San Diego Padres (46-49) at Miami Marlins (35-58)
On July 18th, the Marlins hosted the Padres and 21,149 at Marlins Park. San Diego struck first, on an Austin Hedges RBI-sacrifice-fly in the second inning off Caleb Smith. Smith got that one back himself in the bottom of the inning, on a run-scoring bunt and a Hedges error.
Later in the inning, the Marlins took the lead on a Neil Walker run-scoring double. Harold Ramirez added a run to the lead in the fourth inning with a leadoff shot for his fourth of the season.
But the Padres weren’t quite ready to just fade away in this one. They got to Smith once more in the fifth on a Fernando Tatis solo home run. In the sixth, San Diego tied it when Tayron Guerrero gave up a run on a hit and a pair of walks. Jarlin Garcia came on in relief and stranded both of Guerrero’s runners.
Nick Anderson came on for two innings, striking out five and giving up only an eighth-inning, two-out triple. After a perfect ninth from Sergio Romo, Brian Anderson walked them off with an RBI-double to score Yadiel Rivera.
The walkoff win was the first of the season for Miami, although they would finish with a total of five.