MIAMI – Sandy Alcantara threw seven innings of four-hit ball and the Miami Marlins beat the San Diego Padres 3-0 on Monday night.
Although the Padres made Alcantara throw 76 pitches through the first four, the All-Star right-hander notched his 17th outing of at last seven innings. Alcantara (11-5) walked two and struck out seven on 108 pitches.
Miguel Rojas and Jacob Stallings had three hits apiece and rookie JJ Bleday homered for the Marlins, who snapped a four-game skid.
While one streak ended, another continued for the Marlins. In the division era, they surpassed the 1979 Chicago Cubs for the second-longest stretch of games with three runs or fewer at 16. The 1969 California Angels had the longest drought at 17.
Miami struck early against Padres starter Joe Musgrove (8-6) with a two-run second. Bleday hit a leadoff homer and Rojas followed with a single. Rojas advanced to third on Stallings’ single to right and scored on Lewin Díaz’s sacrifice fly.
Rojas tripled in the sixth and Stallings followed with an RBI single to center over a drawn-in infield to pad Miami’s lead.
Steven Okert relieved Alcantara and pitched a perfect eighth. Tanner Scott followed and got the first two outs, then walked Jake Cronenworth and allowed pinch-hitter Wil Myers’ single. Ha-Seong Kim lined out to shortstop after a 12-pitch at-bat for Scott’s 17th save.
Musgrove was lifted after six innings. The right-hander allowed three runs, eight hits, struck out five and hit a batter.
The Padres recalled RHP Steven Wilson from Triple-A El Paso. Wilson relieved Musgrove and pitched a scoreless seventh.
Padres: RHP Tayler Scott (right third finger laceration) was placed on the 15-day injured list retroactive to Saturday.
Marlins: RHP Anthony Bender (right elbow strain) underwent an MRI but the results have not been disclosed. ... Cody Poteet (right elbow inflammation) will undergo Tommy John surgery on Wednesday.
LHP Sean Manaea (6-6, 4.76) will start the second game of the series on Tuesday while the Marlins will go with RHP Edward Cabrera (3-1, 2.05).