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Jordan Yamamoto remains undefeated as Marlins smack Padres

Yamamoto ran into a hiccup in the second inning, but momentum swung in the Marlins’ favor shortly after that, as they piled on 12 runs and 14 hits.

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Runs came at a quick pace Tuesday night at Marlins Park, as the Marlins opened a three-game weekday series versus the San Diego Padres. Combining for seven runs in the opening two frames, Brian Anderson’s three-run blast set the tone early, leading Miami past San Diego, 12-7.

Jordan Yamamoto, returning to the mound for the first time since the All-Star break, breezed through the first inning. He struck out Fernando Tatís Jr. and Manny Machado, a Hialeah native.

“Besides the second, I thought Jordan was good,” Marlins manager Don Mattingly said postgame. “We were able to settle him down after the pitch count rose and it was important to get him through five.”

Logan Allen, making his first career start against Miami, was tagged in the first. Harold Ramirez’s opposite-field double and a Garrett Cooper walk set up Brian Anderson to bust out his 13th homer of the season to the Budweiser Bar in left center, giving the Marlins an early 3-0 edge.

San Diego responded in the second, after the first three batters reached base safely. Ian Kinsler’s RBI single to right allowed Hunter Renfroe and Josh Naylor to score, after Garrett Cooper’s throw home bounced off Jorge Alfaro. The Padres added another run to even the score.

In the home half of the second, the Marlins answered San Diego’s offensive run, retaking the lead on a Ramirez two-run line drive double to right that flew past Naylor and rolled to the wall. Cooper followed with a two-run singe to right, increasing Miami’s lead to 7-3. Padres skipper Andy Green pulled Allen after recording one out in the third, as the West Palm Beach native was charged with seven earned runs.

The Marlins blew the contest wide open in the sixth, thanks in large part to Starlin Castro’s bases-clearing triple to right. Miguel Rojas also brought home Yadiel Rivera on an RBI single to right.

Manuel Margot smacked his seventh homer in the seventh off Elieser Hernandez, who also coughed up a homer to Mets’ Robinson Cano Sunday afternoon. Cooper’s second homer in three days added on to the Marlins’ lead, making it 12-4.

San Diego jumped on Adam Conley in the ninth for three runs on four hits. Franmil Reyes pounded out his 26th homer of the season to right center and Machado’s first hit on the night was an RBI double to right that got past Anderson. That made the final score more respectable from the Padres’ perspective.

Yamamoto allowed three runs (two earned) on a career-high four hits, two walks and four strikeouts. Earning the win puts him in great company:

The Marlins will look to take their first series of July, continuing play Wednesday night. Trevor Richards, who last won on June 2 against these same Padres, will step on the mound and look for his fourth victory overall. San Diego’s Chris Paddack—dealt from Miami to San Diego in 2016—will grab the ball for Andy Green’s club. First pitch is at 7:10 p.m.

Padres vs. Marlins box score (Baseball Theater)

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