Lowe shines, bats finally break out

Derek Lowe was so pitch-efficient that Grady had to get him out of the game with two outs in the sixth just to get all the pitchers into the game that Little had planned to. So after allowing doubles on each of his first two pitches of the game but nary a single hit after that in 5 2/3 innings while throwing 68 pitches, Lowe went to the bullpen to throw a few more. He retired 17 of the final 18 batters he faced, nine of them on ground balls. Meanwhile, the Dodgers finally scored some runs — five of them in one inning, in fact, the fifth. It all started with a double by Lowe. Wilson Valdez went 2 for 3 with a walk. Wilson Betemit and Larry Bigbie each is 2 for 3 with a double. Ramon Martinez had two singles. Dodgers 5, Marlins 2, bottom 7

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