Marlins Complete Sweep of Dodgers

The Marlins sweep the Dodgers, taking 7 of the 9 games this season, with a 5-4 victory. After three rain delays and extra inning, Mark Kotsay drove in Dave Berg for the win. Preston Wilson hit his club-leading 23rd homerun. On a sour note, Luis Castillo seperated his shoulder and might miss the rest of the season. Amaury Garcia was called up. Todd Dunwoody will miss the rest of the season with a fractured thumb. Julio Ramirez was called up.

Almanza on the DL

Bad news for the Marlins as Armando Almanza was diagnosed with tendonitis in his pitching arm and is expected to miss 7-10 days. Jesus Sanchez was recalled to fill the vacancy in the bullpen. The left handed Almanza, arguably the teams best reliever in the past month, sensed the pain while warming up in the seventh inning of tonight’s game. That forced John Boles to bring in Vic Darensbourg, who promptly gave up a 3-run home run to Tony Gwynn. Gwynn’s shot ruined what was an excellent game for the Marlins and starter A.J. Burnett. Alex Gonz