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Double (play) trouble for Marlins in 3-2 loss

Published on NewsOK Modified: August 15, 2014 at 10:27 pm •  Published: August 15, 2014

MIAMI (AP) — Double plays proved to be costly for the Miami Marlins.

The Marlins grounded into four double plays in a 3-2 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday.

"We're in one of those ruts where we're having a tough time getting that big hit in big situations," Marlins manager Mike Redmond said. "Unfortunately tonight we killed our rallies with double plays. That happens sometimes."

Aaron Hill and Cliff Pennington hit home runs in the first inning for the Diamondbacks.

"We hit some balls hard with three runs and then they scored two in the first and our pitching shut them down," Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson said.

Trevor Cahill (3-8) pitched 6 2-3 innings allowing two runs and six hits for the Diamondbacks.

Addison Reed pitched the ninth for his 29th save in 34 chances.

Marlins starter Brad Hand (2-5) allowed three runs in seven innings.

The Marlins threatened in the eighth, but Jarrod Saltalamacchia bounced into an inning-ending double play.

"They hurt us tonight for sure," said Marlins' third baseman Casey McGehee, who grounded into two of the four. "It's going to happen from time to time, but it doesn't make you feel any better about it."

All five runs were scored in the first.

"That's the beauty of the big leagues," Redmond said. "Both teams come out swinging the bats and then zeroes the rest of the way."

Arizona jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the top of the first on a solo home run by Pennington, his first since May 1, 2013 against San Francisco, and a two-run homer by Hill, his 10th of the season.

"I'm going up there just looking for something up," Hill said. "I typically don't swing at the first pitch, but it worked out and it ended up being all right."

The Marlins responded with two runs in the bottom half on RBI singles by Giancarlo Stanton and Garrett Jones.

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