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• The Marlins began the first of two remaining road trips Friday night in Washington. After the three-game series with the Nationals, the Marlins will play three more at the Phillies.

• John Buck is batting .323 (21-for-65) since the beginning of August. His backup at catcher, Rob Brantly, is also heating up with a .345 (10-for-29) mark over his last nine games.

• The Marlins began the first of two remaining road trips Friday night in Washington. After the three-game series with the Nationals, the Marlins will play three more at the Phillies.

• John Buck is batting .323 (21-for-65) since the beginning of August. His backup at catcher, Rob Brantly, is also heating up with a .345 (10-for-29) mark over his last nine games.