Marlins beat D-Backs on walk in 10th


MIAMI (AP) -- Mike Redmond was in pain after taking a foul ball
off his right shoulder early in the game.

"I've had a lot of rough nights," Redmond said. "That's the
life of a catcher."

He was all smiles after drawing a bases-loaded walk in the 10th
inning, leading the Florida Marlins to a 6-5 victory over the
Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday night.

Juan Pierre led off the 10th with a single, and stole second one
out later. Reliever Brian Bruney intentionally walked Miguel
Cabrera and then walked Abraham Nunez to load the bases.

But after Bruney went ahead 0-1 on Redmond, his next four
pitches missed the strike zone.

"I was going to make him throw a strike," Redmond said. "It
was a rough start, but we battled back. We'll take the win."

Armando Benitez (1-0) walked three in a scoreless 10th for the

"The last couple of days we've had men on base, things are
happening," Florida manager Jack McKeon said. "We're taking the
base on balls, being selective at the plate."

Richie Sexson's RBI single in eighth tied it 5-5, but the
Diamondbacks wasted a one-out, bases-loaded opportunity when
shortstop Alex Gonzalez forced out Alex Cintron at the plate on
Danny Bautista's grounder and Shea Hillenbrand lined out to third
baseman Mike Lowell.

Activated before the game, Sexson played for the first time
since April 28 after a shoulder injury.

"I think it was a total success," Sexson said. "I went out
there and swung at something, waived through it. ... I'm confident
everything is fine."

Arizona starter Casey Daigle allowed five runs, seven hits and
four walks in 3 1-3 innings, while Florida's Darren Oliver gave up
four runs and five hits in four innings.

Bruney (2-1) walked four and allowed one run and one hit in 1
1-3 innings.

"I usually throw strikes, but it didn't happen," Bruney said.
"I threw a lot of balls tonight. I got myself in a lot of trouble,
instead of letting them put the ball in play and letting my defense

Matt Kata led off with his second homer of the season, and
Arizona made it 3-0 in the second when Hillenbrand hit an RBI
triple and scored on Robby Hammock's double.

Florida loaded the bases with no outs in the second, but
Gonzalez popped out and Oliver grounded into a double play. The
Marlins then took a 4-3 lead in the third when Lenny Harris hit a
two-run single and Redmond followed with a two-run double.

"We're getting an opportunity to play so we're trying to play
tough and stay in the race," said Harris, who started his second
consecutive game.

Harris also made a diving catch in the sixth inning to rob Luis
Gonzalez of a potential extra-base hit.

"We have too much of a good team to be struggling right now,"
Harris said.

Daigle's struggles continues and the rookie's spot in the
starting rotation could be in jeopardy.

Daigle walked Luis Castillo and Pierre before Harris' double.

"The walk that forced in the winning run was not the walk that
really hurt us," Arizona manager Bob Brenly said. "The two walks
leading off the third inning to the two fastest baserunners in the
National League ahead of one of the hottest hitters in the National
League (Lowell), after we staked him to a three-run lead is what
hurt us."

Hillenbrand's sixth homer tied it in the fourth, but Pierre put
the Marlins back ahead 5-4 with an RBI grounder in the bottom

Game notes
Gonzalez dived to his right in the fourth to stop
Bautista's grounder to SS, then threw from his knees to get the out
at first. ... Mike Lowell went 0-for-4, snapping an 11-game hitting
streak. ... Kata's homer was the ninth in Arizona's history leading
off a game. ... Arizona reliever Stephen Randolph retired all six
hitters he faced. Opponents are hitting .127 against him.