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PHOENIX -- Down by seven runs in the fifth inning, the Florida Marlins kept on hacking.
They didn't stop until they had scored a franchise-record 10 runs in the eighth inning and stormed back for a 14-7 victory against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Thursday night.
Pinch-hitter Brett Carroll's three-run homer was the biggest hit in the biggest inning in team history.
Florida matched the team record for the biggest comeback victory and Arizona set a club record for the largest blown lead.
"I didn't sense any panic," Carroll said. "I think guys were staying ready, and we started to get a couple knocks.
"We were down and fought back, and that's a good sign," Carroll said. "Great win for us."
And it was a stinging defeat for Arizona, which snapped a five-game winning streak. When Florida's eighth inning finally ended, the remnants of a Chase Field crowd of 21,558 stood and applauded derisively.
"It's a bad loss, no doubt," Arizona center fielder Chris Young said. "It was a weird game."
Florida trailed 7-0 after five innings but rallied with three runs in the sixth and one in the seventh. Then the Marlins hit Arizona with the 10-spot in the eighth to make a winner of Kiko Calero (2-0).
"I can't really pinpoint exactly at what point I had the 'uh-oh' moment, that feeling, but it certainly is disappointing," Arizona manager A.J. Hinch said.
After pinch-hitter Ross Gload drove in the first run with a fielder's choice grounder, Carroll hit a fastball from Schoeneweis for a three-run homer, giving Florida an 8-7 lead. It was Carroll's first career pinch-hit home run and the first by a Marlin this season.
"The ball just kind of got in on me a little bit and I was able to kind of muscle it out there," said Carroll, who has three home runs this season.
The carnage was only beginning.
Another run scored on a passed ball charged to Luke Carlin, and the final run came in on Gload's second RBI fielder's choice grounder of the inning.
The Diamondbacks helped out with two errors -- one by Boyer and another by Mark Reynolds -- as their frustrated fans unleashed a torrent of boos.
"Guys didn't give at-bats away, and we were able to capitalize on some of their mistakes and get some big hits and score a big number there in the eighth inning," Florida manager Fredi Gonzalez said.
Three pinch-hitters -- Gload, Carroll and Hanley Ramirez -- each batted twice in the inning.
"I don't know if I was prepared for the second one," said Carroll, who grounded to third base to end the inning. "I started to realize I was going to get another at-bat. I was kind of excited."
Arizona began building its lead in the first inning. Justin Upton broke out of a 1-for-12 slump with a two-run homer just inside the left-field foul pole off Andrew Miller, who lasted only 2 2/3 innings, his shortest outing.
Arizona's lead grew to 7-0 through five innings. But the Marlins closed to 7-3 in the sixth on a two-run shot by Jorge Cantu to the left-field seats and a solo homer by Hermida to the pool area in right-center field, both off Arizona starter Yusmeiro Petit.
The Marlins made it 7-4 in the seventh on Chris Coghlan's RBI double.
"We could kind of sense that, hey, we've got to stay ready," Carroll said. "This game is not over."
|Brett Carroll (25), who hits a three-run shot in the 10-run eighth, helps the Marlins walk away with the win. (AP)|
|Players of the Game|
|Chris Coghlan, LF||4||0||1||1||0||0||1||.250|
|a- Brett Carroll, PH-RF||2||1||1||3||0||0||1||.264|
|Emilio Bonifacio, SS-3B||5||1||2||0||1||0||1||.261|
|Dan Uggla, 2B||6||2||4||1||0||1||1||.232|
|Jorge Cantu, 1B||5||2||1||2||1||0||3||.279|
|Cody Ross, CF||4||1||1||1||1||0||3||.281|
|Jeremy Hermida, RF-LF||5||3||3||2||0||1||1||.255|
|John Baker, C||4||2||1||1||1||1||1||.261|
|Wes Helms, 3B||3||0||1||0||0||0||0||.244|
