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Fourth in a row
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Marlins 8, Astros 6
Leo Nunez celebrates the final out and his 12th save of the season. (Alan Diaz/AP)
The Marlins are 3 1/2 games back of the Phils in the NL East, after escaping vs. the Astros thanks to Leo Nunez quelling a rally in the ninth. John Baker went 2-for-4 with two RBIs, while Rick VandenHurk got the win with five solid frames.
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Series at a glance:
HOU
Houston (55-57)
Lost 1
Florida 8, Houston 6   FLA
Florida (59-53)
Won 4
August 10, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Houston
0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 3   6 10 0
Florida
4 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 X   8 10 1
Standings thru 8/10/09  |  Recap: HOU | FLA  |  Gameday  |  Astros stats  |  Marlins stats
Houston AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Bourn, CF 4 0 0 0 1 2 2 .284
Matsui, K, 2B 4 1 0 0 1 1 1 .246
Tejada, M, SS 5 1 3 0 0 1 0 .320
Lee, Ca, LF 4 1 1 2 1 0 3 .313
Blum, 3B 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 .267
Pence, RF 5 1 2 0 0 2 0 .289
Rodriguez, I, C 4 1 2 0 0 0 3 .252
Erstad, 1B 3 1 2 3 1 0 0 .208
Moehler, P 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .032
  a-Michaels, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .225
  Sampson, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  b-Kata, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .200
  Arias, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 38 6 10 5 4 6 17  

a-Grounded into a forceout for Moehler in the 6th. b-Lined out for Sampson in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Erstad (6, Donnelly), Lee, Ca (25, Lindstrom).
HR: Erstad (2, 2nd inning off van den Hurk, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Tejada, M 3; Erstad 6; Lee, Ca 2; Rodriguez, I 2; Pence 2.
RBI: Erstad 3 (9), Lee, Ca 2 (68).
2-out RBI: Erstad.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Blum 2; Matsui, K; Rodriguez, I; Bourn; Kata.
Team RISP: 1-for-11.
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING
SB: Bourn (40, 2nd base off van den Hurk/Baker, Jo), Tejada, M (4, 2nd base off van den Hurk/Baker, Jo).

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Bourn (Gload at home).
DP: (Blum-Matsui, K-Erstad).

 
Florida AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Coghlan, LF 3 2 1 1 2 0 0 .286
Johnson, N, 1B 4 1 1 0 1 2 1 .297
  Lindstrom, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Oviedo, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Ramirez, H, SS 5 0 2 1 0 0 3 .348
Cantu, 3B-1B 3 1 1 1 1 0 2 .277
Uggla, 2B 4 1 2 0 0 0 2 .236
Baker, Jo, C 4 1 2 2 0 0 1 .276
Ross, C, CF 2 1 0 1 1 0 1 .262
Hermida, RF 3 1 1 0 1 0 2 .257
van den Hurk, P 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 .000
  Sanches, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  a-Gload, PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .271
  Donnelly, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  b-Helms, PH-3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .271
Totals 31 8 10 6 7 4 15  

a-Intentionally walked for Sanches in the 6th. b-Grounded out for Donnelly in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Baker, Jo (19, Moehler), Hermida (11, Arias).
TB: Hermida 2; Cantu; Ramirez, H 2; Coghlan; Uggla 2; Johnson, N; Baker, Jo 3.
RBI: Cantu (63), Baker, Jo 2 (34), Ross, C (63), Coghlan (27), Ramirez, H (75).
2-out RBI: Ramirez, H.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: van den Hurk; Uggla; Cantu.
SF: Ross, C.
GIDP: Ross, C.
Team RISP: 5-for-11.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
SB: Ramirez, H (21, 2nd base off Moehler/Rodriguez, I).

FIELDING
E: Uggla (9, fielding).

 
Houston IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Moehler (L, 7-8) 5.0 5 4 4 3 3 0 5.40
Sampson 2.0 4 3 3 3 0 0 4.12
Arias 1.0 1 1 1 1 1 0 2.74
 
Florida IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
van den Hurk (W, 2-1) 5.0 5 2 2 3 4 1 4.15
Sanches (H, 4) 1.0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1.10
Donnelly 2.0 2 1 1 0 1 0 1.20
Lindstrom 0.1 2 3 1 0 0 0 6.12
Oviedo (S, 12) 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.91

Game Scores: Moehler , van den Hurk .
WP: Arias, Sanches.
Balk: Sampson, Oviedo.
IBB: Hermida (by Moehler), Gload (by Sampson), Johnson, N (by Sampson).
Pitches-strikes: Moehler 80-49, Sampson 37-18, Arias 17-9, van den Hurk 97-60, Sanches 14-8, Donnelly 22-17, Lindstrom 14-10, Oviedo 7-5.
Groundouts-flyouts: Moehler 2-5, Sampson 4-0, Arias 1-0, van den Hurk 2-2, Sanches 2-1, Donnelly 2-1, Lindstrom 2-0, Oviedo 1-0.
Batters faced: Moehler 23, Sampson 11, Arias 5, van den Hurk 23, Sanches 5, Donnelly 8, Lindstrom 4, Oviedo 2.
Inherited runners-scored: Oviedo 1-1.
Umpires: HP: Derryl Cousins. 1B: Adrian Johnson. 2B: Jim Joyce. 3B: Bill Miller.
Weather: 88 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 10 mph, In from CF.
T: 2:55.
Att: 12,325.
Venue: Land Shark Stadium.
August 10, 2009
August 10, 2009

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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