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Official: Nunez admits using false name

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Florida reliever Leo Nunez has admitted using a false name while pitching in the major leagues, an election official in the Dominican Republic said Friday.

MLB: Florida 4, Atlanta 0

MIAMI, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- Javier Vazquez threw seven shutout innings Wednesday and the Florida Marlins added to Atlanta's late-season concerns by blanking the Braves 4-0.

MLB: Florida 4, Washington 1 (13 inn.)

WASHINGTON, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- Donnie Murphy hit a two-run homer in a three-run 13th inning Saturday, giving Florida a 4-1 victory over Washington.

MLB: Florida 4, Pittsburgh 1

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- Javier Vazquez tossed six scoreless innings and the Florida Marlins erupted for four runs in the fifth inning Sunday in their 4-1 win over Pittsburgh.

MLB: Florida 6, New York Mets 0

NEW YORK, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Javier Vazquez and three Marlins relievers teamed up for a six-hit shutout Tuesday and Florida dominated the New York Mets 6-0.

MLB: Cincinnati 8, Florida 6

MIAMI, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- Yonder Alonso delivered a tie-breaking two-run double in the ninth inning Tuesday, rallying the Cincinnati Reds to an 8-6 decision over Florida.

MLB: Colorado 7, Florida 4

DENVER, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Jason Giambi blasted a three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning Monday, completing a four-run rally that pushed the Colorado Rockies past Florida 7-4.

MLB: Florida 7, New York Mets 3 (10 inn.)

NEW YORK, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Mike Stanton blasted a grand slam in the 10th inning Monday, powering the Florida Marlins to a 7-3 victory over the New York Mets.

MLB: Florida 3, Atlanta 1

ATLANTA, July 31 (UPI) -- Ricky Nolasco earned a victory despite allowing 12 hits and Greg Dobbs drove in the go-ahead run Sunday in Florida's 3-1 decision over Atlanta.

MLB: Florida 7, Washington 5

WASHINGTON, July 27 (UPI) -- Mike Cameron hit two of Florida's three home runs Wednesday in helping the Marlins win their fourth straight game, 7-5 over Washington.

MLB: Florida 4, New York Mets 1

NEW YORK, July 18 (UPI) -- Clay Hensley and four relievers handcuffed the Mets on three hits Monday and the Florida Marlins posted a 4-1 victory over New York.

MLB: Florida 5, Oakland 4

OAKLAND, Calif., June 30 (UPI) -- John Buck's two-run double highlighted a four-run fifth inning Thursday and the Florida Marlins beat Oakland 5-4 to clinch their first series win in June.

MLB: Florida 5, Arizona 2

PHOENIX, June 1 (UPI) -- Anibal Sanchez drove in a pair of runs and turned in eight solid innings on the mound Tuesday to lead the Florida Marlins past Arizona 5-2.

MLB: Florida 5, San Francisco 1

SAN FRANCISCO, May 25 (UPI) -- A three-run double by Gaby Sanchez and solid pitching from Ricky Nolasco were enough to carry the Florida Marlins past San Francisco 5-1 Tuesday.
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Leo Nunez
Florida Marlins catcher John Baker (L) congratulates pitcher Leo Nunez after a 5-2 win over the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on September 16, 2009. UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Leonel Núñez (born August 14, 1983 in Jamao al Norte, Dominican Republic) is a pitcher in Major League Baseball who plays for the Florida Marlins as the team's closer. He bats and throws right-handed.

Núñez was originally signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates as an undrafted free agent on February 16, 2000. From 2001 to 2004, he was a mainly used as a starting pitcher in the Pirates system. On December 16, 2004, he was traded to the Kansas City Royals for catcher Benito Santiago.

After being traded to the Royals, he was converted to a full-time relief pitcher. He began the 2005 season with the Single-A High Desert Mavericks. He was promoted to the Double-A Wichita Wranglers after posting a 9.00 ERA in eight games. He had his contract purchased by the big league club on May 9, 2005, and made his major league debut on the same day.

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