The Miami Marlins lost on Sunday to the San Diego Padres by a final score of 4-2. The loss ended a three game win streak for Miami.
Nathan Eovaldi was cruising until the seventh inning when he allowed all three runs he'd surrender on the day. Eovaldi gave up a three run pinch-hit home run to Alexi Amarista that changed a 1-0 lead into an immediate 3-1 deficit. Eovaldi struck out eight and walked none on the day while scattering six hits. The right-hander now has a 3.46 E.R.A on the year to go along with his 1-1 record. Dan Jennings and Carlos Marmol each worked an inning after Eovaldi was lifted with Jennings surrendering a run.
Giancarlo Stanton picked up his team leading 12th run batted in to give the Marlins an early 1-0 lead in the fourth. Stanton would then go on to swipe his second base of the year but was doubled off the bases a batter later. In the bottom half of the seventh after Miami's lead had vanished, Jeff Baker was called upon to pinch-hit for Derek Dietrich. Baker who has a tremendous track record against lefties doubled home a run to cut the deficit to one. That would turn out to be the last run scored by Miami in this one. Earlier in the game, Christian Yelich who is off to a slow start on the season tripled. The left-fielder is now hitting .222 in the early going.
Despite the loss on Sunday, the Marlins remain in first place in the National League East with their 5-2 record. Miami is off on Monday before starting a series in Washington D.C. on Tuesday. The scheduled starter for the Marlins is Henderson Alvarez.