Miami 3, Cleveland 2

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, May 18, 2012 7:05 PM
Location - Progressive Field
Temperature - 66°
Umpires - Home Plate - Ed Hickox, First Base - Angel Hernandez, Second Base - Chris Conroy, Third Base - Mark Carlson,
Attendance - 29378

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Miami 21-18 9-7 12-11 W1
Cleveland 22-17 10-11 12-6 L1

Recap


Marlins 3, Indians 2: Reliever Joe Smith's throwing error set up Hanley Ramirez's go-ahead sacrifice fly in the eighth, and Miami snapped Cleveland's four-game winning streak in the opener of an interleague series at Progressive Field.

Smith's throw to second in the eighth glanced off baserunner Bryan Peterson and into right field, allowing Peterson to advance to third, and Ramirez drove him home with a fly ball to center.

Carlos Zambrano (2-2) turned in his seventh straight quality start for the Marlins, who have won 13 of their last 17 games. He held Cleveland to two runs on four hits over seven innings while working around five walks.

The Indians took a 2-0 lead on an RBI double by Casey Kotchman and a run-scoring single by Shin-Soo Choo in the second, but the Marlins chipped away. They broke the goose-egg on Omar Infante's fielder's choice in the third and tied the game on Greg Dobbs' sacrifice fly in the sixth.

Tony Sipp (0-2) took the loss, charged with the Marlins' unearned run in the eighth.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Marlins CF Emilio Bonifacio left in the fifth inning after jamming his thumb while diving back to first base on a pickoff attempt. Bonifacio was caught stealing in the top half of the inning to end his streak of 20 straight swipes to open the season. ... All three Marlins runners who scored reached on walks. … The Marlins improved to 19 games above .500 all-time in interleague play. … Indians starter Justin Masterson allowed two runs on six hits over seven innings.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Miami   Cleveland
Carlos Zambrano Player Justin Masterson
Win W/L No Decision
7.0 IP 7.0
2 Strikeouts 5
4 Hits 6
2.57 ERA 2.57
Hitting
Miami   Cleveland
Bryan Petersen Player Shin-Soo Choo
1 Hits 1
0 RBI 1
0 HR 0
1 TB 1
1.000 Avg .333

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Miami 6 0 7 .222 9 7 3 4 1 0
Cleveland 4 0 5 .129 13 3 2 5 0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Cleveland will play their next game at home against Miami. The Indians have a W/L % of .545 after a win and .588 after a loss.
  • Miami will play their next game on the road against Cleveland. The Marlins have a W/L % of .550 after a win and .526 after a loss.