The Miami Marlins may have found the answer to Atlanta closer Craig Kimbrel. The Marlins scored a ninth-inning run in an unusual manner against Atlanta’s All-Star closer on Thursday, and they came away with a 3-2, come-from-behind win over the Braves. Miami earned three victories in the four-game series. We’ll take it,” Miami manager Mike Redmond said.

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The Oakland Athletics’ three-catcher attack of Derek Norris, John Jaso and Stephen Vogt is taking a bit of a hit. Vogt has battled a painful bone bruise in his right foot since late June when he hit a base awkwardly in a road game against the Miami Marlins. “It’s been going on for a while,” Vogt said Wednesday before Oakland’s 9-7 victory over the Houston Astros. Vogt spent most of his time this month either serving as the designated hitter or first baseman, although he also has played in the outfield.

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Nathan Eovaldi had dominated the Atlanta Braves in his last seven starts against them. Fourth-place Miami, which snapped a three-game winning streak, is 8 1/2 games back. ”We just weren’t able to make an adjustment on Santana’s off-speed pitches,” Miami manager Mike Redmond said.

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With the All-Star Game and the first closer trade in the rearview, it’s time to some good old fashioned closer talk.

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First on the Pirates’ wish list is a reliever with closing experience. While Pittsburgh isn’t necessarily looking to replace closer Mark Melancon, they would like to have a backup plan in the event he is either injured or falters down the stretch. Miami Marlins closer Steve Cishek appears is said to at top of the wish list, according to a team source, while the Pirates also have an eye on Texas Rangers closer Joakim Soria. The Pirates scouted the last starts of San Diego Padres right-hander Ian Kennedy and Philadelphia Phillies right-hander A.J. Burnett.

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At this point, it’s not news that Andrelton Simmons did something impressive on a baseball field. The Atlanta Braves shortstop has already established himself as a Gold Glover and  one of baseball’s elite defenders . But just because we’re used to seeing Simmons pulling off wonderful defensive plays doesn’t mean we can’t sit and appreciate his wizardry each time he puts it on display again.
Look at what Simmons did Monday night against the Miami Marlins . It was the top of the fourth inning and the Marlins had leadoff man Christian Yelich at first base. He took off running on the pitch, a hit-and-run attempt that sent Simmons to cover second base. Jordany Valdespin hit the ball to the left of Simmons, which generally would make for a successful hit-and-run. But not with Simmons on patrol.
He hit the brakes, dove the other direction and grabbed the ball. He then jumped to his feet for a split second and changed directions again to tag second base for the force out. He had very little time to do all this, of course, because Yelich was nearly to second when Simmons fielded the ball.
To get the out, this play needed to happen in one weird but beautiful moment, and Simmons was just the man for the job.
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At this point, it’s not news that Andrelton Simmons did something impressive on a baseball field. The Atlanta Braves shortstop has already established himself as a Gold Glover and  one of baseball’s elite defenders . But just because we’re used to seeing Simmons pulling off wonderful defensive plays doesn’t mean we can’t sit and appreciate his wizardry each time he puts it on display again.
Look at what Simmons did Monday night against the Miami Marlins . It was the top of the fourth inning and the Marlins had leadoff man Christian Yelich at first base. He took off running on the pitch, a hit-and-run attempt that sent Simmons to cover second base. Jordany Valdespin hit the ball to the left of Simmons, which generally would make for a successful hit-and-run. But not with Simmons on patrol.
He hit the brakes, dove the other direction and grabbed the ball. He then jumped to his feet for a split second and changed directions again to tag second base for the force out. He had very little time to do all this, of course, because Yelich was nearly to second when Simmons fielded the ball.
To get the out, this play needed to happen in one weird but beautiful moment, and Simmons was just the man for the job.
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Mike Oz is an editor for Big League Stew on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at mikeozstew@yahoo.com or follow him on Twitter! Follow @MikeOz

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ATLANTA (AP) — Catcher Evan Gattis has been activated from the 15-day disabled list and is in Atlanta’s lineup against the Miami Marlins.

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The New York Yankees came out swinging Sunday in response to a story that ran in the New York Post that tickets for Derek Jeter’s Yankee Stadium farewell game on Sept. 7 have skyrocketed in price. While the Post reported that the ticket hikes are occurring on the secondary market — that is, for resale on ticket-broker sites — the newspaper also wrote that the Yankees “hiked the cheapest tickets on its Web site from $16 to $250 before quickly selling out.” The Yankees released a statement Sunday that the team has not and will not increase ticket prices for games this season. “The New York Yankees have not, did not, and will not raise any ticket prices for the game to be played in Yankee Stadium on September 7, or for that matter, any other game to be played at Yankee Stadium this season,” the statement read.

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The San Francisco Giants got off to scary start on Saturday night at Marlins Park, and things got a bit rocky at the end, too. But the Giants did enough good things to win their third straight game, beating the Miami Marlins 5-3. The Giants (54-43) will go for a sweep of the Marlins on Sunday. San Francisco’s troubles on Saturday began in batting practice, when first baseman Brandon Belt was hit in the face with a ball.

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