Michael Wacha allowed four hits in 6 2/3 shutout innings and Fernando Tatis Jr., Manny Machado, Juan Soto and Nelson Cruz hit solo homers on Tuesday night. san diego padres defeated the coming cleveland patron 5-0
was a victory Padres‘ Fifth in his last six matches. Guardians lost three of the last four
Wacha allowed only two hits in the first six innings before Cleveland loaded the bases with two out in the seventh on singles by Jose Ramirez and Josh Bell and the only walk issued by Wacha to Andres Jimenez. Reliever Steven Wilson came in and struck out Miles Straw to end the threat.
Wacha had five strikeouts to improve to 7–2. They benefited from spectacular catches by center fielder Trent Grisham and Tatis in right in the fifth and sixth. Since May 1, Wacha is 5–1 with a 0.91 ERA and 0.791 WHIP and .148 opponents’ batting average.
Tatis gave Padres The only run he needed was when he opened the bottom of the first inning with a home run off Aaron Sivale. Tatis’ 14th homer of the season – and his second leadoff in a game – came on a 3-and-1 pitch and traveled 364 feet to left-center.
Tatis added two doubles, stole two bases and Padres his first of two runs in the sixth
Machado made it 2–0 with his seventh homer of the season – a 385-foot drive to left center off Sivalle with one out in the third.
Tatis doubled with two out in the sixth, stole third and scored on a wild pitch by Cleveland reliever Sam Hentze. Soto followed with a soar to left with his 11th homer of the season. Cruz, who returned Tuesday from the injured list, reached the upper deck in left center on a 433-foot drive from Xavien Curry in the bottom of the eighth.
Siwale (2-2) allowed two runs on five hits and four walks with seven strikeouts in 3 2/3 innings.
– Field Level Media