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MIAMI -- Brandon Webb slammed a water bottle into the trash can and paced the dugout yelling after he was taken out, showing the kind of emotion that's been missing from his recent outings.
"It's been awhile since we've had a good game and come out and scored six runs," Webb said. "It's been a while since we've done that. That was huge for the team. To finally get one for the team, it's been awhile."
As for flinging the water battle, Webb was able to laugh it off after the game.
"My catcher tried to talk me out of it," Webb joked. "I guess I should have listened to him."
Webb (12-4), the 2006 Cy Young Award winner, struck out eight and gave up two runs in six innings for the Diamondbacks, who ended a three-game losing streak and beat Florida for the first time in five tries this season. The Diamondbacks' ace gave up 11 earned runs in his previous two starts, both losses.
"He just put on a great performance," Marlins manager Fredi Gonzalez said.
And so did Arizona's bats.
Young's triple in the sixth drove in two runs, giving Arizona a 5-1 lead and chasing Marlins starter Andrew Miller. Augie Ojeda added an RBI double in the inning to extend the Diamondbacks' lead to 6-1.
"We scored more runs there than we have the whole season," Young said. "We've had a lot of one-run games. It was good to break out of it a little bit. We had a talk from the manger last night and we understand we have to change some things."
"The talk" was an outburst by Arizona manager Bob Melvin that kept the Diamondbacks' locker room door shut a few extra minutes after Friday's 3-1 loss. Melvin was so upset Friday that he refused to talk to reporters Friday, a rarity for the Arizona manager.
The mood was different after finally getting a win in Florida.
"I think we are a little more worried about ourselves, but this hasn't been a great place for us this season," Melvin said.
The Marlins didn't do much to match Webb.
Miller (5-7) allowed six runs, three earned, on five hits in 5 2/3 innings. The Marlins lefty has just one win in his last seven decisions.
Florida could have used some added power from one of its best players.
Second baseman Dan Uggla, who began Saturday leading the majors with 23 home runs, left the game in the fourth because of a left ankle sprain, the team said. Uggla tried to stretch a single into a double, appearing to injure himself as he pulled up to go back to first base.
He was tagged out hobbling in the baseline and limped back to the dugout. The team will evaluate the injury Sunday but doesn't expect Uggla to miss time.
"It feels all right. (Sunday) it will probably feel a lot worse, but right now it's just a little tender," Uggla said. "The dirt was a little wet and my plant foot just kept going. I just wasn't able to catch myself in time. I didn't hear anything pop or anything."
The Marlins didn't fare well without him.
Young hit a double in the fifth for the Diamondbacks, scoring Reynolds from second to make it a 1-1 game.
|D-Backs ace Brandon Webb (12-4) baffles the Marlins, striking out eight in six innings of work. (AP)|
|Players of the Game|
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|Eric Byrnes, LF||5||0||0||0||0||2||2||.205|
|Justin Upton, RF||4||1||1||0||1||0||1||.240|
|Brandon Lyon, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Orlando Hudson, 2B||3||1||0||0||1||0||1||.295|
|Conor Jackson, 1B||4||1||1||0||0||1||0||.306|
|Mark Reynolds, 3B||4||2||2||2||0||1||1||.254|
|Chris Snyder, C||4||0||1||0||0||1||4||.247|
|Chris Young, CF||4||1||2||3||0||0||1||.233|
|Augie Ojeda, SS||3||0||2||1||1||0||0||.303|
|Brandon Webb, P||2||0||0||0||0||0||3||.129|
|Juan Cruz, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Tony Pena, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|a- Chad Tracy, PH||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||.244|
|Jeff Salazar, RF||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.211|
|a-singled for Pena in the 9th|
|2B - Mark Reynolds 2 (12, Miller, Miller), Chris Young (21, Miller), Augie Ojeda (4, Kensing)|
|3B - Chris Young (2, Miller)|
|SH - Brandon Webb (7)|
|RBI - Mark Reynolds 2 (49), Chris Young 3 (43), Augie Ojeda (14)|
|2-OUT RBI - Chris Young 2 (14), Augie Ojeda (5)|
|Team LOB - 5|
|Outfield Assists - Eric Byrnes 1|
|E - Eric Byrnes (1, Throwing(3rd strike bunted foul)), Augie Ojeda (2, Misplayed grounder)|
|Brandon Webb (W,12-4)||6||5||2||2||3||8||0||3.21|
|IBB - Treanor by Brandon Webb|
|HBP - Treanor (by Brandon Webb)|
|WP - Brandon Webb (4)|
|Pitches-Strikes - Brandon Webb 110-67, Juan Cruz 18-11, Tony Pena 11-9, Brandon Lyon 16-10|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Brandon Webb 7-3, Tony Pena 1-1, Brandon Lyon 1-0|
|Batters Faced - Brandon Webb 27, Juan Cruz 4, Tony Pena 4, Brandon Lyon 3|
|Hanley Ramirez, SS||5||0||1||0||0||1||2||.292|
|Luis Gonzalez, RF||4||0||1||0||0||1||1||.271|
|Justin Miller, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Joe Nelson, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|a- Wes Helms, PH||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||.246|
|Jorge Cantu, 3B||3||0||0||1||0||2||2||.277|
|Josh Willingham, LF||4||1||1||0||0||2||4||.311|
|Dan Uggla, 2B||1||0||1||0||1||0||0||.289|
|Robert Andino, 2B||2||0||1||0||0||0||0||.172|
|Mike Jacobs, 1B||4||0||1||0||0||1||3||.233|
|Cody Ross, CF||4||0||1||1||0||2||2||.220|
|Matt Treanor, C||2||1||0||0||1||2||3||.239|
|Andrew Miller, P||2||0||0||0||0||0||4||.077|
|Logan Kensing, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|b- Jeremy Hermida, PH-RF||1||0||0||0||1||0||0||.272|
|a-struck out for Nelson in the 9th|
|b-walked for Kensing in the 7th|
|2B - Robert Andino (1, Pena), Mike Jacobs (13, Webb)|
|SF - Jorge Cantu (4)|
|RBI - Jorge Cantu (46), Cody Ross (31)|
|SB - Hanley Ramirez (20, 2nd base off Webb/Snyder)|
|Team LOB - 9|
|Outfield Assists - Josh Willingham 1|
|DP - Treanor-H. Ramirez, Andino-H. Ramirez-Jacobs|
|E - Mike Jacobs (5, Misplayed grounder)|
|Andrew Miller (L,5-7)||5.2||5||6||3||3||4||0||5.05|
|Pitches-Strikes - Andrew Miller 90-55, Logan Kensing 16-12, Justin Miller 15-10, Joe Nelson 15-10|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Andrew Miller 6-7, Logan Kensing 2-1, Joe Nelson 2-0|
|Batters Faced - Andrew Miller 25, Logan Kensing 5, Justin Miller 4, Joe Nelson 4|
|Attendance - 27777|
|Game Time - 2:53|
|Temperature - 87|
|Umpires - Home - Greg Gibson, First Base - Brian Runge, Second Base - Scott Barry, Third Base - Charlie Reliford|