Marlins Beat Rays 4-1

MIAMI (AP) – Josh Johnson outpitched David Price in a matchup of

two of baseball's top starters, Wes Helms hit a two-run homer and

the Florida Marlins beat the Tampa Bay Rays 4-1 on Sunday.

Johnson (8-2) gave up six hits in eight innings, striking out

nine, walking none and throwing 87 of his 117 pitches for strikes

while lowering his ERA a tiny bit to 1.80.

Cody Ross had two hits and scored twice for the Marlins, who

took two of three from the Rays for the second straight weekend.

Gaby Sanchez hit an RBI triple for Florida, and Leo Nunez pitched a

perfect ninth for his 15th save in 18 chances.


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