Marlins rout Diamondbacks 14-7Posted: Updated:
PHOENIX (AP) -- Pinch-hitter Brett Carroll's three-run homer sparked a franchise-record 10-run eighth inning as the Florida Marlins stormed back from a seven-run deficit to defeat the Arizona Diamondbacks 14-7 last night.
Florida matched the team record for the biggest comeback victory.
Arizona set a club record for the largest blown lead.
When Florida's eighth inning finally ended with the last of the 14 batters who had gone to the plate, the remnants of a Chase Field crowd of 21,558 stood and applauded derisively.
Florida trailed 7-0 after five innings but rallied with three runs in the sixth and one in the seventh.
The Marlins then hit Arizona with the 10-spot in the eighth to make a winner of Kiko Calero.
Game 2 of the four-game series is set for tonight at 6:40 at Chase Field.
D-backs right-hander Dan Haren is scheduled to start on the mound against Florida right-hander Ricky Nolasco.