Eduardo Escobar bashed his 35th homer and Jake Lamb hit a three-run, go-ahead double to cap a four-run seventh inning in the Arizona Diamondbacks’ 7-5 victory over the Miami Marlins on Monday in Phoenix.
Lamb had four RBIs and Escobar had two hits and scored twice for the Diamondbacks (77-74), who despite the victory were unable to gain ground in the National League wild-card race.
Arizona - Games - Chicago - Cubs - NL
Arizona remains 5 1/2 games back of the Chicago Cubs for the final NL playoff position. Three other teams also stand between the Diamondbacks and the Cubs in the wild-card standings.
Starlin Castro’s sixth-inning single was the Marlins’ only hit until Neil Walker’s two-run, pinch-hit homer ignited a five-run rally in the top of the seventh that gave Miami a 5-3 lead.
Arizona - Bottom - Relievers - Tayron - Guerrero
Arizona rebounded in the bottom of the seventh off relievers Tayron Guerrero (1-2) and Tyler Kinley.
Abraham Almonte drove in the first run with an RBI single off Guerrero, who did not retire any of the three batters he faced. Kinley retired the first two batters he faced before walking Escobar to load the bases....
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