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MIAMI -- Hanley Ramirez found the perfect opportunity to break out of a long slump.
The hit ended an 0-for-26 drought for Ramirez.
"It's all about the win," Ramirez said. "We needed that one right there. Now we can have our confidence back."
Ramirez's line drive to left off reliever Brad Ziegler scored Giancarlo Stanton after he reached on a one-out infield single and advanced to second on Emilio Bonifacio's grounder to first. Ziegler (0-1) intentionally walked Jose Reyes to face Ramirez.
An excited Ramirez jumped as he reached first base and slammed his helmet to the ground.
"It pumped me up," Ramirez said of being pitched to instead of Reyes. "I knew what they were trying to do but at the same time I told myself, `Shorten your swing down and stay through the middle."'
Arizona manager Kirk Gibson defended the decision to walk Reyes.
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"I felt that Reyes is a slap [hitter] who can run," Gibson said. "It gave us a forceout at any base as well. Ziegler didn't get the pitch where we wanted to. It didn't work out for us."
Steve Cishek (2-0) earned the win with a perfect ninth for Miami, which got a 14-strikeout performance out of starter Anibal Sanchez.
"This game was big for us and the way we won it," Miami manager Ozzie Guillen said. "It was big for the players. It brought their emotion back. Games like that can get you going."
The Marlins broke out of an 18-inning scoreless drought on Reyes' RBI single in the bottom of the seventh. Reyes drove in pinch-hitter Omar Infante, who reached on a leadoff triple to deep center.
Arizona starter Ian Kennedy left after surrendering Reyes' single. Kennedy pitched 6 1-3 innings, allowed one run and seven hits, walked two and struck out five.
"It was a battle trying to throw strikes," Kennedy said. "I don't know. I wasn't very efficient pitches-wise. I think halfway through I looked up and I had about 50-50 balls and strikes."
The Diamondbacks struck quickly on Gerardo Parra's first-inning RBI double. Miguel Montero's run-scoring single drove in Parra for a 2-0 Arizona lead. Arizona loaded the bases with two out but Sanchez avoided additional trouble as he struck out Ryan Roberts to end the inning.
Sanchez settled down after the difficult first inning and retired the final 18 consecutive hitters he faced. Sanchez allowed three hits, walked four and his strikeout total was a career best.
"I made the adjustments right away," Sanchez said. "I threw the ball down and kept it in the zone. I tried to keep the score like that and wait for the hitters to wake up a little bit to tie the game or go ahead.
Miami wasted early scoring opportunities against Kennedy. Sanchez and Bonifacio singled to start the third and advanced on Reyes' sacrifice bunt. Ramirez popped out to third on Kennedy's first pitch and Gaby Sanchez struck out with the bases loaded after Morrison had reached on a hit-by-pitch.
"Those runs we left early in the game, we have to be better than that," Guillen said. "We don't have the luxury to leave those guys out there. At the end you're going to need those runs."
|Hanley Ramirez's RBI single in the ninth inning lifts the Marlins over the Diamondbacks to snap a six-game losing streak. (Getty Images)|
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|Willie Bloomquist, SS||3||1||1||0||1||2||0||.231|
|Gerardo Parra, CF||4||1||1||1||0||1||2||.250|
|Justin Upton, RF||3||0||0||0||1||3||3||.228|
|Jason Kubel, LF||4||0||0||0||0||3||4||.313|
|Miguel Montero, C||4||0||1||1||0||0||1||.258|
|Paul Goldschmidt, 1B||3||0||0||0||1||0||0||.185|
|Aaron Hill, 2B||3||0||0||0||1||3||0||.253|
|Ryan Roberts, 3B||4||0||0||0||0||2||3||.159|
|Ian Kennedy, P||2||0||0||0||1||1||0||.000|
|Bryan Shaw, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|David Hernandez, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Brad Ziegler, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|2B - Willie Bloomquist (5, Sanchez), Gerardo Parra (4, Sanchez)|
|RBI - Gerardo Parra (9), Miguel Montero (12)|
|2-OUT RBI - Miguel Montero (6)|
|Team LOB - 6|
|DP - Hill-Bloomquist-Goldschmidt|
|Bryan Shaw (H,3)||0.2||0||0||0||0||1||0||1.86|
|David Hernandez (BS,2)||1||1||1||1||0||3||1||3.48|
|Brad Ziegler (L,0-1)||0.2||2||1||1||1||1||0||2.08|
|IBB - Reyes by Brad Ziegler|
|HBP - Morrison (by Ian Kennedy)|
|Pitches-Strikes - Ian Kennedy 105-66, Bryan Shaw 4-3, David Hernandez 17-12, Brad Ziegler 18-9|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Ian Kennedy 5-8, Brad Ziegler 1-0|
|Batters Faced - Ian Kennedy 29, Bryan Shaw 1, David Hernandez 4, Brad Ziegler 5|
|Emilio Bonifacio, 2B||4||0||1||0||1||2||1||.260|
|Jose Reyes, SS||2||0||1||1||2||0||1||.213|
|Hanley Ramirez, 3B||4||0||1||1||1||1||4||.213|
|Logan Morrison, LF||3||1||1||1||0||0||2||.302|
|Gaby Sanchez, 1B||4||0||0||0||0||2||3||.217|
|Greg Dobbs, RF||4||0||1||0||0||1||0||.300|
|Steve Cishek, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Brett Hayes, C||4||0||2||0||0||2||1||.294|
|Chris Coghlan, CF||4||0||0||0||0||2||3||.121|
|Anibal Sanchez, P||2||0||1||0||0||0||1||.222|
|a- Omar Infante, PH||1||1||1||0||0||0||0||.327|
|Randy Choate, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Giancarlo Stanton, RF||1||1||1||0||0||0||0||.246|
|a-tripled for Sanchez in the 7th|
|2B - Brett Hayes 2 (2, Kennedy, Kennedy)|
|3B - Greg Dobbs (1, Kennedy), Omar Infante (2, Kennedy)|
|HR - Logan Morrison (2, Hernandez)|
|SH - Jose Reyes (1)|
|RBI - Jose Reyes (3), Hanley Ramirez (13), Logan Morrison (8)|
|2-OUT RBI - Hanley Ramirez (3)|
|CS - Jose Reyes (3, 2nd base by Shaw/Montero)|
|Team LOB - 10|
|Steve Cishek (W,2-0)||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||0.96|
|WP - Anibal Sanchez (1)|
|Pitches-Strikes - Anibal Sanchez 110-66, Randy Choate 17-6, Steve Cishek 14-11|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Anibal Sanchez 4-3, Randy Choate 2-1, Steve Cishek 1-1|
|Batters Faced - Anibal Sanchez 28, Randy Choate 4, Steve Cishek 3|
|Attendance - 33525|
|Game Time - 2:51|
|Temperature - 75|
|Umpires - Home - James Hoye, First Base - Jim Joyce, Second Base - Jim Reynolds, Third Base - Mike Estabrook|