MLB: Florida 6, Washington 5

April 19, 2008 at 11:06 PM

MIAMI, April 19 (UPI) -- Wes Helms drove in the winning run with an RBI single in the bottom of the ninth and the Florida Marlins came back to beat Washington 6-5.

The Marlins carried a 5-3 lead into the ninth, but the Nationals tied the game in the top half of the inning when Austin Kearns drove in Cristian Guzman and Willie Harris with a two-out single.

Mike Jacobs had three hits and two RBI. Josh Willingham had two hits -- a double and a triple -- and scored twice for Florida, which snapped a two-game losing streak.

Marlins starter Burke Badenhop gave up three runs on five hits in three innings, with five walks and four strikeouts.

Kevin Gregg (2-0) pitched the ninth for Florida, giving up two runs on one hit and one walk, but picking up the win thanks to Helms' game-winning RBI.

Shawn Hill started for Washington, going five innings and giving up four runs on eight hits, with six strikeouts and no walks.

Saul Rivera (1-1) took the loss for the Nationals who lost for the fourth time in their last five games.

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