Ethier is also one game shy of matching the Dodgers' longest hitting streak in the last five years -- Nomar Garciaparra's 22-game string in 2006. Juan Uribe, who drove in four runs in the series-opening win over the Cubs, sat out the last two games with a sore left quadriceps muscle. Marlins: Night off for Hanley?
Hanley Ramirez, lifetime 3-for-16 against Garland and already in the throes of a deep slump, may sit out the series opener. Another hitless game on Sunday dropped the shortstop's average to .182. He has two hits in his last 27 at-bats. Worth noting
Hero-a-Day? When Stanton settled Sunday's game with his tie-breaking homer, he became the 10th different Florida player to claim the game-winning RBI in the team's 13 wins. John Buck, Chris Coghlan and Donnie Murphy lead with two apiece, and Scott Cousins, Greg Dobbs, Omar Infante, Josh Johnson, Ramirez and Anibal Sanchez each had one before Stanton.