Marlins' Olsen Silences Blue Jays
Friday, June 16th 2006, 9:51 pm
By: News On 6
MIAMI (AP) _ Scott Olsen won his fourth consecutive start and Dan Uggla hit a go-ahead home run to lead the Florida Marlins over the Toronto Blue Jays 3-1 Friday night.
Uggla's two-run drive in the fifth gave Florida a 2-1 lead. Uggla hit Ty Taubenheim's first pitch over the wall in left-center for his 12th homer of the season and second in two games.
The Marlins extended their season-high winning streak to six and improved to 4-0 on their current homestand.
Olsen (6-3) allowed one run, six hits and struck out eight. He also was aided by three double plays.
Russ Adams walked and pinch-hitter Frank Catalanotto singled to start the eighth against Marlins reliever Carlos Martinez. But Martinez retired Alex Rios on a flyout to center and struck out Vernon Wells. Matt Treanor threw out Adams attempting to steal third on Wells' strikeout, his fourth of the game.
Taylor Tankersley came in with a runner on first and two outs in the ninth. Lyle Overbay singled and Eric Hinske walked to load the bases before Tankersley retired Russ Adams on a flyout for his second save in two opportunities.
Florida's Miguel Cabrera ended a 13-game RBI drought with his 10th homer leading off the sixth.
Toronto's Bengie Molina extended his hitting streak to 15 with a single in the second, the longest hitting streak of the season for the Blue Jays.
Troy Glaus led off the fourth inning with his 20th home run to give Toronto a 1-0 lead. Glaus hit Olsen's 1-0 pitch over the scoreboard in left-center field.
Taubenheim (0-4) pitched six innings, allowing three runs and four hits with three strikeouts.
Olsen escaped trouble in the second when he struck out Lyle Overbay and forced Aaron Hill to ground into a double play after allowing a leadoff walk to Shea Hillenbrand and Molina's single.
Notes: Taubenheim singled to lead off the fifth for his first major league hit. ... Hanley Ramirez went 0-for-4 and is hitless in his last 24 at-bats. ... The Blue Jays are 0-4 in interleague games this season and 4-12 against Florida all-time.