Miami 4, Milwaukee 0

Boxscore | Recap
Thursday, July 5, 2012 2:10 PM
Location - Miller Park
Temperature - 101°
Umpires - Home Plate - D.J. Reyburn, First Base - Derryl Cousins, Second Base - Ron Kulpa, Third Base - Dan Bellino,
Attendance - 27443

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Miami 40-42 22-22 18-20 W2
Milwaukee 38-44 22-21 16-23 L2

Recap

Marlins 4, Brewers 0: Mark Buehrle pitched shutout ball into the eighth and Carlos Lee had two hits and scored a run in his Miami debut as the visiting Marlins split the series with Milwaukee.

Logan Morrison had two hits and drove in two runs for the Marlins, opening the scoring with an RBI single in the fourth and adding a run-scoring fielder's choice in the eighth. Pinch hitter Greg Dobbs chipped in a two-run homer in the ninth. 

Buehrle (8-8) struck out eight and allowed six hits over 7 2/3 innings. He did not issue a walk and allowed just two extra-base hits in winning his third straight start.

Brewers rookie Michael Fiers (3-3) was nearly as good, allowing just two runs on seven hits with nine strikeouts in 7 1/3 innings. 

After Randy Choate hit Milwaukee's Norichika Aoki with a pitch to start the ninth, Heath Bell came on to record the final three outs for his 19th save. 

Lee, who was acquired from Houston on Wednesday, doubled to lead off the fourth and scored on Morrison's single. He added a single in the eighth.

Aoki went 2-for-3 to extend his hitting streak to a career-high 12 games. 

GAME NOTEBOOK: The Marlins had lost 10 straight to Milwaukee before winning the final two games of the series. … Fiers has 19 strikeouts over his last two starts. … Miami OF Giancarlo Stanton missed his third straight game with a sore knee and is targeting Friday's series opener against St. Louis for his return. … Miami's Justin Ruggiano went 1-for-4 to extend his hitting streak to eight games. … Milwaukee's Ryan Braun grounded into three double plays. He had hit into only four in 76 games before Thursday.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Miami   Milwaukee
Mark Buehrle Player Michael Fiers
Win W/L Loss
7.2 IP 7.1
8 Strikeouts 9
6 Hits 7
0.00 ERA 2.45
Hitting
Miami   Milwaukee
Carlos LeePlayer Norichika Aoki
2 Hits 2
0 RBI 0
0 HR 0
3 TB 2
.500 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Miami 9 1 14 .257 15 10 4 1 1 0
Milwaukee 7 0 9 .233 10 10 0 0 0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Milwaukee will play their next game on the road against Houston. The Brewers have a W/L % of .447 after a win and .477 after a loss.
  • Miami will play their next game on the road against St. Louis. The Marlins have a W/L % of .538 after a win and .442 after a loss.