2:20 AM EDT, Tue September 23, 2014

Tuesday: Phillies at Marlins, 7:10 p.m.

Marlins open their final Marlins Park series of 2014.

Miami Marlins: Big batting average increases rare for young players

Adeiny Hechavarria has shown great improvement at the plate. From 1990-2013, he was one of eight major league hitters to total 500 or more plate appearances in an age-24 season or younger and hit less than .230. His 47-point improvement is second only to Brian McRae during that span.

Nationals complete first-ever four-game South Florida sweep of Marlins

Stephen Strasburg dominated through seven innings as the Nationals won their third straight one-run game over the Marlins.MIAMI – As far as the Marlins have come in 2014, the just completed four-game series against the National League East champion Nationals was a humbling reminder of how far they have to go.

Marlins notes: Ozuna sprains ankles, out for last seven games

A high ankle sprain will keep center fielder Marcell Ozuna sidelined for the final week of the regular season.MIAMI – It wasn't as gruesome as some of the other notable Marlins' injuries this season, but Marcell Ozuna turning his right ankle as he cruised into second base Sunday wasn't easy on the stomach.

Loss to Nats eliminates Marlins from wild-card contention

The Miami Marlins hung around the playoff picture after losing their ace Jose Fernandez in May and when their biggest bat, Giancarlo Stanton, was lost last week.

Marlins looking for Eovaldi to finish season strong

Marlins manager Mike Redmond has been preaching to his players to finish the year strong, and that especially applies to Sunday's starter, Nathan Eovaldi.

Two-out hits sink Koehler, Marlins

Let's face it, the last vestige of Miami Marlins playoff hopes left on the ambulance cart with Giancarlo Stanton last week in Milwaukee.

Clemente Award nominee Cishek among Marlins' best closers, but future uncertain

Honored this week for his off-the-field contributions, Steve Cishek is making his mark on the mound as one of the most effective closers the Miami Marlins have had.

Jose Fernandez talks October rehab, Marlins pose for team photos and more

Friday afternoon was team picture day for the Marlins and the only player not around to pose for the camera was All-Star right fielder Giancarlo Stanton, who still isn't ready to show the world his smile after being beaned in...

Marlins' Fernandez to begin throwing; return uncertain

Jose Fernandez finally has a date for when he can pick up a baseball and throw it.

Strong start unravels quickly for Marlins' Hand

The first tour through the Nationals' batting order for Brad Hand was sublime.

Marlins' Stanton feels fortunate, recovering quickly

The transformation from a week ago was remarkable.

Stanton reunited with Marlins, talks waking up with blood and chunks of teeth in his mouth and more

Giancarlo Stanton isn't sure when he'll step into a batter's box again or how it's going to feel, but one thing the Marlins' All-Star slugger is relieved to know is that his budding young career is far from over. A...

Jeter's exit shows the value of good news in sports

In a week of ugliness, grace and dignity can still be foundDerek Jeter is about to complete the most remarkable stat line: 20 seasons, nearly 2,800 games, 11,200 at-bats, 3,500 hits, five World Series titles and all class.

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