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Box > Florida 6, Tampa Bay 2
Marlins show off latest catch
Before Scott Olsen hurled his first Major League pitch, his teammates quickly calmed his nerves with a four-run first inning Saturday. From there, Olsen resembled another Florida lefty who made the jump from Double-A: Dontrelle Willis.
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Paul Lo Duca slides in safely with a third-inning double, one of his three hits on the night. (Steve Nesius/AP)
Casey Fossum allowed four first-inning runs Saturday to turn the latest chapter of the Citrus Series into an uphill battle for the Rays. Fossum settled down and allowed no runs in the next 5 1/3 frames, but the damage had already been done.
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Florida (37-34)
Won 3
Florida 6, Tampa Bay 2   TB
Tampa Bay (26-49)
Lost 2
June 25, 2005
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Florida
4 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0   6 14 1
Tampa Bay
0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0   2 6 1
Standings through 6/25/05  |  Gameday  |  Marlins Stats  |  Devil Rays Stats
FloridaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Pierre, CF6230003.251
Castillo, 2B3120100.328
Cabrera, LF5011025.336
Delgado, 1B4112013.320
Lowell, 3B5111003.219
Lo Duca, C5031002.304
Encarnacion, RF4021112.273
Willingham, J, DH1000012.000
a-Harris, PH-DH2000002.355
Gonzalez, SS5110017.278
Totals4061462629 

a-Flied out for Willingham, J in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Lo Duca 2 (15, Fossum, Fossum).
TB: Pierre 3; Castillo 2; Cabrera; Delgado; Lowell; Lo Duca 5; Encarnacion 2; Gonzalez.
RBI: Delgado 2 (55), Lowell (29), Lo Duca (29), Encarnacion (40), Cabrera (52).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Gonzalez 2; Lowell; Pierre; Harris; Lo Duca.
S: Castillo.
SF: Delgado.
Team LOB: 13.

FIELDING
E: Lowell (2, fielding).
DP: 2 (Gonzalez-Castillo-Delgado, Gonzalez-Delgado).
Pickoffs: Olsen (Lugo at 1st base).

 
Tampa BayABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Crawford, LF4010021.279
Lugo, SS3010101.291
Cantu, DH4100012.301
Perez, 1B3121011.274
a-Lee, PH-1B1000000.264
Gomes, RF2000210.300
Hollins, CF4000003.292
Gonzalez, 3B3010021.262
b-Huff, PH1000000.252
Hall, C3000001.266
Green, 2B3010020.271
Totals312613910 

a-Grounded out for Perez in the 8th. b-Grounded out for Gonzalez in the 9th.

BATTING
HR: Perez (5, 6th inning off Olsen, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Crawford; Lugo; Perez 5; Gonzalez; Green.
RBI: Perez (14).
2-out RBI: Perez.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Perez; Gonzalez; Hollins.
GIDP: Hollins; Cantu.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
SB: Gomes (2, 2nd base off Messenger/Lo Duca), Crawford (22, 2nd base off Olsen/Lo Duca).
CS: Lugo (4, 2nd base by Olsen/Lo Duca).
PO: Lugo (1st base by Olsen).

FIELDING
E: Fossum (1, throw).

 
FloridaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Olsen (W, 1-0)5.24213711.59
Messenger (H, 1)0.10000000.00
Mecir (H, 8)1.01000203.76
Mota 2.01000005.56
 
Tampa BayIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Fossum (L, 3-6)6.19442604.15
Brazelton 1.24220006.60
Harper 1.01000009.00

WP: Fossum.
HBP: Willingham, J (by Fossum), Willingham, J (by Fossum).
Pitches-strikes: Olsen 89-60, Messenger 8-5, Mecir 14-10, Mota 22-13, Fossum 109-71, Brazelton 31-20, Harper 9-6.
Ground outs-fly outs: Olsen 4-5, Messenger 0-1, Mecir 1-0, Mota 4-2, Fossum 3-10, Brazelton 2-3, Harper 1-2.
Batters faced: Olsen 23, Messenger 1, Mecir 4, Mota 6, Fossum 33, Brazelton 9, Harper 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Messenger 1-0, Brazelton 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Laz Diaz. 1B: Dana DeMuth. 2B: Marty Foster. 3B: Jim Joyce.
Weather: 72 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 2:46.
Att: 13,232.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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