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It was a nail-biter on Tuesday night as the San Diego Padres took on the Miami Marlins in a thrilling game that lasted into the ninth inning. Despite taking an early lead thanks to Gary Sanchez’s first home run as a Padre, the Marlins were able to rally and prevail with a 2-1 win.

In the top of the first, Sanchez sent a pitch from Miami starter Sixto Sánchez deep into the stands for his first home run as a Padre. The solo shot allowed the Padres to take an early 1-0 lead over the Marlins. San Diegostarter Blake Snell then pitched six innings of three-hit ball, striking out seven batters along the way.

Things remained quiet until the bottom of the ninth, when the Marlins mounted a late-inning rally. Pinch hitter Magneuris Sierra led off with a single before Monte Harrison drew a walk to move the potential winning run to second. Designated hitter Corey Dickerson grounded out, advancing both runners and putting runners at the corners with one out. Miguel Rojas then drove a sac-fly to center field, scoring Sierra from third and giving the Marlins a dramatic 2-1 victory.

Sanchez’s home run was a bright moment for the Padres, but ultimately the Marlins had the last laugh. The win marks the Marlins’ fifth consecutive victory and moves them to 29-22 on the season. They will look to continue their success on Thursday when they take on the Philadelphia Phillies.

Tuesday’s game was a classic example of how baseball can be unpredictable. It was certainly nerve-wracking for all those who watched, but in the end the Marlins pulled out a hard-fought win. It remains to be seen if Gary Sánchez will lead the Padres to more success this season, but for now, he and the Marlins can savor the moment.