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Monday, July 1st (All times Eastern)

San Diego Padres (40-42) at Miami Marlins (29-51), 7:10 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: San Diego - Jason Marquis (9-3, 3.99) Miami - Jose Fernandez (4-4, 2.98)

(Sports Network) - Jason Marquis tries to get himself back into the win column on Monday when the San Diego Padres close out a four-game set with the Miami Marlins at Marlins Ballpark.

Marquis lost for the first time in 12 starts on Tuesday against Philadelphia, as the Phillies reached him for six runs and six hits in just 4 1/3 innings. He also walked five batters and fell to 9-3 on the year to go along with a 3.99 ERA.

"Just one of those days. I could never get a feel for anything and paid the price," said Marquis, who suffered his first loss since April 22. "I tried to battle through and find a way. Sometimes you're able to do that and sometimes you're not able to do that. Tonight was one of those nights that I wasn't able to."

Marquis has enjoyed some success versus the Marlins over the course of his career, posting a 3-1 mark with a 3.49 ERA in five starts.

Miami, meanwhile, turns to young righty Jose Fernandez, who is 4-4 with a 2.98 ERA. Fernandez did not get a decision on Tuesday against Minnesota, but limited the damage despite not having his best stuff, as he allowed just a run and four hits with three walks in five innings of a 4-2 win.

"He kept us in it," Florida manager Mike Redmond said. "You think about a young kid who didn't really have his best stuff, but that was pretty impressive out there. He made pitches when he really needed to, and that's the kind of guy he is."

Fernandez, who has never faced the Padres, is 2-0 and has pitched to a 1.76 ERA in seven home starts.

On Sunday, Jeff Mathis' grand slam with one down in the bottom of the ninth inning, the 3,000th home run in franchise history, carried Miami to a 6-2 win.

Tyson Ross (0-4) walked Logan Morrison and served up a single to Marcell Ozuna before retiring Derek Dietrich on a fly out. Pinch-hitter Greg Dobbs was intentionally walked to load the bases, and, despite a five-man infield for the Padres, Mathis launched his game winner to left.

It made a winner of Steve Cishek (2-4), who turned in a scoreless top of the ninth.

Dietrich drove in two runs, while Morrison and Ozuna each finished with two hits and two runs scored for the Marlins, winners in two of three in the series and seven of nine overall.

Carlos Quentin hit a two-run homer for the Padres, losers in six of eight.

The Padres swept a three-game set versus the Marlins in San Diego from May 6-8, outscoring Miami 11-1.

07/01 10:20:43 ET

  • CBB: North Carolina vs. Ohio State

    Saturday at 1:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • CBB: UCLA vs Kentucky

    Saturday at 3:30 pm on WRAL-TV

  • NFL: San Diego at San Francisco

    Saturday at 8:25 pm on WRAL-TV

  • NFL: Panthers vs. Cleveland

    Monday at 1:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • WBB: Duke vs. UMass Lowell

    Tomorrow at 6:30 pm on 620am

  • NFL: Philadelphia at Washington

    Saturday at 4:25 pm on 620am

Scoreboard
Local
Final
CAR 4
TOR 1
Final
DUKE 66
UCONN 56
 
Final
CHI 103
NYK 97
 
Final
HOU 90
NOP 99
 
2nd
SAC 48
MIL 51
 
1st
GSW 11
OKC 25
 
Final
RICE 72
STTHOMASTX 61
 
Final
UVA 70
CLST 54
Final
LIU 69
FIU 58
 
Final
STET 67
GSOUT 76
 
Final
QUIN 80
LEH 65
 
Final
SFLA 69
SHU 89
Final
RICH 65
SALA 54
Final
CAN 60
USB 59
 
Final
DEL 62
TEMPL 82
Final
WCU 56
WRST 69
 
Final
VERM 56
YALE 57
 
Final
SDKST 75
IDST 72
 
Final
RIDE 62
MRGST 48
 
Final
LATU 79
NICST 54
 
Final
CHAR 75
APP 65
Final
MISS 71
CCAR 68
 
Final
DUKE 66
UCONN 56
 
Final
BRAD 80
EUREK 38
 
Final
PEAY 76
OAKC 52
 
Final
JST 66
SMISS 46
 
Final
SD 55
MNTST 53
 
Final
UAB 70
LSU 79
 
2nd
EVAN 69
OHIO 69
 
Half
CSFU 30
CSDH 17
 
Half
ORST 48
DEP 28
 
Half
PAC 35
NEV 17
 
Half
USF 46
PORST 22
 
Half
IDAHO 49
WALLA 18
 
1st
UTST 15
CALST 16
 
Final
PIT 1
COL 0
Final
PHI 1
FLA 2
Final
CAR 4
TOR 1
Final
CLB 4
WAS 5
Final
MON 1
ANA 2
 
1st
SJS 0
EDM 1
 
1st
LOS 0
STL 0
 
4th
JAC 21
TEN 13