Johnson, Ross lead Marlins past D-backs 8-1Posted: Updated:
PHOENIX (AP) -- All-Star Josh Johnson blanked Arizona through six innings and Cody Ross drove in three runs with a pair of doubles, leading the Florida Marlins past the Diamondbacks 8-1 Sunday for a split of their four-game series.
Jeremy Hermida hit a two-run homer off the right-field foul pole and NL batting leader Hanley Ramirez singled three times as the Marlins entered the All-Star break two games above .500, four games behind first-place Philadelphia in the NL East.
Despite the loss, the Diamondbacks won seven of nine going into the break and were 5-2 on the homestand.
Johnson (8-2) allowed a run on seven hits -- all singles -- in 6 2-3 innings, striking out seven and walking two in his first victory in four starts.
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