MIAMI (Ticker) -- Val Pascucci and Tony Batista hit three-run
homers and the bullpen allowed one run in six innings as the
Montreal Expos posted a 10-4 triumph over the Florida Marlins in
the second game of a doubleheader.
Montreal won the opener, 6-2, and dealt Florida's playoff hopes
a further blow in the nightcap.
The sweep was the first for the Marlins at home and their first
anywhere since June 28, 2001 at Philadelphia.
Pascucci's blast, his first major league homer, highlighted a
four-run first inning and Batista's homer, his 27th, broke open
a 4-3 game.
Montreal's Brendan Harris also hit his first career homer, a
solo shot to lead off the eighth against Josias Manzanillo.
Jon Rauch (2-0) picked up the win with three innings of
scoreless relief after an ineffective outing by starter Tomo
Ohka. Rauch allowed just one hit, walked two and struck out
Florida starter Nate Bump (2-4) allowed eight runs and eight
hits in just 3 1/3 innings.
The Marlins won the first two games of the series, which were
played at U.S. Cellular Field because of Hurricane Ivan.