Miguel Rojas homers on third straight day, Marlins take series over Arizona

Just because the throwback teal jerseys were stashed away in the storage closet for another year, doesn’t mean the magic went with them.

A two-run homer by Miguel Rojas capped a six run second inning that carried the Miami Marlins to a 11-6 win at home over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday.

Rojas has hit a home run in three consecutive games. The shortstop is the third player in Marlins history to hit a home run in three straight games from the lead off spot. Hanley Ramirez and Cliff Floyd were the other two to do it.

The Marlins took the series 3-1 and have improved to 10-9-1 in their past 20 series. They started the year 1-10-3.

“We’re playing better, and we’re looking forward to what we can do from now on,” Rojas said.

Rojas has emerged as the leader of the Marlins during this season and recently the team has where his bat takes them. Miami has won five of their last seven games after getting swept by the Dodgers in Los Angele. Rojas said the team came together on the flight from LA to Chicago before their Series with the White Sox.

“I think the flight after the series in L.A., we created a special bond after that flight,” Rojas said. “We had a delayed flight. Everybody on the flight, we got together. It was a special moment for me. As a team, we bonded together. We’re letting the negativity [go], and we’re looking forward to what we can do from now on.”

Brian Anderson also hit his second home run in two games. He leads the Marlins with 15 homers on the season. The Marlins started celebrating their home runs in the dugout by posing in front of the camera with the “deal with it” sunglasses.

With the trade deadline approaching, the Marlins will have to ask themselves whether or not a high level prospect worth potentially breaking up what is being built.


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