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Marlins Vs. Cardinals: Streaking Miami Looks To Maintain Winning Ways In St. Louis

The up-and-down Miami Marlins (41-42) are riding high again, winners of seven of their last nine games entering Saturday's contest with the St. Louis Cardinals (44-40). A victory Saturday afternoon would get Miami back to .500 for the first time in three weeks.

Carlos Zambrano (4-6, 4.14 ERA) will take the mound for the Marlins. The right-hander is 0-3 with an 8.59 ERA in his last five starts, all Miami losses. He is, however, 6-0 with a 1.73 ERA in eight career starts at Busch Stadium.

Kyle Lohse (8-2, 2.80 ERA) will oppose Zambrano. The veteran has a 1.91 ERA over his last six starts, and has already defeated the Marlins twice this season, on April 4 and June 26.

Giancarlo Stanton is expected back in the lineup on Saturday for the Marlins for the first time in five days.

For more news, analysis, and discussion on the Marlins, visit Fish Stripes. For more on the Cardinals check out Viva El Birdos. Head over to Baseball Nation for more news and notes from around the Major Leagues.

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