Jacobs Leads Marlins Over Nationals 10-4

Power-hitting first baseman blasts two two-run shots
By Jesse Andrews,  Newser User
Posted Apr 9, 2008 10:08 PM CDT
Washington Nationals' Lastings Milledge (44) is out at second as Florida Marlins second baseman Dan Uggla (6) throws to first to complete a double play on Ryan Zimmerman.   (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
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(Newser) – Mike Jacobs is providing the power for the first-place Florida Marlins. Jacobs hit two homers, including one that capped a seven-run inning, to back Scott Olsen's solid pitching and help Florida beat the Washington Nationals 10-4 on Wednesday night.

The pair of two-run shots give the first baseman four homers in the past five games, a surge that featured his first career game-ending homer Friday, his first career grand slam Saturday—and now his first multi-homer game since Aug. 24, 2005. The Marlins are 4-1 during that span to improve to 5-3 overall, best in the NL East.