Padres Salvage One vs Boston Red Sox
The 2018 World Series Champion Boston Red Sox were in San Diego this weekend for a three game series. It was Boston’s first trip to Petco Park since the 2016 season.
Boston’s bats had no trouble adjusting to west coast time on Friday night as they knocked the Padres around for 11 runs and 14 hits in a 11-0 rout.
J.D. Martinez opened the game with a three run home run in the top of the 1st to give the Red Sox a 3-0 lead. Boston added three more in the 2nd on a sac fly and two doubles.
San Diego kept the Red Sox off the board in the third but Boston added to their lead with a sac fly in the 4th making it a 7-0 game.
Xander Bogaerts singled home Eduardo Rodriguez to make it a 8-0 game and Martinez hit his second home run of the night, a three run shot for the final runs of the game.
The Red Sox got off the board first on Saturday night on a RBI single by Mookie Betts in the top of the 3rd and added three more in the 4th to take a 4-0 lead.
However Eric Hosmer cut the deficit in half with a two run shot in the bottom of the inning, his 19th big fly of the year.
Luis Urias added another run on a RBI groundout and the Padres tied the game in the bottom of the 7th on a RBI single by Ty France.
With the score tied in the top of the 9th Brock Holt lead off the inning and hit a solo home run off Kirby Yates to right center to put the Red Sox back on top 5-4.
San Diego put two on in the bottom of the 9th but Eric Hosmer struck out to end the game as the Padres took a 5-4 loss.
It was the Padres who got off to an early lead on Sunday with an RBI single by Francisco Mejia.
Manny Machado came up next and silenced the boos of Red Sox fans by launching a two run home run into left center giving the Padres a 3-0 lead.
J.D. Martinez hit a solo home run to the Western Metal Building to put Boston on the board but that would be it for the Red Sox offense as they were shut down by the Padres pitching staff.
The Red Sox had a chance in the 8th after a leadoff single by Brock Holt and a Machado error that allowed Mookie Betts to reach.
Andres Munoz got Rafael Devers to ground into a double play and after walking Xander Bogaerts struck out J.D. Martinez to keep the Padres in the lead.
Kirby Yates got a 1-2-3 9th to get his 37th save of the season as San Diego took the final game of the series.
The Padres record now sits at 60-69. They will welcome the 1st place Dodgers for a three game weekday series beginning Monday night.