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Offishial news, 4/13/21: Winning streak; Eddie’s birthday & injury update

The Marlins improved to 3-6 on the young season with a comeback over the Braves in Monday’s series opener.

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Miami Marlins v Atlanta Braves Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images

A sloppy success

Neither the Marlins nor the Braves played particularly well in Monday’s series opener. Even the umpires struggled out there. But hey, at least it was competitive. Playing in front of their largest crowd of the 2021 season (announced attendance: 11,830), the Fish completed their most improbable comeback so far, scoring four unanswered runs to win 5-3 in 10 innings.

James Rowson took over as acting manager for an ejected Don Mattingly in the top of the eighth and pushed all the right buttons. Yimi García threw the two fastest pitches of his major league career, according to Statcast. Jazz Chisholm Jr. boosted his OPS to .888, the highest mark on the Marlins roster. It was a satisfying “revenge game” for Adam Duvall who went 1-for-3 with a home run plus two walks and initiated a double play in the bottom of the seventh that kept the game from getting out of hand.

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Same start time for Tuesday’s contest (7:20 p.m. ET). Pablo López and Max Fried are the probable starting pitchers.

Walk-off links

  • Join us in wishing a happy 23rd birthday to Marlins prospect Edward Cabrera. Good news about the right-hander was shared with the media on Monday as he has progressed to throwing from 75 feet in his rehab from biceps nerve inflammation.