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Maybin's inside-the-park homer highlights Marlins' blowout win

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MIAMI -- Once the Florida Marlins started hitting again, everyone in their dugout seemed relieved.

Cody Ross hit a three-run home run to spark Florida's biggest inning of the season, Cameron Maybin hit an inside-the-park homer to help turn the game into a rout and the Marlins erased an early four-run deficit to beat the Milwaukee Brewers 13-5 on Monday.

Chris Coghlan led off what became a seven-run sixth with a single, then added a two-run triple 20 minutes later for the Marlins, who scored four more in the seventh -- the last two coming on Maybin's line drive to center that he beat without even sliding at the plate, crossing with both arms raised.

"Funny how this game works," Ross said. "For the first five innings or whatever it was, it looked like the same old team that's been playing the last few days. And then all of a sudden, we score seven. That's what makes our game so beautiful. You can be down and out, and the next thing you know, you feel like you're on top of the world and nobody can get you out. It's mindboggling."

Entering the sixth inning, the Marlins were in a 15-for-109 skid.

They went 12 for 20 the rest of the way.

"It was pretty much an avalanche," Brewers manager Ken Macha said.

Ross finished with four RBI, the second time he's done that this season. Jorge Cantu drove in three runs, while Ronny Paulino and Coghlan each finished with three hits for Florida, which matched a season-high with 13 runs.

"I think that's what our lineup is capable of doing," Coghlan said.

Corey Hart hit his 13th homer and finished with two RBI for Milwaukee, which led 4-0 after 5½ innings. Rickie Weeks had two RBI and Ryan Braun hit a RBI double for the Brewers.

"The game starts to get away from you a lot of things look ugly," Macha said.

Marlins starter Nate Robertson gave up eight hits and four runs in 5 1/3 innings. Jorge Sosa (1-0) got the win in relief, retiring the last two batters of the sixth.

In the sixth, either Florida's bats decided to awaken, Milwaukee starter Chris Narveson (4-3) wilted in the 89-degree heat -- or both.

Coghlan led off with a single, scored three batters later on Cantu's groundout, then Ross snapped an 0-for-11 drought with his fifth homer of the year.

"It drifted up," Narveson said. "He was obviously looking up there and ended up getting a pitch he can drive. It's tough because that was the turning point in the game."

The Marlins sent 11 batters to the plate in the inning, taking their first lead on a pinch-hit single by Mike Lamb, then going up 7-4 when Coghlan's triple to right rolled to the wall, allowing Lamb and Maybin to score.

Without warning, Florida was rolling.

Everything worked: Dan Uggla even scored from first on a double by Ross in the seventh, narrowly beating George Kottaras' tag for an 8-4 lead. The Brewers thought Uggla missed the plate.

"It kind of turned the game around," Kottaras said.

Narveson was chased after getting charged with five earned runs, and the Brewers' bullpen wasn't much better, Carlos Villanueva and Marco Estrada giving up a combined five hits and six runs in 1 1/3 innings. Estrada gave up Maybin's inside-the-parker, a line drive that got past center fielder Carlos Gomez.

Rounding first, Maybin said base coach Dave Collins was yelling "Four! Four! Four!" -- and sure enough, he touched all four bases.

"It was pretty exciting," Maybin said.

Notes

  • After the game, the Brewers made room to reinstate OF Jim Edmonds (strained left side muscle) from the disabled list, optioning OF Adam Stern to Triple-A Nashville.
  • Maybin's was the 15th inside-the-park home run in Marlins history, the first since Emilio Bonifacio hit one in April 2009.
  • Florida made errors on consecutive plays in the ninth.
  • The Brewers are 30-48 against the Marlins since going 9-0 against Florida in 1998.
  • Once this series ends Thursday, the Marlins will play only 19 of their next 51 games in Sun Life Stadium.
 
