Marlins 6, Padres 2: Jeff Mathis drilled a walk-off grand slam in the ninth inning as host Miami capped off a very productive month.
Rookie Derek Dietrich ripped a two-run double in the fourth inning and Logan Morrison and rookie Marcell Ozuna had two hits apiece for the cellar-dwelling Marlins, who finished June with a pair of wins and a 15-10 record. By comparison, Miami registered a 14-41 mark in the first two months of the season.
With the game tied at 2-2, Morrison worked a leadoff walk against reliever Tyson Ross (0-4) and advanced to second on Ozuna's single. Dietrich's flyout to right field moved Morrison to third base before pinch hitter Greg Dobbs was intentionally walked to load the bases. Mathis promptly jumped on a 1-0 fastball from Ross and launched it over the wall and into the San Diego bullpen in left field to end the contest.
The blast made a winner of Steve Cishek (2-4), who retired the side in order in the ninth on seven pitches.
After being held without a hit in the first three innings, Miami got to starter Andrew Cashner with two outs in the fourth. Morrison and Ozuna singled before Dietrich brought them home by depositing a fastball off the left-center field wall. Carlos Quentin answered in the seventh with a pinch-hit, two-run homer off reliever Chad Qualls.
GAME NOTEBOOK: Dietrich, who went 1-for-3, improved to 5-for-11 in the series. ... Making his third start since returning from the 60-day disabled list, Miami RHP Nathan Eovaldi worked out of a bases-loaded jam in the fourth inning. He scattered four hits over six frames but did not factor in the decision. ... Cashner yielded two runs on five hits in six innings but also received a no-decision.