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Peralta, Diamondbacks rough up Marlins in series opener

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The Canadian Press
7/8/2014 1:11:59 AM
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PHOENIX - David Peralta drove in three runs and Miguel Montero knocked in two, helping the Arizona Diamondbacks run over the Miami Marlins 9-1 on Monday night.

Arizona jumped on Tom Koehler (6-7) early, scoring five runs in the second inning and three more in the fourth.

Peralta extended his hitting streak to eight games and the Diamondbacks had seven extra base hits to help Chase Anderson (6-4) end a four-game losing streak.

Martin Prado homered and Paul Goldschmidt broke an Arizona record with his 33rd double before the All-Star break, extending his streak of reaching base to 28 games.

Garrett Jones had three hits for the Marlins, who stranded 10 runners. Casey McGehee extended his career-best hitting streak to 14 games and the majors' longest road hitting streak to 21 games.

Peralta was called up on June 1 and reeled off an eight-game hitting streak, the longest to start a career by a Diamondback. He has picked it up again over the past 12 games, hitting .386, including a two-run double in the second inning and a run-scoring triple in the fourth to put Arizona up 6-0.

Peralta is hitting .330 in 32 major league games.

He wasn't the only one getting hits against the Marlins.

Koehler, making his first start since becoming a father, struggled after pitching well over his previous three starts.

Arizona jumped on the right-hander in the second inning, starting with Prado's leadoff homer. The Diamondbacks kept knocking balls around the ballpark, going up 5-0 after two-run doubles by Peralta and Montero.

Peralta chased Koehler with a run-scoring triple and Goldschmidt hit a run-scoring double off Jacob Turner to break Luis Gonzalez's record for doubles before the All-Star break, set in 2003.

Koehler allowed seven runs and eight hits in three innings, the shortest start of his career.

Arizona's bashing allowed Anderson to get back into the win column.

The rookie right-hander won his first five major league starts, but had allowed seven combined runs in his previous two starts.

Anderson pitched well with the big lead, working around baserunners in every inning but one.

He prevented the Marlins from scoring in the fourth after they had runners on second and third with no outs. Miami had two on with one out in the sixth and Anderson held them to a single run, on Adeiny Hechavarria's sacrifice fly.

Anderson allowed a run and seven hits and struck out eight in six innings.

NOTES: Diamondbacks GM Kevin Towers underwent vocal cord surgery in New York on Monday. ... San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh brought his glove and watched the game from the owner's box. ... LHP Vidal Nuno will make his Arizona debut against Miami on Tuesday. He was acquired from the New York Yankees for RHP Brandon McCarthy on Sunday. LHP Brad Hand will pitch for the Marlins.

David Peralta  (Photo: The Canadian Press)

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