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Marlins pummel Pettitte

April 5, 2006

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— The rookie-laden Florida Marlins looked like old pros against Andy Pettitte. Miguel Cabrera hit one of four Florida homers, and the Marlins roughed up Pettitte for 10 runs and 13 hits Tuesday in an 11-2 rout of the Houston Astros.

Josh Willingham connected twice, Mike Jacobs added a three-run shot, and Hanley Ramirez had four hits and three RBIs. Florida, with six rookies in its starting lineup and a major-league-low payroll of about $15 million, gave first-year manager Joe Girardi his first win.

Things went bad early for Pettitte, who allowed seven earned runs in 42â3 innings.

"Obviously, the starting pitcher, you've got to set the tone," Pettitte said. "The first inning, give up three runs, that's just terrible. It's extremely disappointing. I'm embarrassed. I don't know what to say. I've got to go around to every guy and apologize."

Brewers 7, Pirates 5

Milwaukee - Gabe Gross homered as a pinch-hitter in his first at-bat with Milwaukee, and Chris Capuano pitched six solid innings.

Dodgers 5, Braves 4

Los Angeles - Brad Penny pitched five strong innings, J.D. Drew hit a two-run homer, and Los Angeles beat Atlanta for Grady Little's first victory as the Dodgers' manager.

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San Diego - The first rainout in San Diego since 1998 forced the postponement of Tuesday night's game.

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