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Sunday, August 27, 2006

Brewers Lose Again To Marlins 3-4

From Sportsline.com:

Mike Jacobs delivered his first pinch-hit of the season at an ideal time for the Florida Marlins.

Jacobs doubled home Jeremy Hermida with two outs in the ninth inning and the Marlins beat the Milwaukee Brewers 4-3 Sunday for their seventh straight victory.

The surprising Marlins began the day four games behind Cincinnati in the NL wild-card race. Florida, which moved within three games of .500 for the first time since April 15, and Milwaukee play again Monday night.

"This win itself is huge, to get seven in a row," said Jacobs, who had been 0-for-8 as a pinch-hitter this season. "We keep creeping closer to the wild card and .500."

Florida took a 3-2 lead into the ninth, but David Bell greeted reliever Joe Borowski (2-2) with his seventh home run. It was Borowski's fourth blown save in 34 opportunities.

Brewers reliever Brian Shouse (1-1) got two quick outs in the ninth. Hermida then walked and the lefty-hitting Jacobs sliced a line drive through the vacated hole at third, scoring Hermida.

"Right before that pitch, I saw (third baseman) Bell shift over toward the shortstop hole, and it caught my eye," Jacobs said.


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