Drew Steckenrider pitched a perfect eighth, and Kyle Barraclough earned his eighth save with a 1-2-3 ninth.

Steckenrider has thrown 15 2/3 consecutive scoreless innings, and Barraclough has thrown 20 2/3 — two more reasons the Marlins are on the rise.

We’re gaining some type of identity as to what kind of games we need to play to win, manager Don Mattingly said. We’re not going to outslug anybody. We’re going to have to pitch and play defense and scratch for runs.

Four pitchers have made their first major league start against New York this year, and they’ve combined to go 3-0 with an ERA of 1.57. But at the moment, the Mets are having trouble beating anybody.

It’s difficult right now, first-year manager Mickey Callaway said. I know the players are feeling it. I know the fans are feeling.

Jackson has won 10 consecutive decisions over Cleveland, a streak dating to 2008. His string against the Indians is the longest since Charlie Hough beat them 13 straight times from 1984-88.

Jackson has 13 strikeouts and hasn’t allowed a walk in 12 2/3 innings through his first two starts with Oakland. He topped out at 97 mph on Saturday.

Based on the way he was available and the way he’s been able to pitch for us it’s a surprise, but he’s always been able to do that a little bit with the sinker and the four-seamer, A’s manager Bob Melvin said.

Now he just manipulates a little bit more and the offspeed stuff with the changeup speed and the slider. . It really keeps you off-balance, he said.

The AL Central-leading Indians lost for the fourth time in five games.

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Griffin has been with the Cavs since 2010 and became the GM in 2014.

Surround them with at least two shooters some combination of Klay Thompson, Ian Clark, Matt Barnes and/or Green gives them all the spacing they need in the half court ‘ and it puts the defense in an incredibly delicate position.

Even so, the Cavaliers need to have a plan when it comes to how they’re going to try to contain it because it’s something the Warriors can go to when they desperately need a basket. It certainly would’ve helped them down the stretch of Game 7 in the 2016 NBA Finals, and it could help them if they find themselves in a similar situation in the 2017 NBA Finals.

Griffin has been with the Cavs since 2010 and became the GM in 2014. He was part of a Cavs front office that drafted Kyrie Irving in 2011 and lured LeBron James back from Miami in 2014 while adding All-Star forward Kevin Love the same year. The Cavaliers are coming off three straight trips to the NBA Finals, including the franchise’s only championship last year.

After losing in five games to the Warriors’ so-called super team, the Cavaliers want to figure out how to beat Golden State to claim another NBA title. Griffin’s departure does not seem to be a decision influenced by James, who had been on record speaking in support of Griffin to be given a contract extension.

If no one appreciated you Griff I did, and hopefully all the people of Cleveland! Thanks for what u did for the team for 3 yrs! We got us 1??

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