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Arizona Diamondbacks 5, Miami Marlins 6

Arizona lost this one more than Miami won it

MLB: Arizona Diamondbacks at Miami Marlins Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Braden Shipley’s start went more or less as expected. He allowed five runs, four earned, in his five innings of work, on seven hits and three walks with three strikeouts. However, in his defense, he was not helped by the Diamondbacks’ defense: in particular, Paul Goldschmidt, whose wild throw on what could have been a double-play ball, was immediately followed by a three-run homer.

However, the Arizona bats helped keep them in it against a Marlins’ starter who was not much better. Daniel Descalso had a pair of doubles, scored twice and drove in two during a three-run fourth inning that briefly gave Arizona the lead. But Miami tied it up in the fifth, and took the lead off Archie Bradley in the seventh, who allowed an RBI single on the 14th pitch of the at-bat. The D-backs could do nothing against the Miami bullpen, and dropped the game, the series and the road-trip.