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Team-first philosophy paying off for Marlins

Team-first philosophy paying off for Marlins

MIAMI -- From the start of Spring Training, the Marlins stressed a "team-first" philosophy, and the players have certainly bought into the concept.

It's easy to say the club is on the same page. But the players are reinforcing it with how they're playing.

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The Marlins once again showed their resiliency with back-to-back walk-off wins on Sunday against the Dodgers and Monday against the Mets

Miami has been one of the better home teams all year, but it has struggled with a 2-10 record on the road.

"It's been our attitude all year," left fielder Christian Yelich said. "Even on the road, where we just haven't been able to make it happen so far. We have a bunch of guys on this team who don't quit. It doesn't matter if we're down three, four runs. Everyone is going hard until the last out is made. It's paying off for us. We've had some comeback wins."

The Marlins were second in the National League in runs scored entering Tuesday, and they've outscored their opponents 153-128.

Having the ability to score has energized a team that ranked last in the Majors in runs scored a year ago.

They rallied from three runs down to beat the Mets on Monday.

"That shows a lot about your team when you're down, 3-0, and you're able to stick with it and come back in the eighth inning and win it in the ninth," manager Mike Redmond said. "That just shows you where guys are at. They're still out there grinding and battling."

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