Conley Brilliant as Marlins Sweep Diamondbacks

Adam Conley continued his strong season in another win for the Marlins on Thursday

Adam Conley gave the Miami Marlins another strong start in their 4-0 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Thursday.

The victory for Miami was the team's tenth in its last 11 games. The Marlins are now three games over .500 at 15-12. The win also completed a three-game sweep for Miami over Arizona.

Conley was coming off a start that saw him throw 7.2 no-hit innings. The lefty would hold Arizona without a hit for 3.2 innings in this start. That stretch combined with his two previous starts set a franchise record for Miami in terms of hitless innings at 11.1.

Conley's final line consisted of only one walk and two hits to go along with six strikeouts. The 25-year old is now 2-1 on the season with a 3.06 E.R.A. With Jose Fernandez not at the top of his game, Conley has looked like Miami's ace thus far this season.

Bryan Morris, Nefi Ogando, David Phelps and A.J. Ramos would combine for 3.2 scoreless innings. Ramos was working in his third straight game in what was a non-save situation.

Miami's offense was held mostly quiet until the eighth inning by Arizona's pitching staff with only six total hits. The two runs knocked in on the day up until that point came courtesy of Derek Dietrich and Chris Johnson. The latter was filling in for Justin Bour at first base as the slugger continues to battle a dislocated pinky finger.

Christian Yelich would change things in the eighth when he went upper deck with his third home run of the season. The two-run blast doubled Miami's lead to four. Giancarlo Stanton followed the HR with his fourth double of the season.

Leadoff hitter J.T. Realmuto saw his recent hot stretch hit a bump in the road with an 0-4 day. Realmuto will likely drop back down in the lineup once Bour returns. Without Bour's power bat in the lineup, manager Don Mattingly needs Dietrich's strength in Realmuto's usual spot.

The Marlins will go for a fourth win in a row when they face the Phladelphia Phillies on Friday. Wei-Yin Chen will make the start for Miami.

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