Monday, March 20, 2023

Machado: 3 doubles, 1 triple; Padres Complete Giants Sweep

SAN FRANCISCO ( Associated Press) — Manny Machado hit a career high and matched a franchise record with four extra-base hits, and the San Diego Padres beat San Francisco 10-1 on Sunday, a three-game Giants win. Sweep completed.

On a day when every San Diego starter had at least one hit and San Francisco used a position player to pitch, Machado’s big afternoon consisted of three doubles, a triple and two RBIs. The five-time All-Star was also deliberately walked. He is the eighth player in Padres history to have four extra-base hits in a game.

Machado doubled Alex Wood and scored on Myers’ single in the first innings, then doubled in a pair of runs in the fourth when the Padres scored five and batted around. He tripled and scored in fifth and then doubled from eighth onwards.

The game got out of hand and his team was trailing by nine, Giants manager Gabe Kapler used outfielder Luis González for the second time this season in relief. Gonzalez played two unscored innings and allowed a hit.

Will Myers added three hits and three runs for San Diego as the Padres won their fourth straight and sixth of seven to pull within a game-and-a-half of the NL West-leading Dodgers.

San Diego’s first sweep in San Francisco since 2016 came after manager Bob Melvin returned Friday after prostate surgery. This gave the Padres their 27th win, matching the team’s best start through 41 games. The 1998 Padres also started season 27–14.

McKenzie Gore (3-1), who breathed a sigh of relief on Tuesday, worked six innings of three hit balls and conceded a run. The left-hander made six strike outs and went for two.

Wood (3-3) conceded five runs and eight hits in three innings.

instructor room

Padres: SS Fernando Tatis Jr. will meet the rest of the team in San Diego on Monday, although the target date for his return from a 60-day injury list remains at the end of June. Tatis hasn’t played this season since arriving at Spring Training with a broken left wrist requiring surgery. He has been at the team’s facilities in Arizona working on his defense and conditioning, but has yet to begin swinging a bat. “It’s defensive stuff, conditioning, nothing that involves the bat,” Melvin said, adding that Tatis is about to undergo another bone scan soon. … RHP Mike Clevinger was placed on the IL with a right triceps strain. … LHP Drew Pomeranz (flexor tendon surgery) threw a bullpen on Saturday and early next week the Padres will determine what the next move is. … RHP Steven Wilson was recalled from Triple-A El Paso.

Giants: 1B Brandon Belt was placed on 10-day IL with swelling of the right knee. INF Kevin Padlow was recalled from Triple-A Sacramento.


Padres: Melvin has not announced his rotation for the three-match home series against the Brewers starting Monday.

Giants: RHP Alex Cobb (3-1, 5.61 ERA) has won his last two starts despite giving up eight earned runs and 13 hits in 10 2/3 innings.


More Associated Press MLB: and


Nation World News Desk
Nation World News Desk
Nation World News is the fastest emerging news website covering all the latest news, world’s top stories, science news entertainment sports cricket’s latest discoveries, new technology gadgets, politics news, and more.
Latest news
Related news