PHOENIX (AP) — Kelly Johnson and Gerardo Parra matched their career-highs with four hits apiece and Arizona snapped a five-game losing streak by beating the Florida Marlins 10-4 on Thursday night in front of 16,664, the smallest home crowd in the Diamondbacks' 13-year history.
Johnson had three RBIs, including a two-run triple in Arizona's five-run fifth fourth inning against Florida's Anibal Sanchez. Cole Gillespie added a two-run double in the fourth as the Diamondbacks improved to 2-5 since interim manager Kirk Gibson took over when A.J. Hinch was fired at the start of this 10-game home stand.
Parra had three singles and a double and scored twice. Stephen Drew tripled, scored three times and made a diving stop of a grounder to rob Jorge Cantu in the eighth.
Brett Hayes hit his first home run of the season and second of his career for Florida, a two-run shot off starter Rodrigo Lopez in the seventh inning.
The Diamondbacks tied their season-high with 15 hits.
The Marlins committed three errors in the opener of a four-game series that caps a season-long 13-game road trip that began with three against the New York Mets in Puerto Rico.
Lopez (5-7) allowed four runs, three earned, and five hits in seven innings for his third victory in four starts. He was pounded for nine runs in 3 2-3 innings in his last start, a 14-1 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Sanchez (7-6) lasted just four innings plus two batters, his second-shortest outing of the season. He allowed six runs, five earned, and nine hits.
Arizona added four runs in the sixth off reliever Tim Wood, who was called up for the third time this season from Triple-A New Orleans on June 17. Adam LaRoche and Chris Snyder had RBI singles and Mark Reynolds added a sacrifice fly off Wood. The fourth run of the inning scored on second baseman Dan Uggla's throwing error.
Drew led off the first with a triple to the gap in right center and scored on Johnson's groundout. The Marlins tied it at 1-1 in the third when Mike Stanton led off with a double, moved to third on Hayes' single and scored on Chris Coghlan's sacrifice fly.
Six of the first seven batters reached against Sanchez in the fourth. Parra singled and Snyder walked, then both scored on Gillespie's double to left. Justin Upton's RBI single wrapped up the outburst.
Notes: Sanchez threw a no-hitter against Arizona on Sept. 6, 2006. ... The previous smallest Arizona home crowd was 16,792 against San Diego on April 26, 2006. ... The only smaller crowds for the Diamondbacks overall this season came at Florida on May 17 (10,870) and 18 (13,289). ... Wood, from Tucson, was a 44th-round draft pick from nearby Pima Community College.