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Marlins In First Place -- Seriously

      Not much down time from last night's final out to first pitch at noon today, but enough for the Marlins to take over sole possession of first place in the NL East. That's because the Phillies lost late last night to the D-Backs, putting the Fish on top, a half-game in front.

       The Marlins (15-7) now own the second-best record in all the majors, behind only Colorado (16-7). If they win again today -- and they're placing the ball in the competent hands of Anibal Sanchez for that task -- they'll complete a sweep of the Dodgers and have the best record any Marlins team has ever had at the 23-game mark.

        As usual, the Marlins had to come from behind to win last night. That's the 10th time this season, it's happened. That's right. They've trailed at some point in two-thirds of their 15 wins.

        And it looks like Hanley Ramirez and Mike Stanton are starting to show signs of life at the plate. With Logan Morrison expected back in about eight days, it's time to ask that question: How good is this team? Or better yet, do you think they can hang with the Phillies all season?

        Thoughts please.         

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