Marlins doomed by home runs, fall to Padres 5-2
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Franmil Reyes, Hunter Renfroe and Ian Kinsler homered, and left-hander Joey Lucchesi combined with two relievers on a four-hitter for his first victory in six starts to lead the San Diego Padres to a 5-2 victory against the Miami Marlins on Friday night.
Lucchesi (4-3) hadn’t won since beating Cincinnati at home on April 21. He retired his first seven batters before allowing a double by Miguel Rojas in the third. He then retired eight straight before allowing a home run by pinch-hitter Rosell Herrera with one out in the sixth. Lucchesi struck out five and walked one.
Herrera was pinch-hitting for lefty Caleb Smith (3-3), who lost his third straight decision after allowing two runs and three hits in five innings. He struck out eight and walked two.
Reyes homered on a line shot to left with one out in the first, his 16th. Renfroe hit a moonshot into the second balcony on the Western Metal Supply Co. Building in the left-field corner with one out in the fourth for his 15th.
Kinsler homered off Austin Brice with one out in the seventh for his seventh.
Padres: Manager Andy Green said rookie SS Fernando Tatis Jr. could begin a rehab assignment next week, depending on how he fares in extended spring games this weekend. He has been out since straining his left hamstring on April 28.
Marlins: RHOP Jose Urena (3-6, 4.11) is scheduled to start the middle game of the series, his 12th of the season.
Padres: Rookie LHP Nick Margevicius (2-5, 4.96) is scheduled to make his 10th big league start.