After his 2-for-4 day against the Nationals on Saturday, Donovan Solano entered Sunday hitting .361 (30-for-83) over his last 21 games. Solano scored two runs and drove in one on Saturday, boosting his totals over that span to 11 runs scored with nine RBIs. Of those 21 games, the 24-year-old rookie has notched at least one hit in 19 of them.
Though Heath Bell blew his seventh save of the season on Saturday -- tied for third most in baseball -- the right-hander has enjoyed a strong start to September. In five appearances this month, Bell has allowed only one run on two hits with eight strikeouts and one walk over 4 1/3 innings pitched. That one run came on the game-tying homer he allowed to Jayson Werth in the bottom of the ninth inning on Saturday.
After concluding their series with the Nationals on Sunday, the Marlins head to Philadelphia for a three-game set with the Phillies. That series will wrap up their first of two road trips remaining this season. Miami will head to New York and Atlanta for its last road trip of the season beginning on Sept. 21.