Posted June 24, 2013 on AP on Fox
The Miami Marlins own the majors' worst record, but they've been playing much better lately. Giving the ball to rookie Jose Fernandez could help the club continue its strong play Tuesday night when it opens a two-game series with the Minnesota Twins in Miami. The Marlins are 25-50, but manager Mike Redmond's club has won 12 of 21 after taking three of four in San Francisco over the weekend. "Awesome road trip,'' Justin Ruggiano said after Sunday's 7-2 victory. "We played some tough teams (Giants and NL West-leading Arizona). To come out with a winning record (4-3), first time this year, you can see things turn around a little bit." The pitching staff carried the club on the trip - posting a 2.31 ERA to overcome the team batting .211 - but Miami has been better at the plate over the last 21 games, averaging 4.2 runs and hitting .254. The Marlins score a MLB-low 3.1 runs per game and are 29th in batting at .230. "Getting (Giancarlo) Sta...
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