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Moehler throws seven strong innings, Marlins drown Blue Jays

CBS SportsLine.com wire reports
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MIAMI -- Brian Moehler pitched seven strong innings as the Florida Marlins defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 8-2 on Saturday for their seventh straight victory.

Moehler (5-5) allowed two runs and five hits while striking out four for his fifth win in six decisions.

The Marlins, winners of 17 of their last 23, are on their longest winning streak since a nine-game run Aug. 27-Sept. 8, 2004. Florida also improved to 13-4 all-time against Toronto.

Blue Jays rookie Casey Janssen (5-5) had his worst performance in 11 starts this season, allowing seven runs, 11 hits in just three-plus innings.

Toronto lost its fifth straight interleague game and ninth in the last 10 against NL opponents.

Florida sent nine batters to the plate in a four-run third to take a 5-2 lead. Jeremy Hermida and Miguel Olivo each hit bases-loaded singles and Moehler also had an RBI single. It was his second career hit and second RBI.

Mike Jacobs hit a two-run homer into the right-field stands off Janssen in the fourth to stretch Florida's lead to 7-2.

Florida added a run in the seventh when Dan Uggla was hit by a pitch from Francisco Rosario with the bases loaded.

The Marlins took a 1-0 lead in the first on Miguel Cabrera's RBI single.

The Blue Jays went ahead 2-1 with a two-out rally in the third. Alex Rios walked, Frank Catalanotto followed with a single and both scored on Vernon Wells' double down the left-field line.

Notes

Moehler made his first start against Toronto since June 21, 2000, when he was with Detroit. ... Marlins SS Hanley Ramirez is hitless in his last 28 at-bats. ... Jacobs has hit in 11 of the last 12 games. ... Bengie Molina went 0-for-4 to snap a career-high 15-game hit streak. ... Janssen made his first interleague start

 
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Brian Moehler allows two runs and five hits while striking out four for his fifth victory.  (AP)
Brian Moehler allows two runs and five hits while striking out four for his fifth victory. (AP)

Players of the Game
Florida

B. Moehler
IP 7.0
H 6
ER 2
BB 1
K 4
Florida

M. Jacobs
AB 5
R 2
H 3
HR 1
RBI 2
 

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Toronto Blue Jays
Alex Rios, RF3100100 .331
Frank Catalanotto, LF4120000 .331
Vernon Wells, CF3012100 .323
Troy Glaus, SS4000012 .252
Lyle Overbay, 1B4020002 .283
Shea Hillenbrand, 3B4010012 .321
Bengie Molina, C4010002 .293
Russ Adams, 2B4000022 .236
Casey Janssen, P1000010 .000
    Brian Tallet, P0000000 .000
   a- John McDonald, PH1000000 .238
    Scott Downs, P0000000 .000
   b- Eric Hinske, PH1000012 .269
    Francisco Rosario, P0000000 .000
    Vinnie Chulk, P0000000 .000
Totals332722612 
a-grounded out for Tallet in the 5th
b-struck out for Downs in the 7th
Batting
2B - Vernon Wells (18, Moehler), Lyle Overbay 2 (13, Moehler, Moehler)
RBI - Vernon Wells 2 (56)
2-OUT RBI - Vernon Wells 2 (17)
SB - Vernon Wells (7, 2nd base off Messenger/Olivo)
Team LOB - 6
Fielding
DP - Glaus-Overbay, Molina-R. Adams
Toronto Blue Jays
Casey Janssen (L,5-5) 31177411 4.50
Brian Tallet 1100020 6.14
Scott Downs 2100010 5.29
Francisco Rosario 1011310 5.03
Vinnie Chulk 1100000 5.95
IBB - Olivo by Casey Janssen, by Cabrera
HBP - Uggla (by Francisco Rosario)
WP - Francisco Rosario (2)
Pitches-Strikes - Casey Janssen 74-37, Brian Tallet 17-10, Scott Downs 20-12, Francisco Rosario 36-18, Vinnie Chulk 9-7
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Casey Janssen 4-2, Scott Downs 4-1, Vinnie Chulk 1-2
Batters Faced - Casey Janssen 22, Brian Tallet 3, Scott Downs 7, Francisco Rosario 7, Vinnie Chulk 4
Florida Marlins
Hanley Ramirez, SS4000115 .269
Dan Uggla, 2B2211211 .307
    Reggie Abercrombie, CF0000000 .219
Mike Jacobs, 1B5232003 .273
    Randy Messenger, P0000000 .000
    Matt Herges, P0000000 .000
Miguel Cabrera, 3B4121100 .346
Joe Borchard, LF5120011 .248
Jeremy Hermida, RF4231101 .261
Alfredo Amezaga, CF-2B5000026 .288
Miguel Olivo, C3022101 .280
Brian Moehler, P1011001 .095
   a- Cody Ross, PH0000100 .296
    Wes Helms, 1B0000000 .247
Totals3381487519 
a-walked for Moehler in the 7th
Batting
2B - Mike Jacobs (16, Janssen), Jeremy Hermida (6, Janssen)
HR - Mike Jacobs (10, Janssen)
SH - Brian Moehler 2 (7)
RBI - Dan Uggla (41), Mike Jacobs 2 (37), Miguel Cabrera (45), Jeremy Hermida (7), Miguel Olivo 2 (21), Brian Moehler (2)
2-OUT RBI - Dan Uggla (16), Miguel Olivo 2 (6), Brian Moehler (1)
SB - Jeremy Hermida (2, 2nd base off Rosario/Molina)
CS - Miguel Cabrera (3, 2nd base by Tallet/Molina)
PK - Dan Uggla (1, Janssen)
Team LOB - 11
Fielding
DP - H. Ramirez-Uggla-Jacobs
Florida Marlins
Brian Moehler (W,5-5) 7622140 6.29
Randy Messenger 1100100 3.70
Matt Herges 1000020 4.82
Pitches-Strikes - Brian Moehler 89-61, Randy Messenger 21-10, Matt Herges 2-2
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Brian Moehler 9-7, Matt Herges 1-0
Batters Faced - Brian Moehler 27, Randy Messenger 5, Matt Herges 3
Game Information
Attendance - 12099
Game Time - 2:56
Temperature - 84
Umpires - Home - Hunter Wendelstedt, First Base - Sam Holbrook, Second Base - Randy Marsh, Third Base - Angel Hernandez