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Uggla's late heroics lift Marlins past A's

Jun 22, 2008 - 6:26 AM OAKLAND, California (Ticker) -- Dan Uggla's outstanding season continued; Huston Street's miserable series did, too.

Uggla's three-run double in the ninth inning snapped a tie and powered the Florida Marlins to 6-4 triumph over the Oakland Athletics on Saturday.

With the bases loaded, Uggla belted a 1-0 fastball off the left field wall to plate Hanley Ramirez, Jeremy Hermida and Wes Helms to give the Marlins the victory.

"I have the same approach against Street as I do everyone else," Uggla said. "I might have had a little more adrenaline that at-bat, because I got on top of it. The ball was up, and a little outside, and I got around it and yanked it. The one last night was farther down."

Uggla belted his major-league leading 23rd home run off Street Friday night.

For his part, Street (1-2) allowed three runs in two-thirds of an inning. He has been torched for five earned runs, six hits and a pair of homers in two innings by Florida this weekend.

"I can't change it," Street said. "I wish I could, but I can't. My stuff's been there.

"Last night was some missed location. Tonight the pitch that he hit, the last pitch was just a little bit up. If it was down, who knows what happens - but it was just a little bit up. Missed location two days in a row and the same guy beat me twice."

Ramirez reached base four times, stole a pair of bases and scored the first and winning runs of the game.

After doubling in the first inning, he stole third and came around to score on Helms' single to give Florida the early advantage.

Oakland answered immediately as Eric Chavez's double to left field plated both Mark Ellis and Ryan Sweeney.

Florida leveled the contest in the fourth on a one-out, bases-loaded single by Jorge Cantu, but Helms grounded into the first of two double plays Eveland induced to end the inning.

Again, Florida starter Ricky Nolasco could not get the shut-down inning he needed. Bobby Crosby doubled off the top of the left field fence and later scored on Kurt Suzuki's sacrifice fly, which gave Suzuki six RBI in the weekend series..

"We're pretty similar teams," Nolasco said. "It's been an exciting series, and it's good to get this one so we can win the series tomorrow. I looked up in the third inning and I was over 50 pitches.

"I'm a little more efficient than that - but Oakland does not give away any at-bats. Even when I was up in the count 1-2, they found a way to get back into the at-bat."

In a game that matched the team with the most interleague wins in the NL, Florida (109), against the team with the most interleague wins overall, Oakland (119), the Marlins had 12 batters reach base in the first four innings, plus one batter in the fifth. But once the Oakland pitchers settled down, they retired 10 straight hitters from the fifth inning on.

Cody Ross snapped the string with two outs in the eighth. Ross hit a 2-2 pitch off reliever Alan Embree for an opposite-field game-tying 395-foot homer to right-center field.

"We were just trying to pick it up for Ricky, he threw so well," Ross said. "I'm just trying to make something happen, I got it up in the air, and it was carrying pretty well tonight."








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

    BATTERIES: FLA - RICKY NOLASCO, RENYEL PINTO (8TH), KEVIN GREGG (9TH) AND MATT
    TREANOR
    OAK - DANA EVELAND, BRAD ZIEGLER (7TH), ALAN EMBREE
    (8TH), HUSTON STREET (9TH), CHAD GA

    Jun 22 12:04 AM


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    AT OAKLAND - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY KURT SUZUKI SCORED BOBBY CROSBY.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, K SUZUKI ON FIRST, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: FLORIDA 6
    OAKLAND 4 BOTTOM, 9TH
    DUE UP FOR OAKLAND: C GONZALEZ (.247, 1-FOR-3)

    Marlins 6, Athletics 4  Bot 9, 0 OutsJun 21 11:54 PM


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    AT OAKLAND - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY DAN UGGLA SCORED HANLEY RAMIREZ, JEREMY HERMIDA
    AND WES HELMS.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, D UGGLA ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: FLORIDA 6
    OAKLAND 3 TOP, 9TH
    DUE UP FOR FLORIDA: L GONZALEZ (.274, 1-FOR-4)

    Marlins 6, Athletics 3  Top 9, 0 OutsJun 21 11:44 PM
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    Marlins 6, Athletics 3  Top 9, 0 OutsJun 21 11:44 PM
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    Marlins 3, Athletics 3  Bot 8, 0 OutsJun 21 11:25 PM


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    AT OAKLAND - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY CODY ROSS (12) TO RIGHT WITH 2 OUT IN THE
    8TH OFF ALAN EMBREE.
    CURRENT SCORE: FLORIDA 3, OAKLAND 3
    DUE UP FOR FLORIDA: M TREANOR (.255, 2-FOR-3)

    Marlins 3, Athletics 3  Top 8, 0 OutsJun 21 11:21 PM
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    Marlins 2, Athletics 3  Bot 7, 0 OutsJun 21 11:06 PM


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    AT OAKLAND - SCORING UPDATE
    SACRIFICE FLY BY KURT SUZUKI SCORED BOBBY CROSBY.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, NONE ON, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: FLORIDA 2
    OAKLAND 3 BOTTOM, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR OAKLAND: C GONZALEZ (.239, 0-FOR-1)

    Marlins 2, Athletics 3  Bot 4, 0 OutsJun 21 10:37 PM


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    AT OAKLAND - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY JORGE CANTU SCORED ALFREDO AMEZAGA.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, J CANTU ON FIRST, J HERMIDA ON SECOND, H
    RAMIREZ ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: FLORIDA 2
    OAKLAND 2 TOP, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR FLORIDA: W HELMS (.258, 1-FOR-2, RBI)

    Marlins 2, Athletics 2  Top 4, 0 OutsJun 21 10:22 PM


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    AT OAKLAND - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY ERIC CHAVEZ SCORED MARK ELLIS AND RYAN SWEENEY.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, E CHAVEZ ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: FLORIDA 1
    OAKLAND 2 BOTTOM, 1ST
    DUE UP FOR OAKLAND: B CROSBY (.252, 4 HR, 36 RBI)

    Marlins 1, Athletics 2  Bot 1, 0 OutsJun 21 9:25 PM


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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    FLORIDA 1 1 2 0
    OAKLAND 0 0 0 (BOT 1)

    CURRENT PITCHERS: FLA - RICKY NOLASCO
    OAK - DANA EVELAND

    DUE UP FOR OAKLAND: M ELLIS (.253, 8 HR, 28 RBI)
    R SWEENEY (.296, 2 HR, 24 RBI)
    J CUST (.248, 11 HR, 34 RBI)

    Marlins 1, Athletics 0  Bot 1, 0 OutsJun 21 9:16 PM