San Diego 6, Texas 4
When: 4:05 PM ET, Tuesday, August 18, 2020
Where: Globe Life Field, Arlington, Texas
Cory Blaser, 1B -
Alfonso Marquez, 2B -
Chris Guccione, 3B -
Wil Myers hit a grand slam and former Ranger Jurickson Profar added a two-run homer Tuesday afternoon to lead the San Diego Padres to a 6-4 win over Texas in Arlington, Texas.
Right-hander Cal Quantrill came on with two on and two outs in the ninth to retire Todd Frazier on a fly to center for his first major league save.
Joey Gallo highlighted a four-run Rangers fourth with a three-run homer. Neither team scored over the final five innings.
San Diego left-hander Adrian Morejon made his first start of the season and allowed only one walk with four strikeouts in three hitless innings. Right-hander Craig Stammen (2-1) was credited with the win, allowing only one hit in two scoreless innings after the Rangers scored four runs (three earned) against Javy Guerra.
The Rangers were trailing 6-0 when Danny Santana and Frazier opened the fourth with singles ahead of Gallo's sixth homer. Nick Solak then drew a walk, moved to second on an error and scored on Scott Heineman's double.
The win was the second straight for the Padres in Texas. The two teams meet again Wednesday and Thursday, but the scene shifts to San Diego.
Trent Grisham, Fernando Tatis Jr. and Manny Machado opened the game with three straight singles. Texas starter Mike Minor then got a forceout at the plate on a comebacker by Eric Hosmer before striking out Ty France.
Myers then drove his sixth homer of the season to left-center, marking the first time since 2011 that Padres have hit grand slams in back-to-back games. Tatis hit a grand slam homer Monday as part of his two-homer, seven-RBI game.
Profar's third homer of the season followed a leadoff single by Jake Cronenworth in the fourth inning and gave the Padres a 6-0 lead. Minor (0-4) gave up all six Padres runs on nine hits and a walk with six strikeouts in 3 2/3 innings.
The game included one of the most unusual catches in major league history. Machado, San Diego's third baseman, was playing in short right in the top of the second in a defensive shift against Gallo, who lifted a high fly toward the right field foul pole. Machado made an over-the-head catch running toward the pole while straddling the foul line.
Texas manager Chris Woodward missed Tuesday's game, serving a one-game suspension stemming from Monday night's game, when Rangers reliever Ian Gibaut threw behind Machado after Tatis' grand slam. Gibaut was suspended three games but filed an appeal. He threw a scoreless inning Tuesday.
--Field Level Media
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