Los Angeles Angels and Miami Marlins: Three stories to watch

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Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
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Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
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Will The Miami Marlins Finally Solve The Angels? 

For much of their history, the Miami Marlins were actually one of the best teams in baseball when it came to Interleague Play. It was a fun quirk, especially during the lean years of 1998-2002, when the club would trounce teams like the Yankees only to go on to get clobbered by lesser NL competition.

Even though that has tailed off as of late, the Marlins have held their own against the Junior Circuit. In fact, the Fish have won at least one series against every team in Major League Baseball.

Except the Angels.

Miami is 4-8 all time against Los Angeles, eking out a lone win in all four dropped series. Admittedly, this is something that will mean very little to the team itself, as only Giancarlo Stanton was even on the roster for more than one of these previous series losses. And it’s not like a special trophy is handed out for crossing all thirty MLB teams off your dance card.

But it’s an interesting nugget of franchise lore, and a trivia tidbit I’d be happy to discard for the knowledge the Marlins had won a series against every team in the game. In a season shaping up the way this one is, I don’t think we can afford to discount any positive.

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