Friday, August 7, 2009

Florida Marlins aware stakes high in series against Philadelphia Phillies


After getting swept by the last-place Nationals on Thursday, the Marlins didn't need a reminder about what's at stake tonight when they open a three-game series against the Phillies.

The Marlins are seven games behind the Phillies in the division and five back in the wild-card race.

"If there's a time to respond and bounce back, it's right now because we can walk out of Philadelphia 10 games out of the race and that's not where we want to be," catcher John Baker said. "It's a very important series for us and it comes at the right time to lock us back in."

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