Reynolds, Upton Go Wild in Marathon Day of Baseball as D-Backs Split Two with Marlins
No one's going to confuse the Arizona Diamondbacks with a contender just yet, but at least the retooled lineup of new manager A.J. Hinch is starting to make some noise. In a marathon day of baseball on Wednesday in Miami, the Snakes scored 17 runs and collected 23 hits, and, more impressively, fought back three different times after facing multi-run deficits.
Despite all their offense, the D-Backs could come away with only a split of their doubleheader with the Marlins (one that started at 2:10 p.m. Arizona time and ended just before 11), losing the first game 8-6 and winning the nightcap 11-9 in 13 innings.
Reynolds, meanwhile, pretty much equaled Upton's offensive output and turned in several nifty defensive plays, as well. In terms of heroics, he hit a game-tying two-run homer in the seventh inning of game two and then hit a go-ahead, opposite-field blast in the 12th. We all know Reynolds is a home-run hitter, but what was most remarkable about the 25-year-old's day were his five stolen bases. He stole four in the first game and another one late in the second game.
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