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MIAMI (AP) — The 25th anniversary of the Marlins franchise was seen by the fewest fans at home in team history.The Marlins became the first major league team to draw fewer than 1 million fans at home since the 2004 Montreal Expos [url=http://www.indiansfanproshop.com/authentic-bob-feller-jersey]Bob Feller Jersey[/url] , beating the Cincinnati Reds 6-0 Sunday before 13,595 to complete the Miami portion of their schedule in Derek Jeter’s first season as chief executive officer.“Obviously we would like to fill it up every day, but I know it’s the first year of what we’re doing and a lot of new people and a lot of new things we’re doing at the ballpark, so it’s hard for me to assess,” Marlins manager Don Mattingly said.After trading star slugger Giancarlo Stanton to Jeter’s former team, the New York Yankees, during an offseason payroll purge, the Marlins went 38-43 at home and drew 811,104 for an average of 10,014.Miami’s previous low was 813,118 in 2002.The Marlins are last in the NL East at 62-93 overall, their eighth consecutive losing season. The Marlins have not reached the playoffs since beating the Yankees in the 2003 World Series.Miami’s attendance is the lowest for a big league team since the Expos drew 749,550 in 2004, their last season before moving to Washington and becoming the Nationals. Miami is finishing its seventh season at Marlins Park, built with a retractable roof to encourage attendance in Florida’s summer heat and humidty.“I think you’re going to have low numbers just about anywhere at certain points in the season with the weather and atmosphere, it’s going to happen [url=http://www.indiansfanproshop.com/authentic-satchel-paige-jersey]Satchel Paige Jersey[/url] ,” Marlins rookie Brian Anderson said. “It can be tough sometimes, but that’s just how a big league season is. It’s a grind, but we made it through it this year.”The only other team under 1.4 million at home this year is cross-state rival Tampa Bay, which has drawn 1,091,863 with a week of home games remaining.“Hopefully we’re playing good enough to where fans want to see it and they want to support us,” Anderson said. “We do have a good fan base down here in Miami and I think we’ve seen that especially this weekend.”Despite the low season turnout, the Marlins turned in the second-largest weekend draw of the season at 37,625, including 13,595 on Sunday.“The fans showed up today,” said Trevor Richards, who pitched seven innings and struck out nine. “You could hear them. It was a pretty good crowd. It fun today.”Rookie catcher Chad Wallach hit his first big league home run, a three-run drive in a four-run third off Michael Lorenzen (3-2), who allowed nine hits in four innings. Wallach and Anderson each had three hits.“In the big moments and we’re putting runs across, the fans are getting into it [url=http://www.indiansfanproshop.com/authentic-joe-carter-jersey]Joe Carter Jersey[/url] , it’s a good time and you see what it can be like it here and how much fun it can be,” Anderson said. “We look forward to more of that next year and hopefully getting more fans and getting a little bit better of an atmosphere.”Trevor Richards (4-9) gave up three hits in seven innings, struck out nine and walked one. Tyler Kinley and Drew Rucinski finished a four-hitter.“It was just a lot of fun,” Wallach said. “The homer was obviously fun. It was great catching Trevor out there. He was phenomenal today. He had everything going for him. It was just a fun game.”Cincinnati finished the road portion of its schedule at 30-51, its fourth straight season of 50 or more losses away from home. The Reds are 36-40 at home.“We certainly have to do better than that, and at home also,” Reds manager Jim Riggleman said. “The road situation has really hurt us. I don’t really know why that would be but we have to do a better job.FORMER TEAMMATESLorenzen and Wallach were former teammates at Cal State-Fullerton for two seasons and were reunited with the Reds last season.“He is a little bit different of a pitcher now,” Wallach said. “He’s got some more pitches.”Lorenzen was frustrated with the results of his outing.