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Maddux thwarted again in bid for 350th

May 05, 2008|From the Associated Press

MIAMI -- Not enough went as planned Sunday for Greg Maddux, who failed in his fourth bid to reach 350 victories. He was outpitched by young Andrew Miller, and the San Diego Padres lost to the Florida Marlins, 10-3.

Maddux (2-3) twice failed to hold a lead, and he gave up 11 hits and five runs, four earned, in 5 2/3 innings.

When Maddux's workday ended, he walked off the mound and headed directly for the tunnel to the clubhouse, bypassing the dugout. There were no backslaps from teammates, and no milestones, either.

The four-time Cy Young Award winner is 0-3 in four starts since April 13. He leads all active pitchers in victories and was trying to become the ninth member of the 350-win club, but instead he fell to 349-217 and lost his fourth consecutive decision against Florida.

"Enjoy your off day Monday and get ready to play Tuesday," Maddux said. "There is no big picture in baseball."

Miller (2-2) earned his seventh career win with his best performance since joining the Marlins in an off-season trade with Detroit.

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