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Cabrera has big night for Venezuela

Updated: March 6, 2013, 3:59 AM ET
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JUPITER, Fla. -- Inspired to honor his president, Miguel Cabrera looked to be in midseason form Tuesday night.

Cabrera homered among his three hits and had four RBIs, but Venezuela, playing hours after the death of President Hugo Chavez, lost to the Miami Marlins 6-5 in a tune-up for the World Baseball Classic.

"It was hard to concentrate," Cabrera said. "We had to win. This was our promise to the country."

Cabrera's two-out, two-run homer down the left-field line off Jordan ...

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