Marlins 4, Brewers 3

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MIAMI (AP)—Pinch-hitter Mike Jacobs doubled home Jeremy Hermida with two outs in the ninth inning and the Florida 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 and Milwaukee play again Monday night.

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 just inside the third-base line, scoring Hermida.

Florida’s Dan Uggla singled home Hanley Ramirez with the go-ahead run in the eighth inning. Ramirez led off with a triple against Dan Kolb and Uggla hit a soft liner in front of right fielder Geoff Jenkins.

With Florida trailing 2-0, Miguel Cabrera and Josh Willingham led off the seventh with home runs off Chris Capuano.

Bill Hall singled in both Milwaukee runs in the fifth.

Capuano gave up two runs and four hits in six-plus innings. He walked none and struck out nine.

Florida’s Anibal Sanchez threw 114 pitches in six innings. He allowed two runs, seven hits, three walks and struck out six.

Cabrera hit his 23rd homer and Willingham followed with his 19th homer, finishing Capuano.

Florida had runners on second and third with one out in the seventh, but reliever Jose Capellan struck out Hermida and pinch-hitter Joe Borchard.

Capuano led off the fifth with a single to center, and he was held up at third when Gabe Gross doubled to deep right-center. Two outs later, Hall lined


Jacobs had been 0-for-8 as a pinch-hitter. … Brewers CF Brady Clark (upset stomach) was a late scratch. Gabe Gross replaced him. …. Cabrera’s 31 RBIs in August set a Marlins record for any month. Cabrera (May ’06), Gary Sheffield (August ’96) and Moises Alou (April ’97) all had 30 RBIs in a month. … All six outs in the first innings were strikeouts. Capuano had six strikeouts through two innings. … Brewers hitters fouled out five times.

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