Thursday, July 07, 2011

Dunn Powers Marlins to 3-2 Series Lead

Florida wins 2 of 3 on the West Coast and will take a 3-2 series lead back to Miami. The Marlins rallied to win Game 3 against Anaheim co-closer Joe Nathan, then won a super-ugly Game 4 before the Angels bounced back to stay alive.


Marlins 9, Angels 5 (Anaheim took a 5-2 lead when Troy Glaus' HR sparked a 3-run 4th. But Mike Lowell hit a 2-run shot for the Marlins in the top of the 6th, then the Angels squandered a 1st and 3rd, no-out chance in the home half. Florida won it with five in the 8th. Adam Dunn's 3-run blast off Nathan was the big blow)


Marlins 21, Angels 9 (Florida slugged eight homers, including two each by Dunn and Victor Martinez. Chuck James was the sacrificial lamb for Anaheim as he yielded 14 runs and 20 hits in 6 innings)


Angels 2, Marlins 1 (Anaheim pitching, led by starter Matt Chico and closer Takashi Saito, shut down the thundering Florida bats after Hunter Pence homered in the 1st. The Angels scored their only runs in the 3rd on an RBI single by Bobby Abreu and an RBI double by Alfonso Soriano)

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