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The Miami Marlins are hoping a win over the defending World Series champions will help them turn a corner. The last-place Philadelphia Phillies would love to see Cliff Lee - still in search of his first win - put his recent struggles behind him. Seeking back-to-back victories for the first time in nearly a month, Miami sends Josh Johnson to the hill opposite Lee as these NL East rivals open a three-game set Friday night at Marlins Park. While Miami (35-40) was eight games above .500 and just percentage points behind division-leading Washington as recently as June 3, it's been a very different story since. The Marlins have been outscored 136-65 and hit .191 with runners in scoring position during a 4-17 skid. Miami, though, is coming off the most recent of those wins, salvaging Wednesday's series finale against St. Louis with a 5-3 victory. John Buck and pinch-hitter Logan Morrison hit back-to-back homers in the seventh to put Miami ahead for good. "Any time you beat the Cardina...
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