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Hagens falls in debut, Arizona loses 5-4 in Miami

Published on NewsOK Modified: August 14, 2014 at 10:45 pm •  Published: August 14, 2014
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MIAMI (AP) — Bradin Hagens took a look around before throwing his first major league pitch, wanting to remember the moment.

His 27th pitch was one he'd rather forget.

Hagens failed to retire any of the three batters he faced in the 10th inning, and the Arizona Diamondbacks wound up falling to the Miami Marlins 5-4 on Thursday night.

Hagens (0-1) got out of trouble in the ninth, when he made his major-league debut. In the 10th, he couldn't escape, and Marcell Ozuna's double to left-center brought home Garrett Jones — who led off the final inning with a walk — for the win.

"I just struggled with command," Hagens said. "Kind of hit the corners too early instead of attacking down in the zone and I got behind hitters, gave them pitches to hit, and stayed out of the zone. I've got to do a better job of getting back in the zone."

Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson agreed.

"We figured that was the best opportunity to bring him in," Gibson said. "We were just hoping he would be able to hold them for several innings and we could score a run, but we were unable to do so."

Mike Dunn (10-5) pitched two perfect innings for Miami and became the first reliever to reach double-digits in wins since Matt Belisle for Colorado in 2011, according to STATS.

Miami rallied from an early 3-0 deficit.

"The team played great tonight, coming back," Dunn said.

Mark Trumbo had a pair of RBI singles for Arizona. Diamondbacks starter Chase Anderson allowed nine hits and three runs in six innings, and David Peralta had an RBI triple to highlight a two-run third.

Giancarlo Stanton had three hits for Miami, giving him four multi-hit games in his last 10 outings. Adeiny Hechavarria had two RBIs and Brad Penny, pitching at home for the Marlins for the first time in more than 10 years, allowed five hits and four runs in five-plus innings.

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