Rugged Odor capped a five-RBI day with a three-run homer in the ninth inning with two outs and a walk. san diego padres gathered to beat washington nationals 8–6, taking the rubber contest of the three-match series
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Washington scored five runs in the seventh to take a 6–5 lead but Jake Cronkworth and Juan Soto homered off Hunter Harvey (2–2) in the ninth. Harvey came back, striking out Xander Bogarts and Matt Carpenter, but Odor lined a 1–0 fastball to right for his second homer in as many days.
Drew Carlton pitched an eighth inning and Josh Hader worked the ninth for his 13th save for San Diego, which had lost five consecutive series.
Padres Starter Blake Snell allowed one run on four hits in five innings.
There was a double and a single for Dominic Smith. citizens
citizens Took a 1–0 lead in the first inning when Len Thomas singled, moved to second on an error and scored on Joey Meneses’ single.
With two outs in the second, San Diego’s Ha-seong Kim took a ball off his knee and left the game. Brandon Dixon replaced him and singled in left. Trent Grisham followed with an opposite-field fly ball that landed beyond the fence to give padres 2-1 lead
Fernando Tatis, Jr. led off the fifth with one out and Soto walked. After a balk by Erasmo Ramírez moved both runners on one base, Xander Bogaerts singled home Tatis. With two outs, Odor doubled, Soto and Bogarts singles to make it 5–1.
Luis Garcia and Meneses started the Washington seventh with a single off reliever Tim Hill. Jamar Candelario followed with a double to right, scoring Garcia to make the score 5–2. Nick Martinez relieved Hill, but
Corey Dickerson lined a single to left and Meneses scored, and Smith lined a single 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, yet with no outs. With the infield down, pinch-hitter Keibert Ruiz’s smash deflected off second baseman Cronenworth as Smith homered to make the score 6–5.
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