Yonder Alonso breaks out of slump back home in Miami as San Diego loses to Marlins

MIAMI — Miami native Yonder Alonso was in an 0-for-19 slump heading into the series against the Marlins. As family and friends watched, he broke out of the slide.

Alonso hit a tying, two-run homer in the eighth Sunday for the San Diego Padres, who went on to los to the Miami Marlins 5-4 in 10 innings.

“It’s always a good thing when a player goes back to his hometown,” Padres manager Bud Black said. “A lot of players enjoy that situation more than not.”
Alonso was 5 for 13 with five RBIs in the series as the Padres lost two of three.

“It was good,” Alonso said of the series. “Obviously I wish we had more wins, but for me personally it was pretty good. It was fun. I enjoyed it a lot. It was everything that I was hoping for.”

Alonso’ homer against Edward Mujica was a 410-foot drive to right.

“It was a sinker that stayed middle over the plate,” Alonso said. “I was just trying to drive it.”

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