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Marlins take three-game series vs. Diamondbacks

May 10, 2023; Phoenix, Arizona, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks designated hitter Pavin Smith (26) is walked as Miami Marlins second baseman Luis Arraez (3) looks on in the sixth inning at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports
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The Diamondbacks continue to struggle against the Miami Marlins this season, as they fell 5-4 to wrap up the three-game series on Wednesday. Out of the three series that the Diamondbacks have lost this season, two have been against the .500 Marlins.

After a three-run bomb from Jesús Sánchez, Miami jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the third inning. However, like we have seen time and time again this season, the Diamondbacks answered right back with four runs of their own in the bottom half of the inning.

It was a whopping four walks followed by a base knock that gave the Diamondbacks the lead.

Unfortunately, this would be the only sort of offense that Arizona could create, as they were left scoreless in the next five innings. The Marlins bullpen tossed 5.2 shutout innings, allowing only three hits.

The Diamondbacks also struck out a season-high 15 times. Josh Rojas in the leadoff spot went 0-4 with three strikeouts while Ketel Marte, Christian Walker, Lourdes Gurriel Jr., and Jose Herrera all had a pair.

With the loss, Arizona falls 2.5 games behind the Dodgers for first place in the NL West. This is their largest deficit in second place since the opening weekend.

Now, the D-backs will finish off their 10-game home stand with a four-game series against the Giants starting Thursday. Tommy Henry, who is struggling with a 5.17 ERA this season, is the projected starter for Arizona. 

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