MIAMI(AP) Paying little attention to the ominous forecast and threatening skies,
another quality start.
homered leading off a five-run seventh and Garland pitched six strong innings to lead the Diamondbacks over the
5-3 on Tuesday night.
Garland (4-2) allowed two runs - one earned - and seven hits. He walked one and struck out three during his fifth quality
start in eight outings.
pitched the ninth to earn his ninth save in 10 opportunities.
Garland had been slated to start Sunday at Atlanta, but a rainout pushed him back to Tuesday.
Then on Monday night, teammate
pitched three innings before the scheduled series opener at Florida was postponed. Tuesday's forecast was for even worse weather.
''I wasn't worried about wasting a start (like Haren). If that's your mind-set going in, you're not going to have your best
stuff,'' Garland said.
It was Arizona's second straight win after dropping seven of eight.
homered for Florida, which has lost seven of eight and 13 of 17. The announced attendance was 10,131, though only about one-third
of that was present.
(3-1) had retired 11 in a row when he began the seventh. Reynolds then hit the third pitch to left-center for his ninth homer
to pull Arizona to 2-1.
''Johnson was rolling out there, he was covering us up pretty good,'' Reynolds said. ''Then I hit the homer and it kind of
got guys in a good mood and got the pressure off.''
Arizona scored four more runs with the help of two Marlins errors and a hit batter.
reached on third baseman
's throwing error, and
singled. Both moved up on
''I just didn't finish. I made some bad pitches in the last inning. I can't take them back now,'' Johnson said.
relieved Johnson and hit pinch-hitter
with the first pitch.
each followed with RBI singles. Montero scored when Parra's hit got past left fielder
for an error.
's sacrifice fly scored Lopez to give Arizona a 5-2 lead.
''The way J.J. was pitching, you hate for them to put up a big number,'' Marlins manager Fredi Gonzalez said.
Ramirez hit his seventh homer, with one out in the sixth. Florida added an unearned run later in the inning with the help
of two errors by Byrnes in left field.
lined a single to left and went to second when the ball got by Byrnes. After
lined a single to left to score Cantu. Uggla went to second when the ball went through Byrnes' legs.
The Marlins pulled to 5-3 on pinch hitter
's run-scoring single in the seventh.
The game started 20 minutes late as thunderstorms remained in the area.
''We played a dry game. Who would have predicted that before the game?'' Diamondbacks manager A.J. Hinch said.
Notes: Florida utility man
(left knee) is day to day after undergoing an MRI on Monday. Amezaga injured his knee in Saturday night's win against the
Los Angeles Dodgers
. ... Arizona RHP
(right shoulder) threw for the fourth time in five days, this time on flat ground from 80 feet. ... Gonzalez picked RHP
to start the second game of Wednesday's doubleheader. ... After the game, Arizona optioned INF
to Triple-A Reno and recalled LHP