SAN DIEGO – Luis Campusano gave San Diego the lead with a three-run home run, Garrett Cooper and Eugy Rosario scored outstandingly and the Padres defeated the Colorado Rockies 11-9 on Monday to secure their fifth win, their best series of the season Season.
The Padres, coming off a disappointing season after falling short of the National League pennant race last year, have little chance of advancing to the postseason: As of Monday, they were six games out of the final wild card with four teams Head Start.
Campusano fell to his right knee after hitting his seventh home run, giving San Diego a 5-3 lead with two outs in the third inning against Ty Blach (3-2), who took the loss. Campusano finished the game with three goals.
Juan Soto hit two RBI singles and joins Aaron Judge (2022, 2017) as the only active players with multiple seasons of at least 30 home runs, 100 RBIs and 100 walks. The Dominican, who is the 40th player in MLB history to achieve this, signed with Washington back in 2019 for a season like this.
Padres starter Michael Wacha (12-4) earned the win after giving up three runs on five hits in as many innings in which he fanned six and didn’t draw a walk.
For the Rockies: Venezuelan Ezequiel Tovar 1-for-5, with a run scored and an RBI; Elías Díaz was 1 for 4, with two runs scored and one produced. Dominican Elehuris Montero 5:1, with one goal.
For the Padres, Dominican Fernando Tatis Jr. 4-2, with one run scored; Juan Soto 4-2, with one run scored and two RBIs; Eguy Rosario went 2-for-4, with two runs scored and two RBIs. The Venezuelan José Azocar 4:0.