National League Game Summary - Houston at Miami|
(Friday, April 13th)
Final Score: Miami 5, Houston 4 (11 innings)
Miami, FL (Sports Network) - Gaby Sanchez drove in Chris Coghlan with a double
in the bottom of the 11th, sending Miami to a 5-4 victory over Houston in the
opener of a three-game series.
Brandon Lyon (0-1) failed to record an out, allowing Coghlan to reach with an
infield single to third. Sanchez followed by lacing the game-winning hit to
"For me, it's great that it happened, but I would be just as happy as anybody
else doing it," Sanchez said.
It made a winner of Ryan Webb (1-0) who turned in a scoreless top of the 11th
for the Marlins, who had dropped two in a row at Philadelphia.
J.D. Martinez finished with two hits, including a two-run homer, and two runs
scored for the Astros, who have lost three in a row.
"All of our four losses, guys have done a great job at getting ourselves back
in games," Astros manager Brad Mills said. "We've given ourselves a chance to
win, or at least score runs, but it hasn't been there."
Jordan Schafer began the game with a walk, stole second and scored on a Jed
Lowrie base hit, but Miami responded with two in the home first on a Giancarlo
Stanton RBI double and run-scoring hit from Omar Infante.
Astros starter Lucas Harrell's wild pitch with the bases loaded in the third
brought home the hosts' third run of the contest, then the Marlins went up 4-1
in the third as Houston first baseman Carlos Lee's throwing error on a Coghlan
grounder plated Infante.
Houston began its comeback in the fourth as Martinez led off with a single,
moved up on a walk to Brian Bogusevic and crossed the plate on a Jason Castro
In the eighth, Lowrie's leadoff single was followed by a two-run shot from
Miami starter Ricky Nolasco worked five innings, allowing four hits and two
runs with three walks and as many strikeouts...Harrell ended up charged with
seven hits and four runs over four full frames...The Marlins took six of seven
from the Astros last year.
04/14 00:59:15 ET