Fernando Tatis Jr. hit his second home run in as a many games, which was one of three deep shots for San Diego on the night, and the Padres hung on to beat the Giants 6-2 at Oracle Park on Saturday night.
No letting up now. #PadresWin pic.twitter.com/DBhxRBPboi— San Diego Padres (@Padres) September 27, 2020
In the top of the fourth, Tatis’ NL-leading 17th home run got the scoring started on the night and began a three-run inning for the Friars thanks to a RBI single from Mitch Moreland and a one-run sac fly by Austin Nola.
The Giants bounced back in the bottom of the eighth with a pair to close the score at 3-2 but the Padres homered twice in the ninth to put things away for good. The first was a 383-foot shot by Tommy Pham before Mitch Moreland hit a 424-footer, which was the same distance as Tatis’ earlier in the night.
Heat check @tatis_jr pic.twitter.com/54vaIulqPS— San Diego Padres (@Padres) September 27, 2020
Zach Davies pitched just three innings, striking out three and allowing a trio of hits. Craig Stammen, Garrett Richards, and Trevor Rosenthal also recorded multiple strikeouts on the night.
San Francisco’s Johnny Cueto pitched a little over six innings, allowing five hits, three runs, and a walk with four strikeouts. The Giants were led offensively by 1B Brandon Belt and RF Mike Yastrzemski with both them recording a pair of hits on the night.
The Padres are right back in Oracle Park for the regular season finale against the Giants this afternoon at 12:05. Adrian Morejon (2-2) will draw the start for San Diego in what should be a collective effort by the bullpen in this one. The Giants will trot out left-hander Drew Smyly (0-0).