Found May 08, 2012 on Fox Sports Houston:
HOUSTON (AP) -- Pinch-hitter Brian Bogusevic hit an eighth-inning RBI double and the Houston Astros ended the Miami Marlins' season-long seven-game winning streak with a 3-2 victory on Tuesday night. The game was tied at 2-2 when Travis Buck singled with two outs before Bogusevic's hit off Ryan Webb (1-1) to the corner of left field, which a leaping Logan Morrison just missed, sent Buck home. The Astros had tied the game when two errors on one play by Omar Infante allowed two runs to score in the sixth inning. Infante had a solo homer in the fourth and Buck added one in the fifth to give Miami the 2-0 lead, but they managed just two hits the rest of the way. Wilton Lopez (3-0) allowed one hit in the eighth for the win and Brett Myers pitched a scoreless ninth for his eighth save. Houston's Aneury Rodriguez, who was recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma City before the game, allowed two hits and struck out six in six innings in his 2012 major league debut. Miami starter Anibal Sanchez allowed five hits and two runs -- none earned -- with eight strikeouts in seven innings. Houston hadn't been able to get more than one runner on base in an inning until the sixth. Pinch-hitter Marwin Gonzalez started things off with a single before a single by Jose Altuve with one out. Jed Lowrie grounded out before Sanchez loaded the bases by walking Carlos Lee. Infante then had two errors on a ground ball hit by Buck. His first error allowed Buck to reach and the second one came when he badly missed the throw to first base, allowing Gonzalez and Altuve to score and tie it at 2-all. Pinch-hitter Greg Dobbs singled for the Marlins with one out in the eighth inning for their first hit since Buck's homer in the fifth. But Jose Reyes grounded into a double play to end the inning. Giancarlo Stanton made a jumping catch at the wall in right field on a ball hit by Lowrie for the first out in the eighth inning. Rodriguez didn't allow a hit until Infante's two-out shot to the Crawford Boxes in left field in the fourth inning. John Buck, who also homered on Monday night, added a solo home run in the next inning to make it 2-0. Rodriguez got his first major league hit and Houston's first hit of the game on a single to right field with two outs in the third inning. Sanchez retired seven in a row after that, with the next hit coming on a single by Chris Johnson with two outs in the fifth inning. NOTES: The Astros optioned RHP Enerio Del Rosario to Oklahoma City before the game to make room on the roster for Rodriguez. ... These teams wrap up the series on Wednesday night when Miami's Josh Johnson (0-3) looks for his first win against Lucas Harrell.
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