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Bucs win by taking advantage of Marlins' miscues

The Pittsburgh Pirates tied a good club record, while the Florida Marlins would rather have not tied one of their own.

The Pittsburgh Pirates tied a good club record, while the Florida Marlins would rather have not tied one of their own.

The host Pirates used four sacrifice flies and took advantage of five Marlins errors in a sloppily played 7-2 win last night.

Ronny Paulino had three RBI and Shawn Chacon pitched five shutout innings out of the bullpen for the Pirates, who earned a split of the four-game series.

The Pirates, who committed two errors, tied a club record set Sept. 9, 1988, against the Phillies with four sacrifice flies. Paulino, Chris Duffy, Jose Castillo and Jason Bay had sacrifice flies for the Pirates.

The Marlins tied a club record for errors. Florida, which had a two-game winning streak snapped, had not committed five errors in a game since July 25, 2000. It was the third time the Marlins had committed five errors in a game.

Four of Florida's errors occurred in the first four innings - leading to three unearned runs for Pittsburgh.

In other games:

* At Houston, Pedro Feliz scored on Randy Winn's infield single in the 12th to lead the San Francisco Giants over the Astros, 2-1.

* At Denver, Livan Hernandez allowed four hits over seven innings, singled twice and scored a run in the Arizona Diamondbacks' 3-1 victory over the Colorado Rockies. Hernandez (4-2) gave up a run while walking four and striking out two. He was 2-for-3 for his 30th multiple hit game of his career.

* At New York, Carlos Delgado's two-run single capped a five-run rally in the bottom of the ninth inning and lifted the Mets over the Chicago Cubs, 6-5.

It was the Mets' biggest ninth-inning comeback since 1999. The previous time the Mets overcame a four-run deficit in the ninth to win was May 23, 1999, when they scored five times off Curt Schilling to beat the Phillies, 5-4, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.

* At Washington, Felipe Lopez returned from a rare day off by stopping an 0-for-13 skid with a single, double and go-ahead triple, and the Nationals came back to beat the Atlanta Braves, 4-3.


* The Arizona Diamondbacks designated infielder Donnie Sadler for assignment after claiming infielder Jason Smith off waivers from Toronto.

* The Atlanta Braves released first baseman Craig Wilson to make room for catcher Brayan Pena's return from the 15-day disabled list.

* Florida Marlins first baseman Mike Jacobs went on the 15-day DL with a broken right thumb, and righthander Byung-Hyun Kim was activated from the DL.

* Reds righthander Aaron Harang went on the bereavement list to be with his ailing grandfather in San Diego. *