National League Game Summary - Miami at Arizona|
(Tuesday, June 18th)
Final Score: Arizona 3, Miami 2
Phoenix, AZ (Sports Network) - Paul Goldschmidt hit the game-winning homer in
the ninth inning to lift the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 3-2 win over the Miami
Marlins on Tuesday.
With the game tied 2-2, Goldschmidt smacked Chad Qualls' (2-1) second-pitch
sinker over the wall in center field.
"I had a good feeling," Goldschmidt said. "If not [a home run], it wasn't
going to be a triple, [because] I wasn't running that hard, so I'm glad it got
out of here."
David Hernandez (3-4) earned the win after tossing a perfect top of the ninth
inning. Randall Delgado gave up two runs on eight hits while striking out six
over seven innings in his first start of the season for the D'backs, who had
dropped four straight entering the game.
"It's a tough loss," Marlins manager Mike Redmond said. "All you can do is
just tip your cap."
Miami jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the fourth inning. After Marcell Ozuna
reached on a fielder's choice, Derek Dietrich smacked an RBI triple to right-
center field. The ball bounced on the warning track and under the pad on the
top the fence, allowing Dietrich to reach third base.
Later in the inning, Adeiny Hechavarria slapped a single past a diving
Goldschmidt and into right field to score Dietrich.
In the bottom half, Miguel Montero walked before Martin Prado crushed a
towering two-run homer to left-center field. It was his fifth long ball of the
Marlins starter Nathan Eovaldi, who made his season debut after missing the
first 69 games with a shoulder injury, gave up two runs on three hits over six
Goldschmidt leads the NL with 62 RBI ... Arizona is 9-3 when tied after eight
innings this season ... Giancarlo Stanton had his seven-game hitting streak
snapped ... Juan Pierre has hit safely in 14 straight games.
06/19 03:39:22 ET