08/02 15:26 CDT Hechavarria hits a walkoff HR, Marlins top Padres 5-2
Hechavarria hits a walkoff HR, Marlins top Padres 5-2
By TIM REYNOLDS
AP Sports Writer
MIAMI (AP) --- Adeiny Hechavarria hit a three-run home run off Brandon Maurer
with one out in the ninth inning, and the Miami Marlins topped the San Diego
Padres 5-2 on Sunday.
It was the first career walkoff homer for Hechavarria, the Marlins' No. 8
hitter. It came after San Diego's Alexi Amarista --- the Padres' No. 8 hitter
--- tied the game in the top of the ninth with a two-run homer off Marlins
closer A.J. Ramos (1-3).
Maurer (7-4) faced four batters, and three scored. Martin Prado led off with a
walk, Cole Gillespie reached on a fielder's choice that forced Prado, Jeff
Mathis walked on a full count and Hechavarria then ended it as Miami avoided
Marlins starter Jose Fernandez struck out 10 in six shutout innings, allowing