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Upton caps big night with upper-deck HR in 13th, D-Backs salvage split

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MIAMI -- Justin Upton helped end a long, sad day for the Arizona Diamondbacks with a mammoth home run.

Upton hit his second three-run homer of the game in the 13th inning, and Arizona beat Florida 11-9 early Thursday for a split in a doubleheader overshadowed by the death of Diamondbacks pitcher Scott Schoeneweis' wife.

In the opener, Dan Uggla had a home run and four RBI in Florida's 8-6 victory.

  Wife of D-Backs' Schoeneweis found dead | Game 1: Marlins 8, Diamondbacks 6

In Arizona, the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office said deputies found 39-year-old Gabrielle Dawn Schoeneweis' body on the floor of the master bedroom in the family's home shortly after noon Wednesday.

"His world was just rocked," Diamondbacks manager A.J. Hinch said. "He and his kids, his family, his extended family, his in-laws, everybody's lives are changed forever. He took it as expected, very hard."

The relief pitcher returned to Arizona.

"We got him to the airport, got him on a flight, and he's back with his family," Hinch said.

In the second game, Upton's blast to left-center off Leo Nunez (2-1) landed in the upper deck with a small crowd still left at a game that lasted nearly five hours.

"When I felt it off the bat, I knew it was gone and it was a relief knowing that we were going to the bottom of the 13th with a three-run lead," Upton said. "That was probably one of the better ones I've ever caught."

Chad Qualls (1-0) was the winner, and Jon Rauch earned the save.

"I think that was probably the farthest ball that I've ever seen hit," Qualls said. "Whenever I come to Florida, I'm going to tell everybody that Justin hit a ball there."

The teams each scored in the 12th. Mark Reynolds hit his second home run of the game for Arizona, and Chris Coghlan tied it with an RBI single.

In the third inning, Upton hit a three-run homer to cut Arizona's deficit to 4-3.

Jeremy Hermida gave the Marlins a 6-4 lead with a two-run homer in the fourth off Bryan Augenstein.

Arizona tied it at 7 on Reynolds' two-run homer in the seventh.

Uggla led Florida in the opener.

"You always want to win that first game," Florida manager Fredi Gonzalez said.

Florida starter Chris Volstad (3-3) struck out a career-high nine and won for the first time since April 14. The 22-year-old right-hander allowed four runs and five hits in six innings.

"I had all my stuff working," Volstad said. "It was just a matter of getting ahead in the count and finishing it off. I just thought I pitched pretty well."

The Marlins led 3-0 and Volstad retired 11 straight at one point until the fifth inning. Chad Tracy hit an RBI single, and Chris Snyder tied with a two-run homer.

Arizona starter Doug Davis (2-6) struggled with his command and was pulled in the fifth with the bases loaded. Rauch came on in relief and promptly threw a wild pitch allowing Hanley Ramirez to score. Rauch also gave up a three-run homer to Uggla, his fifth of the season, off the left-field foul pole that made it 7-3.

Dan Meyer relieved Volstad and gave up a solo shot to Tracy and an RBI single to Gerardo Parra as Arizona pulled to 7-6. Kiko Calero, Leo Nunez, and Matt Lindstrom combined to hold off the Diamondbacks in the final 2 2/3 innings. Lindstrom picked up his eighth save after Helms drove in an insurance run in the eighth.

Notes

  • The Diamondbacks each had Schoeneweis' jersey No. 60 written on the front of their hats.
  • Ramirez was 0-for-9 in the doubleheader.
  • Reynolds stole a career-high four bases in the first game to tie the club record set by Tony Womack in 2000.
  • The official time of both games combined was 8 hours, 7 minutes.
 
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Some time around 1:40 a.m. ET, Justin Upton launches his second three-run blast into the upper deck.  (AP)
Some time around 1:40 a.m. ET, Justin Upton launches his second three-run blast into the upper deck. (AP)

