Diamondbacks 3, Marlins 1

Those who could see today's game between the Marlins and the Diamondbacks were treated to a pitcher's duel, even if it wasn't the cast we expected at the outset. Trevor Cahill took the mound to start the game for Arizona and worked a quick first inning, though a line drive from Marcell Ozuna hit him in the hip and led to him being pulled in the second inning. Josh Collmenter was called in from the bullpen to relieve Cahill and was very effective, only allowing one walk and one hit over six innings.

Unfortunately for the Diamondbacks, Jose Fernandez was just as effective on the mound for the Marlins. He gave up a few singles, but the Diamondbacks weren't able to string any hits together, and weren't helped by a caught-stealing from Gerardo Parra in the third inning.

The Diamondbacks luck changed in the eighth inning, when Fernandez finally began to suffer with finding his spot. He started the inning with his first walk of the game, and then ended his outing with another. Fernandez was replaed by Mike Dunn, who went up against Cody Ross, and Ross delivered a pinch hit home run to give Arizona a lead.

Heath Bell took the mound for the save in the ninth inning, and immediately made things more interesting than necessary, giving up a leadoff home run to Justin Ruggiano. A single and a walk followed, but Bell settled in, getting the next three outs, and delivering the Diamondbacks a win.

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