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Johnson sharp, Marlins win minus Ramirez

MIAMI (AP) — Brian Barden drove in two runs while replacing benched star Hanley Ramirez, helping ace Josh Johnson and the Florida Marlins beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 8-0 Tuesday.Ramirez, a two-time All-Star shortstop and the reigning NL batting champion, sat a day after being pulled by manager Fredi Gonzalez for failing to hustle. Ramirez, who said he wasn't loafing, sniped at his manager and teammates in pregame remarks.Minus their highest-paid player, the Marlins did fine for a day. Johnson (4-1) pitched two-hit ball for seven innings, Cameron Maybin and Dan Uggla had back-to-back home runs and Barden neatly filled in.Ramirez was yanked in the third Monday night, an inning after he accidentally kicked a ball and lightly jogged after it. Earlier in the game, he fouled a ball off his left shin and was examined by a trainer.Before this game, Ramirez said of Gonzalez: "That's OK. He doesn't understand that. He never played in the big leagues." Responded Gonzalez: "He's right, but I kno...

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