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Phillies Vs. Marlins: Ricky Nolasco, Miami Looks To Start July Off On Right Foot

The Miami Marlins and Philadelphia Phillies wrap a three game set on Sunday, both teams happy to have the month of June in their rearview mirrors. After going 21-8 in May, the Marlins were a MLB-worst 8-18 in June. The Phillies were only slightly better, notching a 9-19 record in June.

The Marlins will send Ricky Nolasco (6-6, 4.78 ERA) to the hill. Nolasco is winless in his last four starts, but is coming off 6 2/3 innings of no run ball agains the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday.

Joe Blanton (7-6, 4.87 ERA) gets the ball for Philadelphia. The Phillies have won four straight Blanton starts, scoring 8.49 runs per game in those contests.

First pitch is scheduled for 1:10 p.m. EST from Marlins Park in Miami.

For more news, analysis, and discussion on the Marlins, visit Fish Stripes. For more on the Phillies check out The Good Phight. Head over to Baseball Nation for more news and notes from around the Major Leagues.

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