Originally posted on Fox Sports Florida  |  Last updated 9/4/12
A series with the Milwaukee Brewers might be what the Miami Marlins need to get back on track at the plate. After breaking out in the opener to snap their latest skid, the Marlins try for a fourth consecutive victory over the visiting Brewers on Tuesday night. Miami (60-75) totaled eight runs during a four-game losing streak it snapped with a 7-3 win over Milwaukee on Monday. Though the Marlins rank near the bottom of the majors in runs (509), they have scored 35 times while winning three of five against the Brewers in 2012. Still batting third in the order, Jose Reyes drove in three runs as the Marlins won for third time in 11 games. Though the former Miami leadoff hitter is 6 for 30 (.200) with six RBIs in his last eight games, Reyes has batted .306 with five homers and 21 RBIs in 36 games since manager Ozzie Guillen put him third. "Wherever I hit doesn't change how I play the game," Reyes said. "I still want to do anything I can to help my team win." Guillen is content on leaving him in the third spot for the rest of the season. "I like him there," Guillen said. "He's a free swinger. He's not afraid to hit with people on base." Reyes and the Marlins hope for another big offensive effort Tuesday when Milwaukee's Shaun Marcum (5-4, 3.35 ERA) faces Miami for the first time in his career. The Brewers (65-69) were unsuccessful in their recent attempt to trade Marcum, but will continue to give him work in the final month of the season. In his second start since coming off the disabled list with elbow tightness, the right-hander allowed three runs and walked four in four innings while not factoring in the decision of a 12-11 loss at Chicago on Thursday. He left after 85 pitches due to cramping in his right calf that was not considered serious. "All in all, (it) wasn't a good day," Marcum said. The Marlins counter with Wade LeBlanc (2-3, 2.49), who will return to the rotation after coming out of the bullpen for his last three appearances. The left-hander is making his first start since he allowed three runs in seven innings of a 3-0 loss at Arizona on Aug. 22. "He's been very professional," Guillen told the Marlins' official website of LeBlanc's willingness to pitch as both a starter and reliever. "One of the bright spots we've had this year has been LeBlanc." He is 1-0 while throwing 1 2-3 scoreless innings of relief against the Brewers this season, and 1-1 with a 6.52 ERA all-time as a starter versus Milwaukee. Ryan Braun, 3 for 4 with a double against LeBlanc, had two hits with an RBI in the opener as the Brewers fell for the third time in 11 games. The reigning NL MVP is batting .429 (15 for 35) with three homers and 11 RBIs in his last eight games after he went 3 for 16 with two RBIs in his previous five contests.
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Osweiler: Film from last two years proves I should be starter

Daughter of Bucks owner burns Bill Simmons on Twitter

Tiger Woods tells golf world to try and kick this football he’s holding

Tyronn Lue: Gameplanning to defend Celtics harder than Warriors

How the Senators can upset the Penguins in Game 7

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Report: Paxton Lynch cutting out early while other QBs stay late

Michael Jordan unique 1984 Converse shoes could fetch up to $100K at auction

Joe Girardi has interesting reason why no medical scans for Masahiro Tanaka

Ezekiel Elliott’s mom fires back after son criticized for being in car accident

Browns make Ryan Grigson senior personnel executive

Potential No. 1 pick Markelle Fultz looks positively jacked in recent photo

The 'Farewell to the Manu, the Myth, the Legend' quiz

Box Score 5/24: Craig Anderson saves the Senators

The 'Walk on home, boy' quiz

NBA Referee Hotline Bling: Dejounte Murray gets his calls blocked twice

It's reality check time for the Texas Rangers

Box Score 5/23: Preds, Warriors move on to respective Finals

The 10 best sports docs available for streaming

Why wait? Our too soon Cavaliers-Warriors NBA Finals preview

NBA Weekend Awards: Who will take a bite of the Snow White Crystal Apple?

The 'How two award snubs might shake up the NBA' quiz

Preparing for the BIG3: Q&A with BIG3 co-founder Jeff Kwatinetz

Two months in and Nintendo's Switch dominates 2017 video game market

MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Why the Indianapolis 500 is called 'the greatest spectacle in racing'

The 'Farewell to the Manu, the Myth, the Legend' quiz

NBA Referee Hotline Bling: Dejounte Murray gets his calls blocked twice

It's reality check time for the Texas Rangers

The 'Walk on home, boy' quiz

NBA Weekend Awards: Who will take a bite of the Snow White Crystal Apple?

Why wait? Our too soon Cavaliers-Warriors NBA Finals preview

The 10 best sports docs available for streaming

The 'How two award snubs might shake up the NBA' quiz

Preparing for the BIG3: Q&A with BIG3 co-founder Jeff Kwatinetz

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker