MIAMI (AP) — Brian Anderson doubled home the winning run with one out in the ninth inning, and the Miami Marlins earned their first walkoff victory of the year by beating the San Diego Padres 4-3 on Thursday.
The score was 3-all when Garrett Cooper singled in the ninth against Trey Wingenter (1-3). Pinch runner Yadiel Rivera stole second and scored without a play on Anderson’s hit into the left field corner.
The Marlins were 1 for 13 with runners in scoring position before Anderson came through.
Five Marlins pitchers combined for 15 strikeouts. Sergio Romo (2-0) had two strikeouts in a perfect ninth.
Fernando Tatis Jr. hit his 15th home run for the Padres. Miami’s Harold Ramirez hit his fourth homer.
Tatis was 0 for 10 in the series with seven strikeouts before he homered to center field in the fifth. The young shortstop also committed a throwing error, his third in two days.
Miami had the better defense. A leaping catch at the wall by center fielder Cesar Puello robbed Hunter Renfroe in the fifth.
Padres rookie Andres Munoz kept the score tied with two scoreless innings and topped out at 102 mph. He gave up a leadoff double to Cooper in the seventh and then struck out the side.
Padres: RHP Garrett Richards made his first rehab start in his return from Tommy John surgery, allowing one run with three strikeouts in two innings in the Arizona Rookie League.
Marlins: Before the game, they placed INF/OF JT Riddle (right forearm strain) on the 10-day injured list and reinstated 3B Martín Prado (right hamstring strain) from the IL. Prado had been sidelined since June 12.
Padres: LHP Eric Lauer (5-7, 4.04) is scheduled to start Friday when San Diego opens a three-game series at the Cubs.
Marlins: Rookie RHP Zac Gallen (0-1, 4.24) is scheduled to make his fifth career start when Miami opens a six-game trip Friday at the Dodgers. Miami is 13-13 against Los Angeles since 2015.
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