Tuesday July 22, 2008
MIAMI (AP) -- Rick VandenHurk and three relievers combined on a
one-hitter, and Mike Jacobs hit a three-run homer to help the
Florida Marlins beat the Atlanta Braves 4-0 Tuesday night.
VandenHurk (1-1), recalled Monday from Double-A Carolina,
pitched five hitless innings for his first win since last Aug. 23.
He walked five and left the game after throwing 94 pitches.
Chipper Jones, led off the sixth with a line-drive single up the
middle off Joe Nelson, but Nelson retired the next three batters,
Renyel Pinto pitched two perfect innings, and Matt Lindstrom
pitched a 1-2-3 ninth.
The one-hit performance was the best by Florida since Anibal
Sanchez threw a no-hitter against Arizona on Sept. 6, 2006. The
one-hitter was the ninth for the Marlins, and they've thrown four
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