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    Sandy Struggles Again in Loss

    The Arizona Diamondbacks defeated the Miami Marlins 5-0 on Sunday afternoon at loanDepot Park. Zac Gallen pitched seven scoreless innings, striking out seven and walking one, to earn the win. Corbin Carroll hit a solo home run for the Diamondbacks, who won their second straight game.

    Sandy Alcantara (1-2) had a second consecutive outing, where he looked to be a bit off his game. Alcantara allowed five runs and seven hits in his six innings of work. The reigning Cy Young struck out nine, but things unraveled in a rough final inning on the mound. The D-Backs plated four runs that frame, to end Alcantara’s day early.

    Gallen (2-1) retired 13 of the first 14 batters he faced, and he didn’t allow a runner to reach second base until the seventh inning. He allowed just two hits and a walk in his seven innings of work.

    The Diamondbacks took a 1-0 lead in the first inning on Carroll’s home run to left field. It was Carroll’s second home run of the season.

    Arizona added to its lead in the sixth inning. With two outs, Pavin Smith doubled to left field. Christian Walker then followed with an RBI double to right field, scoring Smith to make it 2-0.

    The Diamondbacks put the game away in the seventh inning. With one out, Ketel Marte singled to left field. Carson Kelly then followed with a double to left field, scoring Marte to make it 3-0.

    The Marlins (8-8) were held to just four hits by the Diamondbacks pitching staff.

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