This looked like it was going to be a quick game. Both starting pitchers went deep into the game and were economical with their pitches, helped out by aggression at the plate from both squads and timely K's. The game slowed down in extra innings, though, and in the end it was the Diamondbacks who came out on top and beat the Marlins by a score of 3-2 in 13 innings.
The scoring got started in the top of the fourth inning when Paul Goldschmidt smacked a ball up the middle that Dee Gordon dove for and made an amazing over the shoulder toss while he was lying on the ground to Adeiny Hechavarria, but the sliding Ender Inciarte was called safe. Dan Jennings opted not to challenge and the next batter Yasmany Tomas laced a double neatly between Christian Yelich and Ichiro that plated two. Diamondbacks led 2-0.
The Marlins responded in the seventh. With Justin Bour on base, J.T. Realmuto got into one, homering into the Diamondbacks pen in left field to bring the game to a tie, two all.
Dan Haren continued his excellence at home, giving up five hits, two earned runs and five strikeouts over eight innings, walking none (now four starts in a row without a walk). Rubby De La Rosa had a great game in his own right, almost an identical line to Haren except he allowed an extra hit and worked an extra inning.
AJ Ramos looked strong in the 9th, striking out both Goldschmidt and Tomas in a clean inning. Sam Dyson one-upped him by going two innings and striking out five out of six batters faced. Brad Ziegler and Addison Reed pitched scoreless frames for the Diamondbacks side of the ledger.
Steve Cishek was able to pitch through the 12th thanks to a great double-play by Gordon, but couldn't do the same in the 13th as Peralta was able to double home Owings giving the D-Backs a 3-2 lead. The Marlins threatened in the bottom half of the frame against Enrique Burgos but Ichiro was called out stealing after a replay and Jeff Baker struck out to end the game. The Marlins have now lost four straight since returning home.
As mentioned during the broadcast Ichiro with his two hits tonight has tied Babe Ruth for 42nd all time on the hits list at 2,873. Next up is Mel Ott and Omar Vizquel, at 2,876 and 2,877, respectively.
Hero of the Game: David Peralta (+.297)
Goat of the Game: Aaron Hill (-.255)
Play of the Game: David Peralta doubles in Chris Owings in the 13th (+.353)