Report: Mas to bid ‘around $1.17 billion’ for Marlins

Despite wanting $1.3 billion for his baseball team, Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria could be taking a bit less.

Fox Business reports Miami businessman Jorge Mas has the “inside track” for the team with a bid around $1.17 billion.

Major League Baseball had hoped to seal a deal to sell the Marlins by tomorrow night’s All-Star Game at Marlins Park.

Derek Jeter and Tagg Romney, son of former presidential candidate Mitt Romney, were considered to be early front runners to be the team’s new owners.

But despite reports that the Yankees legend had failed to come up with the necessary funds and that Romney had dropped out of the bidding, MLB commissioner Rob Manfred said Monday that all three bidders have met Loria’s asking price.

It is not known if Loria has dropped his asking price or if bidders have met the $1.3 billion the current owner desires.

#BreakingNews – billionaire Jorge Mas has inside track on @Marlins sale his bid around $1.17b not a done deal – sources more @FoxBusiness

— Charles Gasparino (@CGasparino) July 10, 2017

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Marlins’ Volquez follows no-hitter with 7 scoreless innings

Edinson Volquez followed his no-hitter by pitching seven scoreless innings and the Miami Marlins beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-1 on Thursday night.

Volquez (3-7) allowed three hits, struck out eight and walked two while winning his third straight start. He helped the Marlins win for the ninth time in 12 games and raised his career record to 4-0 against the Pirates, a team he pitched for in 2013.

Volquez has allowed only one run in 22 innings during his streak, including a no-hitter last Saturday against the Arizona Diamondbacks, the first of his 13-year career. He was winless in his first nine starts after being signed to a two-year, $22-million contract in the offseason to help fill the void left by the death of ace Jose Fernandez in a boating accident last September.

Derek Dietrich and Christian Yelich both had three hits, including two doubles, for the Marlins and J.T. Realmuto and Tyler Moore added two hits each.

Volquez’s bid to become the second pitcher in baseball history to throw back-to-back no-hitters ended just two batters into Thursday night’s game when Josh Harrison had a bunt single down the third-base line.

Johnny Vander Meer remains the only pitcher to throw consecutive no-hitters, doing so in 1938 for the Cincinnati Reds.

Harrison doubled in the sixth to end a string of 12 straight batters retired by Volquez.

The Pirates, who lost their third straight, avoided a shutout in the ninth inning when Josh Bell had a run-scoring groundout.

Gerrit Cole (3-6) was tagged for seven runs and 11 hits in 4 2/3 innings as his struggles continued. He is 1-2 with a 10.73 ERA in his four starts, giving up 23 runs and 39 hits in 19 1/3 innings.

Dietrich capped a three-run first inning with a two-run double. The Marlins chased Cole in the fifth with five consecutive two-out singles that produced three runs and increased the lead to 7-0.

WHO’S THE CLOSER?

Pirates manager Clint Hurdle wasn’t ready to say whether Tony Watson will remain the closer after the left-hander blew ninth-inning leads both Tuesday and Wednesday in losses at Baltimore. Watson has allowed multiple earned runs in five of last 10 appearances, raising his ERA to 4.44 from 1.92.

BULLPEN SHUFFLE

The Pirates recalled right-hander Dovydas Neverauskas from Triple-A Indianapolis. Righty Johnny Barbato was optioned to the same club.

Neverauskas became the first Lithuanian-born pitcher to appear in a major league game April 24 when he worked one inning against the Chicago Cubs.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Marlins: RHP Tom Koehler (right shoulder bursitis) made his first rehab start Thursday since going on the DL on May 17, pitching four innings for high Class A Jupiter and giving up three runs and five hits with five strikeouts and two walks. . LHP Justin Nicolino (left finger contusion) is scheduled to make a rehab start June 13 for a team to be determined then rejoin the rotation.

Pirates: RHP Jameson Taillon (testicular cancer) will have his next step determined Friday. Taillon made his third rehab start Wednesday, pitching six innings for Indianapolis and allowing five runs.

UP NEXT

Marlins RHP Vance Worley (0-2, 6.59 ERA) will pitch Friday night against Pirates rookie RHP Tyler Glasnow (2-5, 6.97). Worley has worked just a combined 12 2/3 innings in his three starts since being called up May 20 from Triple-A New Orleans. Glasnow has lost his last two outings, allowing nine runs in 10 innings.

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Marlins’ Volquez throws historic no-hitter versus Arizona

Edinson Volquez of the Miami Marlins pitched a no-hitter against the Arizona Diamondbacks 3-0.

Before Saturday, there had been 295 no-hitters in Major League Baseball history, but none since April of 2016.

Keywords: Before Saturday.

Volquez tossed the sixth no-no in Marlins history on Saturday, leading the Fish to a 3-0 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks. Volquez actually got hurt in the first inning covering first base and nearly came out of the game. He stayed in and tossed the first gem for the Marlins since Henderson Alvarez in 2013.

The most recent Marlins’ no-hitter was Sept. 29, 2013, by Henderson Alvarez against the Detroit Tigers. The last time the Diamondbacks were no-hit also came against the Marlins — by Anibal Sanchez on Sept. 6, 2006.

Jake Arrieta of the Chicago Cubs had MLB’s most recent no-hitter, on April 21, 2016.

 

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Giancarlo Stanton becomes Marlins all-time RBI leader, Miami tops D-Backs 7-5

Giancarlo Stanton matched a career high by scoring three times, and his 15th home run of the season put Miami ahead for good as the Marlins topped the Arizona Diamondbacks 7-5 on Friday night.

Justin Bour and Christian Yelich each hit two-run homers in the first for Miami, which improved to 6-2 on this homestand. J.T. Realmuto had two hits and scored twice for the Marlins.

Stanton’s solo homer in the fifth was his 579th career RBI, breaking a tie with Mike Lowell for the Marlins’ all-time lead.

Paul Goldschmidt homered and drove in three runs for Arizona.

Chris Iannetta also homered and David Peralta scored twice for the Diamondbacks, whose three-game win streak was snapped.

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Zack Greinke earns 7th win as Arizona beats Miami 3-2

MIAMI (AP) — Zack Greinke allowed one earned run in seven innings to earn his seventh victory, and the Arizona Diamondbacks rallied to snap the Miami Marlins’ four-game winning streak, beating them 3-2 Thursday night.

Nick Ahmed had three of Arizona’s six hits, including a two-run single in the eighth to put the Diamondbacks ahead. They won for the 13th time in the past 17 games.

Greinke (7-3), who moved into a tie for the NL lead in wins, struck out eight and allowed four hits. He also singled and scored the Diamondbacks’ first run as he improved to 5-0 in nine games against the Marlins.

Archie Bradley struck out Marcell Ozuna with two on to end the eighth. Fernando Rodney, who blew a save in Wednesday’s extra-inning win at Pittsburgh, completed a five-hitter by pitching a perfect ninth for his 14th save.

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