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Anibal Sanchez gets plenty of run support in Marlins 9-0 win over Astros

Anibal Sanchez pitched seven scoreless innings and Cody Ross and Hector Luna hit back-to-back homers to power the Florida Marlins to a 9-0 win over the Houston Astros on Friday night.

Dan Uggla and Emilio Bonifacio each drove in a pair of runs for the Marlins, who have won four straight.

Sanchez (10-8) allowed three hits and one walk while striking out five. He is 3-0 with a 0.70 ERA in four starts against the Astros.

J.A. Happ (3-2) retired 10 straight before a 37-minute rain delay. He was charged with three runs in six innings and struck out six.

The Marlins led 3-0 in the seventh before Sanchez delivered a run-scoring single.

It was his first RBI in 103 at-bats since Sept. 11, 2006 against the New York Mets, a span of 103 at-bats.

The Marlins followed with three consecutive run-scoring hits as Ramirez and Bonifacio also had RBI singles followed by Gaby Sanchez's double that put Florida up 7-0.

Ross and Luna homered in the eighth off Fernando Abad. It was the third time this season the Marlins have hit back-to-back homers.

Notes: Marlins C Brett Hayes went 0 for 3 in place of Ronny Paulino, who was suspended 50 games Friday after he tested positive for a performance-enhancing substance under Major League Baseball's drug policy. ... Anibal Sanchez reached 10 wins for the first time since he went 10-3 as a rookie in 2006. ... Astros 1B Brett Wallace is hitless in 13 at-bats with eight strikeouts.