Getting just one hit through the first eight innings, the Marlins struggled on both sides of play in their 8-4 loss to the Diamondbacks Sunday afternoon.
After Diamondbacks pitcher Wade Miley held the Marlins without a hit for the first five innings, the Diamondbacks put the game out of reach with a five-run six inning. Jason Kubel and Cody Ransom each had two-run doubles that were the big blow.
Miley ended the day allowing just one hit in 6.1 innings while striking out six. The Marlins finally got on the board when Gincarlo Stanton came through with an RBI groundout.
His mound opponent, Josh Johnson, struggled tremendously, allowing five runs on 10 hits and striking out eight batters in 5.1 innings. Mike Dunn did not help matters in relief, coming in for Johnson and allowing two runs in .2 innings.
The Marlins did make some waves with a three-run ninth inning, highlighted by a three-run home run by Stanton.
The Marlins return to action on Monday afternoon in the fourth and final game of their series with the Diamondbacks.
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