After getting the best of baseball's top team over the weekend, the major league-worst Miami Marlins visit the desert with momentum on their side.
Keeping things going, though, could prove difficult against the undefeated Patrick Corbin.
The Marlins open a three-game set against Corbin and the slumping Arizona Diamondbacks, who try to avoid a season worst-tying fourth consecutive defeat Monday night.
Although light-hitting Miami (21-47) ranks last in the majors in several offensive categories, manager Mike Redmond's club proved plenty formidable at the plate in taking two of three from St. Louis. The Marlins, winners in five of eight, hit .308 and scored 19 runs over the weekend.
"We didn't see it. The team we saw is hitting the ball and making good pitches," Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said. "Regardless of what their record shows, they've got some talent, and they're going about things the right way right now."
Placido Polanco went 3 for 4 and combined with Juan Pierre and ...