Uggla's Homers Power Marlins Past Padres

Florida ends three-game losing skid
By Mike Buss,  Newser Staff
Posted May 2, 2008 11:50 PM CDT
Uggla's Homers Power Marlins Past Padres
San Diego Padres manager Bud Black (20) takes the ball from Justin Germano, left, in the sixth inning of a baseball game in Miami, Friday, May 2, 2008. The Marlins won 6-4 while Germano fell to 0-3.   (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

Dan Uggla hit two home runs, Mark Hendrickson pitched seven effective innings and the Florida Marlins beat the San Diego Padres 6-4 on Friday. Uggla's second homer, a three-run shot off Justin Germano that traveled over the left-field scoreboard, was followed by a homer from Luis Gonzalez. It was the third time the Marlins hit back-to-back home runs this season.

Hendrickson (5-1) allowed three runs and five hits for the Marlins, who ended a three-game losing streak. Khalil Greene hit a two-run homer for San Diego, which has lost 13 of 16 and four of its last five games. Germano (0-3) gave up five earned runs and nine hits over 5 2-3 innings. He hasn't won since August 28, against Arizona. (Read more baseball stories.)

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