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STAT OF THE DAY (MAY 24 vs. MIL)

Home runs were the story of the night at Marlins Park last night, as the Marlins (4) and Brewers (3) combined for 7 long balls, the most in any of the 188 regular season games that have been played at the Marlins’ 3-year-old home.

The Marlins (2) and Braves (4) combined for the previous record, 6 in a game on June 7, 2012.

Prior to last night, 13 players had hit 2 homers in a game at Marlins Park, but there’d never been a game in which more than one player went deep more than once. Last night’s game saw 3 multi-homer efforts, by Miami’s Giancarlo Stanton and Garrett Jones and by Milwaukee’s Mark Reynolds.

The Marlins had only had 3 players homer twice in a game at Marlins Park before both Stanton and Jones turned the trick last night. Giancarlo had done it twice previously, April 28, 2013 vs. Chicago and May 5, 2014 vs. Los Angeles, while Justin Ruggiano also achieved the feat August 16, 2013 vs. San Francisco.

Stanton’s 2 home runs last night gave him 12 career multi-homer games, tying Hanley Ramirez’s club record. Ramirez posted his 12 2-homer games over 943 games with the Marlins, while Stanton has recorded his 12 in only 538 games, 405 fewer. Next up on the Marlins multi-homer list: Mike Lowell and Dan Uggla with 11, and Preston Wilson with 10.

Since the start of the 2010 season, when Stanton made his major league debut, only 5 big league players have more multi-homer games: Jose Bautista has 20, Albert Pujols 15, Miguel Cabrera and Alfonso Soriano have 14, and Mark Reynolds has 13.

The 2 homers last night gave Stanton 131 in his career, leaving him 24 shy of breaking Dan Uggla’s club record of 154. Stanton stands 5th on the club’s all-time list behind Uggla, Ramirez (148), Lowell (143) and Cabrera (138).

The Marlins have hit 53 homers in 49 games, putting them on pace to slam 175, which would be 80 more than they hit in 2013 (95).

Before last night, the Marlins had last hit at least 4 homers in a game August 26, 2012 at Los Angeles. The last time the Marlins slugged 4 long balls in a home game was September 19, 2011 vs. Atlanta.

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The Marlins and Brewers continue their weekend series at 4:10 today, and you can catch all of the action on 940 WINZ and the Marlins Radio Network. Our coverage begins at 3:40 with Marlins On Deck. A full 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/2014/03/13/hear-here-2/

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STAT OF THE DAY (MAY 20 vs. PHI)

Following their 11-game California trip, the Marlins return home tonight to begin a run in which they’ll play 11 of their next 14 at Marlins Park.

Despite what conventional wisdom in some circles may be, coming home is extremely welcome news to Giancarlo Stanton, whose career numbers at Marlins Park since the ballpark opened in 2012 are dramatically better than his road numbers over the same period.

In 147 career games at Marlins Park (nearly one full big league season), Stanton has hit .311/.406/.612 with 44 doubles, 1 triple, 38 home runs and 120 RBI.

Over the same period (since the start of 2012), Stanton has played 137 games on the road, batting .244/.332/.499 with 24 doubles, 1 triple, 35 home runs and 71 RBI.

His career OPS at Marlins Park is 1.018, while he’s posted an OPS of .831 on the road since the new ballpark opened in 2012.

In all of Baseball, only Miguel Cabrera has played as many home games with a higher slugging percentage and OPS since the start of 2012.

Breaking down the numbers just for 2014, Stanton has batted .354/.459/.707 with 8 doubles, 7 homers, 31 RBI and a 1.167 OPS in 22 games at Marlins Park and .284/.351/.523 with 4 doubles, a triple, 5 home runs, 12 RBI and a .873 OPS in 23 games on the road.

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The Marlins open a 6-game homestand with the first of 3 against the Phillies at 7:10 tonight, 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. A full 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/2014/03/13/hear-here-2/

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STAT OF THE DAY (May 8 at SD)

Jacob Turner goes in search of his first win of the season as he makes his 3rd start tonight in San Diego.

On thing Turner has going for him is that the best start of his major league career came in his only previous outing against the Padres. Pitching at Marlins Park on June 29, 2013, Turner fired his only big league complete game, limiting San Diego to one run on 7 hits with one walk and 7 K’s in a 7-1 win.

Turner’s first road start of 2014 tonight will also be the 22-year-old’s 16th shot at his first career major league road win.

Turner is 0-9 with a 3.96 ERA in 15 road starts with the Tigers and Marlins, including an 0-6 record and a 3.98 ERA in 11 starts away from Marlins Park in 2013.

Pitching at home for Detroit and Miami, Turner is 5-5 with a 5.00 ERA in 20 starts. He’s made 14 starts at Marlins Park for Miami, going 4-3 with a 4.05 ERA.

According to research done using Baseball-Reference.com’s Play Index, since 1914, Turner is one of only 12 pitchers to begin his big league career with at least 15 consecutive winless road starts. Only 8 pitchers have made 16 or more road starts without a win, most recently, Jordan Lyles, who failed to earn a victory in his first 17 road starts for the Astros in 2011 and 2012.

The longest such streak since 1914 is 20 starts, set by Jack Nabors of the Philadelphia Athletics in 1915-16 and matched by Rube Fischer of the New York Giants between 1943 and 1945.

