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“Those guys came out ready to play ball, tip your hat to them,” he said. “They put it to us the last few days.”

In the fourth inning the Padres extended their lead to 5-0, which was too much ground for the Marlins to make up.

“It turned out we needed them all,” Padres manager Bud Black said.

The Marlins rallied in the eighth when Christian Yelich homered, his third of the year. Reed Johnson followed with a single which chased Dale Thayer. Stanton singled off Joaquin Benoit.

Baker’s two-run triple to right pulled the Marlins to within 5-3 and when Garrett Jones walked and took second on a wild pitch, the tying run was in scoring position. Baker scored on Adeiny Hechavarria’s groundout to second but pinch-hitter Jarrod Saltalamacchia struck out to end the threat.

The Padres scored early when Will Venable hit his franchise-best 10th career leadoff homer. His 400-foot blast off a 1-0 fastball over the right-field wall was his first home run of the year.

NOTES: Padres SS Everth Cabrera was out of the starting lineup after his wife, Connie, gave birth to their daughter late Saturday night. … OF Carlos Quentin was to play with Single-A Lake Elsinore on Sunday as he continues his rehabilitation from bruised left knee. Quentin could join the club on its upcoming road trip. … LHP Casey Kelly threw a bullpen session and will pitch at Double-A San Antonio on Wednesday; he’s rebounding from Tommy John surgery. … Redmond said he’s not sure where RHP Henry Rodriguez fits into the team’s bullpen. Rodriguez, who worked the seventh inning, was summoned from Triple-A New Orleans. … Marlins RHP Tom Koehler (3-2, 1.99) faces Dodgers RHP Dan Haren (4-1, 2.68) on Monday in Los Angeles. … Padres RHP Andrew Cashner (2-5, 2.86) goes against Reds RHP Mike Leake (2-3, 3.40) in Tuesday’s series opener in Cincinnati.