Hill, Pennington lead D-Backs past Marlins, 3-2

Published on NewsOK Modified: August 15, 2014 at 10:16 pm •  Published: August 15, 2014
Advertisement
;

MIAMI (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks started fast and held on late.

Aaron Hill and Cliff Pennington hit home runs in the first inning for the Diamondbacks, who beat the Miami Marlins 3-2 on Friday night.

All five runs in the game were scored in the first inning.

"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. 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, trailing 3-2, loaded the bases in the seventh, but Matt Stites got Donovan Soloano to ground into a fielder's choice to end the scoring threat.

The Marlins threatened again in the eighth, but Jarrod Saltalamacchia bounced into an inning-ending double play, one of four turned by the Diamondbacks.

"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."

Pennington hit his first homer since May 1, 2013, against San Francisco, and Hill added a two-run shot, 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 RBI singles by Giancarlo Stanton and Garrett Jones.

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

Diamondbacks rookie Ender Inciarte extended his hitting streak to 15 games with a single in the fifth.

Continue reading this story on the...


Trending Now


AROUND THE WEB

  1. 1
    'Maze Runner' finds way to box office victory
  2. 2
    The first games that show off iOS 8's graphics are available for download
  3. 3
    Morrison grabs second half winner to hand his side all three points
  4. 4
    Foxes launch comback to secure stunning victory
  5. 5
    WATCH LIVE: Thousands Take To The Streets For The People's Climate March
+ show more