All-Star Upton, Diamondbacks best Marlins

BY foxsports • July 12, 2009

The Arizona Diamondbacks have been a different team since the biggest blown lead in their history.

All-Star Justin Upton matched a career high with four hits, Jon Garland allowed one run in eight innings and the Diamondbacks beat the Florida Marlins 5-1 on Saturday night.

The Diamondbacks have won back-to-back games and outscored Florida 13-1 since the Marlins hit them with a 10-spot in the eighth inning of the series opener, when Arizona let a 7-0 lead turn into a 14-7 loss.

"I expected us to dust ourselves off and play well," Diamondbacks manager A.J. Hinch said. "We had been playing too well and working too hard to allow that inning to dictate the rest of the weekend. I did expect us to stand up and make a fight against these guys on our home turf, in front of our home fans, to end the first half."

Upton led the way on Saturday with three singles, a triple and an RBI, and Miguel Montero added a two-run double for the Diamondbacks, who won for the seventh time in eight games.

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