Dodgers Sweep Marlins

Matt Kemp drives in game-winning RBI
By Jamie Buss,  Newser Staff
Posted May 1, 2008 11:31 PM CDT
Los Angeles Dodgers' Matt Kemp follows through with a game-winning RBI single to score Rafael Furcal during the ninth inning against Florida Marlins in a baseball game in Miami last night.   (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
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(Newser) – Matt Kemp drove in the tiebreaking run with a ninth-inning single, and the Los Angeles Dodgers completed their second consecutive series sweep by beating the Florida Marlins 5-3 last night. The Dodgers have won six straight, their longest winning streak since taking seven in a row to close the 2006 season, while the Marlins have lost three in a row.

Joe Beimel (3-0) threw one pitch, retiring Jeremy Hermida on a popup to end the eighth. Takashi Saito pitched a perfect ninth for his fourth save in six chances for the Dodgers, who have won eight of their past 10 games in Miami. Juan Pierre went 2-for-3 with a two-run double. Cody Ross hit his first home run for the Marlins.