Peavy Helps Padres Beat Marlins

Pitcher picks up first win since April 11 as Iguchi doubles in 2
By Mitch Pritchard,  Newser User
Posted May 3, 2008 11:18 PM CDT
Florida Marlins Ricky Nolasco pitching to the San Diego Padres in the first inning of the Saturday, May 3, 2008, baseball game in Miami. He left the game in the fifth inning.    (AP Photo/J. Pat Carter)
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(Newser) – Jake Peavy won for the first time in more than three weeks and Tadahito Iguchi hit the go-ahead two-run double to help the San Diego Padres defeat the Florida Marlins 7-2 on last night. Peavy (4-1) allowed two runs, five hits, walked two and struck out eight in 5 2/3 innings. It was the 2007 National League Cy Young Award winner's first win since April 11.

Mike Jacobs homered and Jeremy Hermida had three hits for the Marlins, who have dropped four of five. Ricky Nolasco (1-3) gave up six runs and 10 hits in 4 2/3 innings. He walked two and struck out two. San Diego's Adrian Gonzalez homered off Logan Kensing in the ninth. It was Gonzalez's third hit of the game and seventh home run of the year