Stanton after Marlins' 62nd win: 'It's not a morgue in here'

Aug 18, 9:19 AM

The Miami Marlins matched their entire output from 2013 with Sunday's 10-3 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks - the team's 62nd.

The Fish lost 100 games last season.

"I'd be lying if I didn't say that I thought about that today after we won," starting pitcher Tom Koehler said, via MLB.com's Joe Frisaro. "To think it took us to the last series of the year last year to get to 62 wins shows the great job the front office has done putting together a competitive team. They put together a quality group of guys who are going to battle until the end."

Slugger Giancarlo Stanton was another Marlin who lived through 2013's rough campaign. He homered and drove in four runs Sunday.

"It's different to come to the field. It's not a morgue in here every time you walk in and just the black drapes and everything," Stanton said. "I'm telling you, that's the way it feels when you're like that. So it's good. We're loose, we understand what's ahead. We're not kicking back at all."

The Marlins were 44-52 on July 19. Since then, they're 18-10 with a day off Monday before taking on the basement-dwelling Texas Rangers for two games of interleague play. Miami is 3.5 games back of the second NL Wild Card.

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