Luis Capusano, the Padres’ No. 4 prospect, recorded his first career home run as his first major-league hit to help San Diego blank the A’s 7-0 in a series-opening victory at the Oakland Coliseum on Friday night.
Just a couple 21-year-olds loving life! #PadresWin pic.twitter.com/pSkPnYW2QS— San Diego Padres (@Padres) September 5, 2020
The two played a stalemate into the fifth inning with only a combined three hits between the two before Trent Grisham cranked a tie-breaking double over the shortstop’s head to bring in their first run of the game. Fernando Tatis Jr. followed that with a double of his own, scoring both Grisham and Campusano to give the Padres a 3-0 lead.
A pair of back-to-back base hits by Manny Machado and Eric Hosmer brought the score 4-0 the fifth finally came to a close.
At the top of the seventh, Tatis smacked a lead-off home run on the inning’s third pitch and Machado followed that with a full-count deep shot to really open things up at 6-0. Capusano put the period on the Friars’ scoring on the night with his home run just one inning later.
An elite feat.— San Diego Padres (@Padres) September 5, 2020
First game, first hit, FIRST HOMER for Luis Campusano!#FriarFaithful pic.twitter.com/drsvIgzhiI
Zach Davies worked seven innings and recorded his fourth-straight win after striking out five with four hits allowed and four walks.
Zach had our back.#FriarFaithful pic.twitter.com/tlwVL52MPm— San Diego Padres (@Padres) September 5, 2020
The A’s Jesus Luzardo pitched 4.2 innings with four Ks and allowed six hits and four runs.
Game two is scheduled for 1:10pm this afternoon. Chris Paddack (3-3) will start for San Diego against Oakland’s Sean Manaea (2-2).