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Friday, September 01, 2006

Brewers Lose To Marlins 2-3



From Sportsline.com:

Anibal Sanchez picked a good time to throw the best game of his young career for the Florida Marlins.

Sanchez (6-2) threw seven strong innings Friday night, giving up just one run and five hits, while striking out a career-high seven, to lead the Marlins to a 3-2 win over the Milwaukee Brewers. The loss was Milwaukee's eighth straight.

The win was important for the Marlins, who had dropped two straight games after reeling off a nine-game winning streak that had pushed them back into the National League wild card race.

Making his 12th start, Sanchez did not give up a hit until Prince Fielder had a broken-bat single in the fourth. In his last five starts, he is 2-0 with a 1.69 ERA. Taylor Tankersley pitched a scoreless eighth inning and Joe Borowski gave up a solo homer to Laynce Nix before getting the final three outs for his 32nd save in 36 chances.

"I know I have to show that, because I want to make the rotation next year," Sanchez said. "I don't want to go back to the minor leagues."

Marlins manager Joe Girardi said Sanchez threw the best game of his career.

"It's got to be a pleasure to play behind him, and a pleasure to umpire behind him," Girardi said. "He goes out there and throws strikes."

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