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Miami loses 9-1 to Arizona

Published on NewsOK Modified: July 8, 2014 at 12:41 am •  Published: July 8, 2014
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PHOENIX (AP) — The Miami Marlins had their chances against Chase Anderson, notably in the fourth inning when they had two on and no outs.

The Marlins failed on that opportunity and just about every other one, leading to a frustrating loss.

Tom Koehler had the shortest start of his career and the Marlins went hitless in 10 at-bats with runners in scoring position in a 9-1 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday night.

"We had a couple of chances with guys in scoring position and we just didn't get a hit," Marlins manager Mike Redmond said.

The Diamondbacks did.

They jumped on Koehler (6-7) early, scoring five runs in the second inning and three in the fourth.

David Peralta had three hits, Martin Prado homered and Miguel Montero drove in two runs for Arizona.

Paul Goldschmidt broke an Arizona record with his 33rd double before the All-Star break, extending his streak of reaching base to 28 games.

The Diamondbacks had seven extra base hits and went 5 for 10 with runners in scoring position to help Anderson (6-4) end a four-game losing streak.

David Peralta had another big night, driving in three runs, scoring two more and extending his hitting streak to eight games.

Called up on June 1, Peralta reeled off an eight-game hitting streak, the longest to start a career by a Diamondback. He has picked it up again over the past 12 games, hitting .386, including a two-run double in the second inning and a run-scoring triple in the fourth to put Arizona up 6-0.

Through 32 major league games, Peralta has 14 multi-hit games and is batting .330.

Not bad for a player who started his career as a pitcher in the St. Louis Cardinals' system.

"It's been unbelievable," Goldschmidt said. "He came up right off the bat, had that hitting streak to start it. He's put together really good at-bats every time."

He wasn't the only one hitting against Koehler.

Making his first start since becoming a father, he struggled after pitching well over his previous three starts.

Arizona jumped on the right-hander in the second inning, starting with Prado's leadoff homer. The Diamondbacks kept knocking balls around the ballpark, going up 5-0 after two-run doubles by Peralta and Montero.

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