Martinez’s 3-Run Homer Leads Phillies Past Padres
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PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Michael Martinez hit a tiebreaking three-run homer, Chase Utley connected twice and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the San Diego Padres for the ninth straight time, 8-6 on Saturday.
Pinch-hitter Ryan Howard also went deep, hitting a tying solo shot off Chad Qualls that ignited a five-run seventh. Michael Stutes (5-1) allowed one run in 1 1-3 innings in relief of Kyle Kendrick, and Ryan Madson finished for his 17th save in 18 chances.
Cameron Maybin and Chase Headley hit homers for the Padres, who haven’t beaten the Phillies since last June 7. They were swept by Philadelphia in a four-game series in San Diego in April.
Qualls (4-5) allowed just one homer this season in 48 1-3 innings before the Phillies hit three against him.
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