Miami 7, LA Dodgers 3

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, August 11, 2012 7:10 PM
Location - Marlins Ballpark
Temperature - Indoors
Umpires - Home Plate - Mark Carlson, First Base - Angel Hernandez, Second Base - Ed Hickox, Third Base - Chris Conroy,
Attendance - 27681

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
LA Dodgers 61-53 33-25 28-28 L1
Miami 52-62 28-28 24-34 W1

Recap


Marlins 7, Dodgers 3: Miami turned the game around with a big fifth inning and Carlos Lee's two-run double in the three-run eighth put it away as the Marlins evened their series with visiting Los Angeles at a game apiece.

The Dodgers staked Joe Blanton to a 2-0 lead, but Miami strung together five hits and a successful squeeze bunt to push across four runs in the fifth. 

The Marlins' fifth-inning outburst ensured starter Ricky Nolasco did not tie Brad Hand's dubious franchise record of losing six straight starts. Nolasco (9-11) allowed nine hits over five innings but limited the damage to two runs to win for the first time since July 6. 

Blanton (8-10) is winless in his first two starts since the Dodgers acquired him from Philadelphia. He allowed four runs on six hits over five innings.

Los Angeles fell one game behind San Francisco in the National League West. The Giants defeated the Rockies 9-3 on Saturday.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The Dodgers lost for the first time this season in the Eastern time zone, falling to 8-1. ... Marlins SS Jose Reyes (hand) returned to the lineup and went 1-for-3 after sitting out Friday's series opener. … Marlins 3B Greg Dobbs was a late scratch from the lineup with a tight left oblique. … Dodgers INF Jerry Hairston Jr. left the game with tightness in his left hip. … Dodgers OF Matt Kemp went 3-for-5 for his 25th multi-hit performance in 62 games this season, raising his average to .359. … Three-time Olympic gold medalist beach volleyball player Misty May-Treanor, who is married to Dodgers C Matt Treanor, was in attendance. 

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
LA Dodgers   Miami
Joe Blanton Player Ricky Nolasco
Loss W/L Win
5.0 IP 5.0
3 Strikeouts 1
6 Hits 9
7.20 ERA 3.60
Hitting
LA Dodgers   Miami
Matt Kemp Player John Buck
3 Hits 2
1 RBI 1
0 HR 0
3 TB 3
.600 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
LA Dodgers 11 0 13 .297 18 3 3 1 2 1
Miami 11 0 16 .344 9 6 7 1 0 2

Upcoming Games

  • Miami will play their next game at home against LA Dodgers. The Marlins have a W/L % of .490 after a win and .429 after a loss.
  • LA Dodgers will play their next game on the road against Miami. The Dodgers have a W/L % of .590 after a win and .472 after a loss.