MIAMI - At 6-3, 245 pounds, Paul Goldschmidt is a big man - but he's playing even larger than that at the moment.
Goldschmidt hammered a pair of two-run homers to left, and Trevor Cahill pitched a gem to lead the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 9-2 victory over the Miami Marlins Friday night.
Goldschmidt also doubled and went 4-for-5 with 4 RBIs. The four hits tied a career high for Goldschmidt, who is now hitting .338 with 12 homers and 35 RBIs.
"We're just jumping on his back and letting him carry us," Arizona second baseman Martin Prado said. "I asked him before the game: 'How many guys are you going to carry today?'
"He said: 'The whole team.'"
When reporters visited Goldschmidt's locker, he was much more modest, though. He noted that Arizona got 16 hits and that Eric Chavez also went f4-for-5 with a homer, and Gerardo Parra and Prado each had three hits.
"We had a lot of output tonight," Goldschmidt said. "We've been having good at-bats. Even some of the games where we didn't score a lot of runs, we had good at-bats. Hopefully, we can continue to do that."
Playing before an announced crowd of 13,444 at Marlins Park, the Diamondbacks (24-18) won for the eighth time in their past 11 games. They are also 7-1 in their past eight road games.
The Marlins (11-31) lost their sixth game in a row and own the worst record in the National League.
Cahill (3-4) allowed five hits -- all singles -- and struck out four in eight innings, matching his longest outing of the season. He did walk four batters, but he induced Marlins batters to hit into three double plays to get out of jams.
"He walked four in the first three innings," Arizona manager Kirk Gibson said. "(Catcher Miguel Montero) had a real frank meeting with him. That was a good meeting. I think he probably said it better than I could have.
"After that, (Cahill) was 24 of 30 on first-pitch strikes. And his ball was sinking and getting a lot of ground balls. We'd rather he not walk those guys. It was frustrating early, but he got going."
The loss went to Marlins starter Kevin Slowey (1-4), who lasted just three innings. He allowed seven hits - including three home runs - and six runs in his shortest and worst performance of the season.
Slowey's ERA ballooned from 2.55 to 3.44.
"I need to sit down and figure out mechanically what I was doing differently in the first month of the season compared to the last couple starts," Slowey said. "My job was to keep the game close where we could come back with one swing, and I didn't do that."
The Diamondbacks got off to a fast start, scoring three first-innings runs. Parra led off with a double and scored on Goldschmidt's one-out home run to left. Chavez made it back-to-back jacks, blasting the next pitch down the line in right.
Goldschmidt's shot came on an 0-2 count and was measured at 428 feet. Chavez's homer, his fifth, measured 401 feet.
Meanwhile, the Marlins squandered an opportunity in the bottom of the first when Justin Ruggiano came up with the bases loaded and grounded into an inning-ending double play.
Goldschmidt hit another two-run homer to left in the third inning, this one measured at a modest 378 feet. It was his second multi-homer game of this career, both coming this month.
NOTES: Closer Heath Bell, unpopular while with the Marlins last year, has done well in Arizona. He has converted five of his six save chances and held opponents scoreless in six of his past seven appearances. ... When Marlins reliever Ryan Webb allowed a seventh-inning single to Joey Votto of the Cincinnati Reds on Thursday, it snapped a streak. Webb had gone a combined 10 1/3 innings without allowing a hit. The franchise record is 14 1/3, set by Armando Benitez in 2004. ... The Marlins have been swept five times already this season. ... Arizona catchers Montero and Wil Nieves have been stellar defensively. Their 14 steal attempts against are the lowest total in the majors, and their three catcher pickoffs are the most in the big leagues. ... Marlins closer Steve Cishek is struggling. He is 1-4 with a 5.40 ERA. He went a combined 7-3 his first two years in the big leagues with a 2.66 ERA. ... Goldschmidt was the first NL player this year to reach 10 doubles and 10 homers. He entered Friday tied for first in the league in total bases (88), tied for second in go-ahead RBIs (11), third in total RBIs (31), third in on-base percentage (.410) and third in slugging (.603).