Los Angeles (16-9) at Miami (15-11)

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  • Game info: 7:05 pm EDT Wed May 5, 2004
  • TV: FSN2, FSFL
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The Los Angeles Dodgers will be without offensive catalyst Dave Roberts when they face the struggling Florida Marlins in the middle game of their series at Pro Player Stadium.

Roberts left Tuesday night’s 4-3 win against Florida with a strained right hamstring, an injury similar to the one that caused him to miss much of last season.

Roberts, who entered play Tuesday as the National League’s stolen base leader with 15, will be re-evaluated Wednesday.

The chances of Roberts playing are “not very good,” Dodgers manager Jim Tracy said.

Roberts appeared to get injured in the third inning while running out a triple to right field. He grabbed his hamstring after the play but remained in the game—only to come out an inning later.

“It’s my right leg, but it’s not where I hurt it last year,” said Roberts, who missed 55 games last season with hamstring problems. “It was just smart to come out and not make it worse.”

Dodgers closer Eric Gagne struck out the side in the 11th for his eighth save, extending his major league record to 71 straight.

Alex Cora had three hits, his third multihit effort in four games, for the Dodgers.

Florida has lost a season-high four straight games, and sloppy play—four Florida errors gave Los Angeles three unearned runs,—contributed to the team’s defeat. The Marlins have made errors in all four games during their losing streak, and have commited six over that span.

“We can’t afford to continue giving away opportunities,” Marlins manager Jack McKeon said. “It’s getting monotonous.”

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