Marlins snap losing skid, beat AngelsJun 22, 2011 - 4:43 AM Miami, FL (Sports Network) - Mike Stanton had three hits and knocked in a pair of runs as the Florida Marlins defeated the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, 5-2, and took the second of a three-game interleague series.
Florida snapped its franchise record-tying 11-game slide and also earned the first victory for interim manager Jack McKeon.
"One win can make a whole heck of a lot of difference. When you think about the playoffs, one win can swing a series. In this sense, one win can get us going in the right direction," said Marlins third baseman Greg Dobbs.
Javier Vazquez (4-7) allowed 10 hits, but did not allow a run or a walk through 5 1/3 innings in just the second win in June for the Marlins.
Ervin Santana (3-8) lasted five innings in his fourth straight loss, allowing two runs on five hits and a walk while striking out six.
Torii Hunter went 4-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored for the Angels, winners in three out of their last four entering the contest.
Florida struck first with a Gaby Sanchez solo home run in the first inning for a 1-0 lead.
Dobbs singled under a diving Peter Bourjos to lead off the second which was followed with a Stanton single and a John Buck walk to load the bases with no outs.
Omar Infante then lifted a sacrifice fly into right field to bring home Dobbs. But after Vasquez laid down a sacrifice bunt to put runners on second and third, Emilio Bonifacio flied out to center field to end the inning and keep it a 2-0 game.
The Marlins added to their lead in the sixth after Stanton doubled into the right-center gap to score Hanley Ramirez.
Back-to-back singles by Ramirez and Dobbs off of reliever Michael Kohn put men on the corners with no outs in the eighth.
Bobby Cassevah took the bump next and Stanton greeted him with a single up the middle to bring in Ramirez. Buck then grounded into a 6-4-3 double play to move Dobbs to third, but Infante followed with an RBI single to make it 5-0 Marlins.
The Angels finally got on the board in the ninth with a two-out single by Hunter off of Jose Ceda that plated Erick Aybar. Hunter was given second on defensive indifference and crossed the plate on what would have been a game ending grounder to third by Bobby Abreu, but Dobbs let it go right through his legs to extend the inning.
Ceda was then replaced by Leo Nunez, who allowed a walk to Alberto Callaspo to bring the tying run to the plate. But Russell Branyan fanned on a 1-2 fastball high in the zone to end the game.
The Angels had plenty of chances to get into the game, but they fell short each time despite gathering 13 hits throughout the game. They had a runner reach second with one out in the third, fourth, sixth and seventh innings and also had a man on second with two down in the eighth.
Altogether, LA went 1-for-15 with runners in scoring position and left 13 men on the bases.
"We looked up there and I think we had no runs on 11 hits at one point. So although we weren't able to get many runs on the offensive side, I thought we swung better than what our run total showed," Angels manager Mike Scioscia said about his team's offense.
The Angels are now 6-4 in their last 10 games after opening the month 1-7...LA fell to 5-3 against the National League this season...Florida was 3-for-8 with runners in scoring position and stranded seven.
- LOS ANGELES: 2
Jun 21 10:27 PM
- Bobby Abreu reached first on Greg Dobbs's fielding error scored Torii Hunter. Runner on first with two outs and Alberto Callaspo due up.
Angels 2, Marlins 5 Top 9, 2 OutsJun 21 10:20 PM
- Torii Hunter singled to center scored Erick Aybar. Runner on first with two outs and Bobby Abreu due up.
Angels 1, Marlins 5 Top 9, 2 OutsJun 21 10:18 PM
- Omar Infante singled to center scored Greg Dobbs. Runner on first with two outs and Burke Badenhop due up.
Angels 0, Marlins 5 Bot 8, 2 OutsJun 21 10:06 PM
- John Buck grounded into a double play, short to second to first. Mike Stanton out at second. Greg Dobbs advances to third. Runner on third with two outs and Omar Infante due up.
Angels 0, Marlins 4 Bot 8, 2 OutsJun 21 10:05 PM
- John Buck grounded out third to first. Runners on second and third with two outs and Omar Infante due up.
Angels 0, Marlins 3 Bot 6, 2 OutsJun 21 9:12 PM
- Omar Infante sacrifice fly out to right scored Greg Dobbs. On the play, Mike Stanton advances to third. Runners on first and third and with one out and Javier Vazquez due up.
Angels 0, Marlins 2 Bot 2, 1 OutJun 21 7:53 PM
- Gaby Sanchez two-out, solo Home Run (13) to left. Hanley Ramirez due up.
Angels 0, Marlins 1 Bot 1, 2 OutsJun 21 7:31 PM
- LOS ANGELES: 0
Top 1, 0 Outs
Jun 21 7:10 PM
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