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Diamondbacks 6, Marlins 8

And it was going so well, too...

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The Diamondbacks had a comfortable 5-1 lead after six innings. After the Marlins had taken the lead in the first, the home team struck back with two in the third, a single run in the fourth, and then two more in the fifth: Jake Lamb had a two-run double, and Patrick Corbin helped his own cause out with an RBI double. A Michael Bourn sacrifice fly and a Jean Segura single drove in the other runs. Corbin, meanwhile, was rolling smoothly through the first six frames, and had retired eleven consecuctive Miami hitters to that point.

The seventh, however, was terrible. Corbin allowed a lead-off double and two walks. Tyler Clippard threw one strike in 10 attempts, and that became a grand-slam; he walked two more batters. Zac Curtis allowed both of the runners he inherited to score: the Marlins sent 11 to the plate, scoring seven times on only four hits against four different Diamondbacks pitchers. There were four walks in the inning, all of which scored, as a 5-1 lead became an 8-5 deficit. Nick Ahmed finished a home-run short of the cycle, Paul Goldschmidt got three hits and a walk, but Peter O'Brien went 0-for-4 with a trio of strikeouts - all of them on three pitches.

Turambar in due course, with a beercap.