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Off the Hook

              It never fails. Right when I had Marlins media relations man Matt Roebuck research a stat -- i.e., fewest total hits by the Marlins in consecutive games -- their bats picked that time to snap to life. Back-to-back singles by Hanley Ramirez and Jeremy Hermida, and a two-run double by Jorge Cantu, means the existing record is safe. One day after the Marlins were one-hit by Tampa Bay's Matt Garza, the D-Backs' Micah Owings was no-hitting them until Ramirez broke the spell in the third, and Hermida and Cantu raised the two-game total to four hits (so far).

            The existing record, thanks to Roebuck's digging, belongs to the 1995 Marlins, who were held to three hits over a two-game span. They were no-hit by the Dodgers' Ramon Martinez on July 14, 1995, and held to three hits the following day

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