PHOENIX - JULY 11: Chris Young #24 of the Arizona Diamondbacks hits a single against the Florida Marlins during the Major League Baseball game at Chase Field on July 11 2010 in Phoenix Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Barren Offense Again Dooms D-backs, Sunk By Marlins 2-0

The D-backs got a decent start from Barry Enright, who allowed two runs over five innings. However, the team could not convert its eight hits into any runs and lost the series against the Marlins, falling 2-0 today.

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Bats Go Bye-Bye, D-backs Can't Muster Any Runs In 2-0 Loss To Marlins

Phoenix, AZ (Sports Network) – Jorge Cantu and Dan Uggla knocked in runs and six Marlins pitchers combined for a shutout in a 2-0 triumph over the Diamondbacks to earn a split of this four-game series.

Alex Sanabia made his first major league start and lasted 3 1/3 innings, allowing five hits and walking one with two strikeouts. Burke Badenhop (1-5) got the final out of the fourth on a double-play ball with the bases loaded to earn the win.

Brian Sanches came on to pitch the next two frames and Jose Veras, Clay Hensley and Leo Nunez worked an inning each to close out the game. It landed Nunez his 20th save of the year for Florida, which at 42-46 sits fourth in the NL East, 10 games behind the first-place Braves.

Arizona’s Barry Enright (1-2), making his third career start, went five innings and gave up both Florida runs on four hits with one walk and three strikeouts.

Chris Young, Kelly Johnson and Justin Upton had two hits apiece for the Diamondbacks, who have the third-worst record in the majors at 34-55.


Rookie Redhead Enright Takes Mound In Final Game Before Break

(Sports Network) - Rookie right-hander Barry Enright aims for a series clincher in just his third start as a big-leaguer today, when the Arizona Diamondbacks host the Florida Marlins in the finale of their four-game series at Chase Field.

The Diamondbacks won for the second time in three games with Florida on Saturday, when Ian Kennedy pitched into the sixth inning for his first victory in nearly two months and Arizona held off the Marlins, 5-4.

Kennedy (4-7), who had lost five times in his previous eight starts -- including four in a row -- surrendered five hits and two runs over 5 1/3 innings. He also had two walks and five strikeouts. It was the right-hander's first victory since May 19 against San Francisco.

Chris Snyder belted a two-run homer and Mark Reynolds added a solo shot for the Diamondbacks, who won for just the second time in eight games under new manager Kirk Gibson.

Mike Stanton homered for Florida, which failed to build on a 3-2 win from Friday. Starting pitcher Nate Robertson (6-7) permitted six hits and five runs over six innings to suffer the loss.

Enright, a second-round pick of the Diamondbacks in 2007, reached the majors for the first time on June 30 in St. Louis, when he allowed just four hits and a run in five innings of a 4-2 defeat of the Cardinals. He followed it up with his first loss, a 6-4 verdict against the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday in which he was touched for seven hits and three runs in 5 2/3 innings.

The 6-foot-3, 220-pounder has walked five and struck out 10 in 10 2/3 overall innings since being promoted, with opposing batters reaching him for a .268 average.

For the Marlins, 23-year-old San Diego native Alex Sanabia makes his first start in a major-league uniform today. The right-hander debuted this season with three straight appearances out of the bullpen, logging a combined 8 1/3 innings while giving up 10 hits and four earned runs.

A 32nd-round pick of the Marlins in 2006, Sanabia has walked one batter and struck out 10 in his three outings. His lone decision came June 30 against the New York Mets, when he surrendered three hits and an earned run in a two- inning relief outing.

These two clubs split a quick two-game set in Florida from May 17-18, as well as four games held at Chase Field last year. Arizona has won eight of the last 13 overall meetings in the series.

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