MIAMI (AP) -- The hits piled up in a hurry early and continued throughout the game for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Francisco Cervelli drove in three runs and the Pirates scored eight times in the second inning in a 12-2 victory over the Miami Marlins on Friday night. "It was one of those games where everybody's running to the bat rack," said Pirates third baseman Josh Harrison, who had three hits and drove in two runs.
SEATTLE (AP) -- For the second time in three days, the Miami Marlins' bullpen let a no-hitter fall a few outs short of completion. Wei-Yin Chen and two relievers came within two outs of Miami's first combined no-hitter and the Marlins one-hit the Seattle Mariners in a 5-0 victory Tuesday night. Chen had perhaps the best start of his career, working seven innings before being lifted with his pitch count at 100.
MIAMI (AP) -- The Miami Marlins' Dan Straily, Jarlin Garcia, and Kyle Barraclough have combined to hold the New York Mets hitless through seven innings Sunday. Straily, who entered with a 7.56 ERA in his first two starts, walked five and struck out five in 5 1/3 innings. He was removed after consecutive walks to Neil Walker and Yoenis Cespedes, Straily threw just 50 of 93 pitches for strikes.
MIAMI (AP) -- The New York Mets' winning streak grew a lot longer Thursday. Travis d'Arnaud led off the 16th inning with a home run, giving him a career-high four hits, and the Mets beat the Miami Marlins 9-8 for their fifth consecutive victory. D'Arnaud also had a bases-loaded triple in the second inning, and teammate Yoenis Cespedes had his second multihomer game in three nights.
MIAMI (AP) -- A gray cat went scrambling for cover in the Marlins Park outfield midway through Tuesday night's game, and no wonder, given the barrage off Marcell Ozuna's bat. Ozuna homered twice and had a career-high six RBIs to help Miami win its home opener against the Atlanta Braves, 8-4. Announced attendance was 36,519, and that didn't include a cat that ran onto the field midway through the game.
MASTERS-THE LATEST Garcia, Rose share Masters lead AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) -- Sergio Garcia continues to own a share of the Masters lead through three rounds, but he's keeping different company atop the leaderboard. Justin Rose birdied five of his last seven holes for a 5-under 67 that leaves him tied with Garcia at minus-6.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Zack Wheeler lasted just four innings in his return from Tommy John surgery, giving up Derek Dietrich's go-ahead, two-run triple and Christian Yelich's two-run homer in the New York Mets' 7-2 loss to the Miami Marlins on Friday night. Making his first big league appearance in three years, the 26-year-old Wheeler started strongly and was given a lead when Curtis Granderson singled in a run in the first against Wei-Yin Chen.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Wei-Yin Chen sent a slow roller toward shortstop. When Asdrubal Cabrera picked up the ball on the infield grass and realized there was no point making a throw, the pitcher crossed first base with his first major league hit after an 0-for-51 start at the plate. "I think this is the fastest I ever ran as a hitter to first base," Chen said through a translator.