Found July 29, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
Even before the game, Friday night was special for San Diego Padres rookies Yonder Alonso and Yasmani Grandal. The two Cuban natives arrived in the Miami at the age of 10 after fleeing Cuba with their families. Both went to high school in Miami and attended the University of Miami. Friday night, the teammates and friends returned with the Padres to play their first game in the new Marlins Stadium, and it turned out to be a grand homecoming. They each had two clutch hits in the Padres' 7-2 win. Grandal put the Padres ahead with a three-run triple in the top of the sixth, and Alonso snapped a 0-for-21 drought with two run-scoring singles as the Padres overcame a 2-0 deficit to defeat Carlos Zambrano. "That was great for those guys," said Padres manager Bud Black. "They both had cheering sections. For them each to get a couple big hits made a lot of people happy." "That was fun, everything that I was hoping for," said Alonso. "And it fel...
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