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Philles Vs. Marlins: Miami Looks To Build Off A Franchise-Best May

The Marlins head to Philadelphia to open a three-game set with the Phillies.

MIAMI, FL - MAY 28:  Giancarlo Stanton #27 of the Florida Marlins hits a two run home run against the Washington Nationals at Marlins Park on May 28, 2012 in Miami, Florida. The Marlins defeated the Nationals 5-3.  (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - MAY 28: Giancarlo Stanton #27 of the Florida Marlins hits a two run home run against the Washington Nationals at Marlins Park on May 28, 2012 in Miami, Florida. The Marlins defeated the Nationals 5-3. (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)
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The Miami Marlins won 21 of their 29 games in the month of May, bringing them to within one-half game of the Washington Nationals and first place in the National League East. Now, they travel to Philadelphia to take on the Phillies, where they'll look to build on the previous month as June play begins.

Mark Buehrle (5-4, 3.26 ERA) takes the mound for the Marlins, and he'll be facing off against the Phillies' Kyle Kendrick (1-4, 4.10 ERA). Buehrle dropped a 3-1 decision to Philadelphia in early April, but he's 4-0 in his last five starts. Kendrick is coming off of a complete-game, seven-hit shutout against the St. Louis Cardinals last Saturday.

Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton hit .343 with 12 homeruns and 30 RBIs in May, but he's batting .163 in his last 12 games at Philadelphia.

The game is set to begin 7:05 p.m., and it will be shown on Fox Sports Florida.

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