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Martinez helps Phillies extend dominance over Padres

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PHILADELPHIA -- Now that he has the bat flip down, Michael Martinez needs to work on bunting.

Martinez hit a tiebreaking three-run homer after twice failing to sacrifice, Chase Utley connected twice and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the San Diego Padres for the ninth straight time, 8-6 on Saturday.

Pinch-hitter Ryan Howard also went deep, hitting a tying solo shot off Chad Qualls that ignited a five-run seventh. Michael Stutes (5-1) allowed one run in 1 1/3 innings in relief of Kyle Kendrick, and Ryan Madson finished for his 17th save in 18 chances.

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"It was huge," manager Charlie Manuel said of Martinez's homer. "But at the same time, playing small ball ..."

Manuel didn't complete the thought, though he added Martinez "also has to bunt."

Martinez doesn't get much of a chance to speak to reporters, so he didn't stick around long after the game to talk about his long ball.

Cameron Maybin and Chase Headley hit homers for the Padres, who haven't beaten the Phillies since last June 7. They were swept by Philadelphia in a four-game series in San Diego in April.

Qualls (4-5) had allowed just one homer this season in 48 1/3 innings before the Phillies hit three. He gave up five runs and four hits while retiring just one batter.

"The killer was the homer to Martinez," Padres manager Bud Black said. "It was a slider that hung."

Padres starter Mat Latos pitched well except for one mistake to Utley. He allowed three runs and five hits in six innings, striking out seven.

Maybin's RBI single in the seventh off Stutes put the Padres up 4-3. Logan Forsythe led off with a triple high off the scoreboard fence in right. Stutes struck out Rob Johnson and retired pinch-hitter Jesus Guzman on a popup. But Maybin hit a hard one-hopper off diving shortstop Jimmy Rollins' glove to knock in the go-ahead run.

Howard then hit the first pitch from Qualls into the seats in left-center to tie it at 4. Pinch-hitter Ross Gload followed with a double down the right-field line. After Rollins walked, Martinez fouled off two bunt attempts. The runners moved up on a wild pitch, so Martinez got the green light to swing away.

He ripped a drive into the seats in right for his second career homer -- his first was a three-run shot last Sunday at the New York Mets -- to give the Phillies a 7-4 lead. Martinez, a Rule 5 pickup, has filled in nicely for injured All-Star third baseman Placido Polanco. He's batting .294 (15 for 51) with 15 RBI in his last 13 games.

"He's hot right now, he's getting big hits and getting the chance to play," Manuel said. "Hope he continues hitting like that."

Utley chased Qualls with a solo homer that made it 8-4. It was his 19th career multihomer game, and first this season.

"That's key that Chase has been swinging the bat well," Howard said.

Antonio Bastardo allowed a run in the eighth and left with the bases loaded and two outs. David Herndon came in and walked pinch-hitter Alberto Gonzalez to force in a run that got the Padres within 8-6. But he retired Maybin on a bouncer to the mound to end the inning. Bastardo, who is 7 for 7 in save chances, entered with a 0.99 ERA and left at 1.46.

Kendrick was cruising with a two-hitter through five before running into trouble. Latos helped himself with a single to start the sixth. Maybin hit the next pitch just inside the foul pole in left to cut it to 3-2. One out later, Headley tied it with a drive into the left-field seats. Kendrick couldn't get out of the inning after giving up a two-out single to Kyle Blanks. He allowed three runs and six hits in 5 2/3 innings.

"It's frustrating to be one out away from a quality start, but all that matters is we won," Kendrick said.

It was 100 degrees when the game started and it showed in the stands. Despite the 187th straight sellout, including postseason play, at Citizens Bank Park, there were plenty of empty seats in the upper levels.

Manuel rested Howard, so he switched his lineup up a bit. Shane Victorino batted third for just the second time all year and Utley hit cleanup for the first time. It paid off right away in the first inning.

Rollins led off with a double and Victorino walked with one out. Utley then ripped an opposite-field shot just over the flower bed beyond the left-field wall to give the Phillies a 3-0 lead.

Notes

  • Padres RF Will Venable was scratched from the lineup because of sore hamstrings.
  • Howard wasn't in the starting lineup for just the third time this season. He was 2 for 25 since the All-Star break before hitting his sixth career pinch-hit homer.
  • Maybin has a nine-game hitting streak and he's stolen a base in five straight. Only Dave Roberts (2006) and Alan Wiggins (1983) stole bases in that many consecutive games for the Padres.
  • Forsythe's triple was his first in the majors.
  • A Padres pitcher allowed three homers in an inning for the first time since reliever Brian Sweeney did it on July 26, 2006, in the eighth inning at San Francisco in a 9-3 loss.
 
