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Marlins looking to solve road woes

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PHILADELPHIA -- Getting out of town can't come quickly enough for the Marlins.

When Jimmy Rollins connected on his walk-off home run in the 10th inning on Saturday night, it secured two straight road series losses for Miami, which had its overall losing streak reach six.

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PHILADELPHIA -- Getting out of town can't come quickly enough for the Marlins.

When Jimmy Rollins connected on his walk-off home run in the 10th inning on Saturday night, it secured two straight road series losses for Miami, which had its overall losing streak reach six.

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The Marlins dropped three straight at Washington to open the road trip, and their rough stretch extended into Philadelphia.

Like last year, the Marlins are finding it tough on the road. To veteran catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia, who won a World Series championship with the Red Sox last year, playing away shouldn't be much different than being at home.

"There shouldn't be much of a difference," Saltalamacchia said. "At home, it's more comfortable with the fans and stuff. We've just played in a couple of parks that are hitter-friendly, and we've been able to score some runs. We just haven't been able to hold the other team. We've got to do a better job."

The rough road trip featured a bit of everything -- being shut out, blowing big leads and not being able to shut down the opposition.

A year ago, when they lost 100 games, the Marlins had troubles both at home and on the road. But they were 26-55 away from Marlins Park, compared to 36-45 in Miami.

Twice at Washington, Marlins relievers surrendered grand slams in the eighth inning. And on Saturday night, Rollins' walk-off homer off Dan Jennings gave the Phillies a 5-4 win.

"We've got to stop the bleeding," Saltalamacchia said. "At the same time, when we're scoring runs, we've got to continue scoring runs. We can't let teams off the hook. When we're scoring runs, we can't give up runs. We've got to stop that, too. But you can't judge our season after [12] games. We've had a rough stretch, but that happens. You see teams, six, seven games out, and in that last month of September, they make a big push. You can't count us out after [12] games."

Joe Frisaro is a reporter for MLB.com. He writes a blog, called The Fish Pond. Follow him on Twitter Miami Marlins