MIAMI (AP) -- Wes Helms hit a three-run, pinch-hit homer and Mike
Jacobs added a two-run shot in the seventh inning Saturday night,
helping the Florida Marlins beat the Kansas City Royals 7-3 and
snap a season-high four-game losing streak.
The Marlins also denied Kansas City its first six-game winning
streak since beginning the 2003 season with nine straight
Luis Gonzalez opened the seventh with a single and Mike Rabelo
walked on four pitches to set up Helms' homer off Brian Bannister
(4-5), his sixth career pinch-hit homer. Jeremy Hermida singled
moments later and Jacobs homered off reliever Ron Mahay.
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