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Marlins Vs. Padres: Miami Tops San Diego 4-1 To Take Weekend Series

The Miami Marlins took the second game of their weekend series against the San Diego Padres on Saturday, winning by a score of 4-1 at Petco Park. They might want to thank their starting pitcher, Mark Buehrle, for that.

Buehrle had entered the game with just a 1-4 record but lasted nine innings, throwing a complete game and allowing just one run on five hits. He also struck out three batters in what was, by and large, his best performance to date this season.

The Marlins grabbed an early 1-0 lead in the fourth inning, but Buehrle gave up a single to Chase Headley in the six that scored Jesus Guzman, tying the score at one. Miami would late get two runs in the eighth inning and Giancarlo Stanton hit a solo home run to deep left in the ninth, giving the team a comfortable three-run lead.

The final game of the series is scheduled for tomorrow 4:05 p.m. EST. The Marlins also won on Friday night, 9-8 in 12 innings.

We'll have plenty more on this series throughout the weekend on SB Nation Tampa Bay, so keep it locked to this StoryStream for all of the latest news and updates. As always, please head over to Fish Stripes for more on this series and all things Miami Marlins baseball. For some perspective from the other dugout, you can check out Gaslamp Baseball, SB Nation's San Diego Padres blog. For more on this and every other MLB series please check out theSB Nation Major League Baseball hub page.

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