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A-Rod's nephew Dunand HR in debut; Marlins end skid, top SD

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Posted at 8:55 AM, May 08, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-08 11:55:28-04

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Joe Dunand, the nephew of Alex Rodriguez, homered on the third pitch he saw as a big leaguer and then doubled as the Miami Marlins beat the San Diego Padres 8-0 to end a six-game losing streak.

Jorge Soler hit his first career grand slam and Pablo López pitched eight strong innings. Dunand hit a 1-1 pitch from left-hander Sean Manaea into the first row in left-center with one out in the third just hours after his contract was selected from Triple-A Jacksonville.

A-Rod tweeted, “WOW! First MLB at-bat HOME RUN. Lets go Joe!!!” Dunand is 695 home runs behind his uncle, who is fourth on the all-time list.