Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Series Preview: Cardinals vs. Marlins

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Series Preview: Cardinals vs. Marlins

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Scouting report * After winning back-to-back series against the Diamondbacks and the Nationals, the Cardinals will look to stay hot when the Miami Marlins come to Busch Stadium for a four-game series starting Monday.

The Marlins snapped a four-game losing streak with a win over the Brewers on Sunday. They are eight games under .500 for the season.

The Marlins are led by powerful outfielders Giancarlo Stanton and Marcell Ozuna. Ozuna hit two home runs in the team's win Sunday to move into second in the National League with 22 on the season. Right behind him is Stanton with 21.

The Marlins' rotation boasts a solid core in Edinson Volquez, Dan Straily and Jose Urena. However, they have had trouble finding reliable starters to round out the rotation. The team has had 10 pitchers start a game this season.

The Cardinals slipped to seven games below . …

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