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Held out of starting lineup, Morrison strikes out in ninth

Held out of starting lineup, Morrison strikes out in ninth

Held out of starting lineup, Morrison strikes out in ninth

PHOENIX -- With the Marlins playing a day game Wednesday after a night game Tuesday, Logan Morrison was out of the lineup in his club's 3-1 loss to the D-backs.

The first baseman played the first two games of the series after missing the previous four contests with back tightness.

Trailing, 3-1, in the top of the ninth, Morrison pinch-hit with the tying run at first base, but he took a called strike three from closer Heath Bell to end the game.

Following offseason surgery on his right knee, Morrison made his season debut on June 9 and went 4-for-9 with six total bases in his first three games before tweaking his back on June 11 vs. the Brewers.

Morrison collected a pair of hits Tuesday night and is batting .353 in 17 at-bats.

Tyler Emerick is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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