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Ramirez homers in four-run seventh as Marlins beat Padres

Jul 4, 2007 - 4:57 AM San Diego (Ticker) -- Hanley Ramirez used a home run trot to ensure his sore hamstring would not be tested.

Ramirez blasted his first career pinch-home run and Alfredo Amezaga scored on a wild pitch to lift the Florida Marlins to a 6-4 triumph over the San Diego Padres on Tuesday.

Held out of the starting lineup with a strain in his left hamstring, Ramirez belted a two-run blast on an 0-2 pitch from San Diego starter Greg Maddux (7-5) to tie the game at 4-4 in the seventh inning.

After Ramirez's homer, Amezaga singled and Dan Uggla doubled to end the night for Maddux. Reliever Cla Meredith intentionally walked Miguel Cabrera, Royce Ring replaced Meredith and fanned Mike Jacobs before throwing a wild pitch that scored Amezaga for the go-ahead run.

Ring then walked Jeremy Hermida with the bases loaded as Florida tacked on another run, completing a four-run inning that featured 10 batters.

Justin Miller (3-0) got the last batter of the sixth to pick up the win. Renyel Pinto and Matt Lindstrom each pitched scoreless innings before closer Kevin Gregg struck out the side in the ninth to collect his 16th save in 17 chances.

Marlins starter Scott Olsen allowed four runs on eight hits over 5 2/3 innings. He walked five batters and struck out four.

Maddux yielded four runs on 10 hits over 6 2/3 innings and recorded five strikeouts while not walking a batter. The 41-year-old righthander lost for just the second time in seven starts.

Khalil Greene belted his seventh homer in his last 14 games for San Diego, which has lost eight of its last 11 games at Petco Park.

Uggla added a pair of doubles for the Marlins, who won for just the third time in 10 games.








  • NL
    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    FLORIDA 1 1 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 6 11 0
    SAN DIEGO 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 8 0 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: FLA - SCOTT OLSEN, JUSTIN MILLER (6TH), RENYEL PINTO (7TH), MATT
    LINDSTROM (8TH), KEVIN GREGG (9TH) AND MIGUEL OLIVO
    SDG - GREG MADDUX, CLA MEREDITH (7TH), ROYCE RI

    Jul 4 12:44 AM


  • NL
    AT SAN DIEGO - SCORING UPDATE
    BASES LOADED WALK TO JEREMY HERMIDA SCORED DAN UGGLA.
    SITUATION: 4 RUNS IN, J HERMIDA ON FIRST, J WILLINGHAM ON SECOND,
    M CABRERA ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: FLORIDA 6
    SAN DIEGO 4 TOP, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR FLORIDA: M OLIVO (.255, 1-FOR-2, HBP)

    Marlins vs. PadresJul 4 12:03 AM


  • NL
    AT SAN DIEGO - SCORING UPDATE
    WILD PITCH BY ROYCE RING ALLOWED ALFREDO AMEZAGA TO
    SCORE.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, M CABRERA ON FIRST, D UGGLA ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: FLORIDA 5
    SAN DIEGO 4 TOP, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR FLORIDA: J WILLINGHAM (.272, 1-FOR-3)

    Marlins vs. PadresJul 4 12:01 AM


  • NL
    AT SAN DIEGO - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY HANLEY RAMIREZ (12) TO LEFT WITH 1 OUT
    IN THE 7TH OFF GREG MADDUX SCORED MIGUEL OLIVO.
    CURRENT SCORE: FLORIDA 4, SAN DIEGO 4
    DUE UP FOR FLORIDA: A AMEZAGA (.256, 1-FOR-3)

    Marlins vs. PadresJul 3 11:48 PM


  • NL
    AT SAN DIEGO - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY KHALIL GREENE (14) TO LEFT WITH 0 OUT
    IN THE 6TH OFF SCOTT OLSEN SCORED MIKE CAMERON.
    CURRENT SCORE: FLORIDA 2, SAN DIEGO 4
    DUE UP FOR SAN DIEGO: J BARD (.255, 0-FOR-2)

    Marlins vs. PadresJul 3 11:31 PM


  • NL
    AT SAN DIEGO - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY BRIAN GILES SCORED KEVIN KOUZMANOFF AND HIRAM
    BOCACHICA.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, B GILES ON FIRST, G MADDUX ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: FLORIDA 2
    SAN DIEGO 2 BOTTOM, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR SAN DIEGO: M GILES (.251, 0-FOR-1)

    Marlins vs. PadresJul 3 10:40 PM


  • NL
    AT SAN DIEGO - SCORING UPDATE
    FIELDER'S CHOICE BY SCOTT OLSEN SCORED MIGUEL OLIVO.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, S OLSEN ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: FLORIDA 2
    SAN DIEGO 0 TOP, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR FLORIDA: A AMEZAGA (.258, 1-FOR-1)

    Marlins vs. PadresJul 3 10:26 PM


  • NL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    FLORIDA 1 1 2 0
    SAN DIEGO 0 0 0 (BOT 1)

    CURRENT PITCHERS: FLA - SCOTT OLSEN
    SDG - GREG MADDUX

    DUE UP FOR SAN DIEGO: B GILES (.283, 1 HR, 12 RBI)
    M GILES (.252, 4 HR, 30 RBI)
    A GONZALEZ (.269, 14 HR, 52 RBI)

    Marlins vs. PadresJul 3 10:12 PM