The Miami Marlins are talking about playing for pride. While the Milwaukee Brewers are three games under .500, they still harbor playoff hopes, no matter the long odds.
Mike Fiers takes the mound looking to continue his impressive season when the Brewers open a four-game road series against the Marlins on Monday.
Milwaukee has put together its best run of the season over the last two weeks, winning 11 of 13.
The Brewers (65-68) completed a three-game sweep of Pittsburgh with a 12-8 win Sunday. They hit five homers, including Ryan Braun's NL-leading 37th, and reached double digits in runs for the third time in seven games.
Braun is hitting .353 with four homers and 12 RBIs in the last 13 games while helping the Brewers pull within 6 12 games of the second wild-card spot.
"You never know what can happen," Braun said. "You just continue to compete every day. Obviously we'd have to play great baseball for the rest of the year but by no means are we giving up. We realistically think...