Rookie Cabrera homers twice in 20-1 victory

MIAMI (AP) -- Mike Lowell and the Florida Marlins were enjoying a

record-setting night when, suddenly, a bat flew into the stands and

a horrific scene unfolded.

In the seventh inning of the Marlins' 20-1 win over Atlanta on

Tuesday night, a bat slipped from the hands of Atlanta's Darren

Bragg and struck an unidentified photographer.

"I saw a lot of blood," Lowell said. "I know the other camera

people were ducking. The guy was really laid out on the


The man, working beyond the first-base dugout, sustained

lacerations to the face but never lost consciousness, the Marlins

said. He was airlifted to a hospital and there was no immediate

word on his condition.

The game was held up for 18 minutes while the photographer was

tended to by medical personnel.

Bragg was visibly shaken afterward.

"I'm told that he's OK, and I'm glad about that," Bragg said.

"I felt terrible when it happened. I found out right away that

they were calling for a stretcher, and I knew that was a bad


The Marlins set a team record for runs and matched a team mark

with 25 hits, with Miguel Cabrera, Ivan Rodriguez and Luis Castillo

each getting four. The 20-year-old Cabrera drove in four runs and

scored four times.

Lowell drove in three runs, a ftle ands second straight

start because of a strained right hamstring. Brian Banks, who

started in right field, committed an error on Rafael Furcal's

leadoff single, leading to an unearned run. ... Rodriguez has at

least one RBI in each of his last eight games, a career-high

streak. ... Cabrera's home run snapped an 0-for-19 streak. ...

Hampton had not allowed a home run in his previous five starts.