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Marlins Officially Eliminated From Playoff Contention; Lose to Diamondbacks 13-11

Marlins fittingly come up short in offensive back and forth.

MLB: Miami Marlins at Arizona Diamondbacks
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It was inevitable, but the Marlins (72-81) were finally eliminated from postseason contention on Friday. That became official once the Rockies defeated the Padres to end a four game losing streak. To top off the night, the Marlins lost a shootout to the Diamondbacks (89-65) by the score of 13-11.

Adam Conley started the game for the Fish and things didn't go so well. He was given a two run cushion in the top of the first on a Marcell Ozuna home run but that didn't last long. Conley allowed a two-out double to Paul Goldschmidt and walked J.D. Martinez before Chris Iannetta launched a three-run homer into the seats for a 3-2 D-backs lead.

The Marlins offense once again gave Conley the lead with two runs in the top of the second, only for the southpaw to immediately give it all back. The Diamondbacks scored four runs in a six hit second inning to give them a 7-4 lead. Eleven runs in two innings; that's not something you see every day. Conley's final line on the evening: 1.2 IP, 6 H, 7 ER, 1 BB, 0 K. Yikes!

The Marlins would score at-least one run in the first five innings of the game. Justin Bour put a three-run homer into the right field seats to tie the game up at seven in the third inning. It's nice to see the first basemen back on the field and mashing. Ozuna hit his second home run of the game in the fourth to break the tie. A run scored in the fifth inning as Miguel Rojas grounded into a double play.

The Diamondbacks took the lead for good in the sixth inning. Christian Walker hit a solo homer and the star of the game, Iannetta, hit a grand slam to put Arizona up by three. He finished the game with a whopping eight RBIs.

The Marlins scored a couple more runs on a Giancarlo Stanton sac-fly and Christian Yelich RBI single to make things a little interesting. A J.D. Martinez solo homer in the bottom of the eighth gave the Diamondbacks the breathing room they needed. Oh well.

Today brings the official start of meaningless baseball. Dillon Peters and Taijuan Walker will face off at 8:10 PM EST in game two of the series in Arizona. Time to start thinking about the offseason!