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Tuesday, June 18th
(All times Eastern)
Miami Marlins (21-47) at Arizona Diamondbacks (37-32), 9:40 p.m.
Probable Starting Pitchers: Miami - Nathan Eovaldi (0-0, 0.00)
Arizona - Randall Delgado (0-0, 9.00)
(Sports Network) - The Arizona Diamondbacks try to put the brakes on a four-
game losing streak on Tuesday when they play the middle test of a three-game
series with the Miami Marlins at Chase Field.
Arizona's struggles continued in Monday's opener, as Giancarlo Stanton
recorded his eighth career multi-homer game and provided the go-ahead run with
a solo shot in the top of the ninth inning to carry Miami to a 3-2 victory.
Stanton has hit safely in all seven games since missing six weeks due to a
strained right hamstring, going 11-for-28 with four homers, three doubles and
10 runs batted in.
Heath Bell (2-1) served up the difference-maker to Stanton to absorb the loss.
"Well, it's crazy how baseball is, have a no-hitter in the sixth, and it turns
out like this," Stanton said. "We didn't give up. We kept battling and it
The stud Miami outfielder, who accounted for two of the Marlins' three total
hits, spoiled a superb outing from Patrick Corbin, who is still searching for
his elusive 10th win of the season.
Corbin carried a no-hit bid through five innings, but allowed a one-out Juan
Pierre single and Stanton's first homer, which tied the game at 2-2 in the
"I said to myself before that pitch to make sure it was a ball," Corbin added,
"I kind of left it there and he put a pretty good swing on it."
Mike Dunn (2-1) tossed a scoreless eighth to obtain the victory.
Corbin lasted eight innings, allowing two runs on two hits and one walk while
striking out seven, but failed to earn a decision in his third straight start.
"I felt good, was cruising for a little bit, just that one pitch to Stanton,
that's the only guy that Gibby (Arizona manager Kirk Gibson) said that could
hurt us." Corbin said.
Paul Goldschmidt hit a solo homer and drove in both runs for Arizona, which
has dropped seven of nine.
Hoping to reverse their fortunes on Tuesday the Diamondbacks will turn to
right-hander Randall Delgado, who will be making his first start of the
season. Delgado was 4-9 last season for the Atlanta Braves with a 4.37 ERA in
18 games, 17 of which were starts.
Delgado pitched two innings of relief in St. Louis earlier in the year and
gave up two runs and four hits.
"Delgado was up here and got his feet wet this year, went back down worked on
some things, threw a good game, (had) better command and he's the guy," Gibson
Miami, meanwhile, will turn to Nathan Eovaldi, who will be making his season
debut after his recovery from shoulder inflammation, which landed him on the
disabled list in March.
"We were really taking it slow, making sure everything felt good," Eovaldi
said. "After each bullpen and each game, I haven't had any soreness or any
type of fatigue. I've been feeling great."
After being acquired from Los Angeles in the Hanley Ramirez deal last season,
Eovaldi went 3-7 with a 4.30 ERA in 12 starts for the Marlins. He's 2-0 with a
4.05 ERA in five games versus the Diamondbacks.
Arizona took two of three from the Marlins earlier in the season.
06/18 10:48:19 ET