Published On: Sun, Aug 28th, 2016

Marlins hit into team-record 6 double plays

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MIAMI – Rookie Luis Perdomo got 12 outs with six pitches, which took him a long way toward his first complete game, and the first this year for the San Diego Padres.

Perdomo benefited from a team-record six double plays and needed only 99 pitches to throw a six-hitter Sunday, helping San Diego win the rubber game of their series against the sputtering Miami Marlins, 3-1.

Perdomo allowed the leadoff batter to reach in five innings, and each time the runner was erased on a double play grounder. Padres manager Andy Green credited his 23-year-old right-hander’s rapidly improving sinker.

The most novel DP came in the seventh inning, when Perdomo gave up a one-out single before Ichiro Suzuki lined out to the pitcher, who trotted to first base to double off the runner.

“A little bit of luck in there,” Miami manager Don Mattingly said. “There were some balls that were hit firm.”

Five Marlins hit into double plays, and they went 6-4-3, 4-6-3, 6-4-3, 6-3, 1, and 5-4-3. The six DPs were a nine-inning team record for the Padres defensively, and a Marlins batting record.

The Marlins hurt their wild-card chances by going 2-4 on their homestand while scoring only 13 runs. Seeking their first playoff berth since 2003, they begin a seven-game trip Monday at the Mets.

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