Originally written on Fox Sports Florida  |  Last updated 5/8/13
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Eric Stults pitched seven-hit ball into the seventh inning and Will Venable hit a two-run homer and drove in three runs, leading the resurgent San Diego Padres to a 5-1 win over the Miami Marlins on Tuesday night. Stults (3-2) walked two and struck out four in 6 1-3 innings as the Padres won for the 10th time in 13 games. San Diego, which began the season 5-15 and has won eight of its last nine at Petco Park, improved to 15-18. The Marlins have lost five of seven and have the second worst record in baseball at 10-24. The Padres touched up Miami starter Alex Sanabia (2-5) for four runs in the first two innings, highlighted by Venable's bizarre two-run homer, his fourth of the season. Sanabia, who is from the San Diego area of Chula Vista, left the game with one out in the fifth with right groin tightness and will be reevaluated Wednesday. In the second, Venable hit a fly that confused everyone. Marlins right fielder Marcell Ozuna backed up for what he thought wa...
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