Arizona at Florida

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Diamondbacks 5, Marlins 3

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MIAMI -- Paying little attention to the ominous forecast and threatening skies, Jon Garland gave the Arizona Diamondbacks another quality start.

Mark Reynolds homered leading off a five-run seventh and Garland pitched six strong innings to lead the Diamondbacks over the Florida Marlins 5-3 on Tuesday night.

Garland (4-2) allowed two runs -- one earned -- and seven hits. He walked one and struck out three during his fifth quality start in eight outings. Chad Qualls pitched the ninth to earn his ninth save in 10 opportunities.

Garland had been slated to start Sunday at Atlanta, but a rainout pushed him back to Tuesday.

Then on Monday night, teammate Dan Haren pitched three innings before the scheduled series opener at Florida was postponed. Tuesday's forecast was for even worse weather.

"I wasn't worried about wasting a start [like Haren]. If that's your mind-set going in, you're not going to have your best stuff," Garland said.

It was Arizona's second straight win after dropping seven of eight.

Hanley Ramirez homered for Florida, which has lost seven of eight and 13 of 17. The announced attendance was 10,131, though only about one-third of that was present.

Marlins starter Josh Johnson (3-1) had retired 11 in a row when he began the seventh. Reynolds then hit the third pitch to left-center for his ninth homer to pull Arizona to 2-1.

"Johnson was rolling out there, he was covering us up pretty good," Reynolds said. "Then I hit the homer and it kind of got guys in a good mood and got the pressure off."

Arizona scored four more runs with the help of two Marlins errors and a hit batter.

Eric Byrnes reached on third baseman Emilio Bonifacio's throwing error, and Chris Snyder singled. Both moved up on Augie Ojeda's sacrifice.

"I just didn't finish. I made some bad pitches in the last inning. I can't take them back now," Johnson said.

Renyel Pinto relieved Johnson and hit pinch-hitter Miguel Montero with the first pitch. Felipe Lopez and Gerardo Parra each followed with RBI singles. Montero scored when Parra's hit got past left fielder Chris Coghlan for an error.

Justin Upton's sacrifice fly scored Lopez to give Arizona a 5-2 lead.

"The way J.J. was pitching, you hate for them to put up a big number," Marlins manager Fredi Gonzalez said.

Ramirez hit his seventh homer, with one out in the sixth. Florida added an unearned run later in the inning with the help of two errors by Byrnes in left field.

Jorge Cantu lined a single to left and went to second when the ball got by Byrnes. After John Baker struck out, Dan Uggla lined a single to left to score Cantu. Uggla went to second when the ball went through Byrnes' legs.

The Marlins pulled to 5-3 on pinch hitter Ross Gload's run-scoring single in the seventh.

The game started 20 minutes late as thunderstorms remained in the area.

"We played a dry game. Who would have predicted that before the game?" Diamondbacks manager A.J. Hinch said.

Notes

Florida utility man Alfredo Amezaga (left knee) is day to day after undergoing an MRI on Monday. Amezaga injured his knee in Saturday night's win against the Los Angeles Dodgers. ... Arizona RHP Brandon Webb (right shoulder) threw for the fourth time in five days, this time on flat ground from 80 feet. ... Gonzalez picked RHP Hayden Penn to start the second game of Wednesday's doubleheader. ... After the game, Arizona optioned INF Josh Whitesell to Triple-A Reno and recalled LHP Doug Slaten.

 
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Players of the Game
Florida

H. Ramirez
AB 4
R 1
H 2
HR 1
RBI 1
Arizona

J. Garland
IP 6.0
H 7
ER 1
BB 1
K 3
 

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HR - Mark Reynolds (9, Johnson)
SF - Justin Upton (1)
SH - Augie Ojeda (3)
RBI - Felipe Lopez (10), Gerardo Parra (6), Justin Upton (20), Mark Reynolds (17)
SB - Eric Byrnes (6, 2nd base off Johnson/Baker)
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E - Eric Byrnes 2 (2, Misplayed grounder)
Arizona Diamondbacks
Jon Garland (W,4-2) 6721131 4.72
Juan Gutierrez (H,1) 1211000 3.92
Tony Pena (H,5) 1200010 1.47
Chad Qualls (S,9) 1100020 2.40
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Batters Faced - Jon Garland 25, Juan Gutierrez 4, Tony Pena 5, Chad Qualls 4
Florida Marlins
Emilio Bonifacio, 3B4000113 .255
Chris Coghlan, LF5010012 .172
Hanley Ramirez, SS4121012 .348
Jorge Cantu, 1B4130001 .279
John Baker, C4010012 .276
Dan Uggla, 2B4011014 .192
Jeremy Hermida, RF4000005 .250
Cody Ross, CF4130001 .241
Josh Johnson, P1000000 .053
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    Kiko Calero, P0000000 .000
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    Leo Nunez, P0000000 .000
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2B - Cody Ross (7, Gutierrez)
HR - Hanley Ramirez (7, Garland)
SH - Josh Johnson (3)
RBI - Hanley Ramirez (21), Dan Uggla (22), Ross Gload (5)
2-OUT RBI - Dan Uggla (12)
Team LOB - 8
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E - Emilio Bonifacio (6, Throwing), Chris Coghlan (1, Misplayed grounder), Leo Nunez (1, Throwing)
Florida Marlins
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Renyel Pinto (BS,2)0221000 1.53
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Game Time - 2:47
Temperature - 76
Umpires - Home - Tony Randazzo, First Base - Chris Guccione, Second Base - Todd Tichenor, Third Base - Jerry Layne