Kent Helps Dodgers Beat Marlins 7-6

Los Angeles evens record with fourth straight win
By Jesse Andrews,  Newser User
Posted Apr 29, 2008 10:19 PM CDT
Florida Marlins pinch hitter Mike Jacobs, left, questions a call by home plate umpire Ted Barrett after Jacobs was called out on strikes.   (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
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(Newser) – Jeff Kent's two-out single broke a ninth-inning tie, and the Los Angeles Dodgers won their fourth game in a row Tuesday night by beating the Florida Marlins 7-6. Andre Ethier walked with one out against Kevin Gregg (3-1), took second on a groundout and scored on Kent's single.

Joe Beimel (2-0) pitched a scoreless eighth, and Takashi Saito pitched a perfect ninth for his third save in five chances. The Dodgers won even though Derek Lowe was unable to protect a 6-1 lead. Dan Uggla hit his fourth homer for the Marlins, and they scored three unearned runs in the fifth for a 6-all tie.