HOUSTON (AP) — Brad Hand pitched three-hit ball into the eighth inning and Jeff Mathis hit a two-run double for the Miami Marlins in their 2-0 victory over the Houston Astros on Friday night.
Hand (2-2) struck out four and walked two in a career-high 7 1-3 innings to earn his second straight win. Donovan Solano and Giancarlo Stanton each had two hits for the Marlins, who won their fifth in sixth games.READ MORE: New Travel Restrictions In Place, Dow Drops 905 Points Over New COVID Variant Concerns
Miami was able to get to Dallas Keuchel (9-7) in the seventh.
Jarrod Saltalamacchia reached on an error by center fielder Enrique Hernandez. Adeiny Hechavarria hit an infield single with two outs before Mathis drove in both runners with a double.READ MORE: Black Friday Shoppers Out Early Hoping To Score Deals
Bryan Morris got two outs in the eighth, and Steve Cishek pitched a perfect ninth for his 25th save.
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