Wins haven't come easy for the Miami Marlins.
Despite a ninth inning rally by the Diamondbacks, the Marlins were able to salvage the final game of the series with a 2-1 victory over Arizona on Sunday afternoon.
With one out, shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria hit a single to center field. After third baseman Placido Polanco flied out, Derek Dietrich reached base on a single. Right fielder Marcell Ozuna then followed with a double off the left field wall, which gave the Marlins a 2-0 lead.
Miami entered the game having scored only 11 runs over their previous 17 games.
Ricky Nolasco continued to pitch well, and took the 2-0 lead into the ninth. After giving up a leadoff double to Didi Gregorious, manager Mike Redmond removed Nolasco and brought closer Steve Cishek into the game.
Nolasco finished the game with eight innings pitched, one earned run, five hits, and one walk. He also struck out a season-high 11 batters and lowered his earned run average to 3.96.
Arizona is the only team in baseball that hasn't been shutout in a game this season.
Dunn immediately walked Miguel Montero before getting A.J. Pollick to ground out on a 3-2 pitch to end the game.
While Nolasco was dominant early on, Miley was equally as good. Aside from a double off the bat of catcher Jeff Mathis (his first hit as a Marlin) and a Chris Coghlan double in the fifth, the young Miami lineup was dominated by the lefty. Miley lost for just the third time this season.
Miami will begin a three game series with Philadelphia on Monday night before heading to Chicago for an inter-league match-up with the White Sox.