Long Ball Leads Marlins Past Pirates, 10-4

Pittsburgh pitching pitiful again as entire Florida lineup tees off
By Jesse Andrews,  Newser User
Posted Apr 21, 2008 11:01 PM CDT
Florida Marlins' Dan Uggla (6) is greeted by manager Fredi Gonzalez, lower right, after hitting a solo home run.   (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
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(Newser) – Hanley Ramirez, Josh Willingham, and Dan Uggla homered, and Marlins pitcher Mark Hendrickson, normally one of the majors' worst hitters, had two hits while pitching eight innings of Florida's 10-4 victory over the slumping Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday night. Ramirez, a .457 career hitter in PNC Park, hit a two-run homer during a four-run second inning.

Willingham added a two-run drive as Florida scored three more times in the third to make it 7-2. Uggla hit a solo homer and had three of Florida's 11 extra-base hits. All nine Marlins starters got at least one of their 16 hits. The Pirates, coming off a miserable road trip, lost their sixth in a row.