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Stanton homers twice as Marlins win in 11

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SAN DIEGO -- The Marlins plated two runs in the 11th inning on Dee Gordon's "little-league home run" and two more on Giancarlo Stanton's big league home run en route to a 6-3 victory over the Padres on Saturday night. In the process, they made certain Dan Straily's career night wouldn't go to waste.

With one on in the 11th, Gordon hit a slow roller in front of the mound, which Padres reliever Jose Torres promptly threw into the right-field corner. Hunter Renfroe couldn't dig the ball out, and the Marlins speedster came all the way around to score on an infield single and a pair of Padres errors. More >>

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SAN DIEGO -- The Marlins plated two runs in the 11th inning on Dee Gordon's "little-league home run" and two more on Giancarlo Stanton's big league home run en route to a 6-3 victory over the Padres on Saturday night. In the process, they made certain Dan Straily's career night wouldn't go to waste.

With one on in the 11th, Gordon hit a slow roller in front of the mound, which Padres reliever Jose Torres promptly threw into the right-field corner. Hunter Renfroe couldn't dig the ball out, and the Marlins speedster came all the way around to score on an infield single and a pair of Padres errors. More >>

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Video: Must C Clips: Gordon makes Padres pay with his speed

"I was happy [Justin Bour] was going to score and I was going to stop at third,'' said Gordon, who was celebrating his 29th birthday. "Then [third base coach] Fredi [Gonzalez] was waving me in and I said, 'OK, I got to run a little faster.'''

Said Renfroe: "It was basically on the edge of the wall the whole way. I was waiting for it to kick, and it never did. So I went in to stop it basically, and it just jumped over my glove."

Three batters later, Stanton tacked on a pair of insurance runs with his second homer of the night, and there was nothing cheap about it. He crushed a Miguel Diaz fastball 417 feet with an exit velocity of 114 mph.

Before the late-inning drama, Straily struck out a career-high 14 batters, while allowing two runs over seven innings. In Marlins history, only Ricky Nolasco -- who fanned 16 Braves in 2009 -- has totaled more strikeouts in a single game. (On eight other occasions, a Miami hurler has reached 14 punchouts). More >>

Video: MIA@SD: Straily fans 14 over seven strong innings

MOMENTS THAT MATTERED
Game-saver: The Marlins don't even see the 11th inning without the brilliant glovework of Martin Prado. With two outs in the bottom of the 10th, Erick Aybar smashed a liner that seemed ticketed for the left-field corner. With the winning run on third base, Prado reacted quickly and made a sprawling catch to rob Aybar of the game-winning hit. "I told him he won the game for us,'' Gordon said. "He was the MVP of the game for us."

Video: Must C Clutch: Hechavarria and Prado flash leather

Homer happy: Prado mashed a hanging 2-1 curveball from Jered Weaver into the left-field seats, tying the game at 2 in the top of the sixth inning. It was the Marlins' second dinger off Weaver, following Stanton's blast in the second. All 10 earned runs allowed by the veteran right-hander this season have come via the home run. Yet, somehow, despite the seven homers he's allowed in 23 innings, Weaver has managed to keep his ERA (3.91) below 4. For the third consecutive start, he allowed two earned runs over six innings on Saturday. More >>

"It always seems to be a couple bad pitches a start, but if we can keep guys off the bases, solo home runs, they say, don't hurt you," Weaver said. "But I've got to figure out a way to keep the ball in the park. Made some good pitches tonight, made a couple bad ones, and they put a couple good swings on them."

Video: MIA@SD: Weaver goes six strong innings, K's three

Red-hot Hedges: With a two-run blast in the bottom of the fourth, Padres backstop Austin Hedges notched his third homer in as many games and his fifth in the last seven. It was the only offense the Padres would muster against Straily, but it was enough to keep them in the game.

QUOTABLE
"One of the uglier plays you'll see. … Swinging bunt, which kind of throws off the defensive vibe a little bit. Solarte is supposed to come aggressively to first base on the bunt. But the swing froze him for a second. By the time we picked that baseball up, there's nobody on first base. We've got a young guy on the mound, it's a big situation. We tried to make a throw, and there was nobody there." -- Padres manager Andy Green on Gordon's go-ahead hit

AFTER REVIEW
Marlins first baseman Derek Dietrich bounced into an inning-ending double play in the top of the seventh, but the Marlins challenged the ruling. A replay review concluded that Dietrich had beaten the throw to first from Aybar. One pitch later, however, Aybar had his revenge, making a brilliant sliding play at shortstop and an equally impressive throw to get Miguel Rojas.

Video: MIA@SD: Dietrich safe at first on overturned call

WHAT'S NEXT
Marlins: Miami bids adieu to the West Coast after Sunday's finale, before heading to Philadelphia to cap its three-city, nine-game trip. Tom Koehler (0-1, 5.40) gets the start as he looks to rebound from a losing outing at Seattle. Koehler beat the Padres last year in his only appearance against them. First pitch is 4:40 p.m. ET.

Padres: Luis Perdomo is slated to come off the disabled list Sunday when the Padres and Marlins wrap up their three-game set. First pitch is set for 1:40 p.m. PT. The sophomore sinkerballer pitched the Padres' home opener, before hitting the DL with shoulder inflammation. That has since subsided, and Perdomo doesn't appear to have any restrictions for Sunday.

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AJ Cassavell is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @ajcassavell.

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