Other than the Lyles streak, the only other pitcher to go more than 15 straight road starts without a win to begin his career since 1967 is Tampa Bay’s Dewon Brazelton (19 from 2002-06).

On a related note, tonight’s Padres starter Ian Kennedy has yet to win in his home ballpark this season, going 0-4 with a 5.09 ERA in 4 starts at Petco Park. He’s 2-0 with a 1.42 ERA in 3 road starts.

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The Marlins begin an 11-game road trip with the first of 4 in San Diego tonight at 10:10. Please note that tonight’s game will be heard in South Florida on AM 610 WIOD in addition to our other Marlins Radio Network affiliates. Out coverage begins at 9:40 with Marlins On Deck. A full 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/2014/03/13/hear-here-2/

For more on the Marlins and Major League Baseball, follow me on Twitter at @GlennGeffner and friend me on Facebook at Facebook.com/GlennGeffner. To have new Fish Tales posts and the Stat of the Day delivered directly to you via email, please click the “Follow” button and enter your email address. And you can catch Marlins play-by-play on the radio all season long on new flagship station AM 940 WINZ and the Marlins Radio Network.

STAT OF THE DAY (5/7 vs. NYM)

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With victories over the Mets the last 2 nights, the Marlins improved to 7-1 this season when playing with the roof open at Marlins Park. The Marlins are 9-4 at home with the roof closed in 2014.

As reflected by both the Marlins’ offensive and pitching numbers in the very early going this season, runs have been tougher to come by for both Miami and the opposition when the roof is open.

ROOF OPEN:        8 G (7-1), 42 R (5.3 RPG), .275 AVG, 3 HR, 1.75 ERA

ROOF CLOSED: 13 G (9-4), 82 R (6.3 RPG), .318 AVG, 18 HR, 3.32 ERA

Over 3 seasons in the new ballpark, Miami is now 12-18 (.400) with the roof open and 78-75 (.510) in home games with the roof closed.

The roof will be closed for today’s 12:40 game against the Mets.

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The Marlins look to sweep the Mets and close out an 8-1 homestand at 12:40 this afternoon. Our coverage on 940 WINZ and the Marlins Radio Network begins at 12:10 with Marlins On Deck. A full 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/2014/03/13/hear-here-2/

For more on the Marlins and Major League Baseball, follow me on Twitter at @GlennGeffner and friend me on Facebook at Facebook.com/GlennGeffner. To have new Fish Tales posts and the Stat of the Day delivered directly to you via email, please click the “Follow” button and enter your email address. And you can catch Marlins play-by-play on the radio all season long on new flagship station AM 940 WINZ and the Marlins Radio Network.

STAT OF THE DAY (MAY 2 vs. LAD)

With consecutive home series sweeps against the Mariners to end the last homestand and the Braves to begin the current homestand, the Marlins have won 6 consecutive games at home, equaling their longest winning streak at 3-year-old Marlins Park.

The Marlins won their final 4 home games in 2013 and their first 2 in 2014.

This is the 19th time the Marlins have won at least 6 in a row at home in their 22 National League seasons. A win tonight against the Dodgers would give the Marlins their longest home winning streak since an 8-game run in 2009.

Overall, the Marlins have won at least 7 in a row at home 13 times, at least 8 in a row on 9 occasions, at least 9 straight 4 times and a minimum of 10 in a row twice, including a club-record 14-game home winning streak between July 27 and August 28, 1995.

Miami’s 12-4 home record is the best in Baseball so far in 2014, while the current 6-game home winning streak is the longest in the majors this season. The Rangers won 5 in a row at home April 15-19.

The Marlins have outscored Seattle and Atlanta 41-13 during the 6-game home-field run.

Overall this season, the Marlins lead Baseball in runs scored at home, they rank 2nd to only the Rockies in home batting average and on-base percentage, they’re 3rd behind Colorado and Toronto in home slugging percentage, trail only the Rockies in home OPS and are 3rd behind the Rockies and Dodgers in extra-base hits at home.

On the pitching side, the Marlins rank 5th in the majors with a 2.50 home ERA, trailing only the Braves, Brewers, Nationals and Padres.

A season ago, the Marlins finished 36-45 at Marlins Park and didn’t win their 12th home game until June 14 (home game #34). They won their 13th home game on June 16 (home game #36).

Last night’s victory also squared the Marlins’ overall record at 14-14. En route to a 62-100 finish, the Marlins didn’t win their 14th game until game #55 on May 31, putting them 27 games and 30 days ahead of last season’s pace.

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The Marlins go in search of their 7th straight home win tonight as they open a 3-game series against the Dodgers at 7:10. Our coverage on 940 WINZ and the Marlins Radio Network begins at 6:40 with Marlins On Deck. A full 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/2014/03/13/hear-here-2/

For more on the Marlins and Major League Baseball, follow me on Twitter at @GlennGeffner and friend me on Facebook at Facebook.com/GlennGeffner. To have new Fish Tales posts and the Stat of the Day delivered directly to you via email, please click the “Follow” button and enter your email address. And you can catch Marlins play-by-play on the radio all season long on new flagship station AM 940 WINZ and the Marlins Radio Network.

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