After a string of rocky starts, Patrick Corbin gave the team a much-needed quality start. He held the Marlins to two runs over 6.2 innings, and one of those scored after a very fortunate double, just fair, by the Miami pitcher. He did walk four, one intentionally, but allowed five hits and struck out five. The visitors scored runs in the third and fourth inning to take a 2-0 lead, but the Diamondbacks got on the board, courtesy of Chris Herrmann’s 10th home-run of the year in the fifth.
Corbin and the bullpen kept the Marlins in check there, and the D-backs took advantage of some sloppy Miami play. In the eighth, Paul Goldschmidt singled, and took second on an error by the left-fielder. He was then singled home by Daniel Descalso with the tying run. And in the ninth, after Herrmann walked, a sacrifice bunt was thrown away to put men on the corners with no out. A intentional walk and two force outs at home later, who else but J.D. Martinez was up, and lasered a pitch to left field for his first walk-off as a Diamondbacks. Home field advantage has been secured for the wild-card game.