Padres pound MarlinsAug 21, 2011 - 4:51 AM
Orlando Hudson added two hits, including a three-run homer, and Kyle Blanks added a solo blast for the Padres, who have won four of their last five, including all three games of this four-game series so far.
Hudson and Blanks went back-to-back in the first inning against Marlins starter Clay Hensley (1-5), who was torched for seven runs in just 3 2/3 frames to remain winless in his last six outings.
"I felt pretty good tonight for the most part, felt like I was making some good pitches but any pitch that was remotely up got hit," said Hensley. "Any mistake I made I just didn't get away with."
Meanwhile, Aaron Harang (12-3) remained unbeaten in four starts after giving up one run on three hits in six innings. He struck out six and walked five.
The Marlins fell to 2-14 in their last 16 games and allowed 14 runs to the Padres for the second time this season. They dropped a 14-3 game at home on July 20.
Their only run came on Jose Lopez's fourth homer of the season. The sixth- inning blast was one of just four Florida hits, as Anthony Bass and Josh Spence had little trouble coming out of the bullpen to back Harang.
Between the two last-place teams, the Padres have looked a lot less like bottom-dwellers.
"I don't want to say (we're playing with) urgency, but I think you're seeing some guys really putting some at-bats together game after game after game," said Padres manager Bud Black.
They scored at least three runs in four different innings, beginning with Hudson and Blanks' homers for a 4-0 lead in the first. Logan Forsythe and Cameron Maybin had RBI doubles and Jason Bartlett added a run-scoring single to make it 7-0 in the fourth, chasing Hensley in the process.
In the fifth, Forsythe singled home a run and Will Venable knocked in two with a triple.
Hundley's fifth homer of the season capped a four-run sixth. But he never got another at-bat to try for the first cycle in Padres history.
The Padres are 4-2 on a seven-game homestand...Harang is 8-1 in his last 16 starts since May 3...The Marlins are 1-5 on a seven-game road trip...Florida right fielder Mike Stanton was back in the lineup after missing Friday's game because of a bruised left big toe. He went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts.
- FLORIDA: 1
SAN DIEGO: 14
Aug 20 11:20 PM
- Nick Hundley one-out, two-run Home Run (5) to left scored Orlando Hudson. Logan Forsythe due up.
Marlins 1, Padres 14 Bot 6, 1 OutAug 20 10:39 PM
- Kyle Blanks sacrifice fly out to left scored Jesus Guzman with one out. Runner on second with Nick Hundley due up.
Marlins 1, Padres 12 Bot 6, 1 OutAug 20 10:36 PM
- Orlando Hudson singled to right scored Cameron Maybin with none out, advances to second on Mike Stanton's fielding error. On the play, Jesus Guzman advances to third. Runners on second and third with Kyle Blanks due up.
Marlins 1, Padres 11 Bot 6, 0 OutsAug 20 10:35 PM
- Jose Lopez one-out, solo Home Run (4) to left. Bryan Petersen due up.
Marlins 1, Padres 10 Top 6, 1 OutAug 20 10:21 PM
- Will Venable triple to left center scored Nick Hundley and Logan Forsythe with two outs. Runner on third with Jason Bartlett due up.
Marlins 0, Padres 10 Bot 5, 2 OutsAug 20 10:15 PM
- Logan Forsythe single to center scored Kyle Blanks with one out. On the play, Nick Hundley advances to second. Runners on first and second with Aaron Harang due up.
Marlins 0, Padres 8 Bot 5, 1 OutAug 20 10:13 PM
- Cameron Maybin double to right scored Jason Bartlett with two outs. Runner on second with Jesus Guzman due up.
Marlins 0, Padres 7 Bot 4, 2 OutsAug 20 9:57 PM
- Burke Badenhop enters the game for the Marlins with a runner on first and two out.
Marlins 0, Padres 6 Bot 4, 2 OutsAug 20 9:55 PM
- Logan Forsythe double to left scored Nick Hundley with none out. Runner on second with Aaron Harang due up.
Marlins 0, Padres 5 Bot 4, 0 OutsAug 20 9:50 PM
- Kyle Blanks two-out, solo Home Run (5) to left. Nick Hundley due up.
Marlins 0, Padres 4 Bot 1, 2 OutsAug 20 8:52 PM
- Orlando Hudson two-out, three-run Home Run (4) to right scored Cameron Maybin and Jesus Guzman. Kyle Blanks due up.
Marlins 0, Padres 3 Bot 1, 2 OutsAug 20 8:51 PM
- FLORIDA: 0
SAN DIEGO: 0
Top 1, 0 Outs
Aug 20 8:35 PM
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