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Giancarlo Stanton hits 58th, 59th homers, helps Dillon Peters get first MLB win for Marlins

Giancarlo Stanton hits 58th, 59th homers, helps Dillon Peters get first MLB win for Marlins

There is no mystery in why the wheels came off of the Miami Marlins during the final month after they had played themselves into wild-card contention.

The answer was in those numbers spinning on the scoreboard under the opponents’ runs column.

Even though Miami hitters have shown the ability to put up crooked numbers with regularity, it has been difficult to offset the jackpots regularly jingling on the other side of the ledger like berserk Vegas slot machines. Consequently, it’s clear that top priority will be on improving the pitching as the Marlins move into the Derek Jeter era.

Rookie left-hander Dillon Peters made a case Thursday for being given consideration in...

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