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Cantu Setting RBI Marks

Jorge Cantu is currently riding a team-record 11-game streak with at least one RBI and will be chasing another record tonight when the Marlins face the Reds.

Cantu's club mark goes back to last season when he drove in at least one run in each of his final four games. He's had at least one hit and one RBI in each of the team's first seven games this season, putting him within one more game of equaling the major league mark to start the season.

Willie McCovey in 1969 and George Kelly in 1921 also had at least one hit and one RBI in eight straight games to start a season.

 The previous consecutive-game RBI record by any Marlin belonged to Hanley Ramirez, who drove in runs in 10 straight games last season.

  "I've seen the same guy I've seen for two years, and hopefully it continues," Marlins manager Fredi Gonzalez said of Cantu. "He never gives at bats away."


    Curt Petersen, a Marlins minor-leaguer at Single A Greensboro, thwarted a robbey attempt last week, according to the Greensboro (N.C.) News-Record.

    Petersen, a pitcher, was a fourth-round draft pick for the Marlins in 2008.

    "I just went to the Walmart for toilet paper, and then all this happens," Petersen told the newspaper.


    Tonight's LIneups:

    Marlins: 1. Chris Coghlan, lf; 2. Cameron Maybin, cf; 3. Hanley Ramirez, ss; 4. Jorge Cantu, 3b; 5. Dan Uggla, 2b; 6. Ronny Paulino, c; 7. Cody Ross, rf; 8. Gaby Sanchez, 1b; 9. Nate Robertson, p.

    Reds: 1. Drew Stubbs, cf; 2. Orlando Cabrera, ss; 3. Joey Votto, 1b; 4. Brandon Phillips, 2b; 5. Scott Rolen, 3b; 6. Jonny Gomes, lf; 7. Jay Bruce, rf; 8. Ryan Hanigan, c; 9. Bronson Arroyo, p.