Florida 14, Houston 2
Preview - Box Score - Recap

(80-71)
  Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Houston 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 6 1
Florida 4 1 1 0 0 3 0 5 X 14 18 1
WP: R. Nolasco (15-7)
LP: B. Backe (9-13)
(79-72)
  Box Score Play by Play
Scoring Summary
Bot 1st: Florida
- H. Ramirez homered to deep left center
- M. Jacobs singled to center, J. Cantu and J. Baker scored
- A. Amezaga singled to center, M. Jacobs scored, C. Ross out at home
Top 2nd: Houston
- H. Pence homered to deep center
Bot 2nd: Florida
- H. Ramirez homered to deep left
Top 4th: Houston
- H. Pence homered to deep center
Bot 6th: Florida
- A. Amezaga doubled to deep left, J. Willingham, D. Uggla and M. Jacobs scored, A. Amezaga to third on shortstop M. Tejada's throwing error
Bot 8th: Florida
- C. Maybin walked, J. Willingham scored, C. Ross to third, W. Helms to second
- J. Cantu homered to deep left, W. Helms, C. Ross and C. Maybin scored
 Houston
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
K. Matsui 2b 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 .284
    J. Castillo ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .244
    D. Borkowski p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
M. Tejada ss 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 .284
    D. Newhan ph-2b 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .250
L. Berkman 1b 2 0 0 0 2 0 2 .321
T. Wigginton lf 4 0 0 0 0 2 3 .290
G. Blum 3b 4 0 0 0 0 1 3 .230
H. Pence rf 3 2 2 2 1 0 2 .270
M. Bourn cf 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 .220
H. Quintero c 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 .217
B. Backe p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .277
    J. Cassel p 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .250
    T. Byrdak p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167
    M. Saccomanno ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200
    F. Nieve p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    E. Maysonet ph-2b-ss 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 .250
 Totals 33 2 6 2 3 7 14  
 Batting
HR - H Pence 2 (24, 2nd inning off R Nolasco 0 on, 2 Out, 4th inning off R Nolasco 0 on, 2 Out).
RBI - H Pence 2 (77).
2-out RBI - H Pence 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - L Berkman 1, G Blum 1, H Pence 1, E Maysonet 1.
Team LOB - 7.
 Fielding
E - M Tejada (12, throw).
 Florida
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
H. Ramirez ss 3 2 2 2 0 1 0 .296
    C. Maybin cf 2 1 1 1 1 1 0 .500
J. Baker c 4 1 1 0 2 1 5 .280
J. Cantu 3b-1b 5 2 3 4 1 0 1 .277
    J. Delgado p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
M. Jacobs 1b 5 2 3 2 0 1 3 .247
    B. Carroll pr 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .059
    L. Kensing p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    G. Sanchez ph-1b 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
D. Uggla 2b 3 2 1 0 2 0 3 .262
J. Willingham lf 4 2 1 0 0 0 4 .254
C. Ross rf 4 1 2 1 1 0 3 .262
A. Amezaga cf-ss 5 0 3 4 0 0 3 .265
R. Nolasco p 4 0 0 0 0 3 3 .133
    W. Helms 3b 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 .247
 Totals 41 14 18 14 7 7 25  
 Batting
2B - J Cantu (37, B Backe); A Amezaga (13, F Nieve).
HR - H Ramirez 2 (32, 1st inning off B Backe 0 on, 0 Out, 2nd inning off B Backe 0 on, 1 Out), J Cantu (28, 8th inning off D Borkowski 3 on, 2 Out).
RBI - H Ramirez 2 (66), M Jacobs 2 (87), A Amezaga 4 (28), C Ross (70), C Maybin (1), J Cantu 4 (90).
2-out RBI - A Amezaga 4, J Cantu 4.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - J Willingham 2, D Uggla 1, J Baker 1, R Nolasco 1.
Team LOB - 11.
 Fielding
PB - J Baker.
 Houston
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
B. Backe (L, 9-13) 1.2 6 5 5 2 2 2 5.66
J. Cassel 1.2 2 1 1 2 1 0 5.86
T. Byrdak 0.2 0 0 0 1 1 0 4.13
F. Nieve 2.0 6 3 3 0 2 0 8.68
D. Borkowski 2.0 4 5 5 2 1 1 8.16
 Florida
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
R. Nolasco (W, 15-7) 7.0 6 2 2 1 4 2 3.52
L. Kensing 1.0 0 0 0 1 3 0 4.14
J. Delgado 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.00
WP - J Delgado.
BALK - J Cassel.
HBP - J Willingham (by D Borkowski).
Pitches-strikes - B Backe 45-26; J Cassel 37-18; T Byrdak 13-8; F Nieve 47-30; D Borkowski 53-33; R Nolasco 95-73; L Kensing 19-14; J Delgado 21-11.
Ground balls-fly balls - B Backe 0-2; J Cassel 2-2; T Byrdak 0-1; F Nieve 0-4; D Borkowski 1-4; R Nolasco 6-11; L Kensing 0-0; J Delgado 2-1.
Batters faced - B Backe 12; J Cassel 9; T Byrdak 3; F Nieve 12; D Borkowski 13; R Nolasco 28; L Kensing 4; J Delgado 4.
Game Details
Umpires: HP--Bill Hohn. 1B--Chad Fairchild. 2B--Dan Iassogna. 3B--Ron Kulpa.
Time: 3:10.
Attendance: 14,124.
Weather: 81 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 7 mph, in from center.
Game Notes
THE HOME RUN BY FLORIDA'S HANLEY RAMIREZ LED OFF THE BOTTOM OF THE FIRST INNING.
FLORIDA SHORTSTOP HANLEY RAMIREZ LEFT THE GAME IN THE BOTTOM OF THE FIFTH INNING WITH A SORE LEFT SHOULDER.

Updated on Wednesday, Sep 17, 2008 11:14 pm ET

 
 Top Batters
 Houston
H. Pence Hunter Pence
2-3, 2 HR
2 RBI
 Florida
J. Cantu Jorge Cantu
3-5, 1 HR
4 RBI