The San Diego Padres had fun against the Miami Marlins with a 10-1 win to sweep the three-game series against Florida on Thursday.
The Marlins had yet managed to limit the damage until the sixth inning, when San Diego exploded with seven points.
Fernando Tatis Jr. had a very good day at the plate. He hit the trails three times in four chances, in addition to producing four points.
Gary Sanchez hit a second homer in as many games for the Padres in the fifth inning.
Bob Melvin’s men spoiled Matt Barnes, scoring five runs on four hits against him. The right-hander was only on the mound for a third of an inning.
Luis Arraez drove in the Marlins’ lone run in the third inning to open the scoring.
Joe Musgrove picked up his third win of the season. In six innings of work, he limited the Marlins to just three hits and a run.
His opposite Jesus Luzardo allowed four hits and five earned runs for the Padres in five and a third innings of work. He passed eight batters in the mitt.
Diamondbacks join Dodgers at the top
Corbin Carroll hit a two-run single in the ninth and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Colorado Rockies 5-4 to join the Los Angeles Dodgers at the top of their division.
Leaders in the West, the Diamondbacks and the Dodgers have the best performance in the National, 34-23.
With one out, Gabriel Moreno drew a base on balls against Pierce Johnson (0-2). One out later, Moreno made it to third base thanks to Ketel Marte’s 10th double. Both runners then crossed home plate when Carroll hit to safety in opposite field.
It was a first career game-winning hit for Carroll, a 22-year-old outfielder who was drafted 16th overall in 2019. He’s hitting .368 in five games, with two home runs and seven RBIs.
Christian Walker has three of nine hits for the D-backs, who have won their last five games.
Marte hit the trails in 30 straight encounters, a personal high.
Kevin Ginkel (2-0) pitched in the top of the ninth.
Connor Seabold of the Rockies went well in five and a third innings, allowing one run and three hits.
Ezequiel Tovar hit the long ball for the Rockies, who were losing a fourth straight game.
The D-backs will welcome from Friday to Sunday the Atlanta Braves, leaders of the East section of the National.
Elsewhere in the MLB
Phillies 2- Mets 4
PHI: Nick Castellanos had three hits in three batting appearances.
NYM: Max Scherzer struck out nine batters and limited the Phillies to five hits.
Reds 2 – Red Sox 8
CIN: Hunter Greene limited the Reds to two hits in six innings of work.
BOS: Chris Sale left the game after three and two-thirds innings with an apparent injury. He still struck out six batters.
Guardians 6 – Twins 7
KEY : Tanner Bibee allowed six hits and three earned runs in five innings pitched.
MIN: Willi Castro produced the winning run late in the 9th inning with a sacrifice fly.
Angels 2 – Astros 5
LAA: One hit in five at-bats for Shohei Ohtani, who was struck out on two occasions.
HOO: Kyle Tucker hit three hits and crossed the plate twice.