This Day in Marlins History: April 5

SAN FRANCISCO - JULY 23: Carlos Delgado of the Florida Marlins bats during the game against the San Francisco Giants at SBC Park on July 23, 2005 in San Francisco, California. The Marlins defeated the Giants 4-1. (Photo by Don Smith /MLB Photos via Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO - JULY 23: Carlos Delgado of the Florida Marlins bats during the game against the San Francisco Giants at SBC Park on July 23, 2005 in San Francisco, California. The Marlins defeated the Giants 4-1. (Photo by Don Smith /MLB Photos via Getty Images) /
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MIAMI, FL – SEPTEMBER 25: Placido Polanco #30 of the Miami Marlins. (Photo by Ronald C. Modra/Getty Images) /

2013

Marlins 7, Mets 5

Placido Polanco went three-for-five with a pair of RBI to help the Marlins wrangle their first win of the season in their fourth game. Justin Ruggiano and Rob Brantly each had a pair of hits, and Greg Dobbs hit his first homer of the season.

Alex Sanabia (1-0, 0.00) lasted six innings and didn’t give up a run, allowing six hits.

Casey Kotchman was placed on the 15-day DL with a strained left hamstring, and Kyle Skipworth was called up from the Zephyrs.

2014

Marlins 5, Padres 0

Jose Fernandez (2-0, 0.71) struck out eight over 6 2/3 three-hit innings on his way to a victory with 35,188 in the house at Marlins Park. The Marlins were at that point 5-1 in the early going, and anything seemed possible.

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PHILADELPHIA, PA – SEPTEMBER 15: Derek Dietrich #32 of the Miami Marlins. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images) /

Derek Dietrich, Giancarlo Stanton, Christian Yelich, and Casey McGehee each pitched in with a pair of hits, but nobody went deep for Miami in an instance of victory by small-ball.

The Marlins signed Micah Owings, a six-year major league veteran, to a minor league contract.

2015

Aaron Crow was placed on the 15-day DL with a sprained right elbow, and Jose Fernandez was moved to the 15-day DL as well in recovery from his Tommy John procedure. Don Kelly‘s contract was purchased from New Orleans.

2016

Tigers 8, Marlins 7, 11 innings

The Marlins dropped a close one to Detroit with 36,911 home fans at Marlins Park. Dee Gordon hit two doubles and a triple to lead Miami’s offense, but nobody else had more than one hit. Giancarlo Stanton had a pair of RBI, while Adeiny Hechavarria, Marcell Ozuna, Christian Yelich, and Gordon had one each.

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DENVER, CO – SEPTEMBER 25: Dee Gordon #9 of the Miami Marlins. (Photo by Rob Foldy/Miami Marlins via Getty Images) /

Wei-Yin Chen started and collected no decision, giving up five runs on nine hits in five innings. He struck out three and walked zero. Craig Breslow (0-1, 9.00) earned the loss on an Ian Kinsler RBI-single in the top of the 11th.

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