STAT OF THE DAY (AUGUST 13 vs. STL)
With last night’s 3-0 victory, the Marlins clinched the 2014 season series over the Cardinals. Miami is 4-1 vs. St. Louis with one game remaining to play tonight.
The season series win over the Cardinals is just the Marlins’ 4th in 22 National League seasons. Miami is now 4-14-4 with season series wins in 1995, 2002, 2010 and 2014.
After dropping the first game the clubs played in St. Louis this season, the Marlins have won their last 4 in a row against the Cardinals. 68-97 all-time against St. Louis, the only other time the Marlins have won as many as 4 straight in the series was during a 6-game winning streak that spanned the last 4 meetings of 1995 and the first 2 of 1996.
If the Marlins can close out a 3-game series sweep tonight, it would be their 3rd-ever sweep of the Cardinals in a series of 3 or more games. Miami won 3 straight at home July 28-30, 1995 and swept a 3-game set at old Busch Stadium August 27-29, 1996.
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Winners in 4 of 5, the Marlins close out their series with the Cardinals at 7:10, and you can catch all of the action on 940 WINZ and the Marlins Radio Network. Our coverage begins at 6:40 with Marlins On Deck. An updated list of network affiliates—and information about how you can tune in online, on your mobile devices or via satellite radio–is located at http://glenngeffner.mlblogs.com/2014/07/22/hear-here-3/
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