Series: Game 2 of 3

Florida leads 2-0 (as of 7/1)

Game 1: Monday, June 30
Game 2: Tuesday, July 1
Game 3: Wednesday, July 2
in 13

Braves 1

(51-30, 24-18 away)

Marlins 20

(43-42, 25-18 home)

    7:05 PM ET, July 1, 2003

    Sun Life Stadium, Miami, Florida 

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    W: J. Beckett (3-3)

    L: M. Hampton (3-5)

    Rookie Cabrera homers twice in 20-1 victory

    MIAMI (AP) -- Mike Lowell and the Florida Marlins were enjoying a record-setting night when, suddenly, a bat flew into the stands and a horrific scene unfolded.

    In the seventh inning of the Marlins' 20-1 win over Atlanta on Tuesday night, a bat slipped from the hands of Atlanta's Darren Bragg and struck an unidentified photographer.

    "I saw a lot of blood," Lowell said. "I know the other camera people were ducking. The guy was really laid out on the stretcher."

    The man, working beyond the first-base dugout, sustained lacerations to the face but never lost consciousness, the Marlins said. He was airlifted to a hospital and there was no immediate word on his condition.

    The game was held up for 18 minutes while the photographer was tended to by medical personnel.

    Bragg was visibly shaken afterward.

    "I'm told that he's OK, and I'm glad about that," Bragg said. "I felt terrible when it happened. I found out right away that they were calling for a stretcher, and I knew that was a bad situation."

    The Marlins set a team record for runs and matched a team mark with 25 hits, with Miguel Cabrera, Ivan Rodriguez and Luis Castillo each getting four. The 20-year-old Cabrera drove in four runs and scored four times.

    Lowell drove in three runs, a ftle ands second straight start because of a strained right hamstring. Brian Banks, who started in right field, committed an error on Rafael Furcal's leadoff single, leading to an unearned run. ... Rodriguez has at least one RBI in each of his last eight games, a career-high streak. ... Cabrera's home run snapped an 0-for-19 streak. ... Hampton had not allowed a home run in his previous five starts.

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