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The best the Colorado Rockies can do is earn a series split with the Miami Marlins. Considering the way they've struggled at the plate, the Rockies might need another stellar start from Juan Nicasio for that to happen Thursday. After taking two of three from the Chicago Cubs to o... Full story

HBT: The Marlins’ scoreless drought ends at 37 innings

The Marlins are finally back on the board. Giancarlo Stanton hit an RBI double off left-hander Drew Pomeranz in the top of the first inning tonight against the Rockies, snapping a streak of 37 consecutive scoreless innings for the Marlins. It was the team’s first run since Derek Dietrich drove in tw Full story

Is Baseball Striking Out?

   Stephen Cannella, Sports Illustrated, and Patrick Rishe, Webster University economics professor, discuss what's driving down attendance at Major League Baseball games this year. Much of it is attributable to the Miami Marlins, which have seen a tremend...

Empty seats prompt Marlins to close part of stadium

   Miami’s Marlins Park is coping with low attendance by closing the upper bowl for some weeknight games. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

Fox, GOP 'purging controversial' figures after 2012 loss

   Politico Playbook: "Republicans and Fox News are moving to purge the controversial political creatures they created," write Politico's Jim VandeHei and Mike Allen on how the GOP is hoping to rebrand itself after the 2012 elections. VandeHei joins Morning Joe to discuss.

Young girl starts letter writing campaign for troops

   “It’s really amazing to see that we’re doing a great thing. It’s working,” said Savannah Maddison Ogden, 11, who has sent thousands of letters to the military serving in Afghanistan. NBC’s Kerry Sanders reports.

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  Girl sends thousands of letters to soldiers overseas

When 11-year-old Savannah Maddison Ogden’s friend’s father was deployed to Afghanistan, she began a letter-writing campaign to cheer up soldiers. A year later, Ogden has inspired dozens of other kids to join her, sending thousands of letters to battalions stationed half a world away. NBC’s Kerry San

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Miami Marlins' Christian Yelich hits a single in the first inning of a baseball game against the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday, July 23, 2013, in Denver. Yelich went 3 for 4 with two RBIs in his major league debut. The Marlins won 4-2.