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What's new: The Marlins lost two of three to the Red Sox, part of a 1-8 homestand that included three-game sweeps by the Rays and Braves. Former East Lake High standout Chris Coghlan will not be with the Marlins. He was optioned to Triple-A New Orleans on Wednesday after hitting .140 in 93 at-bats.

Key stat: Dating to last season, the Rays have won seven straight against Miami. In the three-game sweep in Miami, the Marlins went 2-for-30 with runners in scoring position.

Connections: Miami OF Justin Ruggiano, LHP Randy Choate, RHP Chad Gaudin and manager Ozzie Guillen are former Rays. Rays RHP Burke Badenhop is a former Marlin.

Series history: The Marlins lead 42-40 overall, but the Rays lead 20-17 in St. Petersburg.

Rodney Page, Times staff writer

Up next for Tampa Bay Rays: vs. Miami Marlins 06/14/12 [Last modified: Thursday, June 14, 2012 10:46pm]
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