MIAMI (AP) — Miguel Montero hit three doubles and drove in four runs, and pitcher Zach Duke hit a two-run homer for the Arizona Diamondbacks in a 12-9 win over the Florida Marlins on Monday night.
Juan Miranda had three RBIs and Justin Upton knocked in a pair for the Diamondbacks, who have won four of five.READ MORE: Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday Starts This Weekend
The Marlins have lost 11 of 12, finishing 1-10 on their homestand despite a season-high 16 hits.
The Diamondbacks led 9-0 in the third inning, but Florida pulled within 12-9 in the eighth on a two-run single by John Buck.
J.J. Putz earned his 18th save in 20 chances by pitching a scoreless ninth.
Ricky Nolasco (4-2) allowed nine runs — five earned — in three innings for the Marlins. It was the second time in four starts he has allowed at least eight runs. He gave up eight in a loss to the Dodgers on May 29.READ MORE: Going To The Miami Beach Air And Sea Show This Memorial Day Weekend? Here's What You Can Expect
Upton had an RBI single in the first to start the scoring before Montero cleared the bases with a three-run double to right-center that rolled to the wall for a 4-0 lead.
After sending nine batters to the plate in the first, the Diamondbacks struck again in the third, sending 10 to the dish and scoring five to lead 9-0. Montero doubled in a run before Duke launched his second career homer over the right-field fence. The two-run shot by Duke was his second homer of the season.
Omar Infante had a two-run double, Mike Stanton had a pair of run-scoring hits and pinch-hitter Ozzie Martinez had an RBI single to bring the Marlins within striking distance at 12-7 in the fifth.
Duke allowed seven runs and 13 hits in 4 2-3 innings, finishing an out short of qualifying for the win despite an early nine-run lead.
Micah Owings (3-0) picked up the win by pitching 2 1-3 innings in relief.MORE NEWS: Several Injured In 7-Vehicle Crash In Tamarac
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