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Padres strike early and never look back to blow Marlins out

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Jake Cronenworth completed his second career Grand Slam as the San Diego Padres beat the hosts Miami Marlins 10-3 on Wednesday afternoon.

Padres shortstop Ha-Seong Kim went 3-for-4 with his four RBIs, including a three-run double, in the ninth inning.

San Diego first baseman Josh Bell was a key acquisition at the trade deadline, with doubles in the ninth inning as he drought 0-for-26.

The Marlins pitcher recorded his season-high 10 hitters.

Padres starter Mike Clevinger walked out of the game with the lead, but he had just 4 1/3 innings to fall short of winning. He allowed his 6 hits, 4 walks and 3 runs.

Relief Adrian Molejon (2-0) pitched his 1 2/3 innings scoreless to clinch the win.

Pablo Lopez (7-8) lost in his 4 2/3 innings, allowing 6 hits, 3 walks and 6 runs. He struggled early on, needing 36 balls to get out of a five-run first inning.

Trent He added one more in the beginning when Grisham walked. Then Kim followed with his RBI his double.

Miami cut the deficit to 5-1 in the bottom of the frame with back-to-back doubles from Joey Wendle and Jon Berti.

The Marlins won his 5-2 in the fourth inning, with Nick his Fortes drawing his seven-pitch walks and Lewyn Diaz's single to advance to his second, Jacob Sterling. The bases scored on his hit to center. Diaz, however, was thrown out at third base on the play, preventing what could have been a larger inning.

Soto drew his walk off the lead, Machado on his double advanced him to third, and the Padres gave him the lead when he scored on Brandon Drury's groundout. spread to 6-2.

Miami scored in the bottom of the fifth on Brian Anderson's double of him after Wendle hit his double again, tying the game at 6-3.

In a rally that started with Kim's walk, the Padres extended their lead to his 7-3 in the eighth inning. He advanced on Austin Nola's bases, moved to third on Jurrickson Plofer's groundout, and scored on reliever Huascar Brazovan's wild pitch.

– Field Level Media