PHOENIX (AP) -
has been nearly untouchable lately, and he's not talking about it.
''I don't say anything,'' the Florida pitcher said after a 5-2 win Sunday over the
. ''I let my actions speak.''
Nolasco allowed three hits and struck out 10 over 7 1-3 innings, and
went 3-for-4 with a homer and two RBIs to help the Marlins take two of three from the NL West leaders. Florida moved within
five games of the first-place
New York Mets
in the NL East.
''That's what we shoot for - two out of three and move on to the next one,'' Marlins manager Fredi Gonzalez said.
Nolasco also hit an RBI double for Florida, which won seven of nine against the Diamondbacks this season.
''Good riddance to them,'' Arizona manager
said jokingly. ''They've been tough on us all year.''
Nolasco (13-7) did not walk a batter five days after throwing a two-hit shutout in San Francisco. The right-hander walked
one and struck out 11 against the Giants. Over his past four starts, he has struck out 43 and walked only three.
''He goes out and you know you're going to get a quality start,'' Willingham said.
pitched the ninth and allowed a pair of base runners before nailing down his 29th save in 36 chances.
hit his second career leadoff homer and scored both runs for Arizona, which finished 4-2 on its weeklong homestand.
''To go 4-2 and get three games ahead (of second-place Los Angeles) is a good thing,'' Drew said.
Nolasco also gave up a one-out double to
and a two-out walk to
in the first but then retired his next 13 batters.
Nolasco struck out the side in the fourth and seventh. He is 3-0 against the Diamondbacks this season and 4-0 in his career
Arizona's 4-5-6 hitters -
, Clark and
- went a combined 0-for-8 with seven strikeouts against Nolasco.
''He's been the most consistent pitcher we have,'' Gonzalez said.
Nolasco helped his own cause in the second when he broke a 1-all tie with a double to right, scoring
, who hit a one-out double off starter
Willingham made it 3-1 when he led off the sixth inning with his ninth home run.
Drew pulled Arizona to 3-2 in the bottom half when he doubled, went to third on a groundout and scored on a grounder by Jackson.
Florida added a pair of insurance runs in the ninth on doubles by
Paul Lo Duca
Davis (5-8) allowed three runs and seven hits with eight strikeouts in seven innings. The left-hander lost for the third time
in four decisions despite not walking a batter for the first time this year.
''I pretty much got outpitched,'' Davis said.
Willingham gave Florida a 1-0 lead when he drove in
with a two-out single.
Drew tied the score when he hit his 15th home run into the swimming pool behind the right-center fence.
''I gave one up early, but the early runs put a little less stress on you,'' Nolasco said. ''We came out swinging today and
I started putting pressure on them.''
Notes: Diamondbacks pitchers allowed a season-high six doubles. ... Davis' eight strikeouts matched a season high reached
twice previously. ... Drew's home run was the 38th to land in the swimming pool in the stadium's 10-plus-year history. ...
Willingham entered the game 1-for-8 lifetime against Davis. ... Republican presidential hopeful Sen. John McCain attended
the game and sat in the front row next to Diamondbacks general partner and CEO Jeff Moored. ... Olympic beach volleyball gold
medalist Misty May-Treanor threw out the ceremonial first pitch to her husband, Marlins catcher