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Michael Martinez's second career home run gives the Phillies a three-run lead in the seventh inning.  (AP)
Michael Martinez's second career home run gives the Phillies a three-run lead in the seventh inning. (AP)

Players of the Game
Philadelphia

C. Utley
AB 3
R 2
H 3
HR 2
RBI 4
San Diego

C. Maybin
AB 5
R 1
H 2
HR 1
RBI 3
 

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San Diego Padres
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Cameron Maybin, CF5123003 .279
Jason Bartlett, SS5010001 .251
Chase Headley, 3B4111111 .294
Ryan Ludwick, LF5120002 .244
Kyle Blanks, 1B5010012 .167
Chris Denorfia, RF3110101 .275
Logan Forsythe, 2B3120101 .196
Rob Johnson, C3000122 .194
Mat Latos, P2110000 .100
   a- Jesus Guzman, PH1000001 .302
    Chad Qualls, P0000000 .000
    Anthony Bass, P0000000 .000
   b- Alberto Gonzalez, PH0000000 .202
   c- Kyle Phillips, PH0001100 .181
    Cory Luebke, PR0000000 .000
    Josh Spence, P0000000 .000
Totals36611554  
a-popped out for Latos in the 7th
b-announced for Bass in the 8th
c-walked for Gonzalez in the 8th
Batting
2B - Ryan Ludwick (17, Madson)
3B - Logan Forsythe (1, Stutes)
HR - Cameron Maybin (6, Kendrick), Chase Headley (3, Kendrick)
RBI - Cameron Maybin 3 (27), Chase Headley (33), Kyle Phillips (10)
2-OUT RBI - Cameron Maybin (11), Kyle Phillips (2)
SB - Cameron Maybin (21, 2nd base off Stutes/Schneider)
Team LOB - 8
Fielding
Outfield Assists - Chris Denorfia 1
San Diego Padres
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Mat Latos 6533271 4.05
Chad Qualls (BS,4; L,4-5) 0.1455103 3.51
Anthony Bass 0.2100010 1.50
Josh Spence 1100110 0.69
IBB - Rollins by Josh Spence
WP - Chad Qualls (3)
Pitches-Strikes - Mat Latos 93-60, Chad Qualls 20-11, Anthony Bass 12-8, Josh Spence 25-16
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Mat Latos 5-6, Chad Qualls 1-0
Batters Faced - Mat Latos 25, Chad Qualls 6, Anthony Bass 2, Josh Spence 5
Philadelphia Phillies
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Jimmy Rollins, SS3210211 .274
Michael Martinez, 3B5113024 .235
Shane Victorino, CF3110110 .294
Chase Utley, 2B3234100 .286
Raul Ibanez, LF4000023 .241
Domonic Brown, RF4010003 .247
Brian Schneider, C3000023 .181
   a- Carlos Ruiz, PH-C1010000 .266
John Mayberry Jr., 1B2010000 .243
   b- Ryan Howard, PH-1B2111001 .246
Kyle Kendrick, P1000010 .214
    Michael Stutes, P0000000 .000
   c- Ross Gload, PH1010000 .277
    Wilson Valdez, PR0100000 .235
    Antonio Bastardo, P0000000 .000
    David Herndon, P0000000 .000
   d- Ben Francisco, PH1000001 .224
    Ryan Madson, P0000000 .000
Totals33811849  
a-doubled for Schneider in the 8th
b-homered for Mayberry in the 7th
c-doubled for Stutes in the 7th
d-flied out for Herndon in the 8th
Batting
2B - Jimmy Rollins (17, Latos), Domonic Brown (10, Bass), Carlos Ruiz (13, Spence), Ross Gload (3, Qualls)
HR - Michael Martinez (2, Qualls), Chase Utley 2 (6, Latos, Qualls), Ryan Howard (19, Qualls)
SH - Kyle Kendrick (3)
RBI - Michael Martinez 3 (19), Chase Utley 4 (26), Ryan Howard (75)
SB - Jimmy Rollins 2 (21, 3rd base off Latos/Johnson, 2nd base off Spence/Johnson)
Team LOB - 6
Fielding
DP - Rollins-Mayberry, Rollins-Utley-Mayberry
Philadelphia Phillies
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Kyle Kendrick 5.2633212 3.45
Michael Stutes (W,5-1) 1.1211010 3.38
Antonio Bastardo 0.2222200 1.46
David Herndon (H,3) 0.1000100 4.78
Ryan Madson (S,17) 1100020 2.02
WP - Antonio Bastardo (2)
Pitches-Strikes - Kyle Kendrick 92-58, Michael Stutes 29-19, Antonio Bastardo 19-8, David Herndon 9-5, Ryan Madson 12-9
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Kyle Kendrick 10-4, Michael Stutes 2-1, David Herndon 1-0
Batters Faced - Kyle Kendrick 23, Michael Stutes 6, Antonio Bastardo 6, David Herndon 2, Ryan Madson 4
Game Information
Attendance - 45072
Game Time - 3:14
Temperature - 100
Umpires - Home - Bruce Dreckman, First Base - Al Porter, Second Base - Rob Drake, Third Base - Gary Darling