After creeping onto the fringes of playoff contention, the Marlins ended the first half of the season with a thud.
A 4-0 loss to Philadelphia on Sunday completed a three-game sweep for the Phillies, sending the Marlins to their fifth loss in their last seven games. Pow.
They scored only one run in the series and have not scored in their last 25 innings. Splat.
Miami now trails the Phillies and St. Louis by 5 ½ games for the final wild-card spot.
The Marlins also went without a home run for the eighth consecutive game, one short of the team record.
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