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Padres sweep Marlins, Hudson exits game with injury

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MIAMI -- Watching Cameron Maybin this week, Jack McKeon saw the kind of performance he envisioned when the speedy center fielder first joined the Florida Marlins.

Only now Maybin plays for the San Diego Padres.

Maybin had four more hits and a home-run-saving catch Thursday to help the Padres complete a three-game sweep by beating Florida 5-3. He went 9 for 14 with five runs and five stolen bases in the three games against his former team.

"I see a different guy," said McKeon, the Marlins' manager. "I see a guy who is tremendously improved. He's a much better hitter. What they did to him over there, I don't know. I don't know why he didn't do it with us."

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Maybin batted .246 for Florida while splitting his time between the majors and minors in 2008-10. Traded to San Diego last November, he's now an everyday big leaguer, and the showing in Miami lifted his average to .277.

"To sweep these guys, it definitely means a lot to me," Maybin said. "I've got so many buddies over there. They have been talking trash the whole time, but I do honestly love all those guys."

Maybin helped the light-hitting Padres outscore Florida 23-6 in the series.

"They probably scored more runs in this series than they had scored all month," McKeon said.

When the sweep was complete, the Padres were pleased but also relieved. Second baseman Orlando Hudson avoided serious injury when he collided with a wall after catching a pop foul.

Following an eight-minute delay, Hudson was carted off the field and taken to a hospital for tests. He was expected to be fine and was likely to rejoin the Padres in Philadelphia on Friday, a team spokesman said.

"It was a scary moment," manager Bud Black said. "When a guy goes unconscious, you're worried."

The catch ended a Marlins threat in the seventh with San Diego nursing a two-run lead. The news that Hudson would be OK allowed the light-hitting Padres to savor their offensive surge.

Especially grateful was Dustin Moseley (3-9), who went six innings and allowed three runs, all unearned. He came into the game ranked next to last in the majors in run support, but the Padres gave him a quick lead when their first three batters scored.

"It makes things a lot easier, that's for sure," he said. "You don't have to be so careful and try to be perfect."

The right-hander was so excited to be ahead he stayed in the game after a 2 1/2-hour rain delay in the second inning.

He benefited from a leaping catch by Maybin in the first to rob Logan Morrison of a two-run homer.

"It's always fun to watch someone look at you like you did something crazy," Maybin said. "And that's what Lo Mo was doing."

"That might have been the key to the ballgame," McKeon said.

The Padres swept the Marlins for the second time this season, and they've won their past eight games in Miami. They climbed out of last place in the NL West with the victory and improved to 14-11 since June 21.

Jesus Guzman had a two-run double in the first. San Diego shortstop Josh Bartlett had two hits and scored twice but also committed his 16th error, which led to three unearned runs.

Heath Bell pitched a perfect ninth for his 28th save in 30 chances.

Florida's Emilio Bonifacio singled home a run to extended his career-best hitting streak to 20 games, the longest active streak in the majors. Javier Vazquez (6-9) went only 4 1/3 innings and allowed five runs, the last on a bases-loaded walk.

After the Padres scored 13 runs in the first two innings Wednesday, their first four batters reached on hits in the first for a 3-0 lead. Will Venable started the game with a double that right fielder Mike Stanton could have caught but misjudged. Venable scored on a single by Bartlett, and after Maybin reached on an infield hit, Guzman hit a two-run double.

Maybin singled in the third, stole second and came home on a single by Hudson.

"They were hitting everything we threw up there," Florida's Morrison said. "And we weren't hitting anything they were throwing up there."

Notes

  • Marlins slugger Stanton broke his bat for the 36th time this season on a groundout in the second. He entered the game tied for the major league lead, according to STATS, LLC.
  • Padres 3B Chase Headley [strained right calf], sidelined since Saturday, was available off the bench and is expected to rejoin the lineup Friday.
  • The Padres improved to 21-15 in day games.
  • Announced attendance was 27,143, but many fans left during the delay, and by the middle innings only a couple of thousand spectators remained.
 
