In his first Major League start of the season, Ricardo Rodriguez helped the Rangers end a five-game losing skid. The right-hander allowed two runs on seven hits as the Rangers topped the Marlins in the series finale. Rodriguez also knocked in the go-ahead run with his first Major League hit.
Right-hander Brian Moehler surrendered four runs on seven hits and three walks in 5 2/3 innings as the Marlins fell to the Rangers. Moehler, who struck out a season-high seven batters, saw his ERA rise to just 2.90. Miguel Cabrera and Jeff Conine knocked in Florida's runs in the loss.
IBB: Mench (by Moehler). HBP: Cabrera (by Rodriguez). Pitches-strikes: Rodriguez 95-60, Wasdin 47-31, Moehler 110-63, De Los Santos 24-13, Mota 18-11, Riedling 7-5. Ground outs-fly outs: Rodriguez 5-4, Wasdin 3-8, Moehler 6-4, De Los Santos 1-3, Mota 2-1, Riedling 3-0. Batters faced: Rodriguez 24, Wasdin 12, Moehler 27, De Los Santos 5, Mota 5, Riedling 3. Inherited runners-scored: De Los Santos 2-0. EjectionsFlorida Marlins catcher Paul Lo Duca ejected by HP umpire Rob Drake. (9th). Umpires: HP: Rob Drake. 1B: Larry Vanover. 2B: Troy Fullwood. 3B: Sam Holbrook. Weather: 88 degrees, cloudy. Wind: 17 mph, R to L. T: 2:51. Att: 21,303.
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