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Cody Ross hits a three-run home run as the Marlins' bats explode in the sixth inning.  (AP)
Cody Ross hits a three-run home run as the Marlins' bats explode in the sixth inning. (AP)

Players of the Game
Florida

C. Ross
AB 4
R 2
H 2
HR 1
RBI 4
Milwaukee

C. Hart
AB 4
R 1
H 1
HR 1
RBI 2
 

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Milwaukee Brewers
Rickie Weeks, 2B5022001 .255
Carlos Gomez, CF5110014 .258
Prince Fielder, 1B5010004 .267
Ryan Braun, LF3111101 .318
Casey McGehee, 3B4010001 .301
Corey Hart, RF4112010 .260
Alcides Escobar, SS3100110 .250
George Kottaras, C3110110 .231
Chris Narveson, P2010003 .385
    Carlos Villanueva, P0000000 .000
    Marco Estrada, P0000000 .000
    Jeff Suppan, P0000000 .200
   a- Adam Stern, PH1000001 .000
Totals3559534  
a-hit into fielder's choice for Suppan in the 9th
Batting
2B - Ryan Braun (16, Robertson), Casey McGehee (14, Robertson)
HR - Corey Hart (13, Robertson)
SH - Chris Narveson (1)
RBI - Rickie Weeks 2 (30), Ryan Braun (33), Corey Hart 2 (33)
2-OUT RBI - Rickie Weeks (12), Ryan Braun (15)
Team LOB - 7
Fielding
DP - McGehee-Weeks-Fielder
E - Alcides Escobar (9, Throwing), Carlos Gomez (3, Throwing)
Milwaukee Brewers
Chris Narveson (L,4-3) 5.2655281 5.81
Carlos Villanueva 0.1222110 3.33
Marco Estrada 1344111 9.53
Jeff Suppan 1321000 7.28
Pitches-Strikes - Chris Narveson 104-69, Carlos Villanueva 18-10, Marco Estrada 32-18, Jeff Suppan 11-9
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Chris Narveson 7-2, Marco Estrada 1-1, Jeff Suppan 2-0
Batters Faced - Chris Narveson 25, Carlos Villanueva 4, Marco Estrada 7, Jeff Suppan 5
Florida Marlins
Chris Coghlan, LF5232000 .227
Gaby Sanchez, 1B5110022 .266
Hanley Ramirez, SS5110002 .295
Jorge Cantu, 3B5013020 .279
Dan Uggla, 2B3210211 .269
Cody Ross, RF4224021 .300
Ronny Paulino, C4231010 .321
Cameron Maybin, CF2212202 .230
Nate Robertson, P2000011 .125
    Jorge Sosa, P0000000 .000
   a- Mike Lamb, PH1111000 .227
    Brian Sanches, P0000000 .000
   b- Brett Carroll, PH1000010 .188
    Tim Wood, P0000000 .000
Totals37131413410  
a-singled for Sosa in the 6th
b-struck out for Sanches in the 7th
Batting
2B - Hanley Ramirez (10, Narveson), Cody Ross (14, M. Estrada), Ronny Paulino 2 (7, Narveson, M. Estrada)
3B - Chris Coghlan (1, Villanueva)
HR - Cody Ross (5, Narveson), Cameron Maybin (5, M. Estrada)
RBI - Chris Coghlan 2 (14), Jorge Cantu 3 (39), Cody Ross 4 (30), Ronny Paulino (17), Cameron Maybin 2 (18), Mike Lamb (4)
2-OUT RBI - Chris Coghlan 2 (4), Cody Ross 4 (17), Ronny Paulino (7), Cameron Maybin 2 (12), Mike Lamb (1)
CS - Hanley Ramirez (4, 2nd base by Narveson/Kottaras)
Team LOB - 4
Fielding
DP - Uggla-H. Ramirez-G. Sanchez, Uggla-G. Sanchez
E - Jorge Cantu (5, Throwing), Gaby Sanchez (4, Throwing)
Florida Marlins
Nate Robertson 5.1844331 4.30
Jorge Sosa (W,1-0) 0.2000000 0.00
Brian Sanches (H,3) 1000010 2.92
Tim Wood 2110000 5.27
Pitches-Strikes - Nate Robertson 85-54, Jorge Sosa 1-1, Brian Sanches 15-9, Tim Wood 27-19
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Nate Robertson 5-7, Tim Wood 5-3
Batters Faced - Nate Robertson 26, Jorge Sosa 1, Brian Sanches 3, Tim Wood 9
Game Information
Attendance - 10115
Game Time - 2:42
Temperature - 89
Umpires - Home - Bill Miller, First Base - Chad Fairchild, Second Base - Mike Reilly, Third Base - Eric Cooper