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Helms' homer lifts Marlins past Braves 8-7

By: AP
By: AP

MIAMI (AP) - Wes Helms hit a game-winning homer, Dan Uggla had a
two-run shot after challenging teammate Hanley Ramirez's effort,
and the bickering Florida Marlins beat the Atlanta Braves 8-7 on
Wednesday night.

Helms hit the 3-2 pitch off Mike Gonzalez (3-4) well over the
left-field scoreboard, sending teammates pouring out of the dugout
in celebration.

Brett Carroll hit a bases-clearing double, and Ross Gload
finished a home run shy of the cycle to help Florida end a day of
infighting with a win.

Yunel Escobar homered in the top of the ninth off Leo Nunez
(4-4) to tie the game.


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