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San Diego Padres vs. Miami Marlins Pick & Prediction JUL 25TH 2021

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Of the San Diego Padres' past six completed games, five of them have been decided by one run.

San Diego is 2-3 in those games.

Also during that span, the Padres played another one-run game that was suspended due to rain.

The Padres will hope for a bit more cushion on Sunday when they complete a four-game series against the host Miami Marlins. San Diego has won two of three games in this series, although the Marlins prevailed 3-2 on Saturday.

"This is the way it's been," Padres manager Jayce Tingler said. "I'm not going to complain. We want to play winning baseball, and I don't care if it's 1-0 or 2-1.

"Yeah, I'd like to break some games open, but that's not necessarily the reality. With Miami and the way they pitch and play defense, we're prepared to play tight games."

Perhaps the Padres can get a relatively easy win on Sunday due to an apparently lopsided pitching situation.

The Padres will open with an established starter, right-hander Yu Darvish (7-4, 3.09 ERA), a five-time All-Star who led the National League in wins last season.

Miami was supposed to start All-Star Trevor Rogers - a Rookie of the Year frontrunner with a 7-6 record and a 2.37 ERA. But Rogers was placed on the injured list on Saturday due to back spasms.

The Marlins will instead likely go with a bullpen game, although which pitcher will start has not been announced.

Darvish, in five career games against the Marlins, is 2-1 with a 6.08 ERA. In two starts in Miami, he is 1-0 with a 6.30 ERA.

The Padres are 14-5 when they start Darvish, who has yet to face Miami this season.

This year, Darvish is 5-2 with a 2.79 ERA at home but just 2-2 with a 3.63 ERA on the road. He has also struggled in three starts this month, going 0-2 with a 7.36 ERA.

For Miami, the big news is the return of third baseman Brian Anderson, who went 1-for-4 on Saturday in his first game since May 24. Anderson, who had been out due to an injured left shoulder, also struck out twice.

Still, Marlins manager Don Mattingly sounded thrilled to have Anderson back.

"Putting that name on your (lineup) card feels good," Mattingly said of Anderson. "It allows different guys to come off the bench. It strengthens our lineup.

"He looked good (defensively). He made a nice play in the hole.

"(Offensively), his first at-bat was a little fast, but the game slowed down for him as it went on. He was aggressive, and I liked that."

Anderson joins a lineup that includes first baseman Jesus Aguilar, who leads the National League in RBIs with 71.

Aguilar, due to an expiring contract at the end of this year, has been rumored to be on the move as the trade deadline approaches on Friday.

It's a safe bet Mattingly doesn't want Aguilar traded.

"He's one of the top run-producers in the league," Mattingly said.

So is Padres shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr., who on Saturday slugged his 30th homer, tops in the National League.

Tatis is the fourth player in Padres history to post a 30-homer, 20-steal season.

--Field Level Media

San Diego Padres vs. Miami Marlins Recap JUL 25TH 2021

Deven Marrero, playing his second game of the season for his hometown team, homered, singled twice, stole a base and threw out a runner at the plate to lead the host Miami Marlins to a 9-3 win over the San Diego Padres on Sunday afternoon.

Padres third baseman Manny Machado, who like Marrero is a Miami native, hit his 17th homer of the season.

Marlins left fielder Lewis Brinson -- another local who was born and raised in Fort Lauderdale -- added a three-run homer as last-place Miami split the four-game series against playoff-contending San Diego.

Marrero, a 2012 first-round pick of the Boston Red Sox, had been in the minors but was recalled after injuries to infielders Jazz Chisholm Jr. and Jon Berti. Marrero, 30, got the start because Miami rested regular shortstop Miguel Rojas.

Marrero finished 3-for-4, and his only out came on a diving catch by Padres left fielder Jurickson Profar.

The homer was Marrero's first in the majors since 2017. It was also his first hit as a member of the Marlins.

Miami's first four runs were scored on four opposite-field hits, including the homers by Marrero and Brian Anderson to the corner in right. Anderson played just his second game since a two-month stay on the injured list due to a shoulder injury.

Reliever Anthony Bender (2-1) earned the win, allowing one run in two innings.

Yu Darvish (7-5) took the loss, allowing five hits, one walk and four runs with six strikeouts in five innings.

San Diego opened the scoring with an unearned run in the second inning. Tommy Pham hit a soft grounder and ended up on third when first baseman Jesus Aguilar missed the catch on a throw from Anderson at third. Pham scored on Eric Hosmer's single just past a drawn-in infield.

Profar then doubled on a drive that one-hopped the wall in right center. Starling Marte, Miami's center fielder, played it perfectly, relaying the ball to Marrero, whose one-hop throw to the plate cut down Hosmer.

After the homers by Marrero, Machado and Anderson tied the score 2-2, Miami grabbed a 4-2 lead in the fifth. Marrero beat out an infield single when Machado was nonchalant on his throw from third. Marrero stole second and scored on Magneuris Sierra's RBI double.

It Sierra's 79th game of the year and his first RBI.

The next batter, Marte, added an RBI single.

Miami broke the game open with a five-run sixth inning, featuring Sandy Leon's two-run double and Brinson's homer.

--Field Level Media

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