The Marlins took care of business on Sunday, beating the Padres 6-2 and completing a three-game sweep of San Diego. Miami remains 4.5 games back of the Rockies in the race for the final wild card spot.
Giancarlo Stanton hit his major league leading 50th home run Sunday and became the sixth player in Major League History to reach 50 dingers before the end of August.
Highlight 9/22-9/27 on your calendar as the Marlins have six games against the D-Backs and Rockies on the road. Your faithful correspondent hopes to be at all three games in Denver. That week could very well decide the wild card game for the two teams left standing.
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Check out this recent article from Pinstripe Alley on current and soon to be former Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria. “The bubble for lucrative TV deals is about to burst,” according to Joshua Diemert.
Finally, Japan defeated Lufkin, Texas 12-2 Sunday to win the 2017 Little League World Series.