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Dodger Rally Comes Up Short

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Down 8-0 to the Florida Marlins after five innings, the Dodgers rallied to keep fans on the edge of their seat but ultimately fell short losing 8-6.

"These guys play hard," Torre said. "Aside from the one inning that [Jeff] Weaver pitched, the bullpen did a good job to keep us close and put us in the position where we had the tying run at the plate a couple of times."

Already leading 4-0 in the fourth inning the Marlins broke open the game scoring four runs. Second baseman Dan Uggla hit a solo homer to lead off the inning to knock out Schmidt. Dodgers reliever Weaver would come in relief but give up three more runs on two doubles, a single, a walk and a sacrifice bunt giving the Marlins an 8-0 lead.

The Dodgers would go on the comeback trail in the sixth inning. Orlando Hudson led the inning off with a double and went to third on an Andre Ethier single. James Loney knocked them both in with a double. After Matt Kemp ground out to the pitcher, Russell Martin hit his third home run of the season bringing Loney in to cut the deficit in half 8-4.