JUPITER, Fla. (AP) -- Miami's Anibal Sanchez gave up six runs and seven hits in just 2 2-3 innings Monday as the Houston Astros beat the Marlins 7-4.
All the hits against Sanchez were singles. He threw 38 of 49 pitches for strikes as his ERA rose from 0.00 to 11.57.
"If you look at the positive thing, I threw a lot of strikes and that's why they made a lot of contact," Sanchez said. "They made a lot of easy hits, a lot of ground balls, bloopers. I didn't see any hard contact."
Sanchez was held back a week at the start of the exhibition season because of a tender pitching shoulder. All six of Houston's runs in the third inning were scored with two outs.
"He could have had a better outing if he made the right pitch," Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen said. "He couldn't finish a lot of hits with two strikes. He left a couple of balls around the plate. I think today was not a pretty game. Obviously pitching dictates how the game is going to be. Today is the first day we didn't have much...