Aug. 21, 2012; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Miami Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton (27) singles to left during the game against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the tenth inning at Chase Field. The Marlins defeated the Diamondbacks 6-5. Mandatory Credit: Jennifer Stewart-US PRESSWIRE

Marlins Win After 6-Run Comeback


The Arizona Diamondbacks (62-62) weren’t able to stop the Miami Marlins (57-67), as the visitors completed a six-run comeback to win 6-5 in extra innings.

Arizona got off to a quick start in the bottom of the first inning when Aaron Hill doubled to deep left field to score Chris Young, and put the D-backs on top 1-0. Justin Upton would follow with an RBI single to left field to score Hill and jason Kubel, and extend the Arizona lead to 3-0. Miguel Montero would add another run off a single to right-center field to score Paul Goldschmidt. Upton would then score off a sacrifice by Ryan Wheeler to extend the Arizona lead to 5-0.

After the offensive explosion in the first inning, the D-backs sat back and watched Miami complete a six-run comeback for the remainder of the game.

Donovan Solano would get the comeback started in the top of the second inning with an RBI single to center field to score Carlos Lee. Ricky Nolasco would follow with a ground rule double to deep left field to score Greg Dobbs, and cut the lead to 5-2.

Solano would add an RBI single in the top of the sixth inning to score Giancarlo Stanton from third and cut the lead to 5-3. Pinch hitter Gorkys Hernandez would reach first base on an infield single to the shortstop, scoring Solano from third and advancing Austin Kearns to second base. Left fielder Bryan Peterson would then tie the score up at 5-5 when he singled to center field to score Kearns from third.

In the top of the tenth, Giancarlo Stanton would complete the comeback, and put the Marlins on top 6-5 with an RBI single to left fielder off Arizona reliever David Hernandez.

Arizona starter Trevor Cahill picked up a no-decision as he allowed four earned runs off seven hits in 5.1 innings pitched. In the game, Arizona outfielder left the game just before the top of the second game with tightness in his hamstring.

Recent call-up Tyler Skaggs will make his major-league debut tomorrow for Arizona in game three of the four game series.

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