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MLB: Florida 7, Los Angeles 6

April 11, 2010 at 12:43 AM

MIAMI, April 11 (UPI) -- Ronny Paulino tied the game with a two-run double in the ninth and Jorge Cantu's sacrifice fly gained the Florida Marlins a 7-6 win over Los Angeles Saturday.

Paulino, in a pinch-hitting role with none out and the bases loaded, drove a pitch from George Sherrill (0-1) off the center field wall, plating two runs for the Marlins and forging a 6-6 tie.

The Dodgers then intentionally walked Hanley Ramirez to load the bases again and Cantu followed by hitting a fly ball to center, enabling Chris Coghlan to tag up and score the winning run.

Florida also benefited from Gaby Sanchez's three-run homer. Starter Josh Johnson got a no-decision, allowing three runs on eight hits with seven strikeouts in five innings while Jose Veras (1-0) picked up the win.

The Dodgers' Matt Kemp went 2-for-5 with a solo homer, two runs batted in and two runs scored in the loss.

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