Monday -- D-backs 3, Marlins 1; Ziegler closes down to end skid. Tuesday -- Marlins 3, D-backs 0; Latos stymies D-backs for seven innings. Wednesday -- Jose Fernandez (2-0, 2.37) vs. Robbie Ray (3-4, 2.29), 6 p.m., FOX Sports Arizona.
Stuck in reverse
Both the Diamondbacks and Marlins are looking for another fresh start after coming up empty in their first series following the All-Star break. The D-backs have lost six in a row after getting swept by the Giants, while the Marlins returned from the break with three consecutive losses to the Phillies, who have the worst record in baseball. When these teams met in Miami in mid-May, right after Dan Jennings replaced Mike Redmond as Marlins manager, the D-backs swept a four-game series.
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With three triples in the Giants' series, left fielder David Peralta has taken over the National League lead in three-baggers with seven. In 47 at-bats in July, Peralta has five triples, three home runs and three doubles. His streak of 20 consecutive games reaching base by hit or walk ended on Sunday when he was retired as a pinch-hitter. Peralta had nine triples last year and now has 16 for his career in just 580 at-bats.
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The Marlins have two major holes in their lineup, with All-Star second baseman Dee Gordon and All-Star outfielder Giancarlo Stanton on the disabled list. Gordon still leads the majors in hits (122), and Stanton is tied for the lead in home runs (27). Stanton has accounted for nearly 40 percent of the Marlins' 73 home runs. First baseman Justin Bour has 10 homers; no other Marlin has more than five.
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Filthy as ever
Miami ace Jose Fernandez will make his fourth start since returning from Tommy John surgery on Wednesday. Early indications are that he's back in fine form. He has struck out 21 and walked just one in 19 innings, with two wins and one no-decision in three starts. In his only career start against Arizona, Fernandez suffered a hard-luck 3-1 loss on June 19, 2013, giving up three hits in 7-1/3 innings. Fernandez exited with two runners on base in a 0-0 game, but Cody Ross greeted reliever Mike Dunn with a three-run homer.