Ryan Schimpf, Clayton Richard lead Padres past Marlins, 1-0
MIAMI (AP) — Ryan Schimpf homered, Clayton Richard pitched seven innings and the San Diego Padres beat the Miami Marlins 1-0 on Saturday night to snap a four-game losing streak.
Schimpf homered in the fourth inning off Jose Urena (2-5). Schimpf also homered Friday night and has 16 this season.
Richard (1-3) allowed eight hits and walked one. He struck out three and threw 63 of 94 pitches for strikes.
Kevin Quackenbush worked the ninth, striking out two for his first save since Sept. 22, 2014, against Colorado.
Urena allowed one run and four hits in 5 2-3 innings. He struck out six and walked two.
Miami’s Martin Prado led off the eighth with a hit off Jose Dominguez. Dee Gordon pinch-ran for Prado and was stranded at second after Brad Hand relieved Dominguez and retired the next three batters.
The Marlins had two hits in the first and three in the second, but no runs to show for it. Robert Andino grounded out to Richard with the bases loaded in the second to end the threat.
Miami was 1 for 8 with runners in scoring position and left eight on base while getting shut-out for the sixth time in their last 32 games.
Marlins: RHP Andrew Cashner (blister) is scheduled to start on Sunday, but “that is still kind of up in the air,” said manager Don Mattingly before the game. “It’s still tender. That’s a tough part for a pitcher.” Mattingly is expected to announce a decision during his postgame press conference. ... 2B Dee Gordon was held out of the starting lineup for the second straight game for rest. Gordon was held out Friday, but ended up going 0 for 3 after entering the game in the sixth. “I felt like he was tired going into the game yesterday and then he ends up getting three at-bats, playing a lot of it and I felt like with a day game tomorrow I want him in there for sure,” manager Don Mattingly said. “I don’t think he was very happy, but if that had been a normal game last night he would be in there today.”
Padres: RHP Luis Perdomo (6-7, 6.24) will start Sunday’s series finale. Perdomo tied a career high with seven innings in his last start against Arizona allowing one run.
Marlins: RHP Andrew Cashner (4-10, 4.73) is scheduled to start against his former team, but a blister could change those plans. Cashner is 0-3 with a 4.61 ERA in six appearances, five starts, with the Marlins.