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 RBIs and a 1.078 OPS. Stanton would seem to have a ...