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Sunday Marlins


              NEW YORK -- The lineup card is up in the Marlins clubhouse. No major changes as the Chris Coghlan-Emilio Bonifacio 1-2 combo at the top of the order remains in place and Hanley Ramirez is back for a second straight start after missing time with a sore groin:

             Marlins: 1. Chris Coghlan, lf; 2. Emilio Bonifacio, 3b; 3. Hanley Ramirez, ss; 4. Jorge Cantu, 1b; 5. Jeremy Hermida, rf; 6. Dan Uggla, 2b; 7. John Baker, c; 8. Cody Ross, cf; 9. Chris Volstad, p.

             A couple of side notes left over from Saturday's game.

             -- Leo Nunez didn't get the game ball from his first major league save. Catcher Ronny Paulino, who caught the third strike for the final out, said he was unaware of the ball's significance to Nunez and gave it to a young fan wearing an arm cast. If Nunez is deadset on retrieving the ball, perhaps he can contact Happy Youngster, the Milwaukee ballhawk who drove a hard bargain for Coghlan's first home run ball, to act as middleman and track down the memento.

             -- Manager Fredi Gonzalez said he was mildly surprised at how well Ramirez moved on the basepaths -- "better than I thought he was going to run" -- considering how gimpy he looked in pre-game warmups and batting practice. Ramirez beat out an infield hit and ran from first to third on Jorge Cantu's double in the fifth. Ramirez looked like the Iceman afterward. His right hand, elbow and problematic shoulder were sheathed in ice wraps, as was his right thigh.

            -- Though Matt Lindstrom is frustrated with his recent outings, the run he permitted Saturday was the first allowed by him on the road this season in 11 road innings. Kiko Calero has yet to allow an earned run on the road. The Marlins bullpen has a 2.04 ERA on the road but a 6.27 ERA at home.

          

            

            

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