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BASEBALL EXTRA | DODGER SCOUTING REPORT / FLORIDA

Padres Beat Marlins for Fifth Win in Row

May 24, 1997|From Associated Press

SAN DIEGO — Fernando Valenzuela won for the first time in seven starts and Wally Joyner had three hits, including a two-run homer, as the San Diego Padres beat the Florida Marlins, 6-3, Friday night.

It was the fifth consecutive win for the Padres and the second loss in a row for the Marlins, who had won eight in a row.

The Padres scored three runs in the eighth inning on a double by Tony Gwynn, a single by Treay Beamon that gave the rookie his first three-hit game and a grounder by Terry Shumpert.

Gwynn scored three runs and had two hits in three at-bats.

Florida scored twice in the eighth off Pete Smith on a run-scoring double by Moises Alou and an RBI single by Conine. Edgar Renteria tripled in a run in the ninth off Trevor Hoffman.

Valenzuela's only previous victory this season came April 16 at Pittsburgh, and he was 0-5 with a 6.35 earned run average in his previous six starts.

But the left-hander was strong for 5 2/3 scoreless innings, giving up only five hits and retiring the side in the third with runners on first and second. He struck out four and walked two.

Florida's Alex Fernandez (5-5), who gave up a first-inning home run to Joyner, gave up six hits and three runs in six innings, struck out two and walked one.

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WHO: Florida

WHERE: Dodger Stadium

WHEN: Monday: 5 p.m., Tuesday: 7 p.m.

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