Rougned Odor’s 3-run blast in the ninth lifts the Padres over the Nationals
Rougned Odor capped a five-RBI day with a three-run homer with two outs in the ninth inning and the road game. San Diego Padres rallied to defeat the Washington Nationals 8-6, taking the rubber contest of the three-game series
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Washington scored five runs in the seventh to take a 6-5 lead, but Jake Cronenworth and Juan Soto singled off Hunter Harvey (2-2) to start the ninth. Harvey bounced back, striking out Xander Bogaerts and Matt Carpenter, but Odor lined a 1-0 fastball to right for his second homer in as many days.
Drew Carlton pitched a scoreless eighth inning and Josh Hader worked the ninth for the 13th save for San Diego, which has lost five straight.
Padres Starter Blake Snell allowed four hits in five innings
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THE They are national They took a 1-0 lead in the first inning when Lane Thomas singled, took second on an error and Joey Meneses singled to score.
In the second inning, San Diego’s Ha-Seong Kim fouled a ball off his knee and left the game. Brandon Dixon replaced him and moved to left. Trent Grisham followed up on an opposite-field fly ball that landed just over the fence to give the ball away Padres 2-1 lead
Fernando Tatis, Jr. led off the fifth with a single and Soto walked. After Erasmo Ramirez’s left-hander advanced both runners to one base, Xander Bogaerts singled for Tatis. Odor doubled with two outs, Soto and Bogaerts scored to make it 5-1.
Luis Garcia and Meneses opened the seventh for Washington when Tim Hill singled. Jeimer Candelario doubled to right, scoring Garcia to make it 5-2. Nick Martinez relieved Hill, but
Corey Dickerson singled to left, Meneses scored and Smith singled to right, scoring Candelario to cut the deficit to 5-4.
A throwing error by Martinez on an Alex Call bunt allowed Dickerson to score the tying run and put runners on second and third, still no outs. In the infield, pinch-hitter Keibert Ruiz’s shot deflected off second baseman Cronenworth, and Smith’s goal made it 6-5.
— Field Level Media