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Will Venable homered and the San Diego Padres beat the Miami Marlins 5-4 on Sunday for their first three-game winning streak of the season.
For all the hype surrounding Jose Fernandez, Miami’s most impressive current pitching statistic might belong to another arm on the staff. With three shutouts in his last eight starts dating back to last season, Henderson Alvarez takes the mound Sunday in San Diego as the Marlins try to avoid a third straight loss in the series finale with the hot-hitting Padres.
Following another successful home stand, the Miami Marlins are hopeful that they can finally turn around their abysmal road record when they set out on their longest trip of the season.
Pinch-hitter Alexi Amarista celebrated his 25th birthday by delivering a go-ahead, three-run homer in the seventh inning to lift the San Diego Padres to a 4-2 victory over the Miami Marlins on Sunday.
After three straight years of at least 90 losses, the Miami Marlins are enjoying their best start in five season
Jose Fernandez struck out eight in 6 2-3 innings while lowering his ERA to 0.71, and the Miami Marlins won again Saturday, beating the punchless San Diego Padres 5-0.
Giancarlo Stanton hit a long home run to help lead the Miami Marlins to an 8-2 win over the San Diego Padres on Friday night.