Arizona at Florida

W: A. Sanchez (6-1) L: J. Saunders (3-6)
S: S. Cishek (1)
HR: ARI - M. Montero (7),X. Nady (2)   FLA - L. Morrison (8),M. Stanton (15),J. Buck (7)

Marlins drop Diamondbacks to end eight-game skid wire reports

MIAMI -- Logan Morrison and the Florida Marlins went the extra mile to snap an eight-game losing streak.

Morrison and Mike Stanton each hit a two-run homer and the Marlins had seven extra-base hits in a 6-4 victory over Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday night.

John Buck also homered and drove two runs for the Marlins, who finished with 13 hits overall. Emilio Bonifacio had two doubles.

It was Florida's first win since a 5-2 victory at Arizona on May 31.

"A lot of things feel long when the offense is struggling and you're part of the offense," Morrison said. "Whether it's the games themselves, the losing streak, the lack of driving in runs. All of it seems long. It's finally good to break through a little bit."

Florida's 13 hits were its highest total since it had a season-high 14 against the Dodgers on May 28.

"I think they're more relaxed out there," Marlins manager Edwin Rodriguez said. "There were still a lot of runners in scoring position. Little by little, I'll take tonight's game."

Miguel Montero and Xavier Nady hit back-to-back homers for the Diamondbacks, who have lost four of five.

"It's frustrating," Montero said. "We hit the ball pretty well."

Morrison connected against Joe Saunders in the first inning, hitting a drive to right on a 2-2 pitch for his eighth homer of the season.

Stanton's 15th homer in the sixth inning made it 4-0 and Buck hit Saunders' next pitch over the wall in right. It was the second time this season the Marlins have hit back-to-back homers.

Anibal Sanchez (6-1) allowed three runs and five hits in 6 2/3 innings for the Marlins. The right-hander is 5-0 with a 2.31 ERA in his last seven starts.

"A big win today," Sanchez said. "It was special for the team. I know we needed to cut out the losing streak. It's a new step for the team. We need to continue to win."

Arizona chased Sanchez during its four-run seventh inning. Stephen Drew singled in Justin Upton before Montero went deep. Mike Dunn then came in and allowed a homer to pinch-hitter Nady, cutting it to 5-4.

"Some people probably think I'm crazy, but I think we're coming out of it with our bats," Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson said.

Buck added an RBI single in the bottom half to get the Marlins an insurance run, and Steve Cishek worked the ninth for his first career save, benefiting from two good defensive plays.

"I was fine until I left a fastball down the middle, that was scorched, and then a slider down the middle and that was crushed," Cishek said. "Luckily we have awesome defenders behind us and I think a third of the save should go to Bonifacio and Stanton for saving my butt."

Saunders (3-6) gave up five runs and 10 hits in six innings.

"He made some mistakes, they pounded him, it's going to happen from time to time," Gibson said.


  • Cishek set a club record for most consecutive scoreless innings to start a career with 12 2/3.
  • Gaby Sanchez and Buck hit back-to-back home runs on May 13 at Washington.
  • Marlins SS Hanley Ramirez (back) went 2 for 3 with an RBI as the designated hitter in a rehabilitation appearance with Single-A Jupiter on Friday night.
  • Diamondbacks RHP Bryan Shaw made his major league debut in the eighth.
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Gaby Sanchez congratulates Mike Stanton after Stanton reaches home plate following his two-run homer in the sixth. (AP)
Gaby Sanchez congratulates Mike Stanton after Stanton reaches home plate following his two-run homer in the sixth. (AP)

