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Saturday, August 26, 2006

Brewers Lose Again 2-7

From Sportsline.com:

With their manager's future in doubt, the Florida Marlins keep winning.

Joe Girardi's overachieving young team won its sixth game in a row Saturday, climbing within four games of .500 for the first time since April by beating Milwaukee 7-2.

The surge comes as a feud festers between Girardi and owner Jeffrey Loria. Dontrelle Willis pitched seven innings, and Miguel Cabrera and Hanley Ramirez drove in two runs apiece to help Florida pull within four games of NL wild-card leader Cincinnati.

Before the latest victory, Loria declined to endorse the job Girardi has done in his first year as manager. There has been speculation Girardi won't return next season because of the rift, which became public three weeks ago.

"We'll sit down at the end of the season and figure out what we're going to do," Loria said.

The late-season soap opera is starting to attract attention: The crowd of 30,017 was Florida's fourth-largest of the year.


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