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Florida Marlins End 11-Game Skid At The Expense Of The Angels and Ervin Santana

The Angels had a runner in scoring position in every inning except for the 5th, but once again failed to collect the timely hit needed to score a run until scoring two in the 9th.  However, by then it was too late as the Marlins scored 5 runs, 4 with clutch hits in beating the Angels 5-2.  With the win, the Marlins end their 11-game losing streak, and give newly appointed manager Jack McKeon his first victory as interim manager. 

For the Angels, the loss was just another example of a season where the Angels have wasted opportunities with runners in scoring position.  In Tuesday's game, the Halos went 1 for 15 with runners in scoring position, waiting until the 9th before finally scoring.  Also, in continuing another trend, the Halos hit into two double plays adding to their league-leading total.

Ervin Santana (3-8) allowed 2 runs on 5 hits over 5 innings.  He struck out 6 and walked one, but also allowed his 15th home run of the season, tying him with Cleveland's Fausto Carmona for the second most in the American league.  The loss also extends Santana's personal losing streak to four games.  In the four loses, the Angels have scored just 5 runs.