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Padres avoid sweep from Marlins on Amarista HR
Miami, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Alexi Amarista hit a go-ahead three-run homer in the seventh inning to help the San Diego Padres overtake the Miami Marlins, 4-2, and avoid a sweep of the three-game series.
Yonder Alonso picked up an RBI despite not recording a hit in four plate appearances. Amarista had the only extra base hit for the Padres, who snapped a four-game skid.
Ian Kennedy (1-1) picked up his first win of the season, yielding one run on three hits through six innings of work while picking up five strikeouts.
The Marlins' Giancarlo Stanton went 1-for-4 with a run-scoring single, which gave him an RBI in each of the first seven games. Jeff Baker drove in the other run in his lone at-bat for Miami, which had won five straight against the Padres coming in.
Nathan Eovaldi (1-1) threw six scoreless innings before surrendering Amarista's homer in the seventh. Eovaldi struck out eight and allowed six hits through seven frames without issuing a walk.
04/06 16:12:19 ET