|b- Hanley Ramirez, PH-SS||1||0||1||0||1||0||0||.348|
|Andrew Miller, P||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.087|
|Burke Badenhop, P||1||0||0||0||0||1||1||.000|
|Brian Sanches, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|c- Andy Gonzalez, PH||1||1||1||0||0||0||0||1.000|
|Kiko Calero, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|d- Ross Gload, PH||2||1||0||2||0||0||0||.283|
|Dan Meyer, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Brendan Donnelly, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|a-homered for Coghlan in the 8th|
|b-singled for Helms in the 8th|
|c-tripled for Sanches in the 7th|
|d-hit into fielder's choice for Calero in the 8th|
|2B - Chris Coghlan (10, Slaten), John Baker (13, Boyer), Wes Helms (4, Petit)|
|3B - Emilio Bonifacio (5, Petit), Andy Gonzalez (1, Slaten)|
|HR - Brett Carroll (3, Schoeneweis), Jorge Cantu (10, Petit), Jeremy Hermida (9, Petit)|
|RBI - Chris Coghlan (15), Brett Carroll 3 (9), Dan Uggla (50), Jorge Cantu 2 (51), Cody Ross (49), Jeremy Hermida 2 (32), John Baker (26), Ross Gload 2 (15)|
|Team LOB - 8|
|PB - John Baker (4)|
|E - Emilio Bonifacio (14, Throwing)|
|Kiko Calero (W,2-0)||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||1.95|
|IBB - Reynolds by Andrew Miller|
|WP - Andrew Miller (7)|
|Pitches-Strikes - Andrew Miller 72-41, Burke Badenhop 19-15, Brian Sanches 19-11, Kiko Calero 13-8, Dan Meyer 20-13, Brendan Donnelly 16-11|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Andrew Miller 5-3, Burke Badenhop 3-1, Brian Sanches 1-4, Kiko Calero 2-0|
|Batters Faced - Andrew Miller 16, Burke Badenhop 7, Brian Sanches 6, Kiko Calero 3, Dan Meyer 6, Brendan Donnelly 5|
|Felipe Lopez, 2B||5||1||0||0||0||0||4||.298|
|Augie Ojeda, SS||5||1||1||0||0||0||5||.223|
|Justin Upton, RF||5||2||3||2||0||0||1||.296|
|Mark Reynolds, 3B||3||1||0||0||2||2||1||.259|
|Gerardo Parra, LF||4||1||2||1||0||0||1||.290|
|Blaine Boyer, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|a- Stephen Drew, PH||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||.255|
|Chris Young, CF||3||1||1||3||2||0||2||.198|
|Tony Clark, 1B||3||0||1||1||0||0||1||.180|
|Doug Slaten, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Esmerling Vasquez, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Juan Gutierrez, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Scott Schoeneweis, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Alex Romero, LF||2||0||1||0||0||0||2||.304|
|Luke Carlin, C||4||0||2||0||0||0||1||.167|
|Yusmeiro Petit, P||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Chad Tracy, 1B||2||0||0||0||0||0||4||.210|
|a-singled for Boyer in the 9th|
|2B - Tony Clark (4, Miller)|
|3B - Chris Young (3, Miller)|
|HR - Justin Upton (16, Miller)|
|RBI - Justin Upton 2 (50), Gerardo Parra (28), Chris Young 3 (25), Tony Clark (11)|
|2-OUT RBI - Gerardo Parra (9), Chris Young 2 (7), Tony Clark (4)|
|SB - Justin Upton (12, 2nd base off Badenhop/Baker), Mark Reynolds (15, 2nd base off Miller/Baker)|
|CS - Mark Reynolds (6, 3rd base by Miller/Baker)|
|Team LOB - 9|
|DP - F. Lopez-Ojeda-Tracy|
|PB - Luke Carlin (1)|
|E - Blaine Boyer (2, Throwing), Mark Reynolds (14, Throwing)|
|Esmerling Vasquez (H,2)||1||1||0||0||1||0||0||4.71|
|Scott Schoeneweis (BS,2; L,1-1)||0.1||2||2||2||0||0||1||5.40|
|Pitches-Strikes - Yusmeiro Petit 82-54, Doug Slaten 19-10, Esmerling Vasquez 18-11, Juan Gutierrez 15-8, Scott Schoeneweis 11-7, Blaine Boyer 33-20|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Yusmeiro Petit 6-7, Doug Slaten 1-1, Esmerling Vasquez 1-1, Scott Schoeneweis 1-0, Blaine Boyer 4-1|
|Batters Faced - Yusmeiro Petit 24, Doug Slaten 4, Esmerling Vasquez 4, Juan Gutierrez 3, Scott Schoeneweis 3, Blaine Boyer 11|
|Attendance - 21558|
|Game Time - 3:43|
|Temperature - 81|
|Umpires - Home - Chuck Meriwether, First Base - Laz Diaz, Second Base - Eric Cooper, Third Base - Mike Reilly|