Greg Holland blows fifth save of the season, D-backs fall to Marlins

Jul 26, 2019, 8:31 PM | Updated: 8:32 pm
Miami Marlins shortstop Miguel Rojas attempts the tag as Arizona Diamondbacks' Jarrod Dyson (1) ste...

Miami Marlins shortstop Miguel Rojas attempts the tag as Arizona Diamondbacks' Jarrod Dyson (1) steals second base during the fifth inning of a baseball game, Friday, July 26, 2019, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

(AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

MIAMI — Harold Ramirez hit a sacrifice fly in the ninth inning that gave the Miami Marlins a 3-2 comeback victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks Friday night.

Ramirez’s drive to center off reliever Yoshihisa Hirano was deep enough to score Neil Walker, capping the two-run rally that started off closer Greg Holland.

The Marlins’ comeback kept Arizona starter Zack Greinke from earning another victory against Miami. Greinke allowed a first-inning run before retiring 11 consecutive batters. The right-hander went six innings and scattered four hits, struck out five and walked one. He is 7-0 in his career against the Marlins.

Jorge Alfaro’s sacrifice fly to deep right off Holland (1-2) earlier in the ninth scored pinch-runner Yadiel Rivera and tied the game. Garrett Cooper started the inning with a double before Walker walked and Starlin Castro singled.

Jose Quijada (1-3) pitched a scoreless ninth for the win.

Nick Ahmed’s RBI groundout in the fourth gave Arizona a 2-1 lead. Ahmed drove in Jake Lamb, who tripled off Miami starter Sandy Alcántara.

Alcántara pitched six innings and allowed two runs, five hits, struck out four and walked three.

Marlins left-hander Jarlin García pitched a perfect seventh, increasing his scoreless innings streak to 18, the longest active by a reliever in the major leagues.

Miami struck early on Walker’s sacrifice fly in the first. Walker drove in Miguel Rojas, who reached on a leadoff single and advanced to third on Garrett Cooper’s single to right.

The Diamondbacks tied it in the second on Greinke’s run-scoring double. Greinke’s sharp grounder got past third baseman Walker and scored Adam Jones from second.


Arizona: RHP Luke Weaver (elbow) was transferred to the 60-day injured list. Weaver also has been cleared to throw from 90 feet, said manager Torey Lovullo.

Miami: RHP Pablo Lopez (shoulder) will make a rehab start at Double-A Jacksonville. Lopez made 14 starts before going on the injured list June 19.


Arizona: Rookie LHP Alex Young (3-0, 2.38) will start the middle game of the series for the Diamondbacks. In three previous road outings, Young has won two decisions and limited opponents to a .140 average.

Miami: RHP Jordan Yamamoto (4-1, 2.61) will start Saturday. After winning his first four major league decisions, Yamamoto yielded a career high five runs in a four-inning outing against the Los Angeles Dodgers July 21.

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