MLB: Ryan Weathers, Jake Burger help Marlins dump Diamondbacks


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Ryan Weathers scattered four hits over six shutout innings and Jake Burger had a two-run single as the Miami Marlins defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks, 3-1, in the rubber game of their three-game series on Sunday afternoon in Phoenix.

Jesus Sanchez and Bryan De La Cruz each had two hits and scored a run and Jazz Chisholm Jr. added a double among two hits for Miami, which won its fourth consecutive series with its ninth win in the past 13 games.

Weathers (3-4), who has allowed one earned run over 21 innings in his past three starts, walked one and struck out seven. Tanner Scott pitched a 1-2-3 ninth to earn his seventh save and extend his streak of not allowing an earned run to 14 1/3 innings.

Corbin Carroll tripled and scored a run for Arizona, which finished with a total of just 15 hits in the three-game series. Kevin Ginkel (2-1) suffered the loss, allowing three unearned runs on three hits in one inning of relief.

Miami parlayed three singles against Ginkel and a throwing error by shortstop Kevin Newman into a 3-0 lead in the seventh. Nick Fortes and Sanchez started the rally with back-to-back one-out singles. De La Cruz then hit a grounder into the hole that Newman fielded but threw wildly to second, allowing Fortes to score. After the runners advanced to second and third on a wild pitch, Burger made it 3-0 with a single to left, his sixth hit of the series.

Arizona cut the lead to 3-1 in the eighth when Carroll hit a sinking liner past De La Cruz in left for his fourth triple of the year. Carroll then scored on a groundout by Lourdes Gurriel Jr.

Blake Walston, the 26th overall pick of the 2019 draft by the Diamondbacks, made his first major league start for Arizona. The 6-foot-5 left-hander allowed four hits and a walk over 4 2/3 shutout innings. He struck out four and left after throwing 65 pitches, 46 for strikes.

–Field Level Media


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