Three Things: Miami Marlins End Series On High Note
1. Marlins hit four home runs: There has been a lack of offense from the Marlins all season long. They broke out of some kind of slumber Sunday when the team compiled four home runs en route to victory. Jose Reyes, Carlos Lee, Rob Brantly and Giancarlo Stanton all knocked one out of Chavez Ravine. Stanton hit his 29th of the season while catcher Brantly would hit his fir career home run off of Dodgers starter Aaron Harang in the fifth inning.
2. Buehlre gets win No. 12: Mark Buehrle has not left his stuff anywhere since coming over from the Chicago White Sox. He has adjusted well in the National League as he picked up his 12th win of the season. Buehrle tossed five and two-thirds innings while allowing one earned run on six hits. He struck out four and walked three batters.
3. Bullpen holds it down: The Marlins now run their bullpen by using different closers every game when they have the lead. This time, Steve Cishek was able to pick up his 12th save of the year in one and one-third innings. Even Heath Bell got a few outs in his appearance into the game.
Heading into the last week of August, the Marlins will return home to host a two-game series with the Washington Nationals starting Tuesday. The Fish will face Stephen Strasburg (15-5, 2.85 ERA) and his counterpart will be Ricky Nolasco 9-12, 5.07 ERA).
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