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Luis Arraez raises average to .401, Marlins beat Royals for fifth straight win

MIAMI — Luis Arraez had two hits to raise his major league-leading batting average to .401 and help the Miami Marlins beat the Kansas City Royals 6-1 on Tuesday night. Second in the NL East, the Marlins have won five straight to improve to 34-28 — the first time they’ve been six games over .500 since August 2016. After Arraez flew out to left in his first two at-bats, he hit consecutive singles to finish 2 for 4 with an RBI. Jesús Sánchez homered and Bryan De La Cruz drove in three runs. “It is an honor when I see that number on the scoreboard but as I’ve said before it is not impossible,” Arraez...

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Luis Arraez lifts average to .399, Marlins overcome four-run deficit in win over Royals

MIAMI — Luis Arraez had three hits to raise his major league-leading batting average to .399, and the Miami Marlins beat the Kansas City Royals 9-6 on Monday night. Arraez drove in two runs for the Marlins, who erased an early four-run deficit and won their fourth straight game. Bryan De La Cruz hit his eighth homer, while Jon Berti, Nick Fortes and Joey Wendle had two hits apiece. After going hitless in four at-bats Friday against Oakland, Arraez is 10 for 13 over the last three games. “It’s huge,” he said of his current average. “I have worked hard for this. But this is just starting. I am...

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Arraez scorches Athletics with five hits, five RBI as Marlins roar past Oakland 12-1

MIAMI — Luis Arraez had a career-high five hits and five RBIs and the Miami Marlins beat the Oakland Athletics 12-1 on Saturday. The major leagues’ leading hitter, Arraez hit three doubles and two singles to raise his average to .390. Arraez also became the first player in franchise history with five hits and five RBIs in a game. Joey Wendle doubled twice and singled for the Marlins, who finished with 14 hits. The A’s dropped to a major league-worst 12-48 and lost their 13th straight on the road. Rookie Eury Pérez threw five scoreless innings of four-hit ball in his fifth major league start....

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Xander Bogaerts, Matt Carpenter rally Padres over Marlins with five-run ninth inning

MIAMI — Xander Bogaerts sparked a five-run ninth inning with a tiebreaking single and Matt Carpenter drove in two runs with his second double of the game, lifting the San Diego Padres over the Miami Marlins 9-4 on Tuesday night. Carpenter, who entered hitting .105 (6 for 57 in May), had three RBIs. Juan Soto drove in two runs for the Padres (25-29), who were coming off consecutive losses at Yankee Stadium. Bryan De La Cruz hit a two-run homer for the Marlins (28-27), who came home after a three-game sweep at the Los Angeles Angels. NL Cy Young Award winner Sandy Alcantara failed to hold a 4-2...

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Marlins sweep Angels to complete long road trip at 5-5, come home two games over .500

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Eury Pérez struck out Shohei Ohtani and Mike Trout early in his fourth major league start. He then retired Trout on a long fly to strand two Angels runners with his final pitch, and the big 20-year-old rookie clapped his glove in celebration all the way to the dugout. Pérez’s fourth major league start was his most promising yet, and the Miami Marlins’ bullpen was just as good while they completed an encouraging series sweep on the West Coast. Nick Fortes homered and doubled, Pérez pitched five innings of two-hit ball and the Marlins concluded their 10-game road trip Sunday...

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Marlins get back to their one-run-win ways despite scoring only once in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO — Braxton Garrett and three relievers combined on a three-hitter, and the Miami Marlins scored an unearned run in the eighth inning on Jon Berti’s single to beat the San Francisco Giants 1-0 Saturday. Miami (24-22) improved to 15-2 in one-run games but has been outscored 211-159 this season. The Marlins won for the fifth time in six games and stopped the Giants’ four-game winning streak. San Francisco starter Logan Webb pitched six shutout innings for his first no-decision this season. Webb had completed at least seven innings in his three prior starts and four of his past five...

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Reds rally to top Marlins in major league debut of 20-year-old Eury Perez

MIAMI — Jake Fraley homered twice, including a tiebreaking three-run shot in the ninth inning that sent the Cincinnati Reds past the Miami Marlins 7-4 on Friday night. Eury Pérez struck out seven over 4 2/3 innings in his highly anticipated major league debut for Miami. The Marlins promoted the 20-year-old right-hander, the top prospect in their organization, from Double-A Pensacola to start the series opener. The Reds erased a 4-2 deficit on Spencer Steer’s two-run double in the seventh. Stuart Fairchild hit a leadoff single against reliever Dylan Floro (2-2) in the ninth and advanced two bases...

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Albies, Ozuna lead Braves’ pummeling of Garrett, Marlins

Marcell Ozuna hit a grand slam among his two home runs, Ronald Acuña Jr also homered and the Atlanta Braves went deep six times to roll past the Miami Marlins 14-6 on Wednesday night. Acuña’s three-run shot to center field in the fifth inning was his sixth home run of the season and made it 11-4 before Austin Riley homered to left-center to add two more runs. Only the Tampa Bay Rays and Los Angeles Dodgers have recorded more home runs so far this season than the Braves (52). Acuña, April’s National League player of the month, has powered Atlanta (21-10) at the plate. He’s hitting .358 and leads...

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