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Hudson, Arizona squish the Fish

Jun 12, 2011 - 10:47 PM Miami, FL (Sports Network) - Daniel Hudson delivered a quality start and Stephen Drew provided the offense as the Arizona Diamondbacks downed the Florida Marlins, 5-1, in the third of a four-game set from Sun Life Stadium.

In six-plus innings, Hudson (7-5) allowed just one run on eight hits and three walks, while striking out seven.

A two-run double highlighted a 3-for-4 day for Drew, who also scored a run. Ryan Roberts added his second homer in as many days, as the Diamondbacks won their second straight.

In just his second career start, Brad Hand (0-2) surrendered four runs -- three earned -- on five hits and five walks.

Gaby Sanchez went 2-for-3 and accounted for the lone Florida run with a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the seventh. The Marlins have dropped 10 of their last 11.

Hand exhibited control issues from the start, walking Willie Bloomquist to begin the game, then giving Justin Upton a free pass two batters later. Drew capitalized, belting his 13th double of the season into right-center to plate Bloomquist and Upton.

The Marlins placed runners on first and second with two-out in the bottom of the first but were unable to respond, as Mike Stanton popped out to end the threat.

In the third, Hand left a fastball up in the zone and Roberts deposited the mistake over the left field fence for a leadoff homer.

Later in the frame, the Diamondbacks placed runners on the corners with one down before Xavier Nady drove home Drew with a sac fly to deep center, pushing the Arizona advantage to 4-0.

Florida threatened with fervor in the seventh, as Chris Coghlan ripped a leadoff single and Omar Infante and Logan Morrison drew successive walks to load the bases with no outs, effectively chasing Hudson from the game. Sanchez then smoked a 1-1 fastball from reliever David Hernandez into center, but Chris Young was in perfect position to make the catch, resulting in a sac fly. The rally fell by the wayside as Hernandez settled to strike out Stanton and then induced Greg Dobbs into a fly out to left.

"Coming in with no outs, bases loaded and only giving up the one run, that was big," Hudson said of Hernandez's performance. "That kind of swung the momentum a little bit back in our direction."

Pinch-hitter Gerardo Parra's RBI double in the ninth sealed the final margin.

"You know, the hitting is not there," said Marlins manager Edwin Rodriguez. "We are failing with runners in scoring position, but they are battling out there. I'm sure if they keep pushing the way they do right now, we're gonna get out of this."

Game Notes

Hand made his major league debut on June 7, allowing just one hit -- a home run -- through six innings in a 1-0 loss to Atlanta...Florida was 0-for-12 with runners in scoring position and left 13 men on base...Hanley Ramirez, who was placed on the disabled list with a back strain on May 30, is eligible to return to the lineup Tuesday at Philadelphia.

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  • ARIZONA: 5
    FLORIDA: 1

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  • NOTE: On-field delay.

    Diamondbacks 5, Marlins 1  Top 9, 1 OutJun 12 4:04 PM

  • Gaby Sanchez sacrifice fly out to center scoring Chris Coghlan. Runners on first and second and with one out and Mike Stanton due up.

    Diamondbacks 4, Marlins 1  Bot 7, 1 OutJun 12 3:26 PM

  • Xavier Nady sacrifice fly out to center scored Stephen Drew. Runner on first with two outs and Melvin Mora due up.

    Diamondbacks 4, Marlins 0  Top 3, 2 OutsJun 12 2:01 PM

  • Ryan Roberts lead-off Home Run (10) to left. Justin Upton due up.

    Diamondbacks 3, Marlins 0  Top 3, 0 OutsJun 12 1:54 PM

  • Stephen Drew doubled to right center scoring Willie Bloomquist and Justin Upton. On the play, Drew is tagged out at third, right to second to third. None on with two outs and Chris Young due up.

    Diamondbacks 2, Marlins 0  Top 1, 2 OutsJun 12 1:21 PM

  • ARIZONA: 0
    FLORIDA: 0
    Top 1, 0 Outs

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