Facing an offensively challenged Miami team that's been particularly bad against left-handers lately, Wade Miley appears to be in a good spot to rebound from his worst outing of the season.
Miley will try to keep the Marlins' bats quiet and lead the Diamondbacks to their fifth straight win in the finale of a three-game series at Marlins Park on Sunday.
The D-backs (25-18) moved into sole possession of first place in the NL West on Saturday after Brandon McCarthy pitched a three-hitter to beat the Marlins 1-0, Arizona's ninth win in its last 12 games.
"He just got on a roll and we left him in there," manager Kirk Gibson said. "He did it quickly -- that was the best sign of all."
Diamondbacks starters have been largely responsible for the team's success during the past 12 contests, posting a 2.32 ERA and pitching at least seven innings seven times.
Miley (3-2, 3.75 ERA) contributed one of those strong starts, but his next outing didn't go as well. The left-hander allowed a season...