San Diego, California- Petco Park
The Padres looked to build off a series win following two straight victories against the Diamondbacks over the weekend. The Marlins arrived in town for a three-game set.
Miami rallied in the top of the second to scratch across a run to take a brief 1-0 lead. The Friars responded with a home run by Eric Hosmer, his 10th of the year.
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San Diego summoned a rally for a second run in the bottom of the third to take the lead, thanks to Manny Machado’s go-ahead single.
The Padres continued their scoring ways in the bottom of the fourth. With runners on first and second, Victor Caratini lined a single into right to make it 3-1, putting a runner on third and one out. Joe Musgrove then lined a fly ball into right field, deep enough to score Trent Grisham on the sac fly, padding the Friars’ lead further and marking Musgrove’s first RBI of the season.
With the Padres needing some insurance, Manny Machado lined a double down the right-field line to start the bottom of the eighth. Hosmer lined a single to score him to increase San Diego’s lead to two. With two runners on, Trent Grisham lined a triple down the left-field line, scoring both runners to break the game open at 7-3. Victor Caratini scored Grisham with a sac fly, extending the lead to 8-3.
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Austin Adams made his first appearance since July 30th to close out the ninth. He ended up striking out the side in order, mowing down the Marlins and sealing the win.
With the win, the Friars gain a full game on the Reds for the second Wild Card spot and also picked up half of a game on the division-leading Giants, who were idle Monday.
“Every win at this point is huge. It’s crunch time. This is a pennant race, every game matters,” Hosmer said following the game.
Hosmer delivered with two hits, two RBI, and a walk along with three runs scored. Over his past 15 games, the Padres’ first baseman is hitting .356 with a .931 OPS.