6 DPs help Perdomo and Padres beat Marlins 3-1
MIAMI (AP) Rookie Luis Perdomo benefited from a team record six double plays while pitching a six-hitter for his first complete game Sunday, and the San Diego Padres won the rubber game of their series against the Miami Marlins, 3-1.
The complete game was the Padres' first this year.
Perdomo allowed the leadoff batter to reach in five innings, and each time the runner was erased on a double play grounder. In addition, after Perdomo gave up a one-out single in the seventh, Ichiro Suzuki lined out to the pitcher, who then trotted to first base to double off the runner.
Five Marlins hit into double plays, and they went 6-4-3, 4-6-3, 6-4-3, 6-3, 1, and 5-4-3. The six DPs were a nine-inning team record for the Padres defensively, and a Marlins batting record.
Perdomo (7-7) entered the game with an ERA of 6.24 but beat Miami for the second time this year. He walked three, struck out three and threw only 99 pitches, retiring the side in order in the ninth.
Ryan Schimpf hit an RBI triple, singled and scored for the Padres and finished 7 for 10 in the series.
The Marlins hurt their wild-card chances by going 2-4 on their homestand while scoring only 13 runs. Miami has had 20 consecutive games decided by less than four runs, a team record.
Justin Nicolino (2-6) allowed three runs in six innings in his first start since July 6. He was called up from Triple-A to replace Andrew Cashner, who was scratched because of a finger blister.
The Padres rallied from a 1-0 deficit with two runs in the fourth. Alex Dickerson, a late entry in the lineup when Wil Myers was scratched because of a stomach virus, doubled to start the comeback. Schimpf tripled off the center field wall, and Luis Sardinas hit a two-out RBI double.
Schimpf scored in the sixth when he was hit by a pitch, took second on a wild pitch and came home on a two-out single by Adam Rosales.
Doubles by J.T. Realmuto and Xavier Scruggs in the second scored the Marlins' run.
Marlins: RHP Jose Fernandez (13-7, 2.91) is scheduled to start Monday at the Mets against RHP Rafael Montero (0-0, 11.57) to begin a four-game series. Fernandez is 3-5 with a 4.42 ERA on the road this year, but he's 3-0 with a 1.54 ERA in seven career starts against the Mets.
Padres: RHP Edwin Jackson (3-4, 5.71) is scheduled to start when San Diego opens a three-game series Tuesday at Atlanta.