Manny Machado received another key blow for Padres and Yo Darvish provided seven solid runs to lead the San Diego to a 3-2 win over the underpowered Miami Marlins on Friday night.
Machado has made it to base three times and scored two goals, including a single from RBI, where Padres won for the fourth time in five games. Instead, the Marlins suffered their sixth straight stumble.
The Dominicans gave Padres a 3-0 lead with their song with two wins for fifth. This run proved key after Darvish gave up a massive two-round Homer to Jesus Aguilar to a wide left field in the sixth inning.
This was Homer Aguilar’s third of the season.
Machado lined up on the left with two runners on board to finish the seventh inning. Thus, the race difference on the board was preserved.
Darwish (3-1) gave up five strokes on his longest outing this year. Describe three hits and did not walk.
The 35-year-old Japanese player has made at least six runs in five of his six starts.
The defeat was for the Dominican Sandy Alcantara (2-2).
For the Marlins, Venezuelan Aguilar scored 4-1 in one game and two RBIs, Aviciel Garcia 4-1, Miguel Rojas 3-0. Dominican Jesus Sanchez 4-1.
For Padres, Dominican Machado 3-2 with a run and an RBI record.
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