|Florida (4-3) «||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||2||1||4||14||0|
|More on Marlins at Astros|
"The game was right there," he said. "After I left the game, my teammates got a little fire. They did it for me. It feels good when your teammates have your back, and I respect that."
"He was very efficient," Marlins manager Edwin Rodriguez said. "Everything was working for him, breaking ball, changeup, fastball was going 92 to 94. He did an outstanding job. He made the pitches when he had to against good hitters. That was an outstanding job by Ricky."
The injury to Ramirez occurred when Hall slid late and to the side of second base, leaving both players in the dirt. Hall finally got up while Ramirez remained down, writhing in pain and beating the ground with his fist as trainers came to check on him.
He did not put any weight on his left leg as he was helped off the field and to the dugout. Greg Dobbs went in at third base and Murphy moved to shortstop after Ramirez left the game.
"It's bruised right now, and that's it," Ramirez said. "We're going to wait to see how I feel in the morning, and if I'm in a lot of pain, we're going to take X-rays."
The bruise is on the side of his left shin, above the ankle.
"It was scary because he ended up in a very bad position," Rodriguez said. "He came in hard. I thought at first it was the ankle that he might have hyperextended it."
Logan Morrison's RBI double in the eighth tied the game for Florida, and Donnie Murphy's single sent home the go-ahead run later in the inning. Coghlan's solo shot came with two outs in the ninth and pushed the Marlins ahead 4-2.
"Anytime they're able to put together a night like that, that's a big positive in the right direction for us," Houston manager Brad Mills said.
"Can't say enough about how he threw the ball," Mills said of Rodriguez. "He was able to throw everything he had for strikes. He put us in a position to win the game, and for himself to win the game, as well. That was sure nice to see."
The game was tied at 1-1 in the seventh before Chris Johnson's hit to shallow left field scored Wallace and put Houston up 2-1. Wallace doubled on a ball that bounced off the wall in left field to set up the score.
After the injury to Ramirez, Jason Michaels grounded into a force out to end the inning.
Brett Hayes, who finished with two doubles, made it 1-1 when he scored after Coghlan grounded into a force out in the seventh inning. The Astros got out of that inning when Coghlan was caught stealing.
Hayes got on with a double before Nolasco singled to left field. Nolasco's hit bounced off the wall in left field and Lee had trouble picking it up, bending down three times before getting hold of the ball.
Towles had a solo homer to the Crawford Boxes in left field gave Houston a 1-0 lead in the third inning and Wallace's shot came in the ninth.
Gaby Sanchez singled before reaching second on an error by Johnson when he overthrew first base with no outs in the second inning. Rodriguez hit Murphy with a pitch with one out but the Marlins left the inning empty-handed when the Astros turned a double play.
Lee was shaken up when he crashed into the left field wall grabbing a fly ball hit from leadoff hitter Coghlan in the first inning. He fell to his knees and remained there for a couple of minutes while Bourn and a trainer checked on him. He finally got up and was able to remain in the game.
|Marlins shortstop Hanley Ramirez is helped off the field after colliding with the Astros' Bill Hall in the seventh inning. (AP)|
|Players of the Game|
|Chris Coghlan, CF||5||1||1||2||0||0||1||.226|
|Omar Infante, 2B||5||0||2||0||0||0||0||.241|
|Hanley Ramirez, SS||3||0||0||0||0||0||1||.207|
|Greg Dobbs, 3B||2||1||1||0||0||0||1||.500|
|Leo Nunez, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Gaby Sanchez, 1B||4||1||3||0||0||0||1||.414|
|Logan Morrison, LF||4||0||3||1||0||0||1||.320|
|Donnie Murphy, 3B-SS||3||0||1||1||0||0||4||.211|
|Emilio Bonifacio, RF||3||0||0||0||0||1||2||.261|
|a- Mike Stanton, PH||1||0||0||0||0||0||1||.250|
|Scott Cousins, RF||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.143|
|Brett Hayes, C||4||1||2||0||0||1||0||.667|
|Ricky Nolasco, P||3||0||1||0||0||0||1||.250|
|b- Wes Helms, PH-3B||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.250|
|a-grounded into a double play for Bonifacio in the 8th|
|b-fouled out for Nolasco in the 9th|
|2B - Logan Morrison (2, Lopez), Brett Hayes 2 (2, Rodriguez, Rodriguez)|
|HR - Chris Coghlan (1, Fulchino)|
|RBI - Chris Coghlan 2 (2), Logan Morrison (5), Donnie Murphy (2)|
|2-OUT RBI - Chris Coghlan (1)|
|CS - Chris Coghlan (1, 2nd base by Rodriguez/Towles)|
|Team LOB - 8|
|Outfield Assists - Emilio Bonifacio 1|
|Ricky Nolasco (W,1-0)||8||8||2||2||0||2||1||2.40|
|Leo Nunez (S,2)||1||2||1||1||0||1||1||3.60|
|WP - Ricky Nolasco (1)|
|Pitches-Strikes - Ricky Nolasco 108-76, Leo Nunez 20-15|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Ricky Nolasco 14-7|
|Batters Faced - Ricky Nolasco 31, Leo Nunez 4|
|Michael Bourn, CF||4||0||1||0||0||0||0||.217|
|Angel Sanchez, SS||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||.292|
|Hunter Pence, RF||4||0||1||0||0||1||1||.259|
|Carlos Lee, LF||4||0||0||0||0||0||2||.192|
|Brett Wallace, 1B||4||2||3||1||0||0||0||.240|
|Chris Johnson, 3B||4||0||1||1||0||1||0||.231|
|Bill Hall, 2B||4||0||1||0||0||1||0||.160|
|J.R. Towles, C||4||1||3||1||0||0||1||.417|
|Jason Bourgeois, PR||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.250|
|Wandy Rodriguez, P||2||0||0||0||0||0||1||.000|
|a- Jason Michaels, PH||1||0||0||0||0||0||2||.000|
|Wilton Lopez, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Jeff Fulchino, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|b- Joe Inglett, PH||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|a-hit into fielder's choice for Rodriguez in the 7th|
|b-?? for Fulchino in the 9th|
|2B - Hunter Pence (2, Nolasco), Brett Wallace (1, Nolasco)|
|HR - Brett Wallace (1, Nunez), J.R. Towles (1, Nolasco)|
|SH - Angel Sanchez (2)|
|RBI - Brett Wallace (4), Chris Johnson (3), J.R. Towles (2)|
|SB - Michael Bourn (2, 3rd base off Nolasco/Hayes)|
|CS - Jason Bourgeois (1, 2nd base by Nunez/Hayes)|
|Team LOB - 5|
|DP - Wallace-Johnson, Sanchez-Hall-Wallace|
|E - Chris Johnson (2, Throwing)|
|Wilton Lopez (BS,1; L,0-1)||1||4||2||2||0||0||0||6.00|
|HBP - Murphy (by Wandy Rodriguez)|
|Pitches-Strikes - Wandy Rodriguez 82-58, Wilton Lopez 10-8, Jeff Fulchino 15-8|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Wandy Rodriguez 10-7, Wilton Lopez 1-1, Jeff Fulchino 1-2|
|Batters Faced - Wandy Rodriguez 28, Wilton Lopez 6, Jeff Fulchino 5|
|Attendance - 41042|
|Game Time - 2:41|
|Temperature - 81|
|Umpires - Home - Jim Wolf, First Base - Derryl Cousins, Second Base - Jim Joyce, Third Base - Ron Kulpa|