Marlins Vs. Cardinals: Heath Bell Crumbles Again In 5-4 Loss

Heath Bell fell apart yet again on Sunday against the St. Louis Cardinals, allowing three ninth inning runs in a 5-4 loss.

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Hanley Ramirez Injured After Punching Dugout Fan

What could add insult to the Miami Marlins' tough 5-4 loss Sunday afternoon against the St. Louis Cardinals? How about the fact that Marlins third baseman Hanley Ramirez may have injured himself after hitting a dugout fan out of frustration during the game.

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Navarro also reports that manager Ozzie Guillen was very upset with Ramirez's decision to take out his frustration on the fan, which caused Hanley to receive two stitches in his hand. Despite this, the current status of the injury is that is should heal over the All-Star break, allowing Ramirez to be in the lineup when the Marlins resume play on Friday.

As for what Ramirez was thinking when he decided to punch the fan, it remains a mystery. Hanley was unable to speak with the media after the game.

For more news, analysis, and discussion on the Marlins, visit Fish Stripes. For more on the Cardinals check out Viva El Birdos. Head over to Baseball Nation for more news and notes from around the Major Leagues.

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Marlins Vs. Cardinals: Heath Bell Crumbles Yet Again In 5-4 Loss

Despite a quality start from Anibal Sanchez, another poor outing from closer Heath Bell caused the Miami Marlin to drop their final game before the All-Star Break, 5-4.

The Marlins jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the top of the first when Hanley Ramirez scored on a throwing error when he was trying to steal third. The Cardinals answered with a run in the second and fifth to go up 2-1. Anibal Sanchez was solid on the hill for the Marlins, going six innings and allowing two runs on five hits.

Sanchez was outdone on the hill however by Joe Kelly who allowed just two hits and zero earned runs in six innings for the Cardinals.

The Marlins were able to break through in the top of the seventh when Austin Kearns hit a three-run homer to put the Fish up 4-2.

Heath Bell was not able to hold on to the lead yet again in the ninth, loading the bases before allowing a sac fly to Tony Cruz and then a game-winning, two-run single by Rafael Furcal.

For more news, analysis, and discussion on the Marlins, visit Fish Stripes. For more on theCardinals check out Viva El Birdos. Head over to Baseball Nation for more news and notes from around the Major Leagues.

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Marlins Vs. Cardinals: Miami Marches On Without Giancarlo Stanton

On Saturday, slugger Giancarlo Stanton returned to the Miami Marlins lineup. Two innings later, Stanton had tweaked his right knee, and now will require arthroscopic surgery knocking him out of the Marlins lineup for at least the next month. Miami begins life without Stanton on Sunday when they look to knock off the Cardinals and win their final series before the All-Star break.

The full Miami lineup, via Manny Navarro of the Miami Herald:

Here is the St. Louis lineup, via the team's official twitter feed:

First pitch is scheduled for 2:15 p.m. EST from Busch Stadium in St. Louis.

For more news, analysis, and discussion on the Marlins, visit Fish Stripes. For more on the Cardinals check out Viva El Birdos. Head over to Baseball Nation for more news and notes from around the Major Leagues.

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Marlins Vs. Cardinals: Miami Looks To Regroup After Loss Of Giancarlo Stanton

Saturday was not a good day for the Miami Marlins (41-43). Just when it looked like Ozzie Guillen's club had turned the corner after a putrid June, the team lost to the Cardinals 3-2, but more importantly, lost star slugger Giancarlo Stanton for at least a month. Stanton returned to the lineup Saturday after missing four games, but lasted only two innings after the right knee acted up again. He will need arthroscopic surgery and will be out at least a month.

Miami will send Anibal Sanchez (4-6, 4.19 ERA) to the hill on Sunday, looking for a win over St. Louis and some positive vibes heading into the All-Star break. Sanchez has struggled over his last six starts, going 1-3 with a 7.34 ERA, having allowed six or more runs three times in that stretch.

Rookie right-hander Joe Kelly (1-1, 3.29 ERA) will take the mound for St. Louis. Kelly, called up to replace Jaime Garcia in the Cardinals rotation, has not allowed more than three runs in any of his five starts, pitching at least six innings in three of those five outings.

