Washington at Florida

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Marlins 13, Nationals 8

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MIAMI -- The Florida Marlins swung the bats as if they were releasing their season-long frustrations.

Hanley Ramirez homered twice and Mike Jacobs drove in five runs, powering the Marlins to a 13-8 victory over the Washington Nationals on Tuesday night.

Jacobs and Cody Ross hit consecutive homers for the Marlins, who scored in seven innings and snapped a three-game skid. Jacobs has connected in three straight games.

Pinch-hitter Justin Maxwell had a grand slam -- his first major league hit -- for Washington.

Ramirez finished with four hits, while Jacobs, Dan Uggla, Josh Willingham and Miguel Cabrera each had three as the Marlins piled up a season-high 21.

"We joke how we can play some American League-style games and slug it out with people," Jacobs said.

Maxwell, who had been 0-for-2 in his big league career, highlighted a five-run fourth with his slam as the Nationals took a 7-5 lead. Maxwell was so enthused, he almost overran a teammate.

"When I hit first base, I was just trying to make sure I didn't pass Brian Schneider because he didn't know if it was going to get out," Maxwell said. "He was like, 'Get off me!"'

Both starters pitched poorly. Mike Bacsik gave up a leadoff homer to Ramirez and allowed five runs and eight hits in 2 2/3 innings.

Florida's Chris Seddon, making his first major league start, gave up seven runs and eight hits in three-plus innings.

"Our hitting really gave us a chance to win the game," Bacsik said. "Unfortunately I set the tone, and I couldn't really get anybody out consistently."

Uggla and Jeremy Hermida singled off Chris Schroder (2-2) to open the seventh, putting runners on first and third. Cabrera then greeted reliever Jonathan Albaladejo with a soft RBI single for a 9-8 lead.

After Willingham grounded into a forceout, Jacobs lined a two-run double.

Dmitri Young hit an RBI double in the Washington seventh, tying it at 8. Matt Lindstrom (3-4) wound up with the win.

Ramirez needed a triple to hit for the cycle when he homered for the second time, with one out in the eighth.

"No, I wasn't thinking about that at all," Ramirez said. "I just wanted a good at-bat and wanted to hit it hard."

Trailing 7-6, the Marlins scored twice in the fifth. Florida tied it when Ramirez scored from third on Schneider's passed ball, and Willingham singled home Uggla with two outs.

Jacobs and Ross hit back-to-back homers in the third to give the Marlins a 5-2 lead. Jacobs had a two-run shot.

Ramirez hit his eighth leadoff homer this season, and 15th of his career.

"Hopefully we'll get to see him do things like that for a lot of years," Marlins manager Fredi Gonzalez said.

Washington took a 2-1 lead in the second. Wily Mo Pena's run-scoring single and Ronnie Belliard's foul sacrifice fly scored the runs.

Florida tied it at 2 in the second when Paul Hoover scored on Uggla's groundout.

Notes

Maxwell's homer was the sixth grand slam by Washington this season. ... Ross left the game in the fourth with tightness in his left hamstring. ... Ryan Zimmerman had three hits for Washington. ... The Marlins' previous season-high was 17 hits on three occasions. ... There was a moment of silence at 9:11 p.m., before the top of the sixth, to honor victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

