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Eovaldi provides lift in Marlins debut

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MIAMI -- Nathan Eovaldi was impressive in his Miami Marlins debut.

Acquired in a four-player trade from the Los Angeles Dodgers for Hanley Ramirez earlier this week, the 22-year-old right-hander allowed one run and five hits in 5 1-3 innings in a 4-2 victory over the San Diego Padres on Saturday night.

"It was great," Eovaldi said. "I worked ahead a lot. Me and [catcher John] Buck got on the same page early on in the game and there were great plays made behind me."

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Eovaldi (2-6) struck out five and walked two.

"One of the things that stood out to me right away when as we went over our game plan, the only other person that young that I've had that had an idea what he wanted to do was probably Zack Greinke," Buck said. "He was able to go out and execute it. For a young guy that's a big step."

Jose Reyes hit a two-run homer, Justin Ruggiano also went deep and Steve Cishek earned his fourth save for the Marlins, who snapped a three-game skid.

"We did today what we've been missing for a long time, get big hits," Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen said.

Yonder Alonso had two doubles and drove in a run for the Padres, who had won seven of 10.

The Marlins had scored three runs or fewer in nine consecutive games, which matched a franchise record set in 1994.

Carlos Lee's RBI single in the first gave the Marlins an early lead.

Eovaldi reached base on an infield single in the third and scored on Reyes' shot to right field off Ross Ohlendorf (3-1) for a 3-0 advantage. The home run extended Reyes' hitting streak to 15 games, tying a season high.

"Every time Jose is on the baseball field he can make a lot of great things happen," Guillen said. "Jose has been doing great, he's not hitting .390, but he's playing better than what people think. He hits the ball very hard, more than what people think. Reyes is a guy we are going to play around."

The Padres strung together three hits in the sixth, including Alonso's run-scoring double, to end Eovaldi's night.

"[Eovaldi] has a great arm," Guillen said. "You can see he's still a baby, can still be polished, but I love his arm and his presence on the mound is very good."

Edward Mujica relieved Eovaldi and got Cameron Maybin to bounce into a fielder's choice and struck out Everth Cabrera to get out of the jam.

"We had some opportunities, but we didn't cash in," Padres manager Bud Black said.

Ruggiano's solo homer off Alex Hinshaw pushed the lead to 4-1 before Yasmani Grandal's sacrifice fly in the eighth cut it to 4-2.

Ohlendorf allowed three runs in six innings.

"Aside from the third inning, I thought I was throwing really well," Ohlendorf said.

Notes

  • Marlins All-Star slugger Giancarlo Stanton, who has not played since July 7 due to right knee surgery, is aiming for an Aug. 10 return. "It's not fun to just sit there helpless," Stanton said. "You still pick up some things, learn from the down times we are going through, that's all you can do. I'm eager to get back. I'll be ready."
  • Marlins LF Logan Morrison was dropped to seventh in the lineup after an 0-for-14 slump. "If he keeps swinging like that, he'll be my bench coach," Guillen said. "That's easy. I've got to go back to being Ozzie."
  • Alonso recorded his eighth game with two-or-more doubles, which is a Padres record and the most by any player in the Majors this season.
  • The Padres had won nine consecutive games over the Marlins in South Florida.
  • Marlins RHP Josh Johnson (6-7, 4.14 ERA) will oppose Padres LHP Clayton Richard (7-11, 4.17) in Sunday's series finale.
 
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Nathan Eovaldi, acquired in the Hanley Ramirez trade on Wednesday, allows one run over 5 1/3 innings with five K's for Miami. (AP)
Nathan Eovaldi, acquired in the Hanley Ramirez trade on Wednesday, allows one run over 5 1/3 innings with five K's for Miami. (AP)

Players of the Game
San Diego

Y. Alonso
AB 4
R 0
H 2
HR 0
RBI 1
Miami

J. Reyes
AB 4
R 1
H 1
HR 1
RBI 2
 

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San Diego Padres
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Alexi Amarista, 2B4000000 .283
Will Venable, RF3010110 .243
Chase Headley, 3B4110012 .265
Carlos Quentin, LF3110002 .269
Yasmani Grandal, C2011100 .312
Yonder Alonso, 1B4021001 .260
Cameron Maybin, CF4000005 .218
Everth Cabrera, SS4000035 .237
Ross Ohlendorf, P2000020 .000
   a- Chris Denorfia, PH1000010 .291
    Alex Hinshaw, P0000000 .000
   b- Mark Kotsay, PH1000000 .284
Totals3226228  
a-struck out for Ohlendorf in the 7th
b-flied out for Hinshaw in the 9th
Batting
2B - Carlos Quentin (10, Dunn), Yonder Alonso 2 (25, Eovaldi, Eovaldi)
SF - Yasmani Grandal (1)
RBI - Yasmani Grandal (15), Yonder Alonso (34)
SB - Will Venable (11, 3rd base off Eovaldi/Buck)
Team LOB - 7
San Diego Padres
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Ross Ohlendorf (L,3-1) 6433241 5.05
Alex Hinshaw 2111021 4.56
Pitches-Strikes - Ross Ohlendorf 73-48, Alex Hinshaw 23-17
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Ross Ohlendorf 4-9, Alex Hinshaw 1-3
Batters Faced - Ross Ohlendorf 23, Alex Hinshaw 7
Miami Marlins
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Emilio Bonifacio, 2B3100101 .269
Donovan Solano, 3B4000012 .299
Jose Reyes, SS4112001 .274
Carlos Lee, 1B3021000 .276
Greg Dobbs, RF3000012 .294
    Scott Cousins, RF0000000 .176
Justin Ruggiano, CF3111000 .354
Logan Morrison, LF2000110 .230
    Bryan Petersen, LF0000000 .190
John Buck, C3000010 .169
Nate Eovaldi, P2110010 .071
    Edward Mujica, P0000000 .000
   a- Austin Kearns, PH1000010 .253
    Mike Dunn, P0000000 .000
    Steve Cishek, P0000000 .000
Totals2845426  
a-struck out for Mujica in the 7th
Batting
HR - Jose Reyes (7, Ohlendorf), Justin Ruggiano (8, Hinshaw)
RBI - Jose Reyes 2 (29), Carlos Lee (40), Justin Ruggiano (20)
2-OUT RBI - Jose Reyes 2 (14), Carlos Lee (14)
SB - Emilio Bonifacio (27, 2nd base off Ohlendorf/Grandal)
PK - Logan Morrison (1, Ohlendorf)
Team LOB - 2
Fielding
E - John Buck (7, Throwing)
Miami Marlins
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Nate Eovaldi (W,2-6) 5.1511250 3.94
Edward Mujica (H,12) 1.2000020 3.96
Mike Dunn (H,9) 1111000 4.67
Steve Cishek (S,4) 1000010 1.91
HBP - Quentin (by Nate Eovaldi)
WP - Mike Dunn (1)
Pitches-Strikes - Nate Eovaldi 86-58, Edward Mujica 15-12, Mike Dunn 18-13, Steve Cishek 10-8
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Nate Eovaldi 4-7, Edward Mujica 3-0, Mike Dunn 1-2, Steve Cishek 1-1
Batters Faced - Nate Eovaldi 24, Edward Mujica 5, Mike Dunn 4, Steve Cishek 3
Game Information
Attendance - 26401
Game Time - 2:27
Temperature - 76
Umpires - Home - Wally Bell, First Base - Victor Carapazza, Second Base - Larry Vanover, Third Base - Toby Basner