MIAMI – Zac Gallen pitched two-hit ball into the seventh inning, and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat Sandy Alcantara and the Miami Marlins 5-0 on Sunday.
Corbin Carroll homered for Arizona, and Pavin Smith and Christian Walker also had two hits apiece.
Gallen (2-1) retired his first 13 batters before Bryan De La Cruz singled with one out in the fifth. Avisaíl García then was hit by a pitch before Gallen retired Jean Segura on a flyout and struck out Jacob Stallings.
Gallen struck out seven in 6 2/3 innings and walked none. Kevin Ginkel then got four outs before Kyle Nelson finished a four-hitter.
Miami had won four straight games.
Alcantara (1-2) permitted five runs, four earned, and seven hits in six innings. The reigning NL Cy Young Award winner struck out nine and walked none.
Alcantara has dropped his last two starts after throwing a three-hitter in a 1-0 victory over Minnesota on April 4.
Arizona broke it open with four runs in the sixth. The outburst started when Josh Rojas reached on an error on Alcantara, who dropped first baseman Garrett Cooper’s throw. The ball rolled into foul territory, allowing Rojas to advance.
Smith singled in Rojas and scored on Walker’s double. Carroll added a two-run shot on a drive to center that gave the Diamondbacks a 5-0 lead.
FINAL FOUR COACH TAKES THE MOUND
FAU men’s basketball coach Dusty May threw a ceremonial first pitch. May guided the Owls to an unprecedented run in the NCAA Tournament.
Diamondbacks: LHP Joe Mantiply (left shoulder inflammation) threw two scoreless innings in his second rehab outing with Double-A Amarillo on Saturday.
Marlins: LHP Steven Okert (left adductor strain) had another successful rehab outing with Triple-A Jacksonville when he tossed two scoreless innings on Saturday. Okert has struck out nine over 4 1/3 innings in three appearances with the minor league club.
Diamondbacks: RHP Merrill Kelly (0-2, 2.93 ERA) will start the opener of a three-game series at St. Louis on Monday against Cardinals RHP Jack Flaherty (1-1, 1.76 ERA).
Marlins: LHP Jesús Luzardo (2-0, 1.93 ERA) will start the opener of a three-game home set against San Francisco on Monday. The Giants will start LHP Alex Wood (0-1, 1.17 ERA).
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