Miami 5, Houston 3

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, May 9, 2012 8:05 PM
Location - Minute Maid Park
Temperature - 81°
Umpires - Home Plate - Tim Timmons, First Base - Jeff Kellogg, Second Base - Eric Cooper, Third Base - Marty Foster,
Attendance - 16072

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Miami 16-15 6-5 10-10 W1
Houston 14-17 10-8 4-9 L1

Recap


Marlins 5, Astros 3: Omar Infante’s two-run single in the top of the 12th inning lifted streaking Miami to its eighth victory in nine games.

Logan Morrison led off the decisive frame with a base hit against David Carpenter (0-2), moving to second on a walk to Giancarlo Stanton and taking third when Greg Dobbs reached on a fielder’s choice.

After a two-out walk to John Buck loaded the bases, Infante dropped a 0-2 pitch into shallow center field, plating Morrison and Dobbs to give the Marlins a two-run cushion.

Ryan Webb (2-1) got the win after recording the final out in the bottom of the 11th inning and retiring the Astros in order in the 12th.

Houston tied the game in the bottom of the ninth against new Miami closer Steve Cishek. A two-out single by Brian Bogusevic plated pinch runner Marwin Gonzalez to make it a 3-3 game after Carlos Lee’s one-out triple put the tying run on base.

After Chris Johnson put the Astros in front 2-1 with a second-inning solo homer, Buck and Jose Reyes delivered RBI singles in the top of the fourth inning as the Marlins turned a one-run deficit into a 3-2 lead.

Miami starter Josh Johnson limited Houston to two runs on four hits while matching his longest outing of the year. He struck out six and walked two.

Lucas Harrell pitched 5 1/3 innings for Houston, allowing three runs (two earned) on six hits. He allowed three walks while striking out four.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Miami left a total of five runners on base in the 11th and 12th innings. ... Jordan Schafer had four of the Astros’ eight hits. ... Houston SS Jed Lowrie committed two errors, one leading directly to a Miami run in the first inning and the second putting two Marlins on base with nobody out in the 10th. ... Houston’s first run came in the first inning as the result of a wild pitch and a Buck error. ... Johnson, winless since last April 19, is now 0-4 over his last 12 starts.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Miami   Houston
Josh Johnson Player Lucas Harrell
No Decision W/L No Decision
7.0 IP 5.1
6 Strikeouts 4
4 Hits 6
2.57 ERA 3.38
Hitting
Miami   Houston
Logan Morrison Player Jordan Schafer
2 Hits 4
0 RBI 0
0 HR 0
2 TB 6
.400 Avg .800

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Miami 11 0 12 .234 33 10 4 7 0 1
Houston 8 1 15 .190 11 11 2 3 0 2

Upcoming Games

  • Houston will play their next game on the road against Pittsburgh. The Astros have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .438 after a loss.
  • Miami will play their next game at home against NY Mets. The Marlins have a W/L % of .600 after a win and .438 after a loss.