Marlins Ride Big Inning to Series Win

Miami went bonkers in the 6th to beat the Padres

When the wheels come off for the Padres they really come off fast and fly all over the place. In the span of six batters on Sunday the Friars went from a 3-run lead to a 3-run deficit en route to a 7-3 loss to the Marlins at Petco Park.

Padres right-hander Luis Perdomo came off the disabled list to make his second start of the season and was scoreless through 5.0 innings. He had a 3-0 lead to work with courtesy of an RBI single by Yangervis Solarte and a towering 2-run home run by Hunter Renfroe, a 410-foot blast to straightaway centerfield.

But just like in his first start of the season against the Giants, things went sour for Perdomo in the 6th inning. He gave up a single to Martin Prado, walked Christian Yelich and served up a single to Giancarlo Stanton to make it a 3-1 game. Padres Manager Andy Green went and got Perdomo, replacing him with Craig Stammen, who needed 11 pitches to allow a double, a single and then a monster 2-run home run to Justin Bour.

Six hitters up, six hitters in and the Marlins had a 6-3 lead. Kevin Quackenbush, who is looking a lot like the guy the Padres through was closer material just a couple of years ago before struggling and bouncing up and down between Petco Park and Triple-A El Paso, came in and got six straight outs. Quack has not allowed an earned run yet in 2017.

The other positive offensive note for the Padres was rookie centerfielder Manuel Margot, who singled twice and was on base three times.

The Padres lose their first home series of the season and now hit the road again. They start a 4-game series in Arizona on Monday with Jhoulys Chacin on the mound against Zack Greinke.

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