CLEVELAND (AP) -- Carlos Zambrano pitched seven strong innings to help the Miami Marlins open interleague play by beating the Cleveland Indians 3-2 Friday night.
Miami broke a 2-2 tie in the eighth on a sacrifice fly by Hanley Ramirez. All three Marlins runs were scored by batters who had started rallies with walks.
Zambrano (2-2) gave up four hits and two runs as he continued a strong first season in Miami after 11 years with the Chicago Cubs. The right-hander has a 1.96 ERA in eight starts since being acquired in a January trade.
Heath Bell worked the ninth for his fourth save in eight chances.
Reliever Tony Sipp (0-2) took the loss as Cleveland had a four-game winning streak broken.
Marlins center fielder Emilio Bonifacio left with a strained left thumb in the fifth inning.
Indians starter Justin Masterson, aware that Bonifacio was 20 for 20 in steals this season, threw over to first base four times to keep the speedy runner close. On one of the pickoff attempts, Bonifacio ...