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MLB: Florida 3, N.Y. Mets 2

July 8, 2006 at 6:04 PM   |   Comments

NEW YORK, July 8 (UPI) -- Miguel Cabrera, Josh Willingham and Hanley Ramirez each hit solo home runs Saturday afternoon as Florida edged the New York Mets, 3-2.

It was the opener of a doubleheader at Shea Stadium and gave the Marlins three wins in their last four games after a four-game losing streak.

In five innings, winner Josh Johnson (8-4) surrendered only two hits and two runs with five walks and five strikeouts. Joe Borowski got his 16th save.

Carlos Beltran and Julio Franco each had an RBI for the Mets (51-36), who had only three hits in the contest.

Losing pitcher John Maine (0-3) gave up three runs and six hits in six innings.

Mets' first baseman Carlos Delgado was hit on his left wrist by Johnson in the second inning. Eventually, he left the game because of a bruised left hand.

X-rays were negative.

The Mets have lost two in a row after winning three straight.

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