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Stanton homers twice, carries Marlins past D-Backs

CBSSports.com wire reports
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PHOENIX -- The Miami Marlins managed three hits off the Arizona Diamondbacks. Two of them were booming home runs off the bat of Giancarlo Stanton.

That was the difference in the Marlins' 3-2 victory on Monday night, the Diamondbacks' fourth loss in a row.

Patrick Corbin, trying to become the first left-handed starter in 35 years to go 10-0, allowed two hits through eight innings but gave up a soaring, two-run homer to left by Stanton that tied the game at 2 in the sixth.

Stanton's line-drive home run to right off ex-Marlin Heath Bell (2-1) in the ninth put Miami ahead for the first time. It was the 100th homer of his career, and sixth in 43 at-bats at Chase Field.

"He took that thing over, didn't he?" Marlins manager Mike Redmond said. "Yeah, that was an impressive, impressive night for him."

Stanton, activated June 10 after six weeks on the disabled list with a right hamstring strain, said both were good pitches.

"Just help the team win, man," Stanton said. "That's what I didn't do all April and obviously all May I wasn't playing."

Redmond said he expected an adjustment period for Stanton when he came off the DL.

"And there really wasn't," the manager said. "He came off the DL swinging the bat great. You could just see he was more confident. His swing was better, everything was better. He's been lights out ever since."

Bell pitched all of last season for Miami, and Stanton was asked if his familiarity with the reliever's pattern helped him in the at bat.

"Yeah," Stanton said, "for the most part."

Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson said it's time to reassess how to pitch to Stanton.

"The guy is swinging the bat good. We have to find a better way to get around him," Gibson said. "You can see how strong he is. He just barreled it."

Mike Dunn (2-1) threw a scoreless eighth inning to get the win.

Steve Cishek pitched a perfect ninth for his 10th save in 12 tries. Willie Bloomquist flied out to deep center to end the game.

Paul Goldschmidt drove in both Arizona runs with a homer and a single.

Corbin, with no decisions in his last three starts, was trying to become the first left-handed starter to begin the season 10-0 since Ron Guidry went 13-0 for the New York Yankees in 1978, according to STATS. Corbin struck out seven and walked one but the Diamondbacks lost for the first time in his 14 starts.

Gibson said Corbin deserved better.

"Patrick was great," Gibson said. "He pitched his heart out, two runs. We scored eight runs in four games. ... We should have had several runs tonight. We are in a bad spot at the plate right now. Guys are trying to do too much. `'

Arizona was 1 for 12 with runners in scoring position.

"More of the same," Gibson said.

Goldschmidt, hitless in his previous 12 at-bats and just 3 for 33, lined Jacob Turner's 1-0 pitch over the right-field fence to put Arizona up 1-0 in the third, his 16th home run. The Diamondbacks made it 2-0 in the fifth when Gerardo Parra singled, stole second and scored when Goldschmidt singled sharply to center.

Goldschmidt leads the NL with 61 RBI.

Corbin, meanwhile, was cruising through five. Only two Miami batters reached during that span, Stanton on third baseman Martin Prado's two-out error in the first and a two-out walk to Marcell Ozuna in the fourth.

In the sixth, pinch-hitter Justin Ruggiano grounded out, but Juan Pierre's opposite-field single to left ended the no-hit bid. Ed Lucas popped out but Stanton hit a high drive on Corbin's 2-0 pitch into the second deck above the Arizona bullpen in left and it was tied at 2.

The Diamondbacks, swept in three games at San Diego last weekend, opened a six-game homestand.

Turner allowed two runs and six hits in five innings.

Notes

  • Diamondbacks RHP Ian Kennedy dropped his appeal and began serving a 10-game suspension for his role in last week's brawl with the Dodgers.
  • Arizona RHP Randall Delgado, who came over from Atlanta in the Justin Upton trade, will be recalled from Triple-A Reno to start Tuesday night in the spot normally taken by RHP Brandon McCarthy. Miami RHP Nathan Eovaldi, out all season with right shoulder inflammation, will make his first start of the year. To make room for Eovaldi, the Marlins optioned Ozuna to Double-A Jacksonville.
  • McCarthy, out with a shoulder injury, threw off a mound and could get a rehab start next. McCarthy says a seizure, related to the head injury he sustained from a line drive last September, will not affect his comeback.
 
