The Tampa Bay Rays have broken out of a slump with some opportunistic offense in their last two games. The Miami Marlins certainly hope they're due to do the same.
The Marlins look to stop the longest losing streak in their new ballpark Saturday night as Carlos Zambrano takes the mound against Rays rookie Matt Moore.
Tampa Bay (33-25) had batted .157 and averaged 2.6 runs while losing six of eight prior to Thursday, when it won 7-3 to avoid a sweep at Yankee Stadium.
After going 4 for 11 with runners in scoring position in that game, the Rays were 4 for 12 in RBI situations during Friday's 5-1 win - their fifth straight victory over the Marlins.
Miami (31-27) was 0 for 8 with runners in scoring position, squandering eight walks by Tampa Bay pitching. The Marlins have totaled four runs during their four-game skid - entirely at home - going 1 for 28 with men on second or third.
"The only thing I don't see is running across the plate," manager Ozzie Guillen said. "Whatever they're...