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Jacobs appears to be OK

Marlins first baseman Mike Jacobs left Wednesday's game in the third inning with tightness in his left quad, but after the game Jacobs said he should be fine.

"It's not that bad,'' he said."Just some tightness. I don't think I'll miss more than a day or two.''

Marlins manager Fredi Gonzalez was relieved: "It's not as bad as we thought it was when he came out of the game,'' he said. "He might miss one or two games, but I don't think it will be any more than that.''

Jacobs was robbed of a home run on the play. He hit a drive that hit the rail above the yellow strip on top of the wall, and that's a home run. But the umpire in charge ruled the ball hit the yellow stripe and was in play, and Jacobs settled for a two-run double.

Replays showed the ball hitting above the yellow stripe, but the missed call didn't upset Gonzalez.

"It wasn't a home run until they showed replays from eight different angles,'' gonzalez said. "It's tough when you have to call it just like that. I couldn't see where it hit, but it came off the wall soft, like it hit the yellow (strip).''

A Triple A umpire, who was substituting, made the call.

Jacobs said he didn't see it hit, but added: "If I would have seen where it hit I would have said something,'' Jacobs said.

It would have been his 10th home run of the season.

Someone asked Jacobs how he would feel if he ends up with 29 home runs instead of 30.

"If I end up with 29, I'll be (bleeping) disappointed,'' Jacobs said.