Padres Take Their Talents to South Beach

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Apr 6, 2015; Miami, FL, USA; A general view of Marlins Park before a game between the Atlanta Braves and the Miami Marlins. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

The San Diego Padres (49-53) roll into Miami to play the Marlins (42-60) for a weekend series. The Padres are playing well lately, going 8-4 since the All-Star break. Their offense is coming off of two huge games in New York where they scored 15 runs combined including a huge 9th inning rally to win on Thursday.

The Marlins have lost five of their last seven. They dropped the 4-game series between these two teams last weekend in San Diego. They are selling as, much like the Padres, their new pieces have not gelled as expected. Former Padre Mat Latos was just dealt to the Los Angeles Dodgers.

In injury news, Tim Federowicz is scheduled to be activated today and that may mean Austin Hedges will be sent down. Cory Spangenberg is closer to returning as he is scheduled to being a rehab stint very soon.