MIAMI - Placido Polanco homered for the first time in more than a year and Jeff Mathis hit his first since last August, helping the Miami Marlins overcome a three-run deficit Wednesday in a 5-3 win over the Minnesota Twins.
Miami is 13-9 this month and is assured of a winning record in June following a 14-41 start. Still, the Marlins' 27-50 record is the poorest in the major leagues.
With the Marlins trailing 3-0, Mathis hit a two-run homer in the fifth off Scott Diamond (5-7). Just 5 for 52 (.096) this season entering the at-bat, Mathis had not homered since Aug. 24 for Toronto against Baltimore's Matt Lindstrom.
Kevin Slowey (3-6), who pitched three scoreless innings, singled and scored the tying run on Giancarlo Stanton's groundout.
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