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Marlins use long ball to top Giants

May 25, 2008 - 9:56 PM By Christopher Stock PA SportsTicker Contributing Writer

MIAMI (Ticker) - Dan Uggla was one of four Florida Marlins who homered in an 8-6 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Sunday in the first game of a doubleheader.

Jeremy Hermida, Jorge Cantu and Cody Ross also homered for the Marlins, who have won four of their last five games.

Uggla's 16th homer of the season - a 433-foot two-run shot - came in the fifth inning off Giants starter Pat Misch (0-1) to snap a 5-5 tie. The Marlins second baseman is now tied with Lance Berkman of the Houston Astros for the most homers in the major leagues. Uggla has hit 12 home runs in May, which is the most by a Marlins player in any month.

"I feel I have the potential to hit some homers in a season, but you don't put a number or a pace on anything," Uggla said. "I'm not going to lie, I like where I'm at right now and swinging the bat like this."

Florida starter Mark Hendrickson (7-2) benefited from the run support, allowing five runs and nine hits and striking out five in five innings.

"Hendrickson battled through those five innings," Marlins manager Fredi Gonzalez said. "We were glad we were able to get him an opportunity to get the win."

Kevin Gregg pitched a scoreless ninth to pick up his 10th save of the season.

The Marlins led, 3-0, after back-to-back home runs by Hermida and Cantu in the first inning. Both blasts came on full counts.

"I wasn't really controlling too many pitches out there," Misch said. "I was getting behind in a lot of counts and it just ballooned from there. I didn't help the team out too much."

Aaron Rowand responded with a two-run homer to left field in the second inning, cutting the Giants deficit to 3-2. It was Rowand's 100th career home run.

In the third, Bengie Molina hit a two-run double to deep center field, giving San Francisco a 4-3 lead. Rowand then drove home Molina with a single off the left field scoreboard, extending the advantage to two runs.

The Marlins quickly tied the game with a pair of runs in the third, and Uggla's blast gave them the lead for good in the fifth. Uggla was honored by the fans with a curtain call.

"The curtain call was awesome," Uggla said. "It shows that these fans are into it, enjoying it, and know what's going on."

San Francisco cut the deficit to 7-6 on Molina's RBI double in the seventh, but Florida regained its two-run edge on Ross' solo blast in the bottom half of the inning.

"They were (hitting home runs) too," Gonzalez said. "We have a chance to do that throughout the lineup. So let's keep those bats rolling. "

Molina went 4-for-4 with three RBI for the Giants, who had their season-high three-game winning streak snapped.

Giants shortstop Omar Vizquel tied Luis Aparicio's major league record for most games played at shortstop with 2,583 games.

The game was delayed 29 minutes in the fourth inning due to rain.






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    Giants 6, Marlins 8  FinalMay 25 9:00 PM


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    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    SAN FRANCISCO 0 2 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 6 12 1
    FLORIDA 3 0 2 0 2 0 1 0 x 8 10 0 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: SFO - PAT MISCH, VINNIE CHULK (5TH), BILLY SADLER (7TH), ALEX
    HINSHAW (8TH) AND BENGIE MOLINA, STEVE HOLM (7TH)
    FLA - MARK HENDRICKSON, LOGAN KENSING (6TH), MATT
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    May 25 4:43 PM


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    AT FLORIDA - SCORING UPDATE (1ST GAME)
    SOLO HOME RUN BY CODY ROSS (6) TO LEFT WITH 2 OUT IN THE
    7TH OFF BILLY SADLER.
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN FRANCISCO 6, FLORIDA 8
    DUE UP FOR FLORIDA: M RABELO (.211, 0-FOR-3)

    Giants 6, Marlins 8  Bot 7, 0 OutsMay 25 4:12 PM


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    AT FLORIDA - SCORING UPDATE (1ST GAME)
    DOUBLE BY BENGIE MOLINA SCORED RANDY WINN.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, B MOLINA ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN FRANCISCO 6
    FLORIDA 7 TOP, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR SAN FRANCISCO: A ROWAND (.333, 2-FOR-2, BB, HR, 3 RBI)

