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Ramirez leads Marlins over Orioles 10-4

Jun 23, 2010 - 3:14 AM By DAVID GINSBURG AP Sports Writer

BALTIMORE(AP) -- Hanley Ramirez had a great night at the plate. So did several of his teammates.

Perhaps it wasn't just a coincidence.

Ramirez had three hits and three RBIs to back an effective pitching performance by Anibal Sanchez, and the Florida Marlins defeated the Baltimore Orioles 10-4 on Tuesday night.

Chris Coghlan scored twice and drove in a run for the Marlins, who had 14 hits and reached double digits in runs for only the second time this month.

"It's nice to see him in his old form, driving in runs," Cody Ross, who had two RBIs, said of Ramirez. "That's a big boost for our team. He's our leader, and when we see him do that we just follow suit."

After sitting out Sunday's game with a tight right hamstring, Ramirez marked his return with his first three-hit game since May 19. He has three RBIs in each of his last two starts.

"The trainers did an unbelievable job," Marlins manager Fredi Gonzalez said. "I thought we were going to miss him for a while. An off day (Monday) got him going again."

Did it ever. Not only did Ramirez get three hits, but he stole a base and was flawless in the field at shortstop.

"This guy can take over a game - defensively, offensively, baserunning - all aspects," Gonzalez said.

Ramirez spurned reporters after the game, but his bat made plenty of noise in yet another Florida win over Baltimore. The Marlins are 17-5 against the Orioles in interleague play, including 9-1 since 2000.

Florida (34-36) is riding its first two-game winning streak since June 10-11.

"We're not necessarily concerned with the .500 mark because once we do get back to it we need to keep going," second baseman Dan Uggla said. "Right now we're all about winning and coming together as a team. We can't waste any more time. We have to make a move."

Sanchez (7-4) allowed three runs and seven hits in 6 1-3 innings. His only glaring mistake came in the second, when he yielded a three-run homer to Matt Wieters.

Orioles starter Jeremy Guthrie (3-9) gave up six runs and seven hits in 6-plus innings to lose his fifth straight start. Guthrie issued two walks, to the leadoff hitter in the second and seventh innings, and both came around to score.

"For some reason, Guthrie didn't look right. He was missing his spots," interim manager Juan Samuel said. "Couple pitches, some good hitters with two strikes on them, he hung some breaking balls and got hurt."

The game was tight until the seventh, when the Marlins scored two runs to take a 6-3 lead. After Coghlan walked and Gaby Sanchez chased Guthrie with an RBI double, Ramirez greeted Jason Berken with a run-scoring single.

In the bottom half, the Orioles got two runners on for pinch-hitter Jake Fox, who was obtained in a trade with Oakland earlier in the day. Fox hit a drive to center that Ross snagged on the warning track.

Florida added an unearned run in the eighth, and Baltimore answered with a sacrifice fly by Luke Scott - making this only the 28th time in 70 games the Orioles scored more than three runs.

Ross singled in two runs in the ninth before Wes Helms hit a run-scoring grounder to complete the rout.

Florida batted around in a four-run second inning that featured four hits, a walk and a hit batter. Helms and Coghlan delivered RBI singles before Ramirez hit a two-out, two-run double.

Wieters homered in the bottom half following a double by Ty Wigginton and a single by Adam Jones.

Both pitchers settled down after that. Guthrie faced one over the minimum over the next four innings and Sanchez kept the Orioles at bay despite allowing a one-out double to Nick Markakis in the sixth.

"I thought my location was better later in the game. I made terrible pitches with the slider, especially in the inning that hurt me," Guthrie said. "Pitch execution was definitely the biggest difference between the second and the other innings."

NOTES: Orioles rookie Brian Matusz will attempt to end a run of 11 straight winless starts Wednesday. ... Coghlan has a hit in 17 of his last 20 games, raising his batting average 64 points to .274. ... Baltimore fell to 3-10 in interleague play; Florida is 6-7.






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    Marlins 10, Orioles 4  FinalJun 23 7:04 AM


  • Orioles 4, Marlins 10 - FINAL
    FLORIDA ab r h rbi bb so lob avg
    C Coghlan lf 5 2 1 1 1 1 4 .274
    G Sanchez 1b 5 1 2 1 0 0 4 .293
    H Ramirez ss 4 1 3 3 0 0 1 .293
    J Cantu dh 4 1 1 0 0 1 3 .268
    D Uggla 2b 5 1 1 0 0 2 5 .258
    C Ross cf 4 1 1 2 1 0 1 .287
    M Stan

    Jun 22 10:06 PM


  • ML
    AT BALTIMORE - SCORING UPDATE
    GROUND OUT BY WES HELMS SCORED DAN UGGLA
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, C ROSS ON THIRD, 2 OUTS
    CURRENT SCORE: FLORIDA 10
    BALTIMORE 4 TOP,9TH
    DUE UP FOR FLORIDA: R PAULINO (.305, 1-FOR-4)

