Miami Marlins Drops Game Against Arizona, Trade Closer Sergio Romo

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  • After the game, the team announced they traded closer Sergio Romo to the Minnesota Twins.

Nick Ahmed hit a grand slam and an RBI double, leading the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 9-2 win over the Miami Marlins on Saturday night.

Ahmed's homer off starter Jordan Yamamoto highlighted a six-run fourth inning. Eduardo Escobar drove in a run with a single and David Peralta had an RBI groundout.

Alex Young (4-0) allowed two runs and eight hits in six-plus innings. The rookie left-hander struck out two, walked one and has won three of his four decisions on the road.

After the game, the team announced they traded closer Sergio Romo - along with a minor league pitcher and a player to be named later - to the Minnesota Twins for two minor leaguers.

Romo was 2-0 with 17 saves and a 3.58 ERA in 38 games this season. The righty had an 0.61 ERA in his last 15 appearances for the Marlins.

Romo comes with plenty of postseason experience. He has an 0.00 ERA in six World Series games, helping the San Francisco Giants win three championships.

Yamamoto (4-2) retired the first nine Arizona batters before walking Jarrod Dyson and Ketel Marte to start the fourth. He also walked Jake Lamb and hit Christian Walker in the inning.

Both benches cleared in the eighth after Walker was hit a second time by Miami reliever Tayron Guerrero. As an upset Walker removed his helmet and walked toward first, Guerrero gestured at the Diamondbacks dugout and exchanged words, resulting in the bench clearings.

There were no ejections but home plate umpire Bruce Dreckman issued warnings to both teams.

Walker eventually scored on Ahmed's double.

After needing 35 pitches through the first three innings, Yamamoto threw 38 in the fourth. The rookie right-hander allowed six runs, two hits, walked four and struck out three in four innings. He has lost consecutive decisions after starting his major league career with four wins.

Jake Lamb increased the Diamondbacks' lead to 8-1 with his two-run homer off reliever Wei-Yin Chen in the sixth.

Stefan Chricton relieved Young after he surrendered Martin Prado's RBI double in the seventh and retired the three batters he faced in the inning. Chricton also pitched a scoreless eighth before T.J. McFarland closed it with a perfect ninth.

Miguel Rojas' leadoff homer in the first gave Miami a 1-0 lead.

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