|San Diego (12-8) «||0||1||1||0||0||0||2||0||0||4||12||0|
MIAMI -- In all honesty, Jon Garland could have done without that many strikeouts.
"That's something I really don't like because it cuts my innings down," Garland said. "I'm a guy that likes to pitch to contact, get quick outs, but I'm not going to argue with it as well."
Garland (2-2) allowed one run, three hits, three walks in six innings, tying the record he set Aug. 24, 2003 against Texas.
Adrian Gonzalez, Jerry Hairston and Nick Hundley had run-scoring hits for San Diego, and Padres reliever Luke Gregerson struck out the first two batters he faced in the bottom of the seventh to set a club record by retiring 26 in a row.
"It was a well-pitched game, a well-defended game," Padres manager Bud Black said.
Gaby Sanchez snapped the streak with a single to right.
Mike Adams pitched a scoreless eighth and Heath Bell followed in the ninth for his fifth save in six chances, holding the Marlins to six hits a day after they scored 10 runs on 12 hits.
Right fielder Will Venable made a diving catch to end the game with two runners on.
"In that situation you want to be aggressive, but if I don't dive for it, I don't know if I can cut it off," Venable said. "It was kind of all or nothing and I ended up being able to get there."
Anibal Sanchez (1-2) allowed three runs, two earned in 6 1/3 innings. He struck out seven.
"Sanchy did a nice job keeping us the ball game," Marlins manager Fredi Gonzalez said. "We didn't play very good defense behind him, and he didn't let that bother him."
Garland allowed four of the first six batters to reach base before retiring 12 straight.
"I think all pitches -- the sinker, cutter, and even the four-seamer -- I was able to put it where I wanted to for the most part," Garland said. "And I was working in and out really well."
Cameron Maybin and Chris Coghlan hit consecutive singles to start the sixth. Garland limited the damage by getting Hanley Ramirez to hit into a run-scoring double play that made it 2-1 before striking out Jorge Cantu to end the inning.
"That was the biggest play of the game," Garland said.
The Padres tacked on two more runs in the seventh when Tony Gwynn led off with a walk and stole second before Hairston's single off Burke Badenhop. Two batters later, Gonzalez added an RBI single.
Garland lowered his ERA against the Marlins to 2.14 in five career starts, his lowest against any opponent.
"He was definitely hitting his spots, keeping us on our toes, keeping us uncomfortable in the box," Gaby Sanchez said. "He was able to mow us down."
Hundley drove in the Padres' first run in the second, and San Diego added another when left fielder Coghlan's throwing error allowed David Eckstein to score from third.
|Not many fans are on hand to witness a career effort from Jon Garland, who overwhelms the Marlins. (AP)|
|Players of the Game|
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|San Diego Padres|
|Jerry Hairston Jr., SS||5||1||1||1||0||2||2||.218|
|David Eckstein, 2B||5||1||3||0||0||0||0||.279|
|Adrian Gonzalez, 1B||5||0||2||1||0||1||1||.314|
|Chase Headley, 3B||5||0||1||0||0||1||4||.342|
|Will Venable, RF||5||0||1||0||0||3||3||.246|
|Kyle Blanks, LF||4||1||1||0||0||2||1||.197|
|Nick Hundley, C||4||0||1||1||0||1||1||.265|
|Tony Gwynn Jr., CF||2||1||2||0||2||0||1||.233|
|Jon Garland, P||2||0||0||0||0||0||2||.167|
|a- Oscar Salazar, PH||1||0||0||0||0||0||1||.000|
|Luke Gregerson, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|b- Scott Hairston, PH||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||.212|
|Mike Adams, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Heath Bell, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|a-flied out for Garland in the 7th|
|b-walked for Gregerson in the 8th|
|2B - Kyle Blanks (5, Sanchez)|
|RBI - Jerry Hairston Jr. (2), Adrian Gonzalez (15), Nick Hundley (9)|
|2-OUT RBI - Nick Hundley (6)|
|SB - Will Venable (5, 2nd base off Sanchez/Baker), Tony Gwynn Jr. 2 (4, 2nd base off Sanchez/Baker, 2nd base off Sanches/Baker)|
|Team LOB - 10|
|DP - Eckstein-Hairston-Gonzalez|
|San Diego Padres|
|Jon Garland (W,2-2)||6||3||1||1||3||10||0||2.57|
|Luke Gregerson (H,5)||1||1||0||0||0||3||0||2.38|
|Mike Adams (H,4)||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||5.63|
|Heath Bell (S,5)||1||2||0||0||0||1||0||2.25|
|Pitches-Strikes - Jon Garland 105-66, Luke Gregerson 19-13, Mike Adams 10-7, Heath Bell 20-14|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Jon Garland 2-4|
|Batters Faced - Jon Garland 22, Luke Gregerson 4, Mike Adams 3, Heath Bell 5|
|Cameron Maybin, CF||3||1||1||0||1||1||0||.263|
|Chris Coghlan, LF||4||0||1||0||0||3||0||.162|
|Hanley Ramirez, SS||3||0||1||0||1||0||0||.288|
|Jorge Cantu, 3B||4||0||2||0||0||2||0||.289|
|Dan Uggla, 2B||4||0||0||0||0||1||3||.313|
|John Baker, C||3||0||0||0||1||3||2||.269|
|Gaby Sanchez, 1B||4||0||1||0||0||2||3||.286|
|Brett Carroll, RF||3||0||0||0||0||3||2||.259|
|Anibal Sanchez, P||2||0||0||0||0||0||1||.375|
|Burke Badenhop, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Renyel Pinto, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Brian Sanches, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|a- Mike Lamb, PH||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.143|
|Tim Wood, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|a-flied out for Sanches in the 8th|
|CS - Cameron Maybin (1, 2nd base by Garland/Hundley)|
|Team LOB - 6|
|Outfield Assists - Brett Carroll 1|
|E - Chris Coghlan (1, Throwing), Gaby Sanchez (2, Misplayed grounder)|
|Anibal Sanchez (L,1-2)||6.1||7||3||2||2||7||0||4.32|
|IBB - Gwynn by Anibal Sanchez|
|Pitches-Strikes - Anibal Sanchez 101-65, Burke Badenhop 8-5, Renyel Pinto 12-8, Brian Sanches 24-14, Tim Wood 16-11|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Anibal Sanchez 6-5, Brian Sanches 1-1, Tim Wood 1-1|
|Batters Faced - Anibal Sanchez 27, Burke Badenhop 2, Renyel Pinto 3, Brian Sanches 5, Tim Wood 4|
|Attendance - 11613|
|Game Time - 3:18|
|Temperature - 83|
|Umpires - Home - Jerry Crawford, First Base - Brian O'Nora, Second Base - Phil Cuzzi, Third Base - Chris Guccione|