Uggla, Marlins Slam Nationals; Win Sixth Straight

By Mike Buss,  Newser Staff
Posted May 10, 2008 10:14 PM CDT
Florida Marlins starter Andrew Miller delivers a pitch against the Washington Nationals during the second inning of a baseball game today in Washington.   (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
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(Newser) – Dan Uggla drove in five runs, Andrew Miller allowed two hits in seven innings and the Florida Marlins routed the Washington Nationals 11-0 tonight for their sixth straight win. The Marlins' winning streak is their longest since they won nine in a row from Aug. 20-29, 2005. Florida (22-14) is eight games over .500 for the first time since Sept. 18, 2005.

Florida chased Mike O'Connor (1-1) - making his first start since Sept. 28, 2006 - during a seven-run fourth inning highlighted by Uggla's fourth career grand slam. Miller (3-2) struck out seven and walked one in seven innings - winning his third straight decision. Taylor Tankersley worked the eighth and Matt Lindstrom got three outs to complete the three-hitter.