Reynolds hits 2-run homer to lift Dbacks past MarlinsPosted: Updated:
MIAMI (AP) -- Mark Reynolds hit a two-run homer in the eighth inning and the Arizona Diamondbacks took advantage of the Florida Marlins' weary bullpen to rally for a 4-3 victory.
Reynolds' home run came off Cristhian Martinez, making his major league debut.
Florida's relief corps was spent after a doubleheader split Wednesday, capped by Arizona's victory in a 13-inning nightcap that ended at 1:48 a.m.
In the wake of that marathon, Marlins manager Fredi Gonzalez declared all of his veteran relievers unavailable last night.
Arizona managed only two runs in seven innings against Andrew Miller, then rallied.
Martinez, summoned before the game from Double-A Jacksonville, retired the first two batters in the eighth and had an 0-2 count on Justin Upton but walked him.
Reynolds hit the next pitch for his 12th homer and a 4-3 lead.
The Diamondbacks' Clay Zavada (1-0) also made his major league debut and pitched a perfect seventh.
Tony Pena pitched around a double by Hanley Ramirez in the eighth, and Chad Qualls struck out the side in a 1-2-3 ninth for his 10th save in 11 chances.
Arizona won three of four games in the series after going 1-5 in Miami last year.