MIAMI (AP) — Jake Cronenworth hit a grand slam in the first inning, Ha-Seong Kim also drove in four runs and the San Diego Padres thrashed the Miami Marlins 10-3 on Wednesday night.
Kim went 3-for-4 with two doubles. Juan Soto reached base three times and scored two runs for San Diego, which avoided a sweep in the three-game series.
Manny Machado went 2-for-4 to stretch his streak of multi-hit games to eight. Machado, born in Miami and of Dominican descent, went 6-11 for San Diego in the three-game series.
Josh Bell snapped an 0-for-26 streak with the Padres by hitting a ninth-inning double.
Cronenworth’s two-out shot off Pablo Lopez (7-8) came after singles by Soto and Machado, as well as a walk to Bell. It was Cronenworth’s 12th homer this season and his second career grand slam.
The Padres capped the five-run first-inning rally with an RBI double by Kim.
Cuban Adrián Morejón (2-0) took the victory with a relief of one inning and two thirds. He didn’t allow a run and struck out Charles LeBlanc and pinch hitter Jesus Aguilar with the bases loaded to put out the danger in the fifth inning.
For the Padres, the Dominicans Soto 3-1 with two runs scored, Nomar Mazara 1-0, Machado 4-2 with a run scored.
For the Marlins, the Dominican Lewin Díaz 1-1. The Venezuelan Aguilar 2-0.