SAN DIEGO (AP) — Harold Ramirez’s two-run double highlighted Miami’s five-run fourth inning, Bryan Holaday hit a two-run homer and Jose Urena won his third straight start as the Marlins beat the San Diego Padres 9-3 Saturday night.
The Marlins sent 11 batters to the plate in the fourth, with Garrett Cooper hitting two singles, driving in one run and scoring one run. The first six Marlins batters reached to knock out rookie lefty Nick Margevicius and give the Marlins a 4-2 lead. Ramirez’s two-run double was followed by RBI singles by Martin Prado and Miguel Rojas. Luis Perdomo came on and got two outs before first baseman Eric Hosmer’s error loaded the bases. Cooper followed with an RBI single.
Holaday hit a line-shot homer off Adam Warren in the sixth for his first of the season. Ramirez added an RBI grounder in the ninth.
Urena (4-6) held San Diego to three runs and three hits in six innings, struck out six and walked three.
He allowed rookie Josh Naylor’s first career homer, a two-run shot to right in the second, and Hosmer’s RBI single in the sixth.
Margevicius (2-6) allowed five runs — four earned — and six hits in three-plus innings, struck out one and walked one. He’s lost four straight decisions over five starts. The Padres recalled him earlier in the day from Double-A Amarillo and optioned right-handed reliever Phil Maton to Triple-A El Paso.
Padres: Reinstated C Francisco Mejia from the 10-day IL and optioned him to Triple-A El Paso.
Marlins: RHP Trevor Richards (2-5, 3.82) is scheduled to start the series finale Sunday, making his first career start against San Diego.
Padres: LHP Matt Strahm (2-4, 3.21) is coming off a 10-strikeout performance in a 5-2 loss at the New York Yankees on Monday.
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