Posted May 20, 2012 on AP on Fox
May has been kind to the Miami Marlins, as the club has climbed out of last place in its division and is suddenly playing like a contender. The same cannot be said for the Colorado Rockies. The Marlins look to continue their surge and move a season-best four games over .500 in Monday night's series opener with the slumping Rockies. After finishing April with an 8-14 record and six games out of first place in the NL East, Miami (22-19) is a major league-best 14-5 in May. "We never give up, we never are going to give in," winning pitcher Josh Johnson told the Marlins' official website after Sunday's 5-3 victory over Cleveland. "As nitty and gritty as we are, there are a lot of characteristics on this team that we haven't had in the past. We'll do whatever it takes to win - defense, timely hitting." Giancarlo Stanton is leading Miami's offense this month, having hit seven of his season's eight homers to go with a .310 average, 15 RBI...
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