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• Third baseman Greg Dobbs, a left-handed hitter, was not in the lineup for the second straight game Saturday, even though the Rockies started right-hander Tyler Chatwood. Dobbs has been dealing with a left oblique strain for over a week.

"Dobbs is very sore, and he was playing very, very sore." manager Ozzie Guillen said. "I'm going to give him a couple days just to make sure he's fine, because he really was pretty banged up."

The Marlins are scheduled to face left-handed starters the next two days, the Rockies' Drew Pomeranz on Sunday and the Arizona Diamondbacks' Joe Saunders on Monday, so Dobbs might be out of the lineup until Tuesday.

• The Marlins have homered in four straight games, their longest streak since they homered in a season-high nine straight from June 30-July 8. Not surprisingly, most of those home runs were hit on the road. In the current streak, the Marlins homered once at home and in the first three games of this series. Their season-high streak began with two home games followed by four games at Milwaukee and three at St. Louis.

• Carlos Zambrano pitched 1 2/3 scoreless innings Friday in his seventh relief appearance of the season dating back to July 30. He is 2-0 with a 1.80 ERA in those seven outings, and has pitched 10 innings. But after 302 Major League starts, including 20 this year, Zambrano hasn't embraced the role of a reliever capable of pitching multiple innings.

"I'm not comfortable, but I have to do my job," he said. "I don't want to be in the bullpen, but I have to do my job still."

Zambrano has been given no indication when or if he'll again start, but he does take satisfaction in an effort like Friday when he relieved starter Wade LeBlanc and the Marlins won, 6-5.

"Anytime I go in and do a good job and help this team, I'm happy for that," the veteran righty said.

• Third baseman Greg Dobbs, a left-handed hitter, was not in the lineup for the second straight game Saturday, even though the Rockies started right-hander Tyler Chatwood. Dobbs has been dealing with a left oblique strain for over a week.

"Dobbs is very sore, and he was playing very, very sore." manager Ozzie Guillen said. "I'm going to give him a couple days just to make sure he's fine, because he really was pretty banged up."

The Marlins are scheduled to face left-handed starters the next two days, the Rockies' Drew Pomeranz on Sunday and the Arizona Diamondbacks' Joe Saunders on Monday, so Dobbs might be out of the lineup until Tuesday.

• The Marlins have homered in four straight games, their longest streak since they homered in a season-high nine straight from June 30-July 8. Not surprisingly, most of those home runs were hit on the road. In the current streak, the Marlins homered once at home and in the first three games of this series. Their season-high streak began with two home games followed by four games at Milwaukee and three at St. Louis.

• Carlos Zambrano pitched 1 2/3 scoreless innings Friday in his seventh relief appearance of the season dating back to July 30. He is 2-0 with a 1.80 ERA in those seven outings, and has pitched 10 innings. But after 302 Major League starts, including 20 this year, Zambrano hasn't embraced the role of a reliever capable of pitching multiple innings.

"I'm not comfortable, but I have to do my job," he said. "I don't want to be in the bullpen, but I have to do my job still."

Zambrano has been given no indication when or if he'll again start, but he does take satisfaction in an effort like Friday when he relieved starter Wade LeBlanc and the Marlins won, 6-5.

"Anytime I go in and do a good job and help this team, I'm happy for that," the veteran righty said.