It looked like runs might be hard to come by Monday with Jason Kubel (illness), Miguel Montero and Aaron Hill (both resting) sitting out of the series finale but the Diamondbacks were able to scrape across more than enough runs to help Patrick Corbin earn the 9-5 win in his major league debut. Willie Bloomquist, Cody Ransom and Justin Upton had two RBIs each and the latter two also both hit their second home run of the season.
Corbin had his fair share of shaky moments throughout his coming out party, serving up eight hits, three walks and three runs in his 5.2 innings. Yet every time it began to look like the Marlins might have a big inning, Corbin flipped the damage control switch, compiling two double plays, striking out six and making some fine defensive plays in the process.
The spring training darling was also given a nice, comfortable cushion with the D-backs batters getting to Mark Buehrle (who was surprisingly facing Arizona for the first time in his long career) early and often. With Ransom setting the tone in the second by hitting a two run bomb off the veteran lefty, Buehrle would go on to give up seven total runs (five earned) in five chaotic innings.
Miami did make it interesting in the sixth and seventh innings, adding five runs to cut the lead to two. But every opposing team's favorite closer Heath Bell entered in the top of the ninth, handing the D-backs two more easy runs before J.J. Putz came in and closed the door.
With the victory, the D-backs take three of four from the Marlins. Arizona now heads to Washington for a three game set against the surprising Nationals and the Bryce Harper fellow.