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Giancarlo Stanton goes yard twice and drives in all of the Marlins' runs in Miami's comeback effort. (USATSI)
Giancarlo Stanton goes yard twice and drives in all of the Marlins' runs in Miami's comeback effort. (USATSI)

Players of the Game
Arizona

P. Goldschmidt
AB 3
R 1
H 2
HR 1
RBI 2
Miami

G. Stanton
AB 4
R 2
H 2
HR 2
RBI 3
 
Miami Marlins
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Juan Pierre, LF4110010 .257
Ed Lucas, 2B4000031 .273
Giancarlo Stanton, RF4223000 .272
Marcell Ozuna, CF3000101 .291
Logan Morrison, 1B4000021 .308
Adeiny Hechavarria, SS3000010 .207
Placido Polanco, 3B3000000 .234
Jeff Mathis, C3000000 .114
Jacob Turner, P1000010 .000
   a- Justin Ruggiano, PH1000000 .223
    Dan Jennings, P0000000 .000
    Ryan Webb, P0000000 .000
   b- Jordan Brown, PH1000000 .273
    Mike Dunn, P0000000 .000
    Steve Cishek, P0000000 .000
Totals3133318  
a-grounded out for Turner in the 6th
b-grounded out for Webb in the 8th
Batting
HR - Giancarlo Stanton 2 (7, Corbin, Bell)
RBI - Giancarlo Stanton 3 (19)
2-OUT RBI - Giancarlo Stanton 2 (8)
Team LOB - 2
Miami Marlins
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Jacob Turner 5622351 2.16
Dan Jennings 1.1000020 0.77
Ryan Webb 0.2000010 3.51
Mike Dunn (W,2-1) 1100110 2.64
Steve Cishek (S,10) 1000000 3.68
WP - Jacob Turner (3)
Pitches-Strikes - Jacob Turner 96-60, Dan Jennings 22-14, Ryan Webb 10-6, Mike Dunn 20-12, Steve Cishek 12-9
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Jacob Turner 6-4, Ryan Webb 1-0, Mike Dunn 1-1, Steve Cishek 1-2
Batters Faced - Jacob Turner 24, Dan Jennings 4, Ryan Webb 2, Mike Dunn 5, Steve Cishek 3
Arizona Diamondbacks
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Gerardo Parra, CF5110012 .313
Willie Bloomquist, 2B5000001 .367
Paul Goldschmidt, 1B3122110 .305
Miguel Montero, C4020011 .227
Cody Ross, RF2000212 .253
Jason Kubel, LF3000104 .256
Martin Prado, 3B4010023 .244
Didi Gregorius, SS4010003 .297
Patrick Corbin, P3000033 .097
    Heath Bell, P0000000 .000
   a- Eric Hinske, PH1000000 .184
Totals3427249  
a-grounded out for Bell in the 9th
Batting
HR - Paul Goldschmidt (16, Turner)
RBI - Paul Goldschmidt 2 (61)
SB - Gerardo Parra (6, 2nd base off Turner/Mathis)
Team LOB - 9
Fielding
E - Martin Prado (6, Throwing)
Arizona Diamondbacks
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Patrick Corbin 8222171 2.28
Heath Bell (L,2-1) 1111011 4.23
Pitches-Strikes - Patrick Corbin 106-71, Heath Bell 17-11
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Patrick Corbin 9-9, Heath Bell 2-0
Batters Faced - Patrick Corbin 28, Heath Bell 4
Game Information
Attendance - 19354
Game Time - 2:47
Temperature - 81
Umpires - Home - Tim McClelland, First Base - Mike Muchlinski, Second Base - Marty Foster, Third Base - Marvin Hudson