Wandy Rodriguez vs Chris Volstad Battle Sees Houston Fall 5-4
Houston dropped a 5-4 decision at Sun Life Stadium on Sunday as Florida legged out a win behind winning pitcher Chris Volstad.
The Marlins were a -140 favorite in the win. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 8.5.
Florida got 6 innings from Chris Volstad, who gave up 3 earned runs on 7 hits, while striking out 6. He earned the victory, while the Marlins got 2 RBIs from Gaby Sanchez in the win.
Houston's starting pitcher Wandy Rodriguez worked 5 1/3 innings, giving up 5 hits and 5 earned runs while striking out 3 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Hunter Pence in a losing cause.
Houston outhit their counterparts 10-7 in the game.
The game was closed out by Leo Nunez who got the final outs in the victory. He allowed 0 hits, 0 walks and fanned 0 batters to earn the save.
Florida looks to continue its winning ways next game with a battle against Chicago. Houston will aim to get back on the winning track vs Pittsburgh.