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All the scoring happened early in this one, setting up a tense eight innings of no scoring at all.

Cliff Pennington hits a home-run, and looks suitably surprised.
Cliff Pennington hits a home-run, and looks suitably surprised.
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At first, it looked like the D-backs were going to romp away against Brad Hand. Cliff Pennington homered with one out in the first, and after a Mark Trumbo single, Aaron Hill knocked his 10th home-run of the season into the bleachers, to put Arizona 3-0 up. However, Trevor Cahill gave two of those runs back in the bottom half of the inning, allowing hits to four of the first five batters faced, before getting the first of four double-plays turned by the Diamondbacks this evening.

Both starters settled down from there, and a combination of good defense on both sides, and poor offense, kept the zeroes stacking up. Cahill worked a much needed 6.2 innings of work, leaving with two men on base. Matt Stites then loaded the bases before escaping the jam, and combined with Oliver Perez for a scoreless eighth. Addison Reed worked his way through the bottom of the Marlins' order with relatively little drama, pitching a 1-2-3 ninth to pick up his 29th save. On offense, Pennington had two of Arizona's six hits, with Ender Inciarte getting a single and a walk.