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TEX@MIA: Cosart tosses six innings of one-run ball

When the Marlins travel to Anaheim for Monday's series opener against the Angels, it'll mark the first time they've visited since 2005.

But it will not be the first time starter Jarred Cosart faces the Angels. When he was with the Astros, the 24-year-old made two starts against them, both this year. He took a loss in each and allowed eight total runs.

Cosart has settled in with the Marlins in his last two starts. Across 13 innings, opponents are hitting .196 and have only scored once. The lone run came in a no-decision on Tuesday against the Rangers. He turned in a solid effort in six innings, scattering six hits, but the bullpen blew his lead.

"I think we all knew that this guy's got great stuff," manager Mike Redmond said after the game. "I think it's been fun watching him over the last couple of starts pitching when games mean something."

While the Marlins have had a revolving door in their rotation all year, causing them to use 13 different starters, the Angels have only had to use six.

But they'll start their seventh of the season on Monday -- former Marlins left-hander Wade LeBlanc.

He draws a tough assignment in his first start with the Angels: keep the team in first place. Los Angeles moved back atop the American League West with a 9-4 win over the Athletics on Sunday.

LeBlanc was called up Thursday to fill the rotation void after Garrett Richards suffered a season-ending knee injury. The 30-year-old has compiled 424 1/3 innings in the big leagues since 2008 and posted a 4.00 ERA in Triple-A this year.

LeBlanc, who appeared in 25 games (nine starts) for Miami in 2012, appeared in one game for the Angels and one for the Yankees this season. He was designated for assignment by both teams following each outing. The southpaw has allowed six runs in 7 1/3 innings at the Major League level this year.

Angels: Offense breaks out
After combining to score just six runs in their prior three games, the Angels produced nine in their series-finale win over Oakland on Sunday.

The Angels scored their most runs in a game since July 13, and added 13 hits.

The Halos used a balanced offensive attack, with Josh Hamilton (2-for-3, three RBIs, two-run home run), Mike Trout (2-for-5, solo homer) and Kole Calhoun (3-for-5, double) leading the way.

Marlins: Still seeking big hits
For all the rallies they're able to mount, the Marlins have had trouble scoring in clutch situations. Even with the 13-5 victory on Friday against the Rockies, the Marlins left 12 men on base.

Throughout the entire series in Colorado, the Marlins stranded 35 runners. They also hit 11-for-39 with runners in scoring position.

But in their last five games, Miami has hit at a .292 clip.

Worth noting
• Adeiny Hechavarria hit two triples in Sunday's finale with the Rockies. He is the sixth Marlins player with two triples in a game, the first since Jose Reyes did it on Sept. 7, 2012, against the Nationals.

• Hamilton homered off A's left-hander Scott Kazmir on Sunday for his first home run against a southpaw since July 2.

• The Angels went 7-3 on their road trip. Comments