Jason Marquis (6-2) has won five consecutive starts for the first time since 2007, when he was with the Chicago Cubs. He allowed two runs, one earned, on three hits in six innings while striking out three and walking four as the San Diego Padres defeated the Cardinals 4-2.
The Cards had a 2-1 lead after Chase Headley booted a Shelby Miller grounder in the second, and S.D. traded a run for two outs on a double play ball in the third. The Padres chased Miller in the sixth, when they scored two runs on three walks, one hit and a hit batter. The rookie threw 107 pitches, who has struggled in two starts ever since his gem against the Rockies.
Will Venable added insurance in the seventh when he led off the seventh with his seventh homer, which came on the second pitch from Mitchell Boggs, who just returned from Triple-A Memphis.