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MIAMI -- Alexi Amarista was glad to get an opportunity to play on his birthday, even if he had to wait six innings. Luke Falk Titans Jersey . Amarista celebrated his 25th birthday by delivering a go-ahead, three-run homer in the seventh inning to lift the San Diego Padres to a 4-2 victory over the Miami Marlins on Sunday. "I was happy," Amarista said. "Instead of me getting gifts from my teammates, I gave a gift to the team. After all that we went through this series, to get a W the way we did and come through on my birthday is something Im not going to forget." Will Venable and Tommy Medica singled with one out in the seventh. Nathan Eovaldi was able to get Yasmani Grandal to ground out before Amarista came to plate. Batting for pitcher Ian Kennedy, Amarista drove the ball over the right-field wall on the ninth pitch of the at-bat for a 3-1 lead. "Hes a little guy, but hes got a little sock on the pull side," Padres manager Bud Black said. Amarista, a centre fielder, was held out of the starting lineup, but came through when he got his chance. "Some guys were giving me a hard time, you always play a guy on his birthday," Black said. "We didnt start him, but he sort of showed me I guess." Kennedy (1-1) was sharp, using his fastball and curveball as he allowed one run and three hits in six innings. He struck out five before exiting in favour of Amarista. "Its a good birthday gift for him," Kennedy said. "If he does that every single time, thats pretty awesome." Four relievers then helped the Padres end a four-game losing streak, including two against the Marlins to begin the series. Huston Street pitched the ninth for his second save. "No doubt it was a good win. You hate to leave on a loss, especially a sweep," Black said. Eovaldi (1-1) held the Padres scoreless through six. Eovaldi struck out eight, which tied a career high. "I definitely didnt see that coming," Marlins manager Mike Redmond said. "Eovaldi pitched a great game and deserved better than that, but sometimes thats the way it goes." The Marlins completed their opening homestand with a 5-2 record. "The goal is to try to win every series and we were able to do that," Marlins third baseman Casey McGehee said. "We had a chance to go for a sweep today. We had our chances, but now we have to go on the road and try to keep the momentum going." Miami got a run back in the bottom of the seventh with Jeff Bakers pinch-hit RBI double. San Diegos Yonder Alonso had a sacrifice fly in the eighth to extend the lead to 4-2. It was the first time this season San Diego had scored at least four runs in a game. "No doubt weve got to get the bats going," Black said. "Ive said that repeatedly over the last three to four days. You look at some of those averages and theyre obviously a little low. We need those guys to start getting some hits." Giancarlo Stanton pushed his RBI total to 12 in the fourth with a base hit to drive in Christian Yelich, who tripled to lead off the inning. Stanton already has a career-high RBI total for April. NOTES: Stanton posted nine RBIs in April in each of the last three years. ... It was the first career pinch-hit home run for Amarista. ... Miami begins a three-game series at Washington on Tuesday, with RHP Henderson Alvarez (0-1, 9.00) facing LHP Gio Gonzalez (1-0, 1.50). . San Diego plays at Cleveland on Monday, with LHP Robbie Erlin (0-0, 0.00) taking the mound against RHP Corey Kluber (0-1, 13.50). Bennie Logan Titans Jersey . Marek Hamsik, who had earlier missed a penalty, headed Napoli in front in the 23rd minute and Pandev added a second goal five minutes from halftime. Alessandro Matri got Juventus back into the game just after the break but Pandev was on hand to score again in the 68th. Xavier Sua-Filo Jersey . -- Wes Welker is unlikely to suit up for Denvers game Thursday against San Diego after leaving Sundays win over Tennessee with his second concussion in four games.Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is preparing his players for an all-out assault on winning the Premier League title. Spurs have recently crashed out of the FA Cup and the Europa League meaning they can now concentrate on trying to become English champions for the first time since 1961. Tottenhams manager Mauricio Pochettino explains why Harry Kane is the man to help them close the gap on Leicester at the top of the Premier League. Pochettinos side moved within five points of leaders Leicester on Sunday with a 3-0 victory over Bournemouth. Harry Kane scored twice at White Hart Lane, the first after 44 seconds, and he then set up a third as Christian Eriksen completed the win.Pochettino is now relishing the prospect of getting the squad together after the international break in a bid to catch the Foxes. Harry Kane is confident that Tottenham can catch Leicester and win the Premier League title Its true we go into a different period now to recently, Pochettino said. Luke Stocker Jersey. After the international break well play one game every week, and well have time to prepare games in a different way, to training, to improve and do a lot of things that were impossible before.We are in a moment where we need to see our future in a very good way. Its important to keep working hard and fight in every game.The gap Leicester have with us, Arsenal and City, we need to reduce.Its true they have a good advantage but we need to fight and believe. We need to believe. Harry Kane (left) scoring the first of his two goals against Bournemouth Kanes double takes his league tally to 21 goals this season and moves him two ahead of Leicesters Jamie Vardy and three up on Evertons Romelu Lukaku in the hunt for the Golden Boot.The 22-year-old is also only the fifth Englishman to hit 20 goals in consecutive Premier League campaigns, joining Alan Shearer, Les Ferdinand, Robbie Fowler and Andy Cole in achieving the feat.Is he the best striker in the Premier League? For me, yes. Maybe its difficult to say hes the best, but hes one of the best, Pochettino said. Hes one of the best strikers of a ball and his performance was fantastic today. It was a really good game for him. Also See: Spurs win to maintain title push Early goal key for Pochettino Spurs fixtures Spurs stats Wholesale Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Hoodies Stitched Jerseys NFL Jerseys Cheap Wholesale Throwback Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Wholesale Throwback Jerseys ' ' '

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