Toronto Blue Jays look to stay hot against Miami Marlins

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Jun 7, 2015; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Blue Jays team surround Chris Colabello (15) after he makes the winning hit in the ninth inning at Rogers Centre. The Blue Jays won 7-6. Mandatory Credit: Peter Llewellyn-USA TODAY Sports

The Toronto Blue Jays are red hot entering their home series against the Miami Marlins as they look to build upon a recent sweep of the Houston Astros.  Chris Colabello‘s walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth on Sunday not only sent his unlikely hit streak to 17 games, it extended the Toronto Blue Jays’ win streak to five.

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Over the course of those five games, the Jays have outscored their opponents 35-13 and soared with their newfound competency from the starting rotation.  The bullpen remains an utter mess, but with a lineup that has produced an MLB-best 296 runs, this success could be sustainable.

Despite the run, Toronto remains 4.5 games back of the division leading New York Yankees, who sit at 32-25 after a six-game win streak of their own.  The Miami Marlins, on the other hand, have been completely underwhelming after another busy offseason.

Sitting fourth in the NL East, there are murmurs around the Marlins that they may be headed for the dreaded “sellers” category ahead of the upcoming MLB trade deadline.  Miami will send Brad Hand, Dan Haren and Tom Koehler to the mound at the Rogers Centre.

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