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MIAMI (AP) — The Florida Marlins’ new 80-year-old manager still has the winning touch.
Jack McKeon earned his first victory since coming out of retirement when the Marlins broke an 11-game losing streak by beating the Los Angeles Angels 5-2 on Tuesday night.
Javier Vazquez and five relievers gave up 13 hits and the Angels had at least one hit in every inning, but they went 1 for 15 with runners in scoring position.
Gaby Sanchez hit his 13th home run and Hanley Ramirez had his first multi-hit game since May 21 for the Marlins, who improved to 2-19 in June. They are 1-1 since McKeon took over Monday as interim manager for the rest of the season.
For a change, the breaks went the Marlins’ way. They had three infield hits, while the Angels hit into two double plays.
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