    Marlins 10, Orioles 4  Top 9, 0 OutsJun 22 9:55 PM


  • ML
    AT BALTIMORE - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY CODY ROSS SCORED JORGE CANTU AND HANLEY RAMIREZ
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, C ROSS ON FIRST, D UGGLA ON SECOND, 0 OUTS
    CURRENT SCORE: FLORIDA 9
    BALTIMORE 4 TOP,9TH
    DUE UP FOR FLORIDA: M STANTON (.255, 2-FOR-4)

    Marlins 9, Orioles 4  Top 9, 0 OutsJun 22 9:51 PM


  • ML
    AT BALTIMORE - SCORING UPDATE
    SACRIFICE FLY BY LUKE SCOTT SCORED MIGUEL TEJADA
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, N MARKAKIS ON THIRD, 2 OUTS
    CURRENT SCORE: FLORIDA 7
    BALTIMORE 4 BOTTOM,8TH
    DUE UP FOR BALTIMORE: A JONES (.264, 2-FOR-3)

    Marlins 7, Orioles 4  Bot 8, 0 OutsJun 22 9:36 PM


  • ML
    AT BALTIMORE - SCORING UPDATE
    ERROR BY SCOTT MOORE ALLOWED MIKE STANTON TO SCORE.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, C COGHLAN ON FIRST, 2 OUTS
    CURRENT SCORE: FLORIDA 7
    BALTIMORE 3 TOP,8TH
    DUE UP FOR FLORIDA: G SANCHEZ (.294, 2-FOR-4, RBI)

    Marlins 7, Orioles 3  Top 8, 0 OutsJun 22 9:23 PM


  • ML
    AT BALTIMORE - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY HANLEY RAMIREZ SCORED GABY SANCHEZ
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, H RAMIREZ ON FIRST, 0 OUTS
    CURRENT SCORE: FLORIDA 6
    BALTIMORE 3 TOP,7TH
    DUE UP FOR FLORIDA: J CANTU (.266, 0-FOR-2, HBP)

    Marlins 6, Orioles 3  Top 7, 0 OutsJun 22 8:57 PM


  • ML
    AT BALTIMORE - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY GABY SANCHEZ SCORED CHRIS COGHLAN
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, G SANCHEZ ON SECOND, 0 OUTS
    CURRENT SCORE: FLORIDA 5
    BALTIMORE 3 TOP,7TH
    DUE UP FOR FLORIDA: H RAMIREZ (.287, 1-FOR-2, HBP, 2 RBI)

    Marlins 5, Orioles 3  Top 7, 0 OutsJun 22 8:54 PM


  • ML
    AT BALTIMORE - SCORING UPDATE
    THREE-RUN HOME RUN BY MATT WIETERS (6) TO LEFT CENTER WITH 1
    OUT IN THE 2ND OFF ANIBAL SANCHEZ SCORED ADAM JONES AND TY
    WIGGINTON.
    CURRENT SCORE: FLORIDA 4, BALTIMORE 3
    DUE UP FOR BALTIMORE: S MOORE (.263, 1 HR, 4 RBI)

    Marlins 4, Orioles 3  Bot 2, 0 OutsJun 22 7:52 PM


  • ML
    AT BALTIMORE - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY HANLEY RAMIREZ SCORED CHRIS COGHLAN AND WES HELMS
    SITUATION: 4 RUNS IN, H RAMIREZ ON SECOND, 2 OUTS
    CURRENT SCORE: FLORIDA 4
    BALTIMORE 0 TOP,2ND
    DUE UP FOR FLORIDA: J CANTU (.267, 0-FOR-1)

    Marlins 4, Orioles 0  Top 2, 0 OutsJun 22 7:41 PM


  • ML
    AT BALTIMORE - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY CHRIS COGHLAN SCORED MIKE STANTON
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, C COGHLAN ON FIRST, W HELMS ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: FLORIDA 2
    BALTIMORE 0 TOP,2ND
    DUE UP FOR FLORIDA: G SANCHEZ (.293, 1-FOR-1)

    Marlins 2, Orioles 0  Top 2, 0 OutsJun 22 7:35 PM


  • ML
    AT BALTIMORE - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY WES HELMS SCORED CODY ROSS
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, W HELMS ON FIRST, M STANTON ON SECOND, 0 OUTS
    CURRENT SCORE: FLORIDA 1
    BALTIMORE 0 TOP,2ND
    DUE UP FOR FLORIDA: R PAULINO (.306, 3 HR, 27 RBI)

    Marlins 1, Orioles 0  Top 2, 0 OutsJun 22 7:32 PM