First pitch is scheduled for 2:15 p.m. EST from new Busch Stadium in St. Louis.

For more news, analysis, and discussion on the Marlins, visit Fish Stripes. For more on the Cardinals check out Viva El Birdos. Head over to Baseball Nation for more news and notes from around the Major Leagues.

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Marlins Vs. Cardinals Final: St. Louis Squeaks By Miami, 3-2

The Miami Marlins came up short against the St. Louis Cardinals Saturday afternoon at Busch Stadium as they fell, 3-2.

After the Marlins jumped out to a 2-0 early lead in the top of the second inning, the Cardinals bounced right back in the bottom of the fourth inning and put the deciding three runs on the board.

Justin Ruggiano represented Miami's sole source of offense as he two hits and two RBI's in the game. As a team, Miami only had six hits on the day. Carlos Zambrano got the start on the mound and gets credited with the loss which brings his win-loss record to 4-7 on the season.

Zambrano pitched five complete innings and gave up seven hits and all three of the Cardinals earned runs while walking two batters and striking out four.

The final game in the weekend series will be played on Sunday.

For more news, analysis, and discussion on the Marlins, visit Fish Stripes. For more on the Cardinals check out Viva El Birdos. Head over to Baseball Nation for more news and notes from around the Major Leagues.

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Marlins Vs. Cardinals: A Look At Saturday's Lineups

The Miami Marlins and St. Louis Cardinals kick off the second game in their three-game game series this afternoon at Busch Stadium with first pitch coming at 4:10 p.m., EST. The Marlins took the first game on Friday by a final score of 3-2.

The Marlins have announced their lineups for Saturday's game and it looks like this:

As for the Cardinals, their lineup for Saturday afternoon looks this way:

The Marlins are looking to get back to .500 on Saturday while trying to stretch their wining streak to four games.

For more news, analysis, and discussion on the Marlins, visit Fish Stripes. For more on the Cardinals check out Viva El Birdos. Head over to Baseball Nation for more news and notes from around the Major Leagues.

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Marlins Vs. Cardinals: Streaking Miami Looks To Maintain Winning Ways In St. Louis

The up-and-down Miami Marlins (41-42) are riding high again, winners of seven of their last nine games entering Saturday's contest with the St. Louis Cardinals (44-40). A victory Saturday afternoon would get Miami back to .500 for the first time in three weeks.

Carlos Zambrano (4-6, 4.14 ERA) will take the mound for the Marlins. The right-hander is 0-3 with an 8.59 ERA in his last five starts, all Miami losses. He is, however, 6-0 with a 1.73 ERA in eight career starts at Busch Stadium.

Kyle Lohse (8-2, 2.80 ERA) will oppose Zambrano. The veteran has a 1.91 ERA over his last six starts, and has already defeated the Marlins twice this season, on April 4 and June 26.

Giancarlo Stanton is expected back in the lineup on Saturday for the Marlins for the first time in five days.

For more news, analysis, and discussion on the Marlins, visit Fish Stripes. For more on the Cardinals check out Viva El Birdos. Head over to Baseball Nation for more news and notes from around the Major Leagues.

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Marlins Vs. Cardinals Final Score: Miami Wins 3-2 In St. Louis

Jose Reyes' infield RBI single was the go-ahead run for the Miami Marlins on Friday night, as they defeated the St. Louis Cardinals in their series opener, 3-2. This is the Marlins' third win in a row and only the second time they've beaten the Red Birds in the 10 meetings between the two teams.

Logan Morrison gave Miami a little more cushion with his 11th home run of the season in the eighth inning. Rafael Furcal plated a run for the Cardinals in the ninth inning, but it wasn't quite enough to mount a comeback against the Marlins.

Ricky Nolasco gave up nine hits to the Red Birds, but only one run (unearned) to get his eighth win of the season.

For more news, analysis, and discussion on the Marlins, visit Fish Stripes. For more on the Cardinals check out Viva El Birdos. Head over to Baseball Nation for more news and notes from around the Major Leagues.

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Marlins Vs. Cardinals: Miami Can Get Back To Even

The Marlins have the opportunity to claw their way back to .500 with a series against the Cardinals beginning on Friday.

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