Miami 4, Boston 1

Boxscore | Recap
Monday, June 11, 2012 7:10 PM
Location - Marlins Ballpark
Temperature - 79°
Umpires - Home Plate - Ron Kulpa, First Base - D.J. Reyburn, Second Base - Jim Wolf, Third Base - Derryl Cousins,
Attendance - 32562

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Boston 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 5 1
Miami 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 6 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Boston 29-32 14-19 15-13 L4
Miami 32-29 17-16 15-13 W1

Recap


Marlins 4, Red Sox 1: Josh Johnson pitched seven solid innings and rookie Donovan Solano had two RBIs as host Miami snapped a six-game losing streak and handed Boston its fourth straight loss.

Johnson (4-4), who is 4-1 in his last five decisions, allowed one run, four hits and struck out seven as the Marlins scored three times in the first inning to win for the first time on their nine-game homestand.

Boston’s Josh Beckett (4-7), who lost his third straight start, yielded four runs, six hits and struck out five in seven innings while facing his former team for the first time. He retired 14 straight batters before issuing a one-out walk to John Buck in the seventh and didn't allow a hit after the second inning.

The last-place Red Sox, who have lost seven of their last eight, fell 6 1/2 games out of first in the American League East.

Solano’s sacrifice fly in the first inning drove in Jose Reyes, who led off with a triple. Logan Morrison’s double to right field was bobbled by Adrian Gonzalez, allowing Giancarlo Stanton to score, and Gaby Sanchez followed with an RBI single to right put Miami in front 3-0.

Solano’s two-out RBI single in the second made it 4-0.

Johnson retired 11 straight batters before Scott Podsednik singled and Dustin Pedroia doubled with one out in the sixth inning. After Adrian Gonzalez hit a sacrifice fly, Johnson escaped further damage when David Ortiz popped out to center.

Steve Cishek pitched a scoreless eighth inning and Heath Bell worked around a leadoff walk to Gonzalez in the ninth and struck out Ortiz, Jarrod Saltalamacchia and Kevin Youkilis to earn his ninth straight save and 13th in 17 chances.

GAME NOTEBOOK:
Podsednik had three hits, and was the game's only player to record more than one. … Beckett was the 2003 World Series MVP when the Marlins defeated the Yankees. He pitched a five-hit shutout in the clinching Game 6. … Johnson and Beckett were teammates in 2005, Beckett’s final season with the Marlins. … Miami was outscored 43-10 during its losing streak. … Boston OF Daniel Nava did not play because of a hand injury. ... Johnson threw a season-high 116 pitches. ... Gonzalez went a career-long 106 plate appearances without a walk.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Boston   Miami
Josh Beckett Player Josh Johnson
Loss W/L Win
7.0 IP 7.0
5 Strikeouts 7
6 Hits 4
5.14 ERA 1.29
Hitting
Boston   Miami
Scott Podsednik Player John Buck
3 Hits 1
0 RBI 0
0 HR 0
3 TB 1
.750 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Boston 5 0 6 .167 11 11 1 2 1 1
Miami 6 0 9 .214 5 5 3 1 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Miami will play their next game at home against Boston. The Marlins have a W/L % of .548 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • Boston will play their next game on the road against Miami. The Red Sox have a W/L % of .533 after a win and .419 after a loss.