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A VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY

Marlins shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria today celebrated his 26th birthday by going 3-for-3 with a home run, a sacrifice fly, 3 RBI and 2 runs scored in the Marlins’ 6-2 win over the Braves at Turner Field.

With a 5th-inning 2-run home run off Eric Stults, Hechavarria became the 8th Marlins player (9 times) to go deep on his birthday:

Jeff Conine on June 27, 1993

Orestes Destrade on May 8, 1994

Charles Johnson on July 20, 1996

Preston Wilson on July 19, 1999

Derrek Lee on Sept. 6, 2001 and again on Sept. 6, 2003

Paul LoDuca on April 12, 2005

Jarrod Saltalamacchia on May 2, 2014

Hechavarria is the 9th Marlins player (11 times) to collect at least 3 hits on his birthday:

Preston Wilson had 4 hits on his birthday in 1999.

The other Marlins with 3 hits on their birthday are Chuck Carr in 1993, Charles Johnson in 1996, Edgar Renteria in 1996, Jeff Conine in 1997 and again in 2004, Paul Lo Duca in 2005, Miguel Cabrera in 2005 and again in 2006 and Logan Morrison in 2010.

The only other Marlins with 3 or more RBI on their birthdays are Jeff Conine (4 in 1993), Derrek Lee with 3 in 2003 and Conine again with 3 in 2004.

After starting the season 1-for-22 over his first 6 games, Hechavarria went 7-for-11 in the 3-game series against the Braves, a series in which the Marlins won 2 out of 3.

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STAT OF THE DAY (AUGUST 11 vs. STL)

A couple of Marlins are sitting on the verge of milestones.

Giancarlo Stanton’s next home run will be his 30th of the season, giving the 24-year-old league leader 3 career 30-home run seasons to match Miguel Cabrera (2004-05, 2007) for 2nd-most in Marlins history. Dan Uggla (2007-10) put up 4 seasons of 30 or more homers in a Marlins uniform.

The Marlins have had 17 previous 30-homer seasons.

For more on what the 24-year-old Stanton can accomplish this season, see Friday’s Stat of the Day. http://glenngeffner.mlblogs.com/2014/08/08/stat-of-the-day-august-8-at-cin/

Meanwhile, closer Steve Cishek’s next save will be his 30th. After locking down 34 saves in 2013, Cishek will join Robb Nen in 1996-97 and Leo Nunez (AKA Juan Carlos Oviedo) in 2010-11 as the only closers in franchise history with multiple 30-save seasons. The Marlins have had 11 previous 30-save campaigns.

Cishek currently sits 6 saves behind NL leaders Francisco Rodriguez of the Brewers and Trevor Rosenthal of the Cardinals. Only 2 Marlins have led the NL in saves. Armando Benitez shared the league lead with Jason Isringhausen of the Cardinals with a club-record 47 saves in 2004, while Antonio Alfonseca paced the NL with 45 saves in 2000.

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The Marlins return home tonight to begin a 9-game homestand with the first of 3 against the St. Louis 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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STAT OF THE DAY (JUNE 25 at PHI)

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With his league-leading 20 home runs in 77 games this season, Giancarlo Stanton has slugged 137 long balls in 566 games, 5th-most in Marlins history, and only one behind Miguel Cabrera for 4th place on the club’s all-time list.

Stanton is only 18 homers shy of breaking Dan Uggla’s franchise record of 154, achieved in 776 games.

Here’s a look at Miami’s top all-time sluggers:

Dan Uggla 154 HR in 776 G

Hanley Ramirez 148 HR in 943 G

Mike Lowell 143 HR in 981 G

Miguel Cabrera 138 HR in 720 G

Giancarlo Stanton 137 HR in 566 G

His 20 homers and 58 RBI have Stanton within 4 long balls and 4 RBI of matching his full-season 2013 totals despite 39 more games played and 136 more at-bats a season ago.

Stanton’s current .308 batting average and .401 on-base percentage both represent significant improvements over his full-season career bests of a .290 average in 2012 and a .365 OBP in 2013.

His 89 hits and 42 walks have him on pace to smash his previous highs of 135 hits in 2011 and 74 bases on balls set in 2013.

With 53 runs and 20 doubles, he’s well on his way to surpassing his career-bests of 79 runs scored in 2011 and 30 doubles in both 2011 and 2012. His 7 stolen bases have already surpassed his previous personal high of 6 in 2012.

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The Marlins continue their 4-game series in Philadelphia at 7:05 tonight, and you can catch all of the action on 940 WINZ and the Marlins Radio Network. Our coverage begins at 6:35 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 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/

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 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/

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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