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Wayne picks up first big-league victory

9/11/2002

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- If Florida manager Jeff Torborg is correct,
the Florida Marlins may have a pretty good pitcher.

Justin Wayne, backed by home runs from Andy Fox and Derrek Lee,
got his first major league win as the Marlins beat the Philadelphia
Phillies 2-1 Tuesday night to complete a doubleheader sweep.

"You saw a special kid out there tonight,'' Marlins manager
Jeff Torborg said. "It's a little like what I saw when Don Sutton
was young.''

Florida swept a road doubleheader for the first time in eight
tries since joining the NL in 1993. In the opener, Mike Redmond hit
a tiebreaking two-run homer in the seventh and had three RBI in a
6-4 win.

Florida moved into second place in the NL East. The Phillies,
who have lost a season-high six straight and nine of 10, dropped
into fourth.

Wayne (1-1), the No. 1 draft choice of the Montreal Expos two
years ago, was traded to Florida in July. He allowed two hits in 6
1/3 scoreless innings, walked four and struck out four.

Wayne also snared Placido Polanco's hard liner in the sixth,
sprawling on the ground.

"I didn't have a lot of time to react, I was just shocked that
the ball went into the glove,'' Wayne said. "It's pretty
exhilarating to get here and get a chance to get a win.''

Wayne left after walking two batters in the seventh. Graeme
Lloyd, who won the opener, retired Travis Lee to hit into an
inning-ending double play.

Fox homered in the first inning of the second game and Lee
connected in the second off Vicente Padilla (14-10), who allowed
seven hits in eight innings -- just two in his last five.

"He wasn't throwing the ball at all,'' Phillies manager Larry
Bowa said of Padilla's early problems. "Lately, he's been coming
out that way the first couple of innings.''

Polanco hit an RBI single in the eighth off Vladimir Nunez that
scored Jimmy Rollins, who reached when Eric Owens dropped his fly
ball to left.

Braden Looper got five outs for his 10th save in 13 chances.

In the opener, Redmond hadn't expected to come off the bench
since he was slated to catch in the second game. But when Marlins
manager Jeff Torborg needed to make a double switch in the sixth,
he put Redmond in.

"It was one of those things where I was kind of relaxing,
waiting for the second game,'' Redmond said. "But you always have
to be ready, and when they told me I was going to double switch, I
went and had a catch to get ready.''

He connected off Randy Wolf (11-8) for his second homer of the
season.

"I'm not a big home-run hitter so it surprised me as much as it
surprised everyone else,'' said Redmond, who also added a sacrifice
fly in the ninth.

Derrek Lee had a bases-loaded triple in the first inning for the
Marlins.

Lloyd (4-4) pitched a hitless sixth in relief of Julian Tavarez,
who gave up three runs, seven hits and five walks in five innings.
Armando Almanza pitched the ninth for his second save in four
chances.

Wolf, who had been 6-0 in eight starts since a July 21 loss to
Atlanta, gave up five runs and seven hits in seven innings.

For the Phillies, Travis Lee homered, had two RBI and a run
scored, Bobby Abreu scored a run and knocked in one and Tomas Perez
had an RBI ground out.

Kevin Millar had hits in both games of the doubleheader to
extend his hitting streak to 16 games, the longest active streak in
the NL. He went 4-for-8 on the night.

Game notes
Marlon Byrd had his first career hit when he singled in the
second inning of the nightcap. ... In both of Wayne's starts this
season he has pitched the second games of doubleheaders. He also
pitched last Tuesday in New York. ... Rollins was 0-for-8 in the
doubleheader.