Jake Cronenworth hits grand slam, Padres beat Marlins 10-3

AP – Jake Cronenworth hit a grand slam in the first inning, Ha-Seong Kim also drove in four runs, and the San Diego Padres beat the Miami Marlins 10-3 on Wednesday.

Kim went 3-for-4 with two doubles. 

Juan Soto reached base three times and scored twice for the Padres, who avoided a three-game sweep.

All-Star Manny Machado went 2-for-4, extending his streak of multiple-hit games to eight. 

The Miami native finished 6-for-11 for San Diego in the three-game series. 

The Padres’ Josh Bell ended an 0-for-26 skid with a double in the ninth.

Cronenworth’s two-out blast against Pablo López (7-8) followed singles from Soto and Machado and a walk to Bell. 

It was Cronenworth’s 12th homer this season and second career grand slam.

The Padres capped a five-run first on Kim’s RBI double.

The Marlins cut into the deficit and ended Padres starter Mike Clevinger’s outing after 4 1/3 innings. 

Jon Berti hit a run-scoring double in the first and Jacob Stallings added an RBI single in the fourth.

Brandon Drury had an RBI groundout in the fifth for San Diego. 

Brian Anderson’s run-scoring double in the bottom half got the Marlins within 6-3.

After Clevinger’s exit, Adrían Morejón (2-0) threw 1 2/3 innings of scoreless relief.

Morejón struck out Charles LeBlanc and pinch-hitter Jesús Aguilar with the bases loaded to end Miami’s threat in the fifth.

Kim had a bases-clearing double in the ninth.

Clevinger allowed three runs on six hits and four walks. 

López lasted 4 2/3 innings, allowing six runs.


The Padres’ RBIs in the first were preceded by walks. 

Bell worked a full count against López before reaching. 

Trent Grisham also walked ahead of Kim’s liner to the warning track in left that scored him from first.


Marlins: LHP Daniel Castano (concussion) continues to rehab but has not begun throwing yet.


Padres: Return home for a four-game series against Washington starting Thursday. 

RHP Yu Darvish (10-6, 3.40 ERA) is scheduled to start the opener for San Diego against RHP Aníbal Sánchez (0-5, 7.20).

Marlins: LHP Jesús Luzardo (3-5, 3.72) will start the opener of a three-game series at the Los Angeles Dodgers and LHP Tyler Anderson (13-2, 2.81) on Friday.

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