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8/26 - Milwaukee (62-66) at Florida (61-66), 6:05 p.m. ET


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The last time the Marlins enjoyed a string of five straight wins came during their hottest stretch of the season.

By rallying to a 6-5 win on Friday, the Marlins have won five in a row for the first time since they enjoyed a nine-game winning streak from June 10-20, which tied a franchise record.

 

On Saturday, the Marlins go for win No. 6 in a row, while trying to make it back-to-back victories against the Brewers.

 

Riding high, Florida turns to its ace, Dontrelle Willis.

 

The D-Train (8-10, 4.07) is 4-4 with a 5.04 ERA at home this season. In August, he is 2-2 (3.00) in four starts.

 

While Willis is working toward having a winning record, he has done his share in terms of logging innings. The left-hander has thrown 172 1/3 frames. Since the All-Star break, he is 2-3 (4.41), compiling 49 innings.

 

The Brewers are starting lefty Doug Davis (9-7, 4.89). On the road, Davis is 5-3 with a 5.86 ERA.

 

The left-hander has faced the Marlins twice in his career. Even though he hasn't been involved in a decision, his ERA is an impressive 0.64.

 

Willis, on the other hand, has a 2-1 mark against Milwaukee, with a 2.57 ERA.

 

About the only downside of Friday's win was that rookie Hanley Ramirez had his eight-game hitting streak snapped after he was 0-for-3 while also getting hit by a pitch.

 

Pitching matchup

 

 

 

FLA: LHP Dontrelle Willis (8-10, 4.07)

Following back-to-back solid efforts that ended in defeat, Willis was rewarded for his efforts in his last outing against the Braves. The veteran southpaw held Atlanta to three runs over seven innings on just four hits for just his second win in his past eight outings. Willis is 2-1 with a 2.57 career ERA against the Brewers.

 

 

 

MIL: LHP Doug Davis (9-7, 4.89)

Davis retired the final 10 Astros batters he faced on Sunday and put together his 13th quality start. But he walked in a run in the first inning, then watched two more of his walks come around to score in the third, putting the Brewers in a hole against Roger Clemens they could not climb out of. Davis ranks second in the National League with 83 walks this year. Sunday was his first loss since July 9, snapping a four-decision winning streak.

 

Player to watch

Brewers shortstop Bill Hall now has 29 home runs after going deep on Friday, belting a two-run shot off Ricky Nolasco in the third inning.

 

On the Internet

MLB.TV

Gameday Audio

? Gameday

? Official game notes

 

On television

? FSN

 

 

On radio

? 560 WQAM, 1140 WQBA(Espa?ol)

 

Credit: MLB.com

 

Let's keep the winning streak alive! :gofishb

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