Roenis Elias has been a steady presence since a breakout Cactus League earned him a spot in Seattle's depleted rotation. He'll look to continue his early-season success and help the Mariners snap a four-game losing streak Saturday night in Miami, where Henderson Alvarez can earn his first win of the year and secure a series victory.
Earlier in the day Friday, the Marlins got a memo from the league outlining the umpires' interpretation of the "transfer rule." In the ninth inning later that night, Miami benefited from the rule that has been gaining plenty of attention lately. The rule worked in the Marlins' favor, leading to an overturned call that set up Giancarlo Stanton's walk-off grand slam in an 8-4 win over the Mariners at Marlins Park.
Giancarlo Stanton rocked Marlins Park on Friday night and received a water bath in the process. Stanton blasted a grand slam in the ninth inning to propel the Marlins to an 8-4 win over the Mariners. The dramatic drive came off Yoervis Medina with no outs. Stanton spiked his helmet prior to reaching home and was then doused with water by his teammates as he touched the plate.
At a time when the Marlins as a team have been in a slump, Christian Yelich has stayed hot. A career-high 11-game hitting streak entering Friday has helped raise Yelich's average to .317, and the 22-year-old left fielder is getting on base at a .388 clip.