Johnson's RBI double in 9th lifts Marlins past Padres, 7-6

BY foxsports • August 27, 2016

MIAMI (AP) Chris Johnson's run-scoring ground-rule double with two outs in the bottom of the ninth gave the Miami Marlins a 7-6 win over the San Diego Padres on Friday night.

The Marlins scored three runs in the eighth to tie it before Johnson gave the Marlins their third walk-off win of the season. Johnson hit a deep fly ball to right-center field that took one bounce before landing in the Marlins' bullpen. Center fielder Travis Jankowski converged on the ball, but was unable to make the catch.

Martin Prado, Christian Yelich, and Marcell Ozuna each drove in two runs for the Marlins.

Luis Sardinas homered and drove in four runs and Ryan Schimpf also homered for the Padres.

Fernando Rodney (2-3) pitched an inning in relief to pick up the win.

Brandon Maurer (0-4) blew the save in the eighth and lost it in the ninth, allowing four hits and one run in one inning.



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