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Marlins hit 20 runs past drab Braves

RECORD-BREAKERS Rookie Miguel Cabrera hit two homers and four of the team's 25 hits, while the Orioles broke the Yankees' eight-game winning streak


The dynamic Florida Marlins created a team record for runs with a 20-1 pounding of the Atlanta Braves in the National League Tuesday.

Rookie Miguel Cabrera struck two homers, had four hits, scored four times and drove in four runs.

The game was held up for 18 minutes in the seventh inning after a bat slipped out of the hands of Atlanta's Darren Bragg and hit a photographer working beyond the first base dugout.

The photographer sustained lacerations to his face and was bleeding heavily but he never lost consciousness. He was airlifted to hospital and there was no immediate word on his condition.

Florida tied a team record for hits with 25, Ivan Rodriguez and Luis Castillo both adding four each to the attack. Rodriguez also drove in two runs and scored three times.

Mike Lowell had three hits, three runs scored and three RBI for Florida while Ramon Castro homered and had two hits and two RBI.

Rockies 7, Diamondbacks 4

In Denver, Ron Belliard homered, had three hits and drove in two runs as the Colorado Rockies defeated Arizona 7-4, ending a club record 12-game winning streak for the Diamondbacks.

Reds 5, Pirates 3

In Pittsburgh, Jose Guillen cracked a two-run homer in the eighth inning to help the Cincinnati Reds edge the Pirates 5-3.

Phillies 4, Cubs 3

In Philadelphia, Mike Lieberthal singled in the winning run with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning to hand the Phillies a 4-3 triumph over the Chicago Cubs.

Mets 7, Expos 6

In New York, pinch-hitter Tony Clark drove in the winning run with a single in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Mets a 7-6 victory over the Montreal Expos.

In other games: Giants 5, Cardinals 1; Astros 6, Brewers 5 (10 innings); Padres 7, Dodgers 1.

Melvin Mora homered and Tony Batista and BJ Surhoff drove in two runs apiece to help the Baltimore Orioles end the eight-game winning streak of the New York Yankees with a 7-3 American League victory Tuesday.

Brian Roberts had three hits for the Orioles, who snapped a five-game losing skid.

Rodrigo Lopez (2-4) was in trouble throughout but pitched out of numerous jams to record the win. He allowed one run on 12 hits with six strikeouts and no walks over 6 2/3 innings.

Devil Rays 4, Red Sox 3 (11 innings)

In Tampa Bay, Rocco Baldelli scored from second base on an errant pick-off attempt by Brandon Lyon with two outs in the 11th inning to give the Devil Rays a 4-3 win over the Boston Red Sox.

White Sox 6, Twins 1

In Chicago, Frank Thomas homered and had three RBI to lead the White Sox past the Minnesota Twins 6-1.

Mark Buehrle (6-10) allowed one run on eight hits over eight innings for his fourth straight win. Brian Daubach had two hits and drove in a run.

Tigers 5, Blue Jays 0

In Detroit, Matt Roney pitched a one-hit shutout over seven innings for his first career victory as the Tigers upset the Toronto Blue Jays for the second successive day, 5-0.

Royals 6, Indians 3

In Kansas City, Joe Randa homered and drove in four runs as the Royals overcame the Cleveland Indians 6-3.

Carlos Beltran had two hits and drove in a run for Cleveland. Jose Lima (3-0) went seven innings, allowing two runs on five hits, before Mike MacDougal recorded the last two outs for his 21st save of the season.

In other games: Angels 7, Rangers 5; Athletics 3, Mariners 2 (11 innings).

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