Dbacks @ Marlins: Anderson Deals, Offense Steals


On the shoulders of another outstanding outing from Chase Anderson, the Dbacks were able to clinch the 4-game series against the Miami Marlins, with a game left to play tomorrow. Excellent base-running on the part of Arizona powered its offense to the tune of 6 runs.

The game started on the right track for the Dbacks. In the first inning, after a couple of singles, David Peralta was able to drive in the first run of the game. The real theme of the game began in the 2nd inning. After Aaron Hill walked to start the inning, he soon stole second base. A Nick Ahmed double drove in Hill to extend the lead. It became much easier for Anderson to drive in a run after Ahmed stole 3rd base.

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In the fifth inning, A.J. Pollock and Peralta performed a double steal with Pollock robbing home for another run. Interestingly enough, only Pollock was credited with a steal. It still represented the 3rd stolen base of the evening for the Dbacks. In the bottom half of the inning Anderson surrendered his first base hit of the game.

In the sixth inning, Tuffy Gosewisch stole a base of his own. In the 7th inning, Pollock singled and proceeded to steal 2nd and 3rd base. He would later score on a sacrifice fly. Pollock would cross the plate once more in the 9th inning. Anderson attempted to go after the complete game shutout, but was pulled after he loaded up the bases. Brad Ziegler came in and shut things down to secure a 6-1 victory.

The story of the game was Anderson. In 8+ innings, Anderson (1-1) surrendered a run and four hits. His opposition, David Phelps (2-1), only managed 5 innings and surrendered four runs. Pollock went 3-for-4 with 4 runs scored. He might not want to leave South Beach. Peralta went 2-for-4 with 3 RBI. Yasmany Tomas and Ahmed both registered a couple hits each.

Arizona (18-21) and Miami (16-25) will do it one more time on Thursday.

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