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Molina, Molina Molina.

            Marlins manager Fredi Gonzalez must have nightmares every time he hears that name. Fredi always jokes about how the Molina brothers own the Marlins, and they got the Fish again Monday when Yadier Molina hit a two-run homer in the fourth inning to lift the Cardinals to a 3-2 lead.

The three Molina Brothers – Bengie, who plays for the Giants and Jose, now with the Yankees, and Yadier, the youngest -- are now a combined 38 for 108 against Florida. That’s a .351 batting average against the Marlins. There’s more: They have combined to hit four homers (two by Bengie and two by Yadier) and have driven in 25 runs – or an average of one RBI every 4.32 at-bats.

Yadier will be in town for the next three nights, but the bad news comes next week when the Marlins travel to San Francisco to face Bengi, who is a career .444 hitter (24 for 54) hitter against the Marlins.

The Marlins talked to the Giants last month about a possible trade that would have brought Bengie to the Marlins, but the two teams couldn’t work out a deal.