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Padres pummel Dodgers; Red Sox slam Indians

LOS ANGELES - Jason Marquis pitched three-hit ball over seven and two-thirds innings for his first win of the season and Alexi Amarista tied a career high with four RBIs, leading the San Diego Padres to a 9-2 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday night.

Marquis (1-1) allowed his only run on Mark Ellis’ bases-loaded sacrifice fly and struck out five.

Nick Hundley and Yonder Alonso each had two RBI, helping the Padres win their second straight over Los Angeles after a 2-10 start and handing the Dodgers their third straight loss.

Chris Capuano (0-1) came out of the bullpen to make his first start of the season in place of $147 million right-hander Zack Greinke, whose collarbone was broken during a bench-clearing brawl with the Padres in San Diego last Thursday, after he hit Carlos Quentin with a pitch. Quentin, who charged the mound, served the second game of his eight-game suspension.

Capuano made two appearances during his stint in the bullpen, facing 11 batters in two and two-thirds ?innings and striking out four.

The Padres jumped on Capuano for five hits and four runs during a 27-pitch first inning that included an RBI single by Alonzo, a bases-loaded walk to Hundley and a two-run single by Amarista.

In Cleveland, Mike Napoli hit a three-run double in Boston’s seven-run second inning and the Red Sox, playing their first game since the deadly bombings back home, beat the Cleveland Indians, 7-2, on Tuesday night.

Boston’s players had already boarded buses for the airport Monday when they learned of the explosions and horror near the Boston Marathon’s finish line, where three people were killed and more than 170 injured. The Red Sox were hoping to bring some relief to those affected by the tragedy, and they may have while winning their fourth straight.

“Given what’s taken place, this is fresh on everyone’s minds,” manager John Farrell said.

“Even though we may not be in Boston right now, we carry this with us. We feel very much a part of the city and the community and everything that goes on there. We have not forgotten by any means.”

In Cincinnati, the Phillies’ slump brought them to a new point of futility - a scoreless game that gets carried over to the next day.

The Phillies and Cincinnati Reds managed only two singles apiece on Tuesday night, staying scoreless until their game was suspended because of heavy rain in the middle of the ninth inning.

The game will be picked up at the same point on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m., before the teams play the finale of their series no earlier than 7:10 p.m. AP
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