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Marlins Morning News: Rally falls way short

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Starter Jeff Locke put Miami in an 11-run hole early on last night, and it proved too much to overcome despite a six-run fifth. Plus links on Justin Bour and Giancarlo Stanton.

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Marlins News

Two and a third innings was all it took the Cardinals to pummel Jeff Locke for 11 runs on 11 hits in what will surely be a contender for worst start by a Marlins pitcher this season. The eleven earned runs tied the franchise record for runs allowed by a Marlins starter, as the inconsistent pitching continues to be the tale of Miami’s season thus far.

Before the game, Justin Bour announced that he will participate in the Home Run Derby alongside Giancarlo Stanton in front of their home crowd. Bour is also one of five players in the All-Star Final Vote; vote online or tweet #VoteBour on Thursday to get the slugger selected!

Also announcing that he will compete in the Derby was Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge, so Stanton Vs Judge, the match-up everyone wants to see, is one step closer.

The series in St. Louis did not get off to a good start for the Marlins, but there are still three storylines to watch over the next three games.

The Draft is long and hard to keep track of sometimes but, down in the eleventh round, the Marlins selected the premiere high school strikeout artist in the country.

Around the League

Dustin Pedroia did it all for the Red Sox last night, as his human highlight reel performance helped lift Boston over the Rangers by a score of 7-5.

The Nationals walked-off on the Mets courtesy of a bloop base hit by Ryan Raburn, which led to an injury for Yoenis Cespedes.

Masahiro Tanaka contiuned his run of good form by striking out eight Blue Jays over seven innings and allowing only one run in the 6-3 victory.

Mookie Betts will take the injured Mike Trout’s place in the American League lineup for the All-Star Game.

An umpire is suing MLB for discrimination, and his case is directed towards Joe Torre.