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M. Stanton
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X. Nady
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Arizona Diamondbacks
Ryan Roberts, 3B4010011 .258
Kelly Johnson, 2B4000021 .221
Justin Upton, RF4110021 .272
Stephen Drew, SS4121011 .289
Chris Young, CF4000012 .241
Miguel Montero, C4112011 .271
Juan Miranda, 1B2000010 .244
   a- Xavier Nady, PH-1B2121000 .273
Gerardo Parra, LF4010011 .266
Joe Saunders, P2010010 .208
   b- Melvin Mora, PH1000001 .232
    Esmerling Vasquez, P0000000 .000
    Joe Paterson, P0000000 .000
    Bryan Shaw, P0000000 .000
a-homered for Miranda in the 7th
b-grounded out for Saunders in the 7th
2B - Joe Saunders (1, Sanchez)
3B - Ryan Roberts (1, Webb), Justin Upton (3, Sanchez)
HR - Miguel Montero (7, Sanchez), Xavier Nady (2, Dunn)
RBI - Stephen Drew (36), Miguel Montero 2 (29), Xavier Nady (20)
2-OUT RBI - Miguel Montero 2 (12), Xavier Nady (7)
Team LOB - 4
DP - Johnson-Drew-Miranda
Arizona Diamondbacks
Joe Saunders (L,3-6) 61055133 4.56
Esmerling Vasquez 1211110 3.55
Joe Paterson0100000 3.45
Bryan Shaw 1000210 0.00
Pitches-Strikes - Joe Saunders 103-61, Esmerling Vasquez 23-13, Joe Paterson 4-3, Bryan Shaw 34-20
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Joe Saunders 7-7, Bryan Shaw 1-1
Batters Faced - Joe Saunders 28, Esmerling Vasquez 6, Joe Paterson 1, Bryan Shaw 5
Florida Marlins
Emilio Bonifacio, CF-SS4120112 .260
Omar Infante, 2B3120101 .259
Logan Morrison, LF4112103 .288
    Steve Cishek, P0000000 .000
Gaby Sanchez, 1B4110104 .304
Mike Stanton, RF4122012 .261
John Buck, C4122011 .228
Wes Helms, 3B3000000 .210
   a- Greg Dobbs, PH-3B1000002 .323
Ozzie Martinez, SS3010000 .111
    Chris Coghlan, CF1010000 .241
Anibal Sanchez, P2010010 .160
    Mike Dunn, P0000000 .000
    Ryan Webb, P0000000 .000
    Randy Choate, P0000000 .000
   b- Javier Vazquez, PH0000000 .200
   c- Scott Cousins, PH-LF1000011 .140
a-flied out for Helms in the 7th
b-announced for Choate in the 8th
c-struck out for Vazquez in the 8th
2B - Emilio Bonifacio 2 (8, Saunders, Saunders), Mike Stanton (14, Saunders), Chris Coghlan (20, Paterson)
HR - Logan Morrison (8, Saunders), Mike Stanton (15, Saunders), John Buck (7, Saunders)
SH - Omar Infante (5), Anibal Sanchez (6)
RBI - Logan Morrison 2 (23), Mike Stanton 2 (38), John Buck 2 (22)
2-OUT RBI - John Buck (8)
Team LOB - 10
DP - Helms-G. Sanchez
Florida Marlins
Anibal Sanchez (W,6-1) 6.2533081 3.06
Mike Dunn (H,7) 0.1211001 4.08
Ryan Webb (H,5) 0.2100020 3.68
Randy Choate (H,8) 0.1000010 0.84
Steve Cishek (S,1) 1100000 0.00
WP - Anibal Sanchez (2)
Pitches-Strikes - Anibal Sanchez 97-68, Mike Dunn 8-8, Ryan Webb 12-10, Randy Choate 4-3, Steve Cishek 12-8
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Anibal Sanchez 4-7, Mike Dunn 1-0, Steve Cishek 1-2
Batters Faced - Anibal Sanchez 24, Mike Dunn 3, Ryan Webb 3, Randy Choate 1, Steve Cishek 4
Game Information
Attendance - 18888
Game Time - 2:51
Temperature - 81
Umpires - Home - Phil Cuzzi, First Base - Bill Miller, Second Base - James Hoye, Third Base - Tom Hallion