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Marlins, with an explosion of offense, top the Padres 9-3

The Fish took full advantage of San Diego’s rookie starting pitcher, scoring five runs in what was the best fourth inning of their season.

Miami Marlins v San Diego Padres Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images

José Ureña picked up his third straight win last night. He went six innings and gave up three runs. The Marlins had a big fourth inning at the plate. They pulled together five runs, which easily put them ahead for the rest of the game.

José Ureña: 6 IP, 3 H, 3 ER, 3 BB, 6 K

Nick Margevicius: 3 IP, 6 H, 4 ER, 1 BB, 1 K

The Padres were limited to only four hits. Three of those four came when Ureña was pitching. When the Padres did score against Ureña it was quick. The first of their offense came during the second inning. Wil Myers drew a walk after battling through a full count. Next up Josh Naylor sent a ball deep into the seats for a two-run home run.

Ureña settled down quickly after that, striking out both of the following batters. He made it all the way to the sixth without much issue. There was a walk here or there, but that was it. The Padres scored their final run with some small ball. They started the inning off with a single, followed by two ground outs to move the runner over. Eric Hosmer then singled in the run on a ground ball to center field. Ureña finished the inning, and that was all for him. He pitched a good game, and used his run support to his advantage.

The Marlins scored 9 runs on 11 hits in this one. They had a giant fourth inning that set the tone for the rest of the game. They had two doubles, four singles, one walk, and Curtis Granderson reached base on a fielding error. The Fish also batted around in this inning. Harold Ramirez started a new hit streak by scoring two runs with a double. Martín Prado and Miguel Rojas also each had an RBI. Garret Cooper collected two hits in the one inning.

The Marlins did not limit the scoring to the fourth inning only though. Bryan Holaday had a home run for the Fish. He lifted a line-drive shot into the front row of the left field stands in the sixth inning, raising the run total to seven.

The Fish then tacked on two more runs in the ninth to pad their lead.

The bullpen had no issues shutting down the Padres—Tayron Guerrero, Nick Anderson and Adam Conley combined to allow only one baserunner in their three innings of work.

The Fish have continued to fight hard on this road trip. The last game of the series will see Trevor Richards vs Matt Strahm. Game time 6:10 ET.

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