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Cantu Sits; Hermida DHing, Batting Cleanup


            It's a wonder the Marlins have done as well as they have in interleague play over the years considering they've never received much production out of the DH spot when playing in American League parks. The Marlins have gone 53-49 in AL parks since the start of interleague play. Meanwhile, their overall interleague winning percentage of .549 (113-93) is the best of all NL clubs.

           And yet, they're hitting .226 with just 11 home runs from the DH spot.

           In keeping with that trend, Jorge Cantu went 0 for 9 while serving as the Marlins' DH the first two games in Toronto. He's on the bench today as Hermida takes a turn in the DH role for the first time in his career. This will mark only his third start in the cleanup position.

           Lineup: 1. Chris Coghlan, lf; 2. Emilio Bonifacio, 3b; 3. Hanley Ramirez, ss; 4. Jeremy Hermida, DH; 5. Dan Uggla, 2b; 6. Cody Ross, cf; 7. Wes Helms, 1b; 8. Ronny Paulino, c; Brett Carroll, rf. On the mound, RHP Josh Johnson.

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