CLEVELAND (92.3 The Fan) - The Miami Marlins 3-2 win over the Indians broke the Tribe’s four-game winning streak in Friday night’s Interleague opener at Progressive Field.
Indians ace Justin Masterson had a decent outing, giving up six hits, two runs (both earned), five walks and striking out two in seven innings of work. However, Masterson did not factor in tonight’s decision, as reliever Tony Sipp took the loss for the Tribe.
Carlos Zambrano threw seven solid innings, picked up his second win of the season for Miami, giving up only four hits, two runs (both earned), five walks and striking out two.
Casey Kotchman continued to boost the team offensively, driving in the team’s first run with a two-out RBI double in the second inning. Shin-Soo Choo followed with a RBI-single, scoring the team’s second and last run of the game.
Carlos Santana had a solid night defensively, mowing down three of four attempted base runners for Miami.
After tying it up in the sixth inning, the Marlins would score the eventual game-winning run on a sacrifice fly to centerfield in the eighth inning.
The Indians welcomed the second largest crowd of the season, as total paid attendance was 29,378, including a walk-up crowd of 6,100.
The two teams will continue the three-game series on Saturday at 4:05. Probable pitchers are Jeanmar Gomez and Anibal Sanchez.