 
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H 4
HR 2
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H 3
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Washington Nationals
Nook Logan, CF5010021 .268
Felipe Lopez, SS5010020 .244
Ryan Zimmerman, 3B5130000 .269
Dmitri Young, 1B4011123 .327
Austin Kearns, RF3220101 .268
Wily Mo Pena, LF5222025 .236
Ronnie Belliard, 2B3111003 .282
Brian Schneider, C3110100 .231
Mike Bacsik Jr., P1000010 .107
    Winston Abreu, P0000000 .000
   a- Justin Maxwell, PH1114000 .333
    Micah Bowie, P0000000 .091
    Saul Rivera, P0000000 .000
   b- Ryan Langerhans, PH1000011 .161
    Chris Schroder, P0000000 .000
    Jonathan Albaladejo, P0000000 .000
   c- Ryan Church, PH1000000 .265
    Luis Ayala, P0000000 .000
Totals378138310  
a-homered for Abreu in the 4th
b-struck out for Rivera in the 6th
c-grounded out for Albaladejo in the 8th
Batting
2B - Dmitri Young (38, Lindstrom), Austin Kearns 2 (33, Seddon, Seddon), Ronnie Belliard (28, Seddon)
HR - Justin Maxwell (1, Seddon)
SF - Ronnie Belliard (5)
RBI - Dmitri Young (73), Wily Mo Pena 2 (32), Ronnie Belliard (45), Justin Maxwell 4 (4)
SB - Wily Mo Pena (1, 3rd base off Seddon/Hoover)
CS - Nook Logan (5, 2nd base by Barone/Hoover)
Team LOB - 7
Fielding
PB - Brian Schneider (5)
E - Felipe Lopez (20, Throwing)
Washington Nationals
Mike Bacsik Jr. 2.2855113 4.95
Winston Abreu 0.1000010 6.08
Micah Bowie (H,2) 0.1211200 4.55
Saul Rivera 1.2321130 3.87
Chris Schroder (L,2-2) 1222010 2.68
Jonathan Albaladejo 1211000 2.08
Luis Ayala 1422001 3.48
HBP - Jacobs (by Mike Bacsik Jr.), H. Ramirez (by Mike Bacsik Jr.)
Pitches-Strikes - Mike Bacsik Jr. 62-33, Winston Abreu 8-5, Micah Bowie 24-11, Saul Rivera 35-23, Chris Schroder 18-12, Jonathan Albaladejo 10-8, Luis Ayala 21-15
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Mike Bacsik Jr. 5-2, Saul Rivera 1-1, Jonathan Albaladejo 2-1, Luis Ayala 2-1
Batters Faced - Mike Bacsik Jr. 19, Winston Abreu 1, Micah Bowie 5, Saul Rivera 9, Chris Schroder 5, Jonathan Albaladejo 5, Luis Ayala 7
Florida Marlins
Hanley Ramirez, SS5342010 .332
Dan Uggla, 2B5331112 .246
Jeremy Hermida, RF6020002 .289
Miguel Cabrera, 3B5232111 .316
    Kevin Gregg, P0000000 .000
Josh Willingham, LF6231015 .271
Mike Jacobs, 1B3135100 .275
    Jason Wood, 1B1000002 .260
Cody Ross, CF2111003 .336
   a- Brett Carroll, PH-CF2000113 .182
Paul Hoover, C5120014 .400
Chris Seddon, P0000000 .000
    Daniel Barone, P0000000 .125
   b- Todd Linden, PH1000003 .226
    Logan Kensing, P0000000 .000
   c- Alejandro De Aza, PH1000000 .225
    Matt Lindstrom, P0000000 .000
    Justin Miller, P0000000 .000
   d- Alfredo Amezaga, PH-3B1000000 .264
Totals4313211246  
a-walked for Ross in the 4th
b-grounded out for Barone in the 4th
c-flied out for Kensing in the 6th
d-grounded out for Miller in the 8th
Batting
2B - Hanley Ramirez (43, Rivera), Mike Jacobs (22, Albaladejo)
HR - Hanley Ramirez 2 (28, Bacsik, Ayala), Mike Jacobs (16, Bacsik), Cody Ross (11, Bacsik)
SH - Chris Seddon 2 (2)
RBI - Hanley Ramirez 2 (72), Dan Uggla (81), Miguel Cabrera 2 (98), Josh Willingham (88), Mike Jacobs 5 (49), Cody Ross (33)
2-OUT RBI - Josh Willingham (31)
Team LOB - 14
Fielding
DP - H. Ramirez-Uggla-Jacobs
Florida Marlins
Chris Seddon 3877141 12.60
Daniel Barone 1100000 5.22
Logan Kensing 2100120 1.80
Matt Lindstrom (BS,2; W,3-4) 1211010 3.47
Justin Miller (H,13) 1000010 3.48
Kevin Gregg 1100120 3.18
HBP - Kearns (by Matt Lindstrom)
Pitches-Strikes - Chris Seddon 56-37, Daniel Barone 14-7, Logan Kensing 28-16, Matt Lindstrom 25-18, Justin Miller 11-8, Kevin Gregg 19-13
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Chris Seddon 2-3, Daniel Barone 2-0, Logan Kensing 1-2, Matt Lindstrom 2-0, Justin Miller 1-1, Kevin Gregg 1-0
Batters Faced - Chris Seddon 18, Daniel Barone 3, Logan Kensing 7, Matt Lindstrom 6, Justin Miller 3, Kevin Gregg 5
Game Information
Attendance - 11078
Game Time - 3:19
Temperature - 86
Umpires - Home - Marty Foster, First Base - Paul Schrieber, Second Base - Field Culbreth, Third Base - Tim McClelland