san diego padres Took advantage of two errors by Vander Franco in a single game to score three runs in the third inning on Sunday and held on to defeat the visitors tampa bay rays 5-4 in the rubber match of the three-match series
padres Right fielder Fernando Tatis Jr. threw out the tying run at the plate after Tampa Bay scored twice in the top of the eighth – catcher Austin Nola’s tag on Manuel Margot was upheld after an appeal by Tampa Bay manager Kevin Cash .
Tampa Bay scored five singles against Nick Martinez in the eighth, including RBI hits by Margot and pinch-hitter Harold Ramirez. rays There were still runners on second and third when Yandy Diaz grounded out to end the inning.
Josh Hader drove in two runs in a perfect ninth to get his 18th save. padres Won the third consecutive series for the first time this season. Joe Musgrove organized rays to improve to 5–2 with two runs on six hits and one strikeout in six innings. Manny Machado drives in two runs padres but in his second straight win rays
Tampa Bay starter Yoni Chirino (3-2) gave up five runs (three earned) on six hits and two walks with three strikeouts in 4 2/3 innings and took the loss.
Randy Arrozarena, Isaac Paredes and Josh Lowe opened the second with three straight singles, giving Tampa Bay a 1–0 lead, though a big inning was averted when Margot grounded into a double play.
came again padres‘ Awkward third inning against Tampa Bay starter Yoni Chirinos
Trent Grisham doubled with one out and moved to third on Tatis’s Sharp single to left. Juan Soto then cut off a dribbler in front of the plate. Catcher Christian Bethancourt fielded the ball and threw to second in an attempt to force out Tatis, but Franco failed to catch the throw, allowing Grisham to score. As Franco chased the ball into short left center, Tatis advanced to third and went home. They scored easily because of Franco’s throwing error. Soto advanced to third and then scored on Machado’s sacrifice fly.
padres Two runs were added in the fourth on back-to-back doubles by Jake Cronenworth and Rogned Odor. Grisham led off the fifth, stole second, moved to third on a ground out, and scored on Machado’s single for his final run.
– Field Level Media