Arizona (54-61) at Miami (59-54)

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Temp: 78° F
  • Game info: 7:05 pm EDT Thu Aug 11, 2005
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The resurgent Florida Marlins will try to complete a three-game sweep of the Arizona Diamondbacks as they continue a season-high 13-game homestand.

Florida will try for its seventh win in eight games at Dolphins Stadium after a 10-5 victory on Wednesday night.

Using the hidden-ball trick, Florida’s Mike Lowell caught Luis Terrero wandering off third base in the eighth inning to stem a Diamondbacks rally.

Miguel Cabrera hit his 26th homer and Juan Pierre scored three runs for Florida, which won its second in a row after being swept in a doubleheader at Colorado on Monday.

With the Diamondbacks trailing 6-5, Terrero hit a leadoff single off Marlins closer Todd Jones. Terrero advanced on Quinton McCracken’s sacrifice and went to third on Tony Clark’s pinch-hit single.

Once Terrero took his lead off third base, Lowell sauntered over and tagged the stunned baserunner. Terrero was immediately called out by third base umpire Ed Rapuano, drawing a roar of approval from the crowd of 20,443.

“It was just the culmination of a poorly played game by us, our worst game of the year,” Arizona manager Bob Melvin said. “We didn’t deserve to win that game.”

The Marlins remained two games behind Houston in the NL wild-card race.

The Diamondbacks have lost six of their last eight games, but remain four games behind first-place San Diego in the mediocre NL West.

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