Marlins Fight Back To Beat D-Backs

The Marlins trailed by three runs early on but ended up with a walk-off win on Thursday

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    Marcell Ozuna had the game-winning hit on Thursday

    The Miami Marlins picked up their 10th walk-off win of the season on Thursday with a 5-4 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks.

    The Marlins were behind by three runs going into the bottom half of the third inning. After scoring in that frame, they remained behind until the eighth inning when they tied the game.

    In the tenth inning, Marcell Ozuna singled home Garrett Jones to give the Marlins the big victory. It was their 60th win of the season and came on a day when multiple teams in the Wild Card race had lost.

    The game was tied up in the eighth inning when Adeiny Hechavarria hit a run-scoring single to bring home pinch-runner Jordany Valdespin. The utility player replaced Jarrod Saltalamacchia on the bases.

    Brad Penny made his first start at home in his latest stint with the Marlins and struggled with control again. The Diamondbacks made Penny pay for walks as all three of his free passes came around to score.

    All told, Penny allowed four runs on five hits in five innings of work. Penny actually started work in the sixth but was lifted when he got into trouble. Chris Hatcher would replace Penny and give the Marlins a solid inning of work.

    A.J. Ramos worked the next two innings and struck out three while allowing a hit and walking one. Things started shaky for Ramos but he settled down and had a strong outing to keep the score where it was.

    The win went to Mike Dunn who gave Miami two innings of perfect relief which included three strikeouts. It was the tenth win of the season for the left-handed reliever. That sets a franchise record for wins by a reliever.

    Penny doubled in his first at-bat of the game and Donovan Solano added a double of his own later in the game. It was the seventh two-bagger of the season for the second baseman.

    Hechavarria tripled for the seventh time this year as part of a two-hit day. The shortstop also knocked in two runs in the game. 

    Giancarlo Stanton had a good game with three hits and a walk. All the hits were singles and Stanton also drove home a run.

    The Marlins and Diamondbacks will be at it again on Friday when Miami sends Brad Hand to the mound for the start.