Fish Stripes

Relive last night's victory as it happened with the game thread.

Miami Marlins trade rumors: Club 'growing more confident' it will deal Mat Latos - Fish Stripes

Latos' days in Miami seem to be numbered as his market value is becoming clearer.

Marlins' Henderson Alvarez out for season following shoulder surgery - Fish Stripes

The 2014 All-Star had his pitching shoulder operated on and it is unclear whether he will be healthy for Spring Training.