Series: Game 3 of 3

Arizona won 2-1

Game 1: Friday, May 17
Game 2: Saturday, May 18
Game 3: Sunday, May 19

Diamondbacks 1

(25-19, 13-8 away)

Marlins 2

(12-32, 6-16 home)

    Coverage:  FXFL

    1:10 PM ET, May 19, 2013

    Marlins Park, Miami, Florida 

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    W: R. Nolasco (3-5)

    L: W. Miley (3-3)

    S: M. Dunn (1)

    Marlins stop seven-game skid as Ricky Nolasco fans 11 D-backs

    Associated Press

    MIAMI -- Ricky Nolasco followed his worst outing of the season with his best.

    It resulted in a rare win for the Miami Marlins.

    Nolasco struck out 11 and the Marlins stopped a season-high seven-game losing streak, holding off the Arizona Diamondbacks 2-1 Sunday.

    "We've been playing close games, but it doesn't matter if you lose 10-0 or 2-1, you don't want to lose so it was good to snap that and try to get on a roll here," Nolasco said.

    The Diamondbacks scored once in the ninth. Mike Dunn, the Marlins' third pitcher of the inning, got pinch-hitter A.J. Pollock to ground out on a 3-2 pitch with the bases loaded to end it.

    "Bend, but don't break, that's all that matters," Nolasco said.

    Marcell Ozuna broke a scoreless tie with a two-run double in the sixth.

    Didi Gregorius had three hits for Arizona, which had won four in a row.

    "Early in the game we had a few chances, but we couldn't get the big hit when we needed it and (Nolasco) got stronger," Gregorius said.

    Nolasco (3-5) was coming off an outing in which he allowed six runs in five innings in a loss to Cincinnati on Tuesday.

    "Ricky was great," Marlins manager Mike Redmond said. "Coming off a shaky last start, but that's Ricky. Ricky's been solid all year and I really wanted him to finish that game. He looked good and was in complete control."

    But the Marlins' all-time wins leader bounced back with his best, earning his 79th career victory. He gave up one run and five hits in eight-plus innings.

    "I felt good, good command of all my pitches," Nolasco said. "The curve ball was really good so that really helped a lot. I was able to spin it pretty much whenever I wanted to."

    After hitting Cody Ross with a pitch in the fourth, Nolasco retired the next 14 batters, striking out the side in the fifth and again in the eighth.

    Gregorius led off the ninth with a double, finishing Nolasco's day after 110 pitches, 74 for strikes.

    Closer Steve Cishek relieved got Paul Goldschmidt to ground out as second baseman Derek Dietrich made a backhanded play up the middle. Jason Kubel hit a sacrifice fly that made it 2-1.

    "That was a huge play in the hole," Redmond said.

    After Eric Chavez followed with a pinch-hit single and Martin Prado walked, Dunn came in and walked Miguel Montero to load the bases. Dunn retired Pollock for his second career save.

    "We had a good finish and I thought we were in good shape with A.J. (Pollock) there," Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson said. "It just didn't work out."

    Wade Miley (3-3) gave up two runs and five hits in six innings while striking out six. He is 2-1 with a 0.89 ERA in three career starts against the Marlins.

    "I felt good out there," Miley said. "I was making pitches and throwing strikes. Just a couple of bad pitches cost you late in the game, especially in a game like that where it's 0-0. You've got to do better job."

    With the game scoreless until the sixth, Adeiny Hechavarria and Dietrich singled and Ozuna hit a double off the left-center field wall near the 386-foot sign. It snapped a scoreless inning streak for the Marlins at 14 after Brandon McCarthy tossed a three-hit shutout on Saturday in a 1-0 win.

    "I thought it was a home run, but it's OK, a double, I'll take it," Ozuna said.

    Ozuna, a 22-year-old rookie outfielder, is hitting .295 since being called up on April 30.

    After getting nine runs on 16 hits in a series-opening 9-2 win on Friday, Arizona scored just two runs on 10 hits in the final two games.

    "We got beat around a little bit, but we were able to pitch some really nice games the last couple of days," Redmond said.

    Game notes

    Arizona pulled off a rare 2-1 putout in eighth when Hechavarria popped up a bunt that bounced off catcher Montero's glove and then corralled by pitcher Josh Collmenter after he bobbled it with his barehand. ... Nolasco's career high for strikeouts in a game is 16 at Atlanta on Sept. 30, 2009. ... Arizona continues its road trip at Colorado on Monday as LHP Patrick Corbin (6-1, 1.52 ERA) faces RHP Jon Garland (3-4, 4.89 ERA). Miami will start RHP Alex Sanabia (2-6, 5.00 ERA) at home against Philadelphia LHP Cole Hamels (1-6, 4.61 ERA).

    Copyright by STATS LLC and The Associated Press


    Game Information

    StadiumMarlins Park, Miami, FL
    Attendance20,206 (54% full) - % is based on regular season capacity
    Game Time2:39
    UmpiresHome Plate - Brian O'Nora, First Base - Bill Welke, Second Base - Adrian Johnson, Third Base - Fieldin Culbreth