Florida 7, Houston 5

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, April 9, 2011 7:05 PM
Location - Minute Maid Park
Temperature - Indoors
Umpires - Home Plate - Derryl Cousins, First Base - Jim Joyce, Second Base - Ron Kulpa, Third Base - Jim Wolf,
Attendance - 25421

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Florida 0 1 0 0 0 3 2 1 0 7 10 0
Houston 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 5 11 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Florida 5-3 3-3 2-0 W2
Houston 1-7 0-2 1-5 L2

Recap


Greg Dobbs homered and drove in three runs as the visiting Florida Marlins came from behind to earn a 7-5 victory over the Houston Astros on Saturday.

Mike Stanton returned to the starting lineup for the first time since Opening Day and contributed an RBI double and two runs scored for the Marlins, who have taken the first two of a three-game set.

The Astros held a 4-1 lead heading into the sixth inning but watched that advantage disappear as Bud Norris began to unravel. The young righthander allowed a one-out single to Logan Morrison in front of Stanton’s RBI double and then served up Dobbs’ two-run blast to two batters later to knot it at 4-4.

Fernando Abad (1-1) was not much better in the seventh, surrendering three straight one-out doubles by pinch-hitter Wes Helms, Chris Coghlan and Omar Infante as the Marlins took the lead, 6-4. They pushed it to 7-4 in the eighth when Dobbs added an RBI double.

Brett Wallace brought Houston back within 7-5 with an RBI single in the bottom of the eighth, but Clay Hensley was able to retire the next three hitters and limit the damage.

Javier Vazquez (1-1) got credit for his first win with the Marlins and Leo Nunez earned his third save.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Florida   Houston
Javier Vazquez Player Bud Norris
Win W/L No Decision
6.0 IP 6.0
4 Strikeouts 6
8 Hits 5
6.00 ERA 6.00
Hitting
Florida   Houston
Greg Dobbs Player Angel Sanchez
3 Hits 2
3 RBI 1
1 HR 0
7 TB 3
.750 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Florida 10 1 19 .270 14 8 7 2 0 0
Houston 11 0 16 .297 16 6 5 2 0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Houston will play their next game at home against Florida. The Astros have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .143 after a loss.
  • Florida will play their next game on the road against Houston. The Marlins have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .750 after a loss.
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