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Streaky Marlins end skid at seven

Associated Press

Jorge Cantu homered twice and drove in five runs and the Florida Marlins ended one of the wilder rides in baseball history, beating the New York Mets, 7-4, Tuesday night to end a seven-game losing streak.

The Marlins’ skid started immediately after they’d won seven in a row. Florida became the first NL team to win at least seven straight and also lose at least seven straight in April, the Elias Sports Bureau said.

Cantu hit a two-run homer in the fourth inning, then lined a tiebreaking, three-run drive in the seventh.

Burke Badenhop (1-0) pitched a scoreless sixth in a game with whipping winds that made every popup an adventure in the late innings, and Cantu was charged with an error when he misplayed one.

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