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Cishek can't hold lead, Marlins lose 4-3 in 10

Published on NewsOK Modified: July 9, 2014 at 7:20 pm •  Published: July 9, 2014
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PHOENIX (AP) — Donovan Solano put the Miami Marlins in position for a second straight last-inning victory. Then the usually reliable Steve Cishek couldn't wrap it up.

Arizona scored three times off the Marlins closer without an out in the 10th inning on Wednesday and the Diamondbacks rallied for a 4-3 victory.

"We've got to lock that down," Miami manager Mike Redmond said. "That's a tough one to swallow."

Florida lost two of three in the desert to fall to 3-3 with three left on a nine-game trip preceding the All-Star break.

Paul Goldschmidt doubled in the last two of Arizona's three runs in the bottom of the 10th. In the top half of the inning, Solano's two-run double off Brad Ziegler (4-1), who got the victory, made it 3-1.

In a nine-pitch at-bat, Aaron Hill opened the Arizona 10th with a pinch-hit single off Cishek. Ender Inciarte walked on four pitches, then David Peralta's RBI single cut the lead to 3-2.

On the next pitch, Goldschmidt hit one to the left-center gap for his major league-best 35th double and his fifth career walk-off hit.

Goldschmidt said he was just trying to get the tying run home from third.

"You've got a guy at third and nobody out, a chance to tie the game," he said. "You just try to put the ball in play. You're trying to hit it hard, but I just tried to remind myself there's a lot of ways to score that guy. You try not to put too much pressure on yourself."

Cishek (4-5) blew just his third save in 23 opportunities.

"It just seems like the couple of times he's had struggles it's just been up in the zone," Redmond said. "He has to throw strikes. That's pretty much the key to any closer and today he just wasn't able to do that."

Nathan Eovaldi blanked Arizona on two hits and nursed a 1-0 lead through seven innings before giving up a leadoff triple to Didi Gregorius in the eighth. Nick Ahmed singled on the next pitch for his first major league RBI to tie it at 1-all.

Eovaldi said the pitch to Ahmed was the only one he regretted. Other than that, he had everything working for him.

It appeared Miami was headed for its second final-inning win in a row, a day after Marcell Ozuna's two-out, two-run homer in the ninth gave the Marlins a 2-1 victory.

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