The Miami Marlins are coming off their best offensive performance in three seasons. They may need to deliver a similar effort against the San Diego Padres the way left-hander Wade LeBlanc has been struggling.
LeBlanc will make his first start against his former team - and first at Petco Park as a visitor - Monday night when these last-place clubs begin a three-game set.
Backed by two homers from Justin Ruggiano and a franchise record-tying seven RBIs from Adeiny Hechavarria, the Marlins (10-22) pounded out 13 hits in their second consecutive victory Sunday, 14-2 at Philadelphia.
Miami last scored that many runs in a 16-10 win over Washington on Sept. 1, 2010.
"To keep adding on ... not only for the score, but for our guys, to stay hungry, and to keep grinding out at-bats and keep putting the pressure on, that's what we needed," manager Mike Redmond told the Marlins' official website. "For guys to go up and be a little greedy and take advantage was good to see."
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