Posted May 03, 2012 on AP on Fox
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The Miami Marlins got a lift from their pitching staff to get back on track in their most recent series. They may be hoping their ace took some notes. Josh Johnson seeks his first victory of the season as visiting Miami looks to end an eight-game losing streak to the San Diego Padres in the opener of a three-game set Friday night. Miami (11-14) had lost eight of its previous nine games heading into its series with San Francisco, but the pitching staff posted a 1.61 ERA to help sweep the set. "To come here and win all three games was great for us,'' said Jose Reyes, who had an RBI single. "We're playing good as a team now. We just need to learn from the three wins we had here and continue to play together as a team.'' Manager Ozzie Guillen, though, wasn't as happy with a Marlins offense that managed only eight runs in the series and is hitting .197 with runners in scoring position this season. "There are a lot of opportunities and we'r...
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