MIAMI (AP) – Helped by Hee-Seop Choi’s three hits, the Los Angeles Dodgers ended Florida’s shutout streak and came from behind twice to win 11-6 Saturday night.

Choi went 3-for-3 with two RBIs against his former team, scored three times and started a decisive rally in the seventh inning. Dioner Navarro drove in two runs with his first career double in the second to end the Marlins’ streak of 28 consecutive scoreless innings pitched.

Brian Moehler, bidding for Florida’s fourth shutout in a row, lasted only two-plus innings and gave up four runs. After allowing a total of seven runs in the previous seven games, the Marlins blew leads of 3-0 and 6-5.

Choi had a single, double and triple, and was hit by a pitch from Ron Villone (0-2) to start a comeback in the seventh.

Milton Bradley then singled, and Jeff Kent doubled off Antonio Alfonseca to drive in the tying run. After an intentional walk, Jayson Werth walked to force in a run. Jose Valentin’s RBI infield single capped the three-run rally and put the Dodgers ahead 8-6.

Much of the crowd of 34,613 had already departed when Los Angeles’ Ricky Ledee hit a two-run homer in the ninth, his seventh.

Kent scored three times and Werth drove in two runs. Elmer Dessens (1-1), the second of six Los Angeles pitchers, worked 1 2-3 scoreless innings. With the bases loaded, Duaner Sanchez got Miguel Cabrera to ground into a game-ending double play for his third save.

Cabrera hit a three-run homer off former teammate Brad Penny, making his first start in Miami since being traded to Los Angeles on July 31, 2004. Penny pitched five innings and gave up six earned runs, matching a season high.

Marlins first baseman Carlos Delgado was shaken up when he slammed into the wall catching a foul popup, but he stayed in the game and drove in two runs with a double and his 24th homer.

Delgado grounded out with two on against Giovanni Carrara to end the seventh, allowing the Dodgers to preserve a two-run lead.

Choi tripled home a run to chase Moehler in the third, then doubled in the fifth and came home on Ledee’s sacrifice fly. Needing a homer for the cycle, Choi settled for a sacrifice fly in the eighth.

Delgado ended a threat in the third with a sliding catch of a foul popup as he hit the wall. He was slow to rise, but in the bottom half he hit a two-out RBI double to make the score 4-all. Delgado’s homer in the fifth put the Marlins ahead 6-5.

They led 3-0 before Penny retired a batter. Damion Easley, batting leadoff for only the second time this season, started the first with a walk, and Jeff Conine also walked. Cabrera, mired in a 6-for-33 slump, pulled a 1-2 pitch into the upper deck for his 27th homer.

Notes: Marlins OF Juan Encarnacion left in the third inning with a sore left wrist. He is day to day. … Penny gave up two homers after allowing only nine previously this season. Delgado’s homer was just the second by a left-handed hitter off Penny this year. … The Marlins retired Bradley 3-4-1 when a grounder deflected off Delgado’s glove to 2B Easley, who threw to RHP Ismael Valdez covering first. … Valdez allowed one run in four innings of relief, matching a season high for the Marlins’ bullpen.

AP-ES-08-20-05 2125EDT


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