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Bour's slam fuels big 7th as Fish top D-backs

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PHOENIX -- Justin Bour hit a pinch-hit grand slam as the catalyst for a seven-run seventh inning for the Marlins, who came from behind to beat the D-backs, 8-6, in the series opener at Chase Field on Friday night.

Bour's slam off Arizona reliever Tyler Clippard (2-3), who took the loss, tied the game at 5. After Adeiny Hechavarria and Martin Prado drew consecutive walks against the right-hander, Christian Yelich hit a go-ahead, two-run double off left-hander Zac Curtis for a 7-5 lead. Miami sent 11 batters to the plate in the inning, with four hits and four walks.

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PHOENIX -- Justin Bour hit a pinch-hit grand slam as the catalyst for a seven-run seventh inning for the Marlins, who came from behind to beat the D-backs, 8-6, in the series opener at Chase Field on Friday night.

Bour's slam off Arizona reliever Tyler Clippard (2-3), who took the loss, tied the game at 5. After Adeiny Hechavarria and Martin Prado drew consecutive walks against the right-hander, Christian Yelich hit a go-ahead, two-run double off left-hander Zac Curtis for a 7-5 lead. Miami sent 11 batters to the plate in the inning, with four hits and four walks.

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"In that situation, I'm just trying to get the job done," Bour said. "Runner on third and less than two [outs], I was talking to guys and we were saying that's a free RBI and one you have to get and you have to make sure you get it. I was trying to get a sac fly, get the job done and it goes out. Obviously, that's cool."

Video: MIA@ARI: Bour's grand slam starts seven-run rally

The D-backs collected 13 hits, including three each from Paul Goldschmidt and Nick Ahmed. Jake Lamb drove in a pair of runs, one of five Arizona players with an RBI.

"It's frustrating, we're going through it right now," Clippard said. "This one hurts. It hurts in a big way. We've been struggling all year trying to find some momentum."

Marlins reliever Brian Ellington (1-0) earned the win in relief. Neither starter factored in the decision. Arizona's Patrick Corbin gave up four earned runs on five hits in 6 1/3 innings. Miami's Justin Nicolino allowed five earned runs on 12 hits in 5 2/3 innings.

MOMENTS THAT MATTERED
Bour drives in four: The Clippard-Bour matchup has become a one-sided affair. Marlins manager Don Mattingly sent Cole Gillespie to pinch-hit in the seventh with the bases loaded and called him back for Justin Bour when the D-backs sent Tyler Clippard to the mound. Bour followed with a grand slam to tie the game at 5.

The homer was the second career pinch-hit home run for Bour and also the sixth pinch-hit grand slam in Marlins' history. Bour's first pinch-hit home run came Sept. 6, 2015 against the Mets, against, you guessed it, Clippard.

"I don't I see him more than anybody else and I don't think I see him any better," Bour said of Clippard. "I think it's the approach and making sure I get the job done. It doesn't matter who is throwing."

Pitcher who rakes: Corbin helped himself out in the third, lacing an opposite-field RBI double to left to tie the game at 1. He later scored the go-ahead run on Michael Bourn's sacrifice fly. Corbin singled in the fourth for his third multi-hit game of the season. On the year, the D-backs starter is batting .344 (11-for-32) with three RBIs.

Video: MIA@ARI: Corbin lines an RBI double to left

Ozuna on mark: Corbin retired the first two batters, but left fielder Christian Yelich followed with a triple to right field. The next batter, Marcell Ozuna, drove him home with a single and just like that, the Marlins were up, 1-0. Ozuna riding a 10-game hitting streak and has hit safely in 17 of his last 18 road games since April 30.

He finished 2-for-5.

Video: MIA@ARI: Ozuna sends an RBI single to left in the 7th

Homer shy of cycle: Ahmed had his first three-hit game of the season when he tripled in the seventh. The D-backs shortstop, who entered with a .207 average, is typically in the lineup for his defensive prowess. However, he scored a pair of runs and drove in one on his three-base hit, his first triple of the year.

"Great night for him offensively, kind of got us back in there," Arizona manager Chip Hale said.

Video: MIA@ARI: Hale on 8-6 loss to Marlins

QUOTABLE
"This ballpark always scares me because I know you can put runs up quick. You don't feel like you are out of the game, either, which is a good thing because we are down four runs there. You know that stuff can happen fast in this ballpark. You see the ball good and it's a good offensive ballpark." -- Marlins manager Don Mattingly

WHAT'S NEXT
Marlins: 
The Marlins will send Jose Fernandez to the mound in the second game of the series on Saturday at 10:10 p.m. ET at Chase Field. The right-hander can set a franchise record with nine straight starts with a victory. His string of eight wins ties Chris Hammond (1993). Fernandez has had a 1.38 ERA with 78 strikeouts since the win streak started on April 28.

D-backs: The D-backs are recalling right-hander Zack Godley to start the second of the three games against the Marlins at 7:10 p.m. MST. Godley is 4-5 with a 3.61 ERA in 11 starts between Triple-A Reno and Double-A Mobile this season. He will be making his first start in the Majors this season.

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Jake Rill is a reporter for MLB.com based in Phoenix.

Jesse Sanchez is a national reporter for MLB.com based in Phoenix. Follow him on Twitter @JesseSanchezMLB and Facebook.

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