Originally written on Fox Sports Florida  |  Last updated 5/27/13
The Miami Marlins have been punchless over the previous two seasons against the Tampa Bay Rays. It only figures to get worse for them in 2013. The Rays look to take advantage of baseball's worst team in the first of four straight against Miami on Monday. These in-state foes play two games at Tropicana Field before a pair in Miami on Wednesday and Thursday. The Marlins (13-37) are off to the worst start in franchise history and the poorest in the majors since the 2006 Kansas City Royals had the same record. No NL team has started this slowly since the 1987 San Diego Padres were 11-39. They averaged 3.0 runs in losing nine of 12 over the last two years to Tampa Bay (25-24) in the 'Citrus Series.' Those Marlins teams were poor offensively, with the 2011 club averaging 3.9 runs and last year's 3.8. That's a far cry from what Miami is producing this year - 2.6 runs per game. The last teams to average fewer than three runs were the 1972 Texas Rangers (2.99) and 1972 California Angels (2.9...
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