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Boxscore > Florida 4, Montreal 3
Choi helps Fish sink Montreal
Among his three hits on the day, Jose Vidro certainly made things interesting in the ninth inning, belting a solo shot to bring the Expos within a run, but the rally would end there. Opening Day starter Livan Hernandez was strong through six innings, giving up two runs on five hits and striking out eight.
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Newcomer Hee Seop Choi made his presence felt right away, crushing a two-run homer in his first at-bat as a Marlin and driving in the decisive run in the eighth. Josh Beckett earned a tough-luck no-decision in his Opening Day start, giving up one run on four hits and fanning nine in seven innings.
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Montreal (0-1)
Lost 1
Florida 4, Montreal 3  
Florida (1-0)
Won 1
April 6, 2004
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0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1   3 8 1
0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 X   4 10 0
Standings through 4/6/04  |  Gameday  |  Expos Stats  |  Marlins Stats
Bergeron, CF4110132.250
Vidro, 2B5132010.600
Everett, RF4120122.500
Cabrera, SS5011015.200
Wilkerson, 1B3000124.000
Batista, 3B4000002.000
Sledge, LF2000210.000
Schneider, C4000014.000
Hernandez, P2000000.000
a-Calloway, PH10100001.000
Cordero, P0000000.000
Ayala, P0000000.000
b-Carroll, PH1000000.000

a-Singled for Hernandez in the 7th. b-Lined out for Ayala in the 9th.

2B: Vidro (1, Beckett), Everett 2 (2, Fox, Benitez).
HR: Vidro (1, 9th inning off Benitez, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Bergeron; Vidro 7; Everett 4; Cabrera; Calloway.
RBI: Vidro 2 (2), Cabrera (1).
2-out RBI: Vidro.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Wilkerson 2, Bergeron, Schneider 2, Cabrera.
Team LOB: 10.

E: Wilkerson (1, throw).
DP: (Hernandez-Cabrera-Wilkerson).
Pickoffs: Hernandez (Pierre at 1st base).

Pierre, CF3020101.667
Castillo, 2B4000024.000
Cabrera, RF4110012.250
Lowell, 3B3110101.333
Conine, LF4110024.250
Choi, 1B4113011.250
Castro, C3010010.333
1-Easley, PR0000000.000
Redmond, C10110001.000
Gonzalez, SS4010021.250
Beckett, P2010010.500
a-Cordero, PH1000012.000
Fox, P0000000.000
Perisho, P0000000.000
Benitez, P0000000.000

a-Struck out for Beckett in the 7th.
1-Ran for Castro in the 7th.

2B: Lowell (1, Hernandez).
HR: Choi (1, 2nd inning off Hernandez, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Pierre 2; Cabrera; Lowell 2; Conine; Choi 4; Castro; Redmond; Gonzalez; Beckett.
RBI: Choi 3 (3), Redmond (1).
2-out RBI: Redmond.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Conine 2, Castillo 2, Gonzalez.
GIDP: Pierre.
Team LOB: 7.

PO: Pierre (1st base by Hernandez).

Hernandez 6.05221813.00
Cordero 1.02001200.00
Ayala (L, 0-1)1.032201018.00
Beckett 7.04113901.29
Fox (BS, 1)0.221121013.50
Perisho (W, 1-0)0.10000000.00
Benitez (S, 1)1.02110119.00

Pitches-strikes: Hernandez 97-61, Cordero 24-11, Ayala 35-25, Beckett 93-63, Fox 24-11, Perisho 3-1, Benitez 21-13.
Ground outs-fly outs: Hernandez 3-6, Cordero 0-1, Ayala 1-1, Beckett 2-10, Fox 0-1, Perisho 1-0, Benitez 0-2.
Batters faced: Hernandez 23, Cordero 6, Ayala 6, Beckett 28, Fox 6, Perisho 1, Benitez 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Perisho 3-0.
Umpires: HP: Bruce Froemming. 1B: Marvin Hudson. 2B: Hunter Wendelstedt. 3B: Tim Timmons.
Weather: 78 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 14 mph, In from CF.
T: 2:49.
Att: 55,315.

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