MIAMI, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Brad Penny allowed one run in six innings and Derrek Lee had a bases-clearing double to highlight a four-run first inning Thursday as the Florida Marlins cruised to a 6-2 victory over the Montreal Expos.
The righthander has allowed just one run -- a solo homer by Lee Stevens in the fifth inning -- in 30 innings pitched against the Expos this year. He won all four of his starts against Montreal.
Penny (10-10) gave up four hits, struck out one and walked two.
Lifted for pinch-hitter Mike Gulan in the bottom of the sixth, Penny threw just 75 pitches. He lasted seven innings in his previous start against the Expos on Sept. 18. His last win before that came on June 26, when he took a no-hitter into the sixth inning and tossed eight scoreless frames to victimize Montreal.
With Penny's continued mastery of the Expos, the game effectively was decided with the Marlins' first-inning outburst.
Andy Fox led off by getting to first on shortstop Orlando Cabrera's 11th error of the season, Eric Owens reached on an infield single and Cliff Floyd walked to load the bases. With one out, Kevin Millar singled home Fox and the Marlins loaded the bases once again, before Lee cleared them.
Cabrera launched his career-high 14th homer off Ricky Bones in the ninth. But it was too late, as the Expos' series record fell to 11-21-2 since manager Jeff Torborg took the reins.