How about those first-place Florida Marlins? Hanley Ramirez, Dan Uggla and Robert Andino homered, four relievers combined for 5 2-3 innings of one-run ball, and Florida beat the Washington Nationals 8-7 Monday night to stay atop the NL East. The Nationals allowed six unearned runs and dropped their fifth consecutive game after a 3-0 start, according to the Associated Press.
Florida improved to 4-3 thanks in large part to putting up five runs off Tim Redding (1-1) in the third inning. All the scoring was unearned, because of shortstop Cristian Guzman's throwing error, and the big blow was Ramirez's three-run homer to left. Ramirez finished with three hits. Redding's line was unusual: four innings, seven hits, seven runs _ only one earned.