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Boston 5, San Diego 4
When: 8:40 PM ET, Saturday, August 24, 2019
Where: Petco Park, San Diego, California
Temperature: 75°
Umpires: Home - Todd Tichenor, 1B - Ben May, 2B - Adam Hamari, 3B - Tom Hallion
Attendance: 42625

Boston second baseman Brock Holt greeted Padres closer Kirby Yates with a home run into the right field seats on the first pitch of the ninth inning Saturday night to snap a tie and give the visiting Red Sox a 5-4 victory over the Padres.

The homer, which was just beyond the leap of Padres right fielder Hunter Renfroe, was Holt's third of the season.

The win was the Red Sox's second straight in the three-game interleague series.

Reliever Matt Barnes (4-4), who worked a scoreless eighth, was credited with the win. Closer Brandon Workman struck out Eric Hosmer to end the game with the tying run on second to earn his eighth save.

Yates, who leads the major leagues with 36 saves, suffered the loss to fall to 0-4. Yates has been scored upon in five of his 10 non-save appearances this season.

The Padres had rallied from a 4-0 deficit to tie the game at 4-4 in the bottom of the seventh on Ty France's RBI single, although Boston reliever Josh Taylor struck out Hosmer with the bases loaded and two outs to keep the Red Sox even.

Boston scored four runs in the first four innings against Padres starter Dinelson Lamet.

The Red Sox scored a single run in the third with Holt coming home on an RBI single by Mookie Betts after being hit by a pitch. They added three runs in the fourth before Lamet got an out. J.D. Martinez opened the inning with a single and advanced to second on a walk. Christian Vazquez doubled both runners home before scoring on a single by Mitch Moreland.

The Padres then scored three in the bottom of the fourth.

Manny Machado opened with a single against Boston starter Nathan Eovaldi and scored on Eric Hosmer's 19th homer of the season -- a drive into the right field seats that was also the Padres' franchise-record-equaling 189th of the season.

Marcus Walden followed Eovaldi and immediately gave up a double to Renfroe, who came around on a long flyout and a run-scoring groundout by Luis Urias.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Starting Pitchers
Boston   San Diego
Nathan Eovaldi Player Dinelson Lamet
No Decision W/L No Decision
3.0 IP 5.0
3 Strikeouts 5
4 Hits 6
6.00 ERA 7.20
Boston   San Diego
Mitch Moreland Player Luis Urias
2 Hits 2
1 RBI 1
0 HR 0
2 TB 2
.500 Avg .667
Team Stats Summary
Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Boston 10 1 15 .286 20 9 5 5 0 0
San Diego 7 1 11 .219 16 12 4 6 0 1