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MLB: Houston 5, Miami 4

April 14, 2012 at 11:16 PM   |   Comments

MIAMI, April 14 (UPI) -- Logan Morrison's error with two outs in the ninth Saturday allowed Houston pinch-runner Justin Maxwell to score, handing the Astros a 5-4 win over Miami.

The Marlins took a 4-1 lead into the top of the ninth with closer Heath Bell (0-1) on the mound, but run-scoring hits from Travis Buck, J.D. Martinez and Carlos Lee tied the game with two outs.

Then, with Maxwell at third and Randy Choate on the mound, it seemed the rally would come to an end when Brian Bogusevic lofted a routine fly ball to left. But the ball popped out of Morrison's glove, allowing the go-ahead run to score.

Brett Myers made the lead hold up with a 1-2-3 bottom of the ninth, earning his second save of the year and snapping the Astros' three-game skid.

Rhiner Cruz (1-0) earned his first major league win with scoreless innings of one-hit ball in relief.

Morrison had two RBI for the Marlins.

Carlos Zambrano started for Miami and surrendered just one run on four hits while issuing six walks.

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