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Friars Filleted By Fish In Three Game Sweep 

The Miami Marlins continued their winning ways as they swept the Padres in San Diego over the weekend. Their sixth straight win included a series sweep in San Francisco before taking three from the Padres. The Padres failed to hold leads in two of the three games as their record dropped t0 9-20. They will look to rebound against the Rockies in a three game series that starts Monday night. Below is a recap of the frustrating weekend series against the visiting Marlins.

May 4th, 2012 Marlins 9, Padres 8
WP Steve Cishek (4-0) 3IP 1H 0R 0ER 2BB 3K 0HR
LP Josh Spence (0-1) 1IP 1H 1R 1ER 2BB 2K 0HR

The Padres rallied back to tie the game in the ninth against their former closer Heath Bell, but ultimately lost 9-8 to the Marlins in 12 innings.

Anthony Bass looked as if he handed the game away early when he gave up two home runs spotting the Marlins five runs before recording his second out. But he settled down and pitched great the final five innings, even enjoying a one run lead after he led the Padres back with a six run third.

With two outs and the bases loaded after the Padres already scored three, Bass ripped a triple past right fielder Giancarlo Stanton for his first Major League hit, giving the Padres an improbable 6-5 lead.

Bass however balked a runner in with two out in the fourth, tying the game at six. Bass however singled and the scored from second on a single by Mark Kotsay to retake the lead in the fifth.

With Luke Gregerson taking over the in the seventh, Greg Dobbs singled in Emilio Bonafacio from second on a very close play at the playe, tying the game again seven apiece. After a double-switch, Andrew Cashner then gave up the lead when Dobbs scored on Omar Infante

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