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Marlins Vs. Diamondbacks: Anibal Sanchez Strikes Out 14, Miami Snaps Six-Game Skid

By all accounts, the Miami Marlins needed a win. After all, they had dropped six games in a row, and during Friday's 5-0 loss to the Arizona, they had just three hits. But that elusive victory came on Saturday -- at last. The Marlins had one run in the seventh inning, one in the eight and then a walk-off single to left field from Hanley Ramirez to score the winning run, culminating in a 3-2 win over the Diamondbacks.

Anibal Sanchez took the hill for Miami, and to a large extent, kept the team in it, lasting seven innings and allowing just two just runs. Most of all, though, he struck out 14 batters, becoming just the third pitcher in the history of the franchise to strike out at least 14 in a single game.

While stopping the team's current losing skid, it also improved Miami's home record to 6-3 at its new Marlins Park.

For more news, analysis, and discussion on the Marlins, visit Fish Stripes. For the opponent's perspective throughout the weekend series, check out AZ Snake Pit, SB Nation's Diamondbacks blog. For all your MLB news and notes, visit the new Baseball Nation.

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