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Marlins 5, Brewers 2

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MILWAUKEE -- Byung-Hyun Kim kept the Florida Marlins in it long enough until the offense came around.

The key hit was supplied by Josh Willingham, who hit a two-run homer in the eighth inning, and Florida beat the Milwaukee Brewers 5-2 on Saturday night.

"We had to get the lead back," said Willingham, whose homer was part of a three-run eighth.

Miguel Cabrera went 2-for-4 and also hit a two-run homer in the sixth for the Marlins.

"He's swinging the bat," Marlins manager Fredi Gonzalez said of Cabrera. "He's a good hitter."

Tied 2-2 in the eighth, Hanley Ramirez singled to drive in Dan Uggla from second. After Cabrera popped up to the catcher, Willingham hit his eighth homer of the season into the left-field seats off reliever Jose Capellan (0-1).

Capellan was recalled Thursday from Triple-A Nashville.

"Some of those guys needed a break," Brewers manager Ned Yost said of pitching Capellan, "and he was the freshest guy down there."

Matt Lindstrom (1-2) got the final out in the seventh and picked up his first major league win. After the game, Gonzalez handed Lindstrom the lineup card and the game ball.

"Crazy how it works," Lindstrom said. "It still counts. I just had to get one out. It's kind of unfair."

Kevin Gregg earned his seventh save in seven chances.

Kim kept the Marlins in the game until the offense got going. Kim threw six innings -- tying a season high -- allowing one run and three hits. He struck out three and walked two.

"B.K. did an outstanding job, better than outstanding," Gonzalez said. "He's done it every start. He's been reliable. We need to do that more often."

He left in the seventh with a 2-1 lead, but pinch hitter Corey Hart tied the game with a homer to center off reliever Renyel Pinto.

Starting pitcher Chris Capuano hit the first pitch he saw from Kim over the left-field fence for his first career homer, giving Milwaukee a 1-0 lead in the fifth.

The next inning, Cabrera sent a 1-2 pitch from Capuano over the right-field wall to put Florida up 2-1.

"I had Cabrera down 1-2," Capuano said. "I was trying to go in on him and I threw it right down the middle."

Capuano pitched seven innings, allowing two runs and three hits. He struck out a season-high 10 and walked three.

"His pitch count got up, and I was worried he wouldn't get through five," Yost said of Capuano, who threw 119 pitches. "I was very pleased with Capuano tonight."

With the loss, the NL Central-leading Brewers will have to wait until Sunday to try to end their six-series losing streak. The Brewers, who are 7-15 in their past 22 games, lead the series with Florida 2-1.

Notes

Capuano recorded his 500th career strikeout in the first inning, when he struck out Uggla looking...Capuano's homer was the first by a Milwaukee pitcher since Sept. 12, 2003, when Brooks Kieschnick hit one at San Francisco, and it was the 11th homer by a pitcher in Brewers history...Hart's homer was the first pinch-hit homer for Milwaukee this season...RHP Armando Benitez recorded the 900th strikeout of his career when he got 3B Ryan Braun in the eighth.
 
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Players of the Game
Florida

M. Cabrera
AB 4
R 1
H 2
HR 1
RBI 2
Milwaukee

C. Capuano
IP 7.0
H 3
ER 2
BB 3
K 10
 
Florida Marlins
Reggie Abercrombie, CF3000020 .205
   a- Alfredo Amezaga, PH-CF1000000 .247
Dan Uggla, 2B3210120 .267
Hanley Ramirez, SS4111010 .320
Miguel Cabrera, 3B4122011 .320
Josh Willingham, LF3112111 .268
Jeremy Hermida, RF4000022 .229
Aaron Boone, 1B3000101 .271
Matt Treanor, C4010000 .176
Byung-Hyun Kim, P2000013 .000
   b- Jason Wood, PH1000010 .214
    Renyel Pinto, P0000000 .000
    Matt Lindstrom, P0000000 .000
    Armando Benitez, P0000000 .000
   c- Todd Linden, PH1000000 .179
    Kevin Gregg, P0000000 .000
Totals33565311  
a-flied out for Abercrombie in the 8th
b-struck out for Kim in the 7th
c-grounded out for Benitez in the 9th
Batting
2B - Dan Uggla (21, Capellan), Miguel Cabrera (15, Capuano)
HR - Miguel Cabrera (11, Capuano), Josh Willingham (8, Capellan)
RBI - Hanley Ramirez (17), Miguel Cabrera 2 (39), Josh Willingham 2 (39)
2-OUT RBI - Josh Willingham 2 (15)
Team LOB - 4
Florida Marlins
Byung-Hyun Kim 6311231 4.40
Renyel Pinto (BS,3) 0.2211001 4.26
Matt Lindstrom (W,1-2) 0.1000000 3.86
Armando Benitez (H,1) 1100010 4.19
Kevin Gregg (S,7) 1100000 1.93
HBP - Braun (by Byung-Hyun Kim)
Pitches-Strikes - Byung-Hyun Kim 91-56, Renyel Pinto 17-11, Matt Lindstrom 5-3, Armando Benitez 13-7, Kevin Gregg 14-9
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Byung-Hyun Kim 9-6, Renyel Pinto 1-1, Matt Lindstrom 1-0, Armando Benitez 1-1, Kevin Gregg 1-2
Batters Faced - Byung-Hyun Kim 24, Renyel Pinto 4, Matt Lindstrom 1, Armando Benitez 4, Kevin Gregg 4
Milwaukee Brewers
Tony Gwynn Jr., CF5010001 .324
J.J. Hardy, SS4000001 .292
Ryan Braun, 3B3000020 .273
Prince Fielder, 1B3000101 .289
Johnny Estrada, C4010001 .270
Geoff Jenkins, LF4010002 .286
Gabe Gross, RF1000111 .218
   a- Corey Hart, PH-RF2111000 .300
Craig Counsell, 2B4020000 .240
Chris Capuano, P2111012 .250
   b- Kevin Mench, PH1000000 .270
    Jose Capellan, P0000000 .000
   c- Tony Graffanino, PH1000001 .202
Totals3427224  
a-homered for Gross in the 7th
b-grounded out for Capuano in the 7th
c-flied out for Capellan in the 9th
Batting
2B - Johnny Estrada (13, Benitez)
HR - Corey Hart (2, Pinto), Chris Capuano (1, Kim)
RBI - Corey Hart (11), Chris Capuano (2)
Team LOB - 8
Milwaukee Brewers
Chris Capuano 73223101 3.80
Jose Capellan (L,0-1) 2333011 13.50
Pitches-Strikes - Chris Capuano 119-71, Jose Capellan 30-23
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Chris Capuano 5-6, Jose Capellan 1-4
Batters Faced - Chris Capuano 27, Jose Capellan 9
Game Information
Attendance - 42250
Game Time - 2:35
Temperature - 74
Umpires - Home - Chad Fairchild, First Base - Eric Cooper, Second Base - Mike Reilly, Third Base - Jeff Kellogg