MIAMI (Ticker) --
hit three-run homers and the bullpen allowed one run in six innings as the
posted a 10-4 triumph over the
in the second game of a doubleheader.
Montreal won the opener, 6-2, and dealt Florida's playoff hopes a further blow in the nightcap.
"It was a tough night, no question, but this team has bounced back before and will bounce back again," Marlins' manager Jack McKeon said. "This is just a little bump in the road.
"We were 8-2 in our last 10 games coming into today, so we're not going to let two losses throw us for a loop," McKeon said. "These guys will rebound. You can't have it rosy all the time."
The Marlins were swept at home for the first time ever and for the first time anywhere since June 28, 2001 at Philadelphia.
Pascucci's blast, his first major league homer, highlighted a four-run first inning and Batista's homer, his 27th, broke open a 4-3 game.
also hit his first career homer, a solo shot to lead off the eighth against
"We've had success against that team and tonight everything seemed to be going our way," Montreal manager
said. "We showed some power, but also found the holes when we needed to. It was one of those night when everything seemed to go our way."
had hit his first major league home run in the first game, marking the first time since April 28, 1946 that three players hit their first major league home runs in the same day at the same ballpark.
(2-0) picked up the win with three innings of scoreless relief after an ineffective outing by starter
. Rauch allowed just one hit, walked two and struck out four.
(2-4) allowed eight runs and eight hits in just 3 1/3 innings.
The Marlins won the first two games of the series, which were played at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago because of Hurricane Ivan.