Miami 5, Cleveland 3

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, May 20, 2012 1:05 PM
Location - Progressive Field
Temperature - 74°
Umpires - Home Plate - Chris Conroy, First Base - Mark Carlson, Second Base - Ed Hickox, Third Base - Angel Hernandez,
Attendance - 23668

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Miami 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 5 10 1
Cleveland 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 3 7 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Miami 22-19 9-7 13-12 W1
Cleveland 23-18 11-12 12-6 L1

Recap


Marlins 5, Indians 3: Josh Johnson threw seven innings of one-run ball, and Greg Dobbs went 3-for-4 for his first multi-hit game of the season to lead Miami in the rubber game of a three-game series at Progressive Field.

The Marlins have won 14 of 19 and have not lost a series since dropping two of three to Arizona from April 28-30. The Indians lost for only the second time in seven games.

The Indians had two on with one out in the ninth when closer Heath Bell came on to preserve a 5-1 lead. Jose Lopez greeted him with an RBI double off the wall in center, and the Indians scored another run on Casey Kotchman's groundout, but Bell got Shin-Soo Choo to fly out to left for his fifth save.

Derek Lowe (6-2) entered the day with the best ERA in the American League, but the Marlins got to him early. Jose Reyes led off the game with a double and scored on Hanley Ramirez's groundout, and Dobbs made it 2-0 on an RBI double in the third.

Miami broke it open with a three-run eighth against the bullpen. Jeremy Accardo surrendered an RBI double to Logan Morrison and an RBI single to Brett Hayes before Chris Coghlan capped the scoring with an RBI fielder's choice.

That was enough support for Johnson (2-3), who allowed only one hit over the first four innings. The Indians finally broke through on Jose Lopez's RBI single in the fifth, but they were unable to convert a big opportunity in the seventh, leaving runners and second and third.

Johnson gave up five hits and two walks while striking out four. Lowe allowed two runs on six hits over six innings.

Choo extended his hitting streak to eight games with a single in the third.

GAME NOTEBOOK
: The Marlins improved to 19 games above .500 all-time in interleague play, the best record in the National League. … Johnson has posted three consecutive quality starts since getting hit hard at San Diego on May 4. … Lowe has recorded quality starts in seven of his eight outings this season. … Choo is 12-for-32 (.375) during his hitting streak. … Miami begins a 10-game home stand Monday against Colorado. Cleveland wraps up its eight-game stand with a three-game series against Detroit starting Tuesday.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Miami   Cleveland
Josh Johnson Player Derek Lowe
Win W/L Loss
7.0 IP 6.0
4 Strikeouts 2
5 Hits 6
1.29 ERA 3.00
Hitting
Miami   Cleveland
Greg Dobbs Player Jose Lopez
3 Hits 3
1 RBI 2
0 HR 0
5 TB 5
.750 Avg .750

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Miami 10 0 14 .286 10 3 5 3 1 1
Cleveland 7 0 9 .212 16 5 3 3 2 0

Upcoming Games

  • Cleveland will play their next game at home against Detroit. The Indians have a W/L % of .522 after a win and .611 after a loss.
  • Miami will play their next game at home against Colorado. The Marlins have a W/L % of .524 after a win and .550 after a loss.