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Padres Come Up Short In Florida

San Diego Misses Chances To Beat The Marlins

By Derek Togerson
|  Sunday, Jul 29, 2012  |  Updated 12:20 AM PDT
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Padres Come Up Short In Florida

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MIAMI, FL - JULY 28: Justin Ruggiano #20 of the Miami Marlins celebrates with Jose Reyes #7 after hitting a home run during a game against the San Diego Padres at Marlins Park on July 28, 2012 in Miami, Florida. The Miami Marlins defeated the San Diego Padres 4-2. (Photo by Sarah Glenn/Getty Images)

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When the Padres and Marlins get together, there's a good chance somebody's going to get swept. Four of the last five series they've played against each other have ended with one team sweeping the other.

So, when the Padres beat the Marlins on Friday night in Miami, the weekend was looking really good.

However, streaks are made to be broken. Miami beat San Diego 4-2 Saturday night in South Florida. Jose Reyes hit a long 2-run home run off starter Ross Ohlendorf, who didn't throw poorly. Ohlendorf allowed 3 runs in 6 innings.

Justin Ruggiano also went deep for the Marlins, hitting a solo homer off former Aztec Alex Hinshaw.

Offensively, it was the Padres' pair of former Miami Hurricanes who did the damage against the their home town teams. Yonder Alonso had a double and an RBI. This year he's hitting .454 against Miami.

Yasmani Grandal drove in San Diego's other run with a sacrifice fly. Grandal has driven in 4 runs in 2 games against the Marlins.

The Friars can still win the series on Sunday in what should be a good pitching matchup. Clayton Richard gets the start against former All-Star Josh Johnson.

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