Sep 09, 2020 1:07 PM

Slam Diego strikes again as Padres crush Colorado 14-5

Posted Sep 09, 2020 1:07 PM

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Wil Myers homered twice, including San Diego’s seventh grand slam of the season, Austin Nola hit a three-run shot and Mike Clevinger was impressive in his home debut for the Padres, who routed the Colorado Rockies 14-5.

The Padres, cruising toward their first postseason appearance since 2006, won their third straight and for the seventh time in nine games. Myers hit his slam in the five-run first inning and then homered leading off the seventh to match his single-game high of five RBIs. His 11th homer gave him his eighth career multi-homer game.

Wednesday's MLB Schedule (MT)

Milwaukee at Detroit, 11 a.m.

Kansas City at Cleveland, 4:10 p.m.

N.Y. Yankees at Toronto, 4:37 p.m.

Chicago White Sox at Pittsburgh, 5:05 p.m.

Miami at Atlanta, 5:10 p.m.

Baltimore at N.Y. Mets, 5:10 p.m.

L.A. Angels at Texas, 6:05 p.m.

Colorado at San Diego, 6:10 p.m.

Cincinnati at Chicago Cubs, 6:15 p.m.

Houston at Oakland, 7:10 p.m.

L.A. Dodgers at Arizona, 7:40 p.m.

Seattle at San Francisco, 7:45 p.m.

MLB action Tuesday

— The New York Yankees’ slump continues as they threaten to fall out of the American League playoff picture. Jonathan Davis belted a two-run homer in his first at-bat of the season to spark the Blue Jays’ third straight win, 2-1 over New York. Shun Yamaguchi allowed one run in two innings of relief to earn the win. The Yankees have dropped five straight and 15 of 20 to fall to 21-21. They sit behind the Blue Jays and first-place Rays in the AL East.

— Juan Soto drove in a run in his return to the lineup and the Nationals used strong relief pitching to beat the Rays 5-3 and sweep the two-game series. Soto missed five games with left elbow soreness.

— The Orioles homered four times as Ryan Mountcastle belted a two-run blast and Rio Ruiz added a three-run shot in an 11-2 dismantling of the Mets. The Orioles won their fourth straight and improved to 20-21, moving within a half-game of the slumping Yankees for the second wild-card spot.

— The Twins and Cardinals split a doubleheader in St. Louis. Josh Donaldson, Nelson Cruz and Miguel Sanó all homered to lead the Minnesota Twins to a 7-3 victory in the first game. Jose Berrios picked up the win, striking out eight but allowing three runs and four hits over five innings.

— Matt Wieters hit 14 foul balls during a 19-pitch at-bat that ended with a flyout as the Cards scratched out a 6-4 win in the nightcap. The Redbirds scored five runs in third, including a pair of bases-loaded walks, a hit batter and a fielder’s choice.

— Pinch-runner Jason Martin scored the winning run on catcher Yasmani Grandal’s error in the bottom of the ninth as the Pirates rallied for a 5-4 victory over the White Sox. The error came after Grandal hit a two-run home run and Jose Abreu extended his hitting streak to 21 games for Chicago.

— Khris Davis homered and hit an RBI double against previously unbeaten Zack Greinke as the Athletics dealt the Astros their sixth straight loss, 4-2 in Game 1 of a doubleheader.

— The Astros ended their skid by getting a tiebreaking, sacrifice fly from Yuli Gurriel in the seventh inning of a 5-4 win against Oakland. The split keeps Houston 4 1/2 games behind the AL-West-leading A’s.

— Kansas City snapped a seven-game losing streak by beating the Indians 8-6. Maikel Franco drove in the go-ahead run with a sacrifice fly in the eighth inning and had an RBI single in the ninth for the Royals.

— Elvis Andrus homered and the Rangers snapped a six-game slide with a 7-1 win over the Angels. Lance Lynn struck out six, walked two and limited Los Angeles to one run on four hits over seven innings to help Texas end the Angels’ five-game winning streak.

— The Dodgers pulled out a 10-9 win over the Diamondbacks by tying it with a four-run eighth before surviving a wild 10th inning. Gavin Lux launched a three-run homer to put Los Angeles ahead by four in the 10th, but Kenley Jensen allowed three runs in the 10th before fanning Wyatt Mathisen, to end it.

— The Mariners' six-game winning streak is over after pinch-hitter Darin Ruf homered with one out in the seventh to complete the Giants' comeback in a 6-5 triumph over Seattle. Alex Dickerson and Mauricio Dubón also went deep for the Giants, who erased a 5-1 deficit to win for the seventh time in nine games.

— Alec Bohm hit a two-out, two-run single in the seventh inning to rally the Phillies over the Red Sox 6-5 in Game 1 of a twinbill. Bohm drove in four runs with three hits, including his winner off Matt Barnes.

— The Red Sox took Game 2 as Bobby Dalbec homered for his fourth straight game a two-run shot in the sixth inning of a 5-2 victory against the Phillies.

— Sixto Sánchez combined with four relievers on a four-hitter as the Marlins clobbered the Braves, 8-0. Jorge Alfaro, Garrett Cooper and Matt Joyce homered as Miami dumped Atlanta for the second straight day.

— The Cubs were 3-0 winners over the Reds as Alec Mills pitched six sharp innings and David Bote drove in two runs. Milles permitted four hits with six strikeouts and three walks in his first win since Aug. 24.

— Spencer Turnbull allowed three hits in six scoreless innings, and the Tigers broke the game open with five runs in the fifth on their way to an 8-3 victory over the Brewers. Jeimer Candelario homered and drove in four runs for Detroit.