Players of the Game
Arizona

J. Upton
AB 7
R 3
H 4
HR 2
RBI 6
Florida

A. De Aza
AB 6
R 3
H 3
HR 0
RBI 2
 

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Arizona Diamondbacks
Felipe Lopez, 2B6240112 .323
Gerardo Parra, CF6200117 .321
Justin Upton, RF7346021 .313
Stephen Drew, SS6111012 .188
Mark Reynolds, 3B6223111 .257
Miguel Montero, C5000211 .214
Eric Byrnes, LF7020013 .216
Chad Tracy, 1B4000204 .196
Bryan Augenstein, P1100100 .000
   a- Chris Young, PH1000011 .171
    Leo Rosales, P0000000 .000
   b- Ryan Roberts, PH1010000 .346
    Juan Gutierrez, P0000000 .000
   c- Augie Ojeda, PH1000000 .297
    Tony Pena, P0000000 .000
    Chad Qualls, P1000011 .000
    Jon Rauch, P0000000 .000
Totals52111410810  
a-struck out for Augenstein in the 6th
b-singled for Rosales in the 8th
c-grounded out for Gutierrez in the 10th
Batting
2B - Felipe Lopez 2 (14, Penn, Nunez), Stephen Drew (4, Penn), Eric Byrnes (9, Badenhop)
HR - Justin Upton 2 (9, Penn, Nunez), Mark Reynolds 2 (11, Pinto, Meyer)
SF - Stephen Drew (2)
RBI - Justin Upton 6 (26), Stephen Drew (9), Mark Reynolds 3 (20)
2-OUT RBI - Justin Upton 3 (9), Mark Reynolds 2 (6)
SB - Justin Upton (4, 2nd base off Sanches/Baker), Mark Reynolds (9, 2nd base off Calero/Baker), Chad Tracy (1, 2nd base off Meyer/Baker)
Fielding
E - Eric Byrnes (3, Misplayed grounder), Gerardo Parra (1, Throwing)
Arizona Diamondbacks
Bryan Augenstein 5765211 7.94
Leo Rosales 2211110 3.52
Juan Gutierrez 2200220 3.57
Tony Pena 1100110 1.40
Chad Qualls (W,1-0) 2211200 2.65
Jon Rauch (S,1) 1111021 6.62
IBB - Baker by Juan Gutierrez, Uggla by Chad Qualls, by H. Ramirez
HBP - H. Ramirez (by Tony Pena)
WP - Leo Rosales (1)
Pitches-Strikes - Bryan Augenstein 82-54, Leo Rosales 29-17, Juan Gutierrez 40-20, Tony Pena 29-16, Chad Qualls 27-13, Jon Rauch 18-11
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Bryan Augenstein 8-6, Leo Rosales 4-1, Juan Gutierrez 2-2, Chad Qualls 5-0
Batters Faced - Bryan Augenstein 24, Leo Rosales 9, Juan Gutierrez 10, Tony Pena 6, Chad Qualls 9, Jon Rauch 4
Florida Marlins
Emilio Bonifacio, 3B5011013 .257
Jeremy Hermida, LF6132012 .263
    Matt Lindstrom, P0000000 .000
    Dan Meyer, P0000000 .000
   a- Wes Helms, PH1000001 .224
    Leo Nunez, P0000000 .000
    Kiko Calero, P0000000 .000
Hanley Ramirez, SS5000113 .327
Jorge Cantu, 1B7020003 .286
John Baker, C6110112 .269
Dan Uggla, 2B4221310 .204
Cody Ross, RF6211116 .248
Alejandro De Aza, CF6332110 .333
Hayden Penn, P0000100 .000
    Burke Badenhop, P0001000 .000
    Renyel Pinto, P0000000 .000
   b- Ross Gload, PH1010000 .250
    Brian Sanches, P0000000 .000
   c- Chris Coghlan, PH-LF2011001 .176
Totals49915987  
a-grounded out for Meyer in the 12th
b-singled for Pinto in the 8th
c-popped out-bunting for Sanches in the 10th
Batting
2B - Cody Ross (10, Augenstein), Alejandro De Aza (1, Qualls)
HR - Jeremy Hermida (4, Augenstein), Dan Uggla (6, Rauch)
SF - Emilio Bonifacio (2)
SH - Emilio Bonifacio (1), Burke Badenhop 2 (3)
RBI - Emilio Bonifacio (10), Jeremy Hermida 2 (16), Dan Uggla (27), Cody Ross (25), Alejandro De Aza 2 (2), Burke Badenhop (1), Chris Coghlan (5)
2-OUT RBI - Jeremy Hermida 2 (9)
SB - Jeremy Hermida (4, 2nd base off Gutierrez/Montero)
Team LOB - 14
Fielding
DP - Bonifacio-Uggla-Cantu
E - Alejandro De Aza (1, Dropped fly), Cody Ross (2, Misplayed grounder)
Florida Marlins
Hayden Penn 2.2543221 6.30
Burke Badenhop 3.2322130 5.79
Renyel Pinto (BS,3) 1.2211121 1.86
Brian Sanches 2100110 0.00
Matt Lindstrom 1000010 4.76
Dan Meyer 1111111 3.00
Leo Nunez (L,2-1) 0.1233201 3.10
Kiko Calero 0.2000000 2.57
IBB - Montero by Brian Sanches
Pitches-Strikes - Hayden Penn 70-42, Burke Badenhop 53-32, Renyel Pinto 28-16, Brian Sanches 34-21, Matt Lindstrom 12-6, Dan Meyer 18-10, Leo Nunez 30-17, Kiko Calero 5-4
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Hayden Penn 5-2, Burke Badenhop 4-3, Brian Sanches 2-3, Matt Lindstrom 1-1
Batters Faced - Hayden Penn 16, Burke Badenhop 14, Renyel Pinto 8, Brian Sanches 8, Matt Lindstrom 3, Dan Meyer 5, Leo Nunez 5, Kiko Calero 2
Game Information
Attendance - 14426
Game Time - 4:50
Temperature - 78
Umpires - Home - Todd Tichenor, First Base - Jerry Layne, Second Base - Tony Randazzo, Third Base - Mike Estabrook