“Nine hits, four innings eight of them being singles,” Lorenzen said. “They just singled me to death and Wallach kind of threw the knockout punch and got me with it. It’s definitely frustrating. You want them to hit the ball.”UP NEXTReds: RHP Matt Harvey (7-9, 4.92 ERA) is to start Tuesday’s opener of a two-game home series against Kansas City.Marlins: RHP Sandy Alcantara (2-1, 2.35) is slated for Monday’s first game of a three-game series at Washington. ATLANTA (AP) — Ian Kinsler describes Boston’s lineup as “electric.”Now that he’s back on track following his return from a hamstring injury, Kinsler is showing he can add even more spark to the lineup.Kinsler drove in three runs and the Red Sox continued their interleague success, beating the Atlanta Braves 8-2 Monday in a matchup of division leaders.Kinsler came off the disabled list on Aug. 17 after missing 11 games with the injury. He was hitting well before the injury and now has regained momentum with two or more hits in four of his last seven games.Asked if it was difficult to find his timing again, Kinsler said “I want to say no, because I don’t want to make any excuses. … In a player’s head you think it should happen quick in a day or two.”The Red Sox led only 3-2 through seven innings before putting the game away.“We can score a lot of runs early [url=http://www.indiansfanproshop.com/authentic-francisco-lindor-jersey]Francisco Lindor Jersey[/url] , score a lot of runs late,” Kinsler said. “That’s the great thing about this team. It can happen at any moment. The thing about this offense is it’s electric and it can happen quickly.”The Red Sox have won 23 of their last 27 games against National League teams. Boston has the best record in the majors and is atop the AL East.Kinsler hit a two-out, two-run single in the eighth after a throwing error by first baseman Freddie Freeman prolonged the inning, making it 5-2. Xander Bogaerts hit a two-run single as Boston scored three times in the ninth off Bryse Wilson.“The two-out error hurt, obviously, but I liked our chances before that,” said Braves manager Brian Snitker.Boston scored three runs in the fifth off Braves rookie Touki Toussaint, making only his second start in the majors. Consecutive doubles by Eduardo Nunez, Kinsler and Christian Vazquez off Toussaint (1-1) in the fifth gave the Red Sox a 2-0 lead. Mookie Betts added an RBI single with two outs to finish Toussaint.Boston right-hander Nate Eovaldi started only two days after his last start against the White Sox was shortened by rain to two innings.“It was definitely different,” Eovaldi said. “I needed to step up and try to go as deep as I could in the ballgame. Unfortunately it was only into the fourth inning.”Eovaldi issued four walks, including three in the first, but did not allow a run in 3 1/3 innings. His previous season high for walks in a game was two.Brandon Workman (3-0) recorded two outs after replacing Eovaldi in the fourth. Ozzie Albies led off the sixth with his 22nd homer against Joe Kelly.A sellout crowd of 40,394 included a strong turnout by Red Sox fans.TRAINER’S ROOMRed Sox: 3B Rafael Devers (strained left hamstring) will join the team on Tuesday, a day after completing his rehab assignment with Triple-A Pawtucket. … Manager Alex Cora said LHP David Price (bruised left wrist) believes he could start against the Braves on Wednesday. But the Red Sox will avoid having Price swing a bat. Price instead may start in Friday’s opening game of a home series against Houston. Cora said he had not decided on Wednesday’s starter.Braves: RHPs Arodys Vizcaino and Jose Ramirez, each recovering from right shoulder inflammation, threw back-to-back scoreless innings in rehab stints with Triple-A Gwinnett.RISP WOESThe NL East-leading Braves loaded the bases in the first [url=http://www.indiansfanproshop.com/authentic-corey-kluber-jersey]Corey Kluber Jersey[/url] , fourth and seventh innings. Kurt Suzuki’s bases-loaded sacrifice fly in the seventh produced the only run from those chances as Atlanta was 1-for-12 with runners in scoring position.HOME AGAININF Brandon Phillips, who had a successful Atlanta homecoming with the Braves in 2017, when he hit .291, will return again on Tuesday when he will be recalled from Pawtucket by the Red Sox. Phillips attended Redan High School in Stone Mountain, Georgia, in the metro Atlanta area.Phillips, 37, hit .302 in 38 games with Pawtucket.GLOVE WORKNick Markakis made two strong defensive plays in right field, catching a foul ball hit by J.D. Martinez against the wall in the fifth and making a sliding catch of Betts’ sinking liner in the right-center gap in the ninth.UP NEXTRed Sox: RHP Rick Porcello (15-7, 4.27) is 2-1 with a 3.32 ERA in three career starts against Atlanta. He has a 20-8 record in 39 career interleague game.Braves: LHP Sean Newcomb (11-7, 3.85) will try to reverse his downturn after posting an 8.48 ERA in his last four starts. He allowed six runs in four innings in a loss to the Rays in his last start.
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