Fernando Tatis Jr. steals show as Padres top Orioles

Fernando Tatis Jr. steals show as Padres top Orioles

Fernando Tatis Jr. had three hits, an RBI and a straight steal of dwelling Wednesday evening to steer the San Diego Padres to a 5-2 victory over the visiting Baltimore Orioles within the rubber match of a three-game collection.

Padres starter Blake Snell (10-8) gave up two runs on three hits and two walks with 5 strikeouts in six innings. His major-league-leading ERA rose from 2.63 to 2.65.

Josh Hader tossed a scoreless ninth inning for his twenty seventh save.

Middle fielder Trent Grisham homered within the Padres‘ two-run seventh after making a leaping catch on the wall of an Adley Rutschman’s leadoff drive within the sixth. That catch proved doubly vital as a result of the following hitter, Ryan Mountcastle, homered off Snell to convey the Orioles inside 3-2.

Grisham’s twelfth homer of the season, off Shintaro Fujinami with one out within the seventh, boosted San Diego’s result in 4-2.

Later within the seventh, Tatis singled to left with two outs, ending Fujinami’s evening.

Cionel Perez entered the sport and instantly threw the ball away to first as Tatis broke for second on a steal try, with Tatis reaching third on the play. Perez was concentrating on the left-handed-hitting Juan Soto along with his again to Tatis when the Padres proper fielder broke for the plate, stealing dwelling with no throw from Perez.

The steals had been Tatis’ twenty first and twenty second of the season.

“Perez was taking his time with Soto on the plate,” Tatis mentioned. “He wasn’t actually watching me.”

The Orioles took a 1-0 lead within the first. Rutschman singled to open the sport, moved to second on a wild pitch, reached third on Mountcastle’s fly to deep proper and scored on Anthony Santander’s sacrifice fly to proper.

The Padres took the lead with three runs within the third. Grisham drew a leadoff stroll from Orioles starter Dean Kremer, reached third on a single by Ha-Seong Kim and scored the tying run on a single by Tatis.

After Kremer retired Soto and Manny Machado, Xander Bogaerts and Jake Cronenworth adopted with back-to-back, two-out sharp RBI singles to heart.

Kremer (11-5) gave up three runs on 5 hits and two walks with 4 strikeouts in six innings. The Orioles had received every of his earlier seven begins.

—Subject Stage Media