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Miami Marlins morning news: Stanton homers in 4-3 win

Giancarlo Stanton homered for the first time since August 13th as Miami secured a come-from-behind win againt Washington. Plus links on Jose Fernandez and Adam Conley.

Washington Nationals v Miami Marlins Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

Marlins News

Miami used some timely hitting, and capitalized on some fielding blunders by the Nationals, to overcome a shaky Wei-Yin Chen start to win 4-3 and keep pace in the playoff hunt.

Giancarlo Stanton was back in the lineup and back to hitting moonshots as his solo home run gave the Marlins an early lead in the second.

Jose Fernandez is set to top his 180-inning limit tonight, but he is preparing for two more regular season starts should the Marlins still be in with a shot of a Wild Card berth.

A few days ago, the Marlins claimed pitcher Odrisamer Despaigne on waivers, and the move has been analyzed.

Andrew Cashner said that he would have to think about returning to Miami next season due to the no-beard policy. The Marlins might not be too worried about that.

There are more rumors circulating regarding the Marlins and Ichiro tying the knot for the 2017 season.

Around the League

The Red Sox have stretched their AL East lead to four games over the Orioles after their 5-2 win at Camden Yards last night.

The Braves knocked Noah Syndergaard around last night as they won 7-3 in Queens to shake up the Wild Card race.

Tim Tebow was all smiles after participating in his first workout with the Mets’ instructional league team yesterday where he drew a lot of attention from fans.

Santiago Casilla has been removed from his role as closer for the Giants. He has blown nine saves on the season, which is tied for most in the majors.

Tony La Russa fears that he may be the next person fired from Arizona’s front office after the organization fired their Senior VP of Baseball Operations early yesterday morning.

Will the Angels’ record harm Mike Trout’s MVP chances?