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Road schedule wraps up where it began

Road schedule wraps up where it began

Road schedule wraps up where it began

WASHINGTON -- The Marlins are wrapping up their road schedule in the same stadium they opened.

Going full circle, the Marlins are winding down their final road trip at Washington. The series concludes on Sunday at Nationals Park.

It's a rough year all around, but the Marlins have really struggled away from Miami.

At Marlins Park they are 31-44, compared to 25-54 in visiting parks.

"It's been tough, at home and on the road," manager Mike Redmond said. "It's pretty obvious where we have to improve, it's offensively. Scoring runs, especially on the road, has been tough."

The Marlins are averaging 2.9 runs a game in 79 road games, compared to a 3.5 average at Marlins Park through 75 games.

Dealing with the travel and playing in different ballparks is an adjustment for young players.

"I think with this experience, we're going to be better for it," Redmond said. "We have a lot of guys who are young and are rookies, who are seeing a lot of the pitching for the first time.

"We need to play better all the way around, not only on the road. I think as guys improve as players, we'll see those numbers start to turn around as well."

The Marlins opened the season on April 1 at Washington, and after Friday's 8-0 loss, they fell to 0-8 at Nationals Park.

Joe Frisaro is a reporter for MLB.com. He writes a blog, called The Fish Pond. Follow him on Twitter Less

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