Mike Jacobs Leads Marlins Past Braves

Jacobs, Ramirez homer for Florida; Uggla helps
By Jamie Buss,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 24, 2008 9:00 AM CDT
Florida Marlins' Alfredo Amezaga (4) celebrates with Jorge Cantu (3) as they and teammates come off the field after their 7-2 win over the Atlanta Braves in their baseball game last night in Atlanta.    (AP Photo/John Amis)
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(Newser) – Mike Jacobs hit a two-run homer and Hanley Ramirez added a solo shot to power the Florida Marlins to a 7-2 win over the Atlanta Braves last night. Florida's Dan Uggla went 3-for-5, including a two-run triple in the ninth.

The Marlins jumped on Atlanta starter Jeff Bennett (0-1) for three runs in the first inning on the leadoff home run by Ramirez and Jacobs followed with his two-run blast after a single by Josh Willingham as Florida won for the fourth time in five games. It was the seventh home run for each player.