Adam Duvall hammered a three-run homer and Jordan Holloway earned his first major league win, leading the host Miami Marlins to an 8-0 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday night.
Miami’s first seven runs were scored on hits with two outs and two strikes.
Holloway (1-0) pitched three scoreless innings in relief, allowing just two hits and two walks. The 24-year-old rookie struck out three batters.
Duvall went 2-for-4 with four RBIs as the Marlins won their second consecutive game. Miami’s Miguel Rojas also starred, going 2-for-3 with three runs scored, two RBIs, one triple and one double.
Marlins reliever Anthony Bender, 26, made his major league debut, pitching a scoreless 8th inning.
Luke Weaver (1-3) took the loss, allowing six hits, two walks and six runs in four innings.
The Diamondbacks were held to five hits. Only Stephen Vogt had an extra-base hit with his one-out double in the third inning.
Miami scored twice in the first inning on singles by Brian Anderson and Isan Diaz. Arizona had a chance to exit the inning with no runs allowed but Corey Dickerson’s shallow fly ball bounced off the glove of left fielder David Peralta, who made a long run. Peralta was not charged with an error on his attempt at a sliding catch.
The Marlins broke the game open with a four-run second inning. Rojas’ RBI triple came on a line drive that center fielder Tim Locastro charged to field but allowed the ball to get past him. Three batters later, Duvall pulled his homer to left.
Miami made it 8-0 in the seventh as speedy Magneuris Sierra scored from first on Rojas’ double to center and Duvall delivered an RBI single.
Arizona got a runner past second base just once in the game as Peralta reached third with two outs in the seventh. However, pinch-hitter Josh VanMeter struck out swinging to end the threat.
Miami used five pitchers on a “bullpen day.” Starter Ross Detwiler went two innings, followed by Holloway, John Curtiss (two innings), Bender and Zach Pop (one inning).
–Field Level Media