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Jon Lester gave up a three-run homer to J.T. Realmuto in the first inning and then settled down to help the Chicago Cubs beat the Miami Marlins 5-3 Saturday afternoon.
It's worth pointing out Ozuna has had an MVP-caliber first half and boasts a WAR better than Bryce Harper.
Jorge Mas, whose family fled Cuba in the early 1960s, has emerged as the leader of a small group of investors that is vying to purchase the Marlins from Jeffrey Loria.
Friday's longest home runs
Giancarlo Stanton's 458-footer was a missile off the bat, exiting at 112.4 mph on its way to clearing the statue at Marlins Park. Anthony Rendon's 454-foot blast was his longest since 2015. Matt Joyce and Khris Davis provided the A's all the offense they needed with their homers.
Giancarlo Stanton hit his 19th home run, Jose Urena scattered five hits over six innings and the Miami Marlins topped the Chicago Cubs 2-0 on Friday night.
Jeb Bush has joined the group led by businessman Tagg Romney that is trying to buy the Marlins, a person familiar with the negotiations said Friday.
Por el ascenso del novato J.T. Riddle y por consideraciones económicas, los Marlins podrían romper lazos con el cubano, excepcional defensor del campocorto, a quien pondrían en el mercado a cambio de pitcheo.
Prado activated by Marlins
The Miami Marlins reinstated 3B Martin Prado (hamstring) from the 10-day disabled list Friday. Prado, who last played for the team on May 7, is in the lineup batting sixth against the Cubs. To make room on the roster, INF Christian Colon has been designated for assignment.
The Miami Marlins have signed their top three draft picks, including No. 13 overall selection Trevor Rogers.
Buster Olney talks to Clark Spencer of The Miami Herald about Jeffrey Loria's recent disengagement, where the process of selling the club stands and much more.
Thursday's longest home runs
Marcell Ozuna gave the Marlins their only run against the Cubs with a booming blast, while Erik Gonzalez's second homer of the season reached the same distance as home runs from two better-known sluggers.
The Marlins reportedly are shopping shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria, and a deal could happen in the next few days.
Addison Russell had four hits, including a home run, to pace the Chicago Cubs to an 11-1 victory over the Miami Marlins on Thursday night.
Derek Jeter told Major League Baseball on Thursday he doesn't yet have the necessary money to buy the Miami Marlins and is still seeking help from other investors, a person familiar with the negotiations said.
Ziegler to the DL, Tazawa returns
The Marlins announced Thursday afternoon that they've placed RHP Brad Ziegler on the 10-day disabled list with a right back strain, retroactive to June 21, and reinstated RHP Junichi Tazawa from the DL. Both relievers have posted an ERA above 6.00 in a combined 50 appearances this season.
El torpedero cubano de 20 años Adeiny Hechavarría recuerda su transición a un nuevo país, la familia que dejó atrás y los intentos infructuosos de su padre de seguirle los pasos a EE.UU.
Miami reels one in at the end
Despite not getting a hit until the eighth inning, the Marlins beat Max Scherzer and the Nationals 2-1 on Wednesday. It was the ninth time in franchise history that the Marlins failed to get a hit in the first seven innings of a game, and the first time they have won such a game. (Elias Sports Bureau)
Buster Olney recaps all of Wednesday's action, including missed no-hit bids by Justin Verlander and Max Scherzer, a Boston bullpen implosion and a stir caused by Yasiel Puig.
With the Marlins' previous No. 1 prospect on the mend, first-round pick Trevor Rogers is an obvious choice for the top spot in Miami's system.
Max Scherzer lost a bid for his third career no-hitter in the eighth inning, and then he lost the game as the Marlins rallied to beat the Nationals.
ESPN Stats and Information
Max Scherzer has held the Marlins without a hit through six innings. This is his sixth no-hit bid of at least six innings in the last three seasons. That's two more than any other pitcher in that span.
Earned Run Average4.5319th
On Base Percentage.32220th