Miami 4, Houston 0

Boxscore | Recap
Monday, May 7, 2012 8:05 PM
Location - Minute Maid Park
Temperature - Indoors
Umpires - Home Plate - Eric Cooper, First Base - Marty Foster, Second Base - Tim Timmons, Third Base - Jeff Kellogg,
Attendance - 16531

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Miami 15-14 6-5 9-9 W7
Houston 13-16 9-7 4-9 L2

Recap

Marlins 4, Astros 0: Carlos Zambrano tossed a three-hitter to outduel Wandy Rodriguez and Giancarlo Stanton hit a two-run homer as Miami remained perfect on its nine-game road trip.

John Buck and Hanley Ramirez also went deep for the Marlins, who improved to 7-0 on their trek.

Zambrano (1-2) scattered three singles and walked one while striking out nine en route to his 10th career complete game and fifth shutout. The enigmatic veteran has yielded three runs or fewer in each of his last five starts.

Rodriguez (3-3) worked eight-plus frames, allowing four runs and six hits. The left-hander, who walked two and struck out two, had his personal three-game winning streak snapped.

Stanton gave Zambrano all the offensive support he needed in the fourth inning, when he deposited a 1-0 offering from Rodriguez over the left-field wall with one on and two outs for his sixth blast of the season.

Buck led off the fifth with his second homer and Ramirez began the ninth with his sixth shot, capping the scoring.

Houston has lost two straight following a season-high five-game winning streak.

GAME NOTEBOOK: All six of Stanton's home runs have come in his last nine games. ... Rodriguez had allowed just three runs over 20 innings during his winning streak. ... Zambrano improved to 17-8 lifetime against the Astros. ... Houston is 5-2 on its nine-game homestand.


 

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Miami   Houston
Carlos Zambrano Player Wandy Rodriguez
Win W/L Loss
9.0 IP 8.0
9 Strikeouts 2
3 Hits 6
0.00 ERA 4.50
Hitting
Miami   Houston
Hanley Ramirez Player Brian Bogusevic
2 Hits 1
1 RBI 0
1 HR 0
6 TB 1
.500 Avg 1.000

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Miami 6 3 17 .188 6 5 4 2 0 0
Houston 3 0 3 .115 7 9 0 1 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Houston will play their next game at home against Miami. The Astros have a W/L % of .538 after a win and .400 after a loss.
  • Miami will play their next game on the road against Houston. The Marlins have a W/L % of .643 after a win and .400 after a loss.