Michael Wacha shuts down his former team to snap Padres skid
Michael pitched six shutout innings against his former team, and Rougned Odor and Matt Carpenter combined to drive in every run Sunday afternoon. San Diego Padres defeated the visitor Boston Red Sox He saved the victory 7-0 in the finale of the three-game series
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Wacha extended his scoreless inning streak to 15 as the win snapped a four-game losing streak. Padreswho won for only the third time in 14 games
Wacha, who had a no-hitter into the eighth inning in his previous start, held Boston to five hits and improved to 5-1 with four strikeouts. Wacha has walked just once over his last 25 innings and is 3-0 with a 0.36 ERA in May.
Tom Cosgrove, Nick Martinez and Josh Hader worked a scoreless inning after Wacha left to end the game. Padres‘ third shutout of the season
THE Padreswho struggled offensively, scoring four unearned runs in a disastrous first inning. Red Sox starter Corey Kluber — the rally that was capped by Odor’s three-run, two-out double into right field. Odor had an RBI double in the sixth for his fourth RBI of the game, surpassing his season mark in his first 23 games.
Carpenter, who drew a bases-loaded walk in the first, hit a two-run single off Boston reliever Richard Bleier in the third.
Fernando Tatis Jr. opened the game Padres drawing a walk from Kluber. Jake Cronenworth then hit a comebacker that had the potential to be a double play. But Kluber fumbled the ball for a mistake. Xavier Bogaerts drew a walk to load the bases. After Juan Soto popped out, Carpenter walked to lead off the run. Kluber then struck out Ha-Seong Kim, extending the Padres mark 0-10 in the series with runners in scoring position
After that, Odor pulled a full-count break down the line with Cronenworth, Bogaerts and Carpenter scoring.
In the third, Soto’s one-out single ended Kluber’s day. Carpenter then drove Bleier’s first pitch 363 feet into the right field seats to make it 6-0. Kim singled to open the sixth and scored Odor’s second double.
Kluber (2-5) gave up five runs (one earned) on three hits and three walks in 2 1/3 innings.
— Field Level Media