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Miami Marlins morning news: Summer acquisitions struggle

Andrew Cashner gave up seven runs in two innings and Fernando Rodney surrendered three runs without recording an out as Miami lost 12-7 in Atlanta. Plus links on Ichiro and Marcell Ozuna.

Miami Marlins v Atlanta Braves Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images

Marlins News

Despite a seven-run rally and seventeen hits on the night, including three from Ichiro Suzuki, the Marlins lost game one of the series to the Braves.

The three hits not only resulted in Ichiro recording his 899th career multi-hit game, but he also passed Lou Brock for 25th on the all-time hits list.

Marcell Ozuna had to leave the game as a precaution after getting hit by a pitch on the outside of his knee in the fourth inning.

The Marlins were looking to build on the confidence they had gained from a strong weekend against the Dodgers, but it was not to be last night in Atlanta.

All is not lost with one loss, though, as Miami still has a big week ahead.

Around the League

Kyle Hendricks threw eight hitless innings before serving up a leadoff homer in the ninth inning, but the Cubs still won 4-1.

The Yankees’ playoff hopes took a hit last night as they lost 8-2 to the Dodgers in a game featuring a Yasiel Puig solo homer.

David Ortiz is now tied with Mickey Mantle for 17th on the all-time home run list as he hit number 536 in the sixth inning of a 12-2 rout of the Orioles.

Justin Upton strained his calf last night and is listed as day-to-day.

Adam Jones has given his thoughts on why there have not been as many protests on American issues from MLB players as there has been by NFL players.

Best headline of the night.