Christian Yelich
Big 11th inning upends Marlins against Padres
Christian Yelich

Big 11th inning upends Marlins against Padres

Published Jul. 31, 2015 11:23 p.m. ET

MIAMI (AP) -- Derek Dietrich's tying home run in the ninth against Craig Kimbrel was not enough for the Miami Marlins.

A.J. Ramos forced home the tiebreaking run with a bases-loaded, four-pitch walk in the 11th inning, Jedd Gyorko added a two-run single and the San Diego Padres beat the Marlins 8-3 Friday night.

"You felt the momentum was swinging our way," Marlins manager Dan Jennings said. "It was a big moment in the game."

But after the Padres decided not to deal any of their major players at the trade deadline, San Diego won for the sixth time in seven games and the 11th time in its last 15.


"We're built to last now that the trade deadline is over," said Padres second baseman Jedd Gyorko, who drove in three runs.

With the score 3-3, Will Venable singled with a soft liner against Ramos (0-3) leading off the 11th and advanced to third when catcher J.T. Realmuto's throw went into center field for an error.

"You kind of lose track of that stolen base when you score five, but that set it all up," Gyorko said.

Ramos struck out Yangervis Solarte, then walked three in a row, including Yonder Alonso with the bases loaded. Andre Rienzo walked Derek Norris with a full count, forcing in another run, and Gyorko's two-run single pushed the lead to 7-3. Venable singled for the second time in the inning to drive in another run.

"We did a pretty good job of taking what they gave us," Murphy said. "That's the best part of it, just take what they give you and if they give you a call you take it."

Brandon Maurer (7-3) pitched an inning in relief for the win.

Padres starter Ian Kennedy expected to miss the game to be with his wife Allison, who was in labor for their fourth child. However, bad weather delayed Kennedy's flight to Southern California and he pitched seven innings.

Kennedy allowed Christian Yelich's two-run homer in the first, then held he Marlins scoreless over the next six innings.


Miami traded Dan Haren, Mat Latos, Michael Morse, Steve Cishek and Sam Dyson ahead of the deadline. Catcher Tomas Telis, acquired in the deal with Texas for Dyson, is to join the big league club.

San Diego obrained left-hander Mark Rzepczynski from the Cleveland Indians just before the deadline. Rzepczynski is expected to join his new team on Saturday.


Padres: RHP Odrisamer Despaigne (4-7) is to pitch Saturday against the Marlins after beating them 3-2 Sunday in San Diego. Despaigne allowed one run and two hits in six innings.

Marlins: RHP Jose Urena (1-4) benefits from the Marlins' recent trades as he was recalled from Triple-A and will start Saturday. Urena will make his first start since June 28 against the Los Angeles Dodgers, when he allowed one run over five innings.


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