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Marlins Morning News: Pitching absent in DC

Miami's pitchers were schooled last night, as they allowed 11 runs on 13 hits to the Nationals. Plus links on Justin Bour and Giancarlo Stanton.

Miami Marlins v Washington Nationals Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images

Marlins News

Christian Yelich and Marcell Ozuna combined for five hits, including a double and a homer, in the nation's capital last night, but Miami's pitchers were nowhere near at the same level as Washington pounded the Marlins 11-2. After being named NL Player of the Week, Giancarlo Stanton struck out twice and grounded into a double play against Max Scherzer.

Justin Bour took some impressive swings during batting practice before last night's contest, and he could begin his rehab assignment before the end of the week.

Think the Marlins start and end with Giancarlo Stanton? The recent hot streak says otherwise.

The Marlins have been winning a lot recently, but so have their main Wild Card rivals. If the Rockies and Diamondbacks really have started to turn things around, it could be an anxious month of September for Miami.

Of course teams are inquiring about acquiring slugging superstar Stanton, and that leaves the incoming ownership group with a huge decision that will instantly change the fate of the franchise.

Around the League

Corey Kluber out-dueled Luis Severino last night as the latter allowed two home runs to Jose Ramirez in a 6-2 win for the Indians.

The three game series between the Rangers and Astros will start tonight in Tampa Bay after the devastation of Tropical Storm Harvey left Houston with unprecedented flooding.

Even though Kevin Pillar was no longer wearing Superman cleats, he still looked the part after this outstanding grab on a Mookie Betts line drive.

Adam Jones has broken Cal Ripken Jr.'s record for most consecutive seasons with 25 or more homers as an Oriole. The round-tripper went a long way to helping Baltimore beat Seattle 7-6 for its fifth straight victory.

Aaron Judge was benched last night and could be for a few days as the Yankees will try to get their star slugger back to his first half level with some rest.

Yoenis Cespedes will miss the rest of the season because of the hamstring strain he sustained Saturday. David Wright has suffered another set back in his road to recovery from neck surgery, as the season continues to worsen for the Mets.