The Marlins swatted three home runs, and the Diamondbacks belted four in this see-saw affair in which the Diamondbacks rotation and bullpen aces both were lit up. Chris Iannetta was the difference maker, driving in eight on the strength of an RBI single, followed by a three-run home run and a grand slam. Fernando Rodney closed the game and earned his 300th career save.
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Fernando Rodney reached a new milestone on Friday. By converting his 300th save, the aged veteran moved into a tie with Bruce Sutter and Jason Isrinhausen for 26th on the all-time saves list.
Catcher Chris Mathis hopes to return for the season-ending series in Kansas City, while shortstop Chris Owings eyes a return to action during the NLDS.
Although the trend has reversed since coming to Arizona, Martinez, a very serious student of his own hitting, is still making the adjustments necessary to remain an excellent hitter.
Could this be the season in which the single-season hits leader and the single-season pinch-hits leader become one and the same?
The Detroit Tigers had a difficult year. Now, after parting ways with the bulk of their star power, the Tigers will also part ways with manager Brad Ausmus as part of their rebuild.