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Florida Marlins set a new team home run record

For the third year in-a-row the Florida Marlins have established a new team home run record.

When they talk about records being made to be broken, did they mean every year?

That's been the case with the Marlins' team home run mark. In the second inning on Tuesday night against the Nationals, Josh Willingham belted a home run to left field off Shairon Martis.

It was the 202nd blast by the Marlins this season, breaking the 201 standard established in 2007. So now, for the third straight season, the Marlins have eclipsed their own mark. The 2006 squad had 182, which now is the third most in team history.

The Marlins padded their record in the ninth inning when Cody Ross went deep off Joel Hanrahan. It was Ross' 22nd on the season, and the team's 203rd.


Now if Cantu will just go deep one more time, the Marlins may set a home run record by infielders that will stand for a long time.