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Sweep escapes Marlins
Nationals 7, Marlins 6
Miguel Cabrera had one of the Marlins' three homers. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP)
 Cabrera's solo blast
 Ross' two-run homer
 Jacobs' solo homer
Florida's hot hitting continued, as the Marlins got homers from Miguel Cabrera, Mike Jacobs and Cody Ross early for a five-run lead, but the Nats chipped away before getting to closer Jorge Julio for three runs in the ninth.
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Series at a glance:
TODAY'S WRAPS: April 04, 2007
TB
NYY
PPD
FLA
Florida (2-1)
Lost 1
Washington 7, Florida 6   WSH
Washington (1-2)
Won 1
April 4, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Florida
0 2 3 0 1 0 0 0 0   6 10 0
Washington
0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 3   7 16 2
Standings thru 4/4/07  |  Gameday  |  Marlins Stats  |  Nationals Stats
FloridaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Ramirez, SS5220011.429
Uggla, 2B4011012.154
Cabrera, 3B3121102.700
Willingham, LF4011003.286
Jacobs, 1B4221002.385
Ross, RF4112002.250
Olivo, C4000010.231
De Aza, CF4010010.333
Sanchez, P3000020.000
  Pinto, P0000000.000
  Lindstrom, M, P0000000.000
  Messenger, P0000000.000
  a-Wood, PH0000000.000
  Julio, P0000000.000
Totals3561061612 

a-Hit a sacrifice bunt for Messenger in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Willingham (2, Speigner).
3B: Ramirez (1, Chico).
HR: Ross (1, 2nd inning off Chico, 1 on, 0 out), Cabrera (2, 3rd inning off Chico, 0 on, 1 out), Jacobs (1, 3rd inning off Chico, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Ramirez 4; Uggla; Cabrera 5; Willingham 2; Jacobs 5; Ross 4; De Aza.
RBI: Ross 2 (2), Uggla (2), Cabrera (6), Jacobs (3), Willingham (3).
2-out RBI: Jacobs.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ross 2; Uggla.
S: Wood.
SF: Uggla.
GIDP: Willingham.
Team LOB: 5.

FIELDING
DP: (Ramirez-Uggla-Jacobs).

 
WashingtonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Lopez, SS4020010.333
Casto, LF5111013.222
Zimmerman, 3B5020001.385
Kearns, RF-CF4120101.273
Young, 1B5121002.333
Schneider, C4111001.100
Church, CF4123011.300
  King, P0000000.000
  Rauch, P0000000.000
Belliard, 2B4130011.600
Chico, P1000000.000
  Speigner, P0000000.000
  Bowie, P0000000.000
  a-Jimenez, PH1000001.000
  Colome, P0000000.000
  b-Snelling, PH0000000.250
  c-Flores, PH1000001.000
  Wagner, P0000000.000
  Fick, RF1111000.333
Totals3971671412 

a-Popped out for Bowie in the 5th. b-Batted for Colome in the 6th. c-Grounded out for Snelling in the 6th.

BATTING
2B: Church (2, Sanchez), Kearns (1, Sanchez), Belliard 2 (2, Sanchez, Julio).
HR: Church (1, 6th inning off Sanchez, 2 on, 2 out).
TB: Lopez 2; Casto; Zimmerman 2; Kearns 3; Young 2; Schneider; Church 6; Belliard 5; Fick.
RBI: Schneider (3), Church 3 (3), Fick (1), Casto (1), Young (3).
2-out RBI: Church 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Belliard; Flores.
S: Lopez.
GIDP: Casto.
Team LOB: 9.

FIELDING
E: Zimmerman (1, fielding), King (1, throw).
DP: (Lopez-Belliard-Young).

 
FloridaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Sanchez 5.210440116.35
Pinto (H, 1)1.00000200.00
Lindstrom, M (H, 1)0.10000000.00
Messenger (H, 1)1.01000100.00
Julio (BS, 1)(L, 0-1)0.153310020.25
 
WashingtonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Chico 4.086603313.50
Speigner 0.11000003.38
Bowie 0.200000010.80
Colome 1.00000100.00
Wagner 2.00001002.70
King 0.11000009.00
Rauch (W, 1-0)0.20000200.00

Chico pitched to 2 batters in the 5th.

IBB: Cabrera (by Wagner).
Pitches-strikes: Sanchez 91-66, Pinto 11-7, Lindstrom, M 4-2, Messenger 11-6, Julio 23-11, Chico 55-37, Speigner 9-5, Bowie 9-5, Colome 9-6, Wagner 25-14, King 2-2, Rauch 10-6.
Ground outs-fly outs: Sanchez 8-8, Pinto 1-0, Lindstrom, M 0-1, Messenger 0-2, Julio 1-0, Chico 2-7, Speigner 0-1, Bowie 1-1, Colome 1-1, Wagner 3-3, King 1-0, Rauch 0-0.
Batters faced: Sanchez 26, Pinto 3, Lindstrom, M 1, Messenger 4, Julio 7, Chico 20, Speigner 2, Bowie 2, Colome 3, Wagner 7, King 2, Rauch 2.
Inherited runners-scored: Pinto 1-0, Speigner 2-1, Bowie 2-0, Rauch 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Eric Cooper. 1B: James Hoye. 2B: Mike Reilly. 3B: Jeff Kellogg.
Weather: 48 degrees, overcast.
Wind: 12 mph, Out to RF.
T: 2:41.
Att: 18,835.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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