Sunday marked the sixth time in 10 games that Miami has started Giancarlo Stanton and Logan Morrison in the same game. Both have been hindered by knee injuries that limited their action since Spring Training.
The Marlins are hopeful that periodic rest will pay off in the upcoming weeks and months.
"Hopefully in the next couple of weeks, they can be together, not only for a game, but for a while," said bench coach Joey Cora, filling in because of Ozzie Guillen's suspension. "That's what we want. Obviously, Stanton has the knee issue, too. We've got to take it easy."
Stanton has dealt with a sore left knee, while Morrison underwent surgery on his right knee in early December.
As a precaution, Morrison has been held out of the starting lineup in the three games after the team traveled. Stanton was given Saturday off -- although he pinch-hit -- to give his knee a breather.
Morrison played Saturday, and he drove in two runs, but he also dropped a fly ball in the ninth inning that brought home the winning run for the Astros.
"LoMo is LoMo. He's not going to complain, but we know he's not 100 percent yet," Cora said. "It's a matter of getting stronger. Hopefully, in the next couple of weeks, he can be out there for a while. That's part of the inconsistency of our offense. Two big guys, they haven't been there on a consistent basis. Again, it's only April. We want them to go through the season healthy."