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MIAMI -- A nine-run lead in the third inning should make for an easy win. That was hardly the case for the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday night.
Arizona had to hold off the struggling Florida Marlins, whose comeback fell just short as the Diamondbacks won 12-9.
"Give them credit, they pressured the daylights out of us," Arizona manager Kirk Gibson said.
Miguel Montero hit three doubles and drove in four runs, and pitcher Zach Duke hit a two-run homer for the Diamondbacks, who have won four of five. Juan Miranda had three RBI and Justin Upton knocked in a pair.
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"It was nice to see us swing the bats," Upton said. "This was a good series for us."
The Marlins have lost 11 of 12, finishing 1-10 on their homestand despite a season-high 16 hits.
"It was good to see that from the offense," Florida manager Edwin Rodriguez said.
The Diamondbacks led 9-0 in the third inning, but Florida pulled within 12-9 in the eighth on a two-run single by John Buck.
J.J. Putz earned his 18th save in 20 chances by pitching a scoreless ninth.
"It's good we're going home with a win," Gibson said.
Ricky Nolasco (4-2) allowed nine runs -- five earned -- in three innings for the Marlins. It was the second time in four starts he has allowed at least eight runs. He gave up eight in a loss to the Dodgers on May 29.
"This one is on me," Nolasco said. "It wasn't my day. It was a rough one. Anytime we score nine runs, I expect myself to win."
Upton had an RBI single in the first to start the scoring before Montero cleared the bases with a three-run double to right-center that rolled to the wall for a 4-0 lead.
"I went out there looking for a fastball, middle or middle-in," Montero said.
After sending nine batters to the plate in the first, the Diamondbacks struck again in the third, sending 10 to the dish and scoring five to lead 9-0. Montero doubled in a run before Duke launched his second career homer over the right-field fence. The two-run shot by Duke was his second homer of the season.
"That's about the only positive," he said of his performance.
Duke allowed seven runs and 13 hits in 4 2/3 innings, finishing one out short of qualifying for the win despite an early nine-run lead.
"It's a bad performance by me," Duke said. "I wasn't able to get us through six or seven innings, which is what you want to do in that situation."
Micah Owings (3-0) picked up the win by pitching 2 1/3 innings in relief.
|Miguel Montero powers the Diamondbacks with three doubles and four RBI against the sinking Marlins. (US Presswire)|
|Players of the Game|
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|Ryan Roberts, 3B||4||2||2||1||2||1||2||.262|
|Kelly Johnson, 2B||4||1||0||0||2||2||4||.217|
|Justin Upton, RF||6||1||3||2||0||1||0||.278|
|Stephen Drew, SS||5||2||1||0||1||2||3||.293|
|Chris Young, CF||4||2||2||0||1||1||4||.249|
|Miguel Montero, C||5||2||3||4||0||0||2||.282|
|Juan Miranda, 1B||4||1||1||3||1||0||1||.244|
|Gerardo Parra, LF||4||0||1||0||1||1||2||.276|
|Zach Duke, P||3||1||1||2||0||1||3||.286|
|Micah Owings, P||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.167|
|a- Melvin Mora, PH||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.231|
|Bryan Shaw, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Joe Paterson, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Esmerling Vasquez, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|J.J. Putz, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|a-grounded out for Owings in the 8th|
|2B - Justin Upton (16, Dunn), Chris Young (19, Badenhop), Miguel Montero 3 (19, Nolasco, Nolasco, Badenhop)|
|HR - Zach Duke (2, Nolasco)|
|RBI - Ryan Roberts (28), Justin Upton 2 (33), Miguel Montero 4 (33), Juan Miranda 3 (20), Zach Duke 2 (5)|
|2-OUT RBI - Ryan Roberts (14), Justin Upton (15), Zach Duke 2 (5)|
|SB - Gerardo Parra (6, 3rd base off Nunez/Buck)|
|Team LOB - 10|
|Outfield Assists - Gerardo Parra 1|
|DP - Owings-Montero-Miranda|
|Micah Owings (W,3-0)||2.1||1||0||0||2||2||0||1.83|
|Esmerling Vasquez (H,6)||0.2||1||0||0||0||1||0||3.46|
|J.J. Putz (S,18)||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||1.93|
|Pitches-Strikes - Zach Duke 110-69, Micah Owings 42-24, Bryan Shaw 7-2, Joe Paterson 10-3, Esmerling Vasquez 10-8, J.J. Putz 16-12|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Zach Duke 3-6, Micah Owings 1-3, J.J. Putz 2-0|
|Batters Faced - Zach Duke 27, Micah Owings 9, Bryan Shaw 2, Joe Paterson 2, Esmerling Vasquez 3, J.J. Putz 3|
|Emilio Bonifacio, SS||6||2||3||1||0||3||2||.280|
|Omar Infante, 2B||4||2||2||2||1||0||1||.262|
|Logan Morrison, LF||5||1||1||0||0||2||3||.296|
|Gaby Sanchez, 1B||3||1||1||0||1||1||0||.312|
|Brian Sanches, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.333|
|Randy Choate, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|a- Greg Dobbs, PH-3B||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||.307|
|Mike Stanton, RF||4||1||2||2||1||0||3||.259|
|John Buck, C||4||0||2||2||1||1||4||.229|
|Wes Helms, 3B||5||0||2||1||0||2||3||.232|
|Mike Dunn, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Chris Coghlan, CF||5||0||0||0||0||0||3||.235|
|Ricky Nolasco, P||1||1||1||0||0||0||0||.091|
|Burke Badenhop, P||1||1||1||0||0||0||0||1.000|
|b- Ozzie Martinez, PH||1||0||1||1||0||0||0||.158|
|Leo Nunez, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Brett Hayes, 1B||2||0||0||0||0||0||2||.317|
|a-walked for Choate in the 8th|
|b-singled for Badenhop in the 5th|
|2B - Emilio Bonifacio (10, Duke), Omar Infante (9, Duke), Mike Stanton (15, Duke), Ricky Nolasco (1, Duke), Burke Badenhop (1, Duke)|
|RBI - Emilio Bonifacio (11), Omar Infante 2 (19), Mike Stanton 2 (41), John Buck 2 (24), Wes Helms (5), Ozzie Martinez (1)|
|2-OUT RBI - Emilio Bonifacio (5), Mike Stanton (17), John Buck 2 (10), Ozzie Martinez (1)|
|Team LOB - 10|
|DP - Infante-Bonifacio-Hayes|
|E - Emilio Bonifacio (4, Misplayed grounder)|
|Ricky Nolasco (L,4-2)||3||8||9||5||4||3||1||4.23|
|IBB - Parra by Ricky Nolasco|
|Pitches-Strikes - Ricky Nolasco 79-48, Burke Badenhop 42-26, Leo Nunez 19-12, Brian Sanches 18-10, Randy Choate 10-7, Mike Dunn 17-9|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Ricky Nolasco 5-2, Burke Badenhop 3-1, Leo Nunez 1-0, Brian Sanches 1-2, Randy Choate 1-1, Mike Dunn 1-0|
|Batters Faced - Ricky Nolasco 22, Burke Badenhop 11, Leo Nunez 5, Brian Sanches 4, Randy Choate 3, Mike Dunn 4|
|Attendance - 15065|
|Game Time - 3:36|
|Temperature - 81|
|Umpires - Home - Tom Hallion, First Base - Phil Cuzzi, Second Base - Bill Miller, Third Base - James Hoye|