    Giants 6, Marlins 7  Top 7, 0 OutsMay 25 4:00 PM


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    AT FLORIDA - SCORING UPDATE (1ST GAME)
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY DAN UGGLA (16) TO LEFT CENTER WITH 1
    OUT IN THE 5TH OFF PAT MISCH SCORED JORGE CANTU.
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN FRANCISCO 5, FLORIDA 7
    DUE UP FOR FLORIDA: L GONZALEZ (.276, 0-FOR-1, BB, RBI)

    Giants 5, Marlins 7  Bot 5, 0 OutsMay 25 3:23 PM


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    AT FLORIDA - SCORING UPDATE (1ST GAME)
    BALK BY PAT MISCH ALLOWED JORGE CANTU TO SCORE.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, L GONZALEZ ON SECOND, D UGGLA ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN FRANCISCO 5
    FLORIDA 5 BOTTOM, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR FLORIDA: C ROSS (.173, 0-FOR-1)

    Giants 5, Marlins 5  Bot 3, 0 OutsMay 25 2:17 PM


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    AT FLORIDA - SCORING UPDATE (1ST GAME)
    BASES LOADED WALK TO LUIS GONZALEZ SCORED HANLEY RAMIREZ.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, L GONZALEZ ON FIRST, D UGGLA ON SECOND, J
    CANTU ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN FRANCISCO 5
    FLORIDA 4 BOTTOM, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR FLORIDA: C ROSS (.173, 0-FOR-1)

    Giants 5, Marlins 4  Bot 3, 0 OutsMay 25 2:14 PM


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    AT FLORIDA - SCORING UPDATE (1ST GAME)
    SINGLE BY AARON ROWAND SCORED BENGIE MOLINA.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, A ROWAND ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN FRANCISCO 5
    FLORIDA 3 TOP, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR SAN FRANCISCO: R AURILIA (.258, 0-FOR-1)

    Giants 5, Marlins 3  Top 3, 0 OutsMay 25 1:59 PM


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    AT FLORIDA - SCORING UPDATE (1ST GAME)
    DOUBLE BY BENGIE MOLINA SCORED JOSE CASTILLO AND RANDY
    WINN.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, B MOLINA ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN FRANCISCO 4
    FLORIDA 3 TOP, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR SAN FRANCISCO: A ROWAND (.329, 1-FOR-1, HR, 2 RBI)

    Giants 4, Marlins 3  Top 3, 0 OutsMay 25 1:55 PM


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    AT FLORIDA - SCORING UPDATE (1ST GAME)
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY AARON ROWAND (7) TO LEFT WITH 0 OUT IN
    THE 2ND OFF MARK HENDRICKSON SCORED BENGIE MOLINA.
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN FRANCISCO 2, FLORIDA 3
    DUE UP FOR SAN FRANCISCO: R AURILIA (.260, 5 HR, 16 RBI)

    Giants 2, Marlins 3  Top 2, 0 OutsMay 25 1:36 PM


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    AT FLORIDA - SCORING UPDATE (1ST GAME)
    SOLO HOME RUN BY JORGE CANTU (6) TO LEFT WITH 0 OUT IN THE
    1ST OFF PAT MISCH.
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN FRANCISCO 0, FLORIDA 3
    DUE UP FOR FLORIDA: W HELMS (.243, 3 HR, 15 RBI)

    Giants 0, Marlins 3  Bot 1, 0 OutsMay 25 1:28 PM


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    AT FLORIDA - SCORING UPDATE (1ST GAME)
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY JEREMY HERMIDA (6) TO RIGHT WITH 0 OUT
    IN THE 1ST OFF PAT MISCH SCORED HANLEY RAMIREZ.
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN FRANCISCO 0, FLORIDA 2
    DUE UP FOR FLORIDA: J CANTU (.266, 5 HR, 19 RBI)

    Giants 0, Marlins 2  Bot 1, 0 OutsMay 25 1:26 PM