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.
Craig Stammen pitched 1 2/3 hitless innings, Phil Maton allowed two singles to open the Marlins’ ninth and Kirby Yates came on to get the final three outs for his 22nd save, best in the majors.
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.
Marlins: Placed 1B Neil Walker on the 10-day injured list with a strained right quad and recalled INF JT Riddle from Triple-A New Orleans.
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.