Pham homers leading off, Padres pile on in 8-1 win over A’s


Tommy Pham hit a leadoff homer, Austin Nola had 4 hits and two RBIs, and the San Diego Padres thumped the Oakland Athletics 8-1 on Tuesday evening.

Manny Machado added two hits and scored twice for San Diego. Blake Snell pitched round visitors for 5 innings and allowed one run because the Padres gained for the second time in three video games since star shortstop Fernando Tatís Jr. went out with a shoulder damage.

The Padres’ offense didn’t appear to overlook the star hitter in opposition to the A’s. Each San Diego starter had at the very least one hit or scored a run.


“Up and down the lineup the blokes simply didn’t attempt to do an excessive amount of,” Padres supervisor Jayce Tingler stated. “Stayed in the course of the sphere and tried to remain on prime of that heater. With Tommy setting the tone within the first and a few massive two-out hits within the second, that was large. Actually good evening offensively.”

Starling Marte had three hits for Oakland, together with his first house run with the A’s.

Pham hit his 12th house run on the ninth pitch from A’s starter Sean Manaea (8-7). The Padres’ leadoff hitter additionally had an RBI single within the third when San Diego put collectively 4 straight two-out hits.

San Diego scored twice within the fifth and twice extra within the seventh. Trent Grisham had a two-run single that drove in Machado and Eric Hosmer, who slid previous catcher Yan Gomes with out being tagged, then shortly received again up and touched house plate.

“We’re transferring across the lineup nicely,” Nola stated. “The massive factor is make the pitcher throw strikes and swing at good pitches.”

Snell (5-4) went into the sport with the best street ERA amongst pitchers with at the very least 11 begins away from house earlier than beating the A’s. He had six strikeouts and walked three.

4 relievers retired three batters apiece to finish the seven-hitter.

“There’s so much to work on nonetheless, however it’s undoubtedly headed in the precise path with a win,” Snell stated. “I have to proceed to assault the zone and get faster outs. I simply have to discover a option to be higher.”

The A’s had runners on base in every of the primary 4 innings however failed to attain.

After Mark Canha singled to open the primary and Marte doubled, Snell retired the following three batters with out permitting the ball out of the infield. Oakland loaded the bases with one out within the second when Canha flew out to proper and Wil Myers threw out Josh Harrison sliding into house plate to finish the double play.

“A troublesome recreation with situational at-bats,” A’s supervisor Bob Melvin stated. “We received some guys on, we ran some. We simply didn’t put good at-bats collectively in these conditions. Not our greatest recreation.”

Manaea allowed 5 runs in Four 1/three innings in his shortest outing since early Could. The left-hander received drilled within the leg by a 112.5 mph comebacker within the second inning.

“They had been on all the things,” Manaea stated.


The Padres have had at the very least two extra-base hits in 24 consecutive video games, the second-longest lively streak within the majors behind the Los Angeles Angels (37). The Padres’ streak can be the second-longest in franchise historical past.


Padres: LHP Matt Strahm (proper patellar tendon) was activated from the 60-day Injured Checklist. … RHP Taylor Williams (proper knee) started a rehab project with Triple-A El Paso. … IF Jorge Mateo was designated for project.

Athletics: IF/OF Chad Pinder (proper hamstring) fielded infield grounders earlier than the sport however has but to progress to working bases, which is the following step in his restoration. Pinder has been on the IL since July 8.


Athletics RHP Frankie Montas (9-8, 4.08 ERA) pitches the finale of this transient two-game collection whereas the Padres counter with RHP Joe Musgrove (7-7, 2.94). Montas beat the Padres in his solely look in opposition to them in 2018. Musgrove has gained three of his final 4 choices and is coming off an 11-strikeout efficiency in opposition to Colorado in his final begin.


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