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Marlins' Buehrle Hopes Hitters Finally Come Through For Him

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Miami Marlins pitcher Mark Buehrle has to wonder if the team's hitters will ever show up in a game for him. Buehrle is set to start Wednesday's game against the Chicago Cubs looking for his first win of the season.

Buehrle has pitched well this season in his first two starts. He's given up just five runs in 12.1 innings pitched, which translates to a 3.65 ERA. The problem is the Marlins have scored just one run in his last two starts.

"It's still early, but we ain't clicking," Buehrle said. "When we get some good pitching, we're not hitting. When we hit, we're not getting the pitching."

Perhaps as a result of that, the Marlins shook up the batting order Tuesday night. Right fielder Giancarlo Stanton was dropped in the lineup from the clean-up position to sixth in the order. Left fiedler Logan Morrison was elevated to the number four spot.

"I moved Stanton a little bit to make him relax a little bit, and to take advantage of the way LoMo is swinging the bat right now," Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen said. "LoMo gives you some lefty protection to Ramirez, and that's reason we did it."

Stanton entered Tuesday's game 2-10 in the Marlins homestand, Morrison was 5-9 in the same span. Stanton was 1-3 hitting in the sixth spot while LoMo was 0-4. Still, it must have helped Hanley Ramirez because his one hit was a towering home run to left-centerfield.

First pitch for the Marlins and Cubs Wednesday night is 7 p.m.


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