Wednesday Sept 3, 2008
MIAMI (AP) -- Hanley Ramirez homered and doubled to lead the
Florida Marlins past the Atlanta Braves 5-3 on Wednesday in front
of an incredibly sparse crowd of just 600 fans.
Jeremy Hermida added two hits and an RBI, and three Marlins
relievers kept the Braves scoreless over the final three innings to
preserve the win. Florida reliever Doug Waechter (4-2) allowed one
walk in one inning for his first win since July 25, and Joe Nelson
pitched a perfect ninth for his first save of the season.
Fewer than 600 people were in Dolphin Stadium's bright orange
and aqua seats for the first pitch, leaving most of them to reflect
the afternoon sun. The ballpark was so quiet that home-plate
chatter could be heard.
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