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Dustin Moseley throws six effective innings for the San Diego Padres in their series sweep over the Florida Marlins.  (Getty Images)
Dustin Moseley throws six effective innings for the San Diego Padres in their series sweep over the Florida Marlins. (Getty Images)

Players of the Game
San Diego

C. Maybin
AB 5
R 2
H 4
HR 0
RBI 0
Florida

O. Infante
AB 4
R 0
H 2
HR 0
RBI 2
 
San Diego Padres
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Will Venable, RF5120021 .250
Jason Bartlett, SS5221013 .251
Cameron Maybin, CF5240001 .277
Jesus Guzman, 1B4012003 .322
    Logan Forsythe, 3B0000000 .170
Orlando Hudson, 2B3011111 .240
    Anthony Rizzo, 1B0000000 .143
Chris Denorfia, LF3001102 .278
Alberto Gonzalez, 3B-2B4000015 .206
Kyle Phillips, C3000120 .181
Dustin Moseley, P1000110 .111
    Chad Qualls, P0000000 .000
    Mike Adams, P0000000 .000
   a- Chase Headley, PH1000010 .299
    Heath Bell, P0000000 .000
Totals34510549  
a-struck out for Adams in the 9th
Batting
2B - Will Venable (7, Vazquez), Jesus Guzman (6, Vazquez)
SH - Dustin Moseley (6)
RBI - Jason Bartlett (23), Jesus Guzman 2 (14), Orlando Hudson (22), Chris Denorfia (17)
SB - Will Venable (18, 2nd base off Nunez/Hayes), Jason Bartlett (21, 3rd base off Vazquez/Hayes), Cameron Maybin 2 (19, 2nd base off Vazquez/Hayes, 2nd base off Vazquez/Hayes)
PK - Cameron Maybin (1, Mujica)
Team LOB - 7
Fielding
E - Jason Bartlett (16, Misplayed grounder)
San Diego Padres
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Dustin Moseley (W,3-9) 6530020 3.19
Chad Qualls (H,9) 1200000 2.61
Mike Adams (H,21) 1000020 1.20
Heath Bell (S,28) 1000020 2.45
Pitches-Strikes - Dustin Moseley 79-50, Chad Qualls 11-9, Mike Adams 12-10, Heath Bell 12-10
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Dustin Moseley 9-8, Chad Qualls 1-2, Mike Adams 1-0
Batters Faced - Dustin Moseley 24, Chad Qualls 5, Mike Adams 3, Heath Bell 3
Florida Marlins
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Emilio Bonifacio, 3B-RF^3B4111002 .290
Omar Infante, 2B4022003 .256
Logan Morrison, LF4000012 .253
Hanley Ramirez, SS4000011 .249
Gaby Sanchez, 1B4000010 .285
    Leo Nunez, P0000000 .000
Mike Stanton, RF3110000 .255
    Edward Mujica, P0000000 .000
    Dewayne Wise, CF1000010 .178
Bryan Petersen, CF-RF4010011 .243
Brett Hayes, C4110011 .265
Javier Vazquez, P0000000 .172
    Brian Sanches, P0000000 .200
   a- Greg Dobbs, PH1000002 .298
    Mike Dunn, P0000000 .000
    Wes Helms, 3B-1B1010000 .204
Totals3437306  
a-flied out for Sanches in the 5th
Batting
3B - Omar Infante (3, Moseley)
SH - Javier Vazquez (4)
RBI - Emilio Bonifacio (15), Omar Infante 2 (29)
2-OUT RBI - Emilio Bonifacio (9), Omar Infante 2 (13)
SB - Emilio Bonifacio (19, 2nd base off Qualls/Phillips)
Team LOB - 5
Fielding
Outfield Assists - Bryan Petersen 1
DP - Petersen-Hayes
Florida Marlins
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Javier Vazquez (L,6-9) 4.1855360 5.35
Brian Sanches 0.2000000 3.91
Mike Dunn 1000110 3.59
Edward Mujica 2100010 2.85
Leo Nunez 1100010 3.22
IBB - Hudson by Javier Vazquez
WP - Javier Vazquez (3)
Pitches-Strikes - Javier Vazquez 95-57, Brian Sanches 5-3, Mike Dunn 14-10, Edward Mujica 19-14, Leo Nunez 11-7
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Javier Vazquez 2-5, Mike Dunn 2-0, Edward Mujica 2-2
Batters Faced - Javier Vazquez 24, Brian Sanches 1, Mike Dunn 4, Edward Mujica 6, Leo Nunez 4
Game Information
Attendance - 27143
Game Time - 2:51
Temperature - 91
Umpires - Home - Mike Estabrook, First Base - Tim Timmons, Second Base - Jeff Kellogg, Third Base - Mark Carlson