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MLB Denies Yankees Protest, Result Stands: Marlins 6, Yankees 5

         The Marlins received word from Major League Baseball offices on Tuesday that the New York Yankees' protest of Sunday's game had been denied and that the result stands -- Marlins 6, Yankees 5.

         The Yankees protested the game over a lineup mix-up by the Marlins in the top of the eighth inning. Had the protest been upheld, the game would have been re-started at the point of infraction, with the Yankees coming to bat in the top of the eighth and the Marlins leading 6-3.

         Instead, the league decided the infraction wasn't serious enough to warrant a do-over.

         Marlins manager Fredi Gonzalez, who owned up to the mistake, said he was relieved.

          "It's embarassing, big-time embarassing," Gonzalez said. "You've got 25 guys on your team, and six coaches and staff members, and 50,000 people in the stands and, whatever, two million viewers. I'll tell you what, it's not easy. It's embarassing. And to get the game protested, and then you have an off day (Monday) -- it's a tough couple of days."

          Lineup: 1. Chris Coghlan, lf; 2. Emilio Bonifacio, 3b; 3. Hanley Ramirez, ss; 4. Jorge Cantu, 1b; 5. Jeremy Hermida, rf; 6. Dan Uggla, 2b; 7. Cody Ross, cf; 8. John Baker, c; 9. Andrew Miller, lhp.

         -- DL'd pitchers Kiko Calero and Anibal Sanchez both threw off flat